Monday, November 24, 2014


A Sutler is civilian supplier to the military from the 16th to 19th century when military logistics required additional support from the indigenous civilian and the military encampments were not necessarily dangerous places. By the 20th century military logistics had improved and the battlefields became much more deadly.
But Rose couldn't be still. She ran to the storeroom and back. No Uncle Harry. She ran to the sutler shop and back. No Uncle Harry.
Citizens Creek by Lalita Tademy

Rose was a mixed black/native American in the period following the Civil War who ran a cattle ranch and held her extended family together through stressful times or reconstruction.

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