Can a young woman who’s seen her family slain by renegade Indians come to love one of them?
It’s 1781. While the Revolutionary War winds down east of the Allegheny Mountains, in western Pennsylvania, a tribe of Delaware Indians take to the warpath. A 19 year old girl, Rebecca Walker, witnesses the killing of her parents and brother by a raiding party and is captured herself. After unsuccessful escape attempts, she falls in love with a member of the tribe, Mamalachgook. She convinces him to run away with her; but further adventure awaits Rebecca.
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
I once heard a Native American make a statement about white people claiming to be part Indian saying the ancestral relationship seemed to always be a white man and Indian woman. I thought it would be fun to reverse the roles.