Mark of the Bear Claw
This is the true story of Nellie Lytle, who was captured by the Seneca War Chief, Cornplanter in 1779. Nellie's courage in the face of extreme danger and hardship prompts her captors to name her Little Ship Under Full Sail. However, there are more hurdles beyond physical survival. Nellie learns to live in a new culture, overcomes the grief of separation from her family, and escapes death at the hands of a jealous Iroquois woman. This award-winning novel, is an exceptionally powerful story, with connections to the Girl Scouts of America, a must read book for your collection. Ages 8-14
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Caught up in the angry crowd and impressed by the warriors, Makow is upset with his mother because of her unusual friendship with the English and for teaching that peace is better than war. Nevertheless she insists there are good reasons for her to warn the English about Pontiac's plans.
Makow and his grandfather are sent on a journey away from the dangers of war, where he discovers he has a twin brother who was separated from him as an infant and has been raised by a Scottish fur trader at Fort Michilimackinac. Confused and angered, Makow abandons his grandfather and joins a group of young warriors headed to Pontiac's battle at the Fort.
"Mark is an enjoyable novel of one boy's personal epiphanies set in the context of indigenous tradition and colonial conflict." School Library Journal Review
A Terrific Great Lakes story!