CROSSING THE PANTHER'S PATH
New York : Farrar, Straus,
IL 5-8, RL 8.1
you like reading fiction books based on the lives of real people?
What about people who lived a long time ago? Then you may be interested
in the life of Billy Caldwell. Billy was the teenage son of a Mohawk
mother and an Irish soldier who lived during a remarkable time in the history
of the United States. As a young country, the Americans were expanding
westward from the original thirteen colonies. The year is 1812 and
war is brewing. The Indian tribes have been pushed west from their
homes with promises that they could live in peace. But now those
promises are being broken. With the help of the British army, the
Indian tribes are determined to keep the Americans from taking more and
more of their land. Billy belongs to both worlds so his dislike of
the Americans is easy to understand. As he joins Tecumseh and the
others to stop the Americans, what will he find? How will his life
be changed forever by this? And how will the Indians make out in
Caldwell, Billy, 1780-1841 -- Fiction.
Tecumseh, Shawnee Chief, 1768-1813 -- Fiction.
Indians of North America -- Fiction.
United States -- History -- War of 1812 -- Fiction.
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