Land of the Buffalo Bones: The Diary of Mary Elizabeth Rodgers, an English Girl in Minnesota is a fictional diary by Marion Dane Bauer. It was the thirty-first book in Dear America. The book was published in April 2003 by Scholastic.


Book description

"Monday, 8 September
"We are cursed," Mother Rodgers said. "God never wanted us to come to this land." I though of Ozawa and his people, starving because so much of the game had been killed off by and for our people. I thought of the bleached bones that covered the earth... I looked at the bleakness of this house, like a cave carved out of the earth, and at the bleakness of the land, stripped of all that could sustain life.... And I looked at the face of my stepmother, he eyes deeply shadowed, her mouth tight to hold back her misery. And I thought,
She is right...we are surely cursed. "



Main article: List of Land of the Buffalo Bones characters


Main article: Marion Dane Bauer



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v - e - dDear America

A Journey to the New World | The Winter of Red Snow | When Will This Cruel War Be Over? | A Picture of Freedom
Across the Wide and Lonesome Prairie | So Far from Home | I Thought My Soul Would Rise and Fly
West to a Land of Plenty | Dreams in the Golden Country | Standing in the Light | Voyage on the Great Titanic
A Line in the Sand | My Heart Is on the Ground | The Great Railroad Race | The Girl Who Chased Away Sorrow
A Light in the Storm | Color Me Dark | A Coal Miner's Bride | My Secret War | One Eye Laughing, the Other Weeping
Valley of the Moon | Seeds of Hope | Early Sunday Morning | My Face to the Wind | Christmas After All
A Time for Courage | Where Have All the Flowers Gone? | Mirror, Mirror on the Wall | Survival in the Storm
When Christmas Comes Again | Land of the Buffalo Bones | Love Thy Neighbor | All the Stars in the Sky
Look to the Hills | I Walk in Dread | Hear My Sorrow


The Fences Between Us | Like the Willow Tree | Cannons at Dawn | With the Might of Angels | Behind the Masks
Down the Rabbit Hole | A City Tossed and Broken