The Light in the ForesteBook - 2013
An adventurous story of a frontier boy raised by Indians, The Light in the Forest is a beloved American classic.
When John Cameron Butler was a child, he was captured in a raid on the Pennsylvania frontier and adopted by the great warrrior Cuyloga. Renamed True Son, he came to think of himself as fully Indian. But eleven years later his tribe, the Lenni Lenape, has signed a treaty with the white men and agreed to return their captives, including fifteen-year-old True Son. Now he must go back to the family he has forgotten, whose language is no longer his, and whose ways of dress and behavior are as strange to him as the ways of the forest are to them.
Baker & Taylor
Fifteen-year-old white John Cameron Butler, kidnapped and raised by the Lenape Indians since childhood, is returned to his people under the terms of a treaty and is forced to cope with a strange and different world that is no longer his. Reprint.
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So that's why they're so pale and bandy-legged," he nodded, "having to eat such old and stringy leather while Indian people have rich venison and bear meat
They hated to give them up all right. But they hated worse to see a white man's town a settin' there on the banks of their own river...They were scared we were takin' over the country. So they started fetchin' in their white relations
It is not only the white man who breaks the sixth commandment…. Evil and ugly things have been committed against the will of God on both sides.
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True Son has had trouble knowing his true identity. Captured by Indians when little. And now they want to give him back to his true family. The whites.
True Son believes he is fully-Indian. He fights against his family bonds. Later he runs back to what he thinks, is his true family.
But when the Indians decide to kill a few whites, what will he do? Will he join in on their little ''prank'' or be known as a traitor?
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