People of the Longhouse, Book 1

By Zoe Saadia

Beyond the Great River

My Review

BEYOND THE GREAT RIVER takes place in what is now upstate New York in the early days of the great Iroquois Confederacy that was made up of the MohawkOneida, OnondagaCayuga and Seneca nations.  To the East across the Great River or the River Whose Waters Are Never Still (Hudson River) lived the River People or as we know them, the Mohicans.

Kentika, daughter of the War Chief of the River People, was unlike the other girls of her tribe. She was a fast runner, a free spirit, and was much happier doing what the young warriors were doing than girlish things.  After she sneaked out of camp she discovered about twenty warriors from the lands of the setting sun encroaching upon her tribe’s side of the river with what she knew was the intent…

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