Mark of the Bear Claw Hardcover
In the shadow of Pontiac's Rebellion, Makow, who lives near Fort Detroit in 1763, has not yet had his vision-quest. However, he senses the tension and hears the unspoken rumors of war that float like ghosts through the lodges around Fort Detroit. Then, in the light of a huge council fire, the great warrior Pontiac arrives, spreading words of war against the English.
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. But 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 Terriffic Great Lakes story!
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