James and Anikwa were fast friends who played together, hunted together and shared together. The time is 1812, and the American and British armies are getting ready to square off, and the Native Americans--members of the Miami tribe--are coming in to offer support to the side that would benefit their people. The boys are caught in the middle of prejudice and ignorance, and their friendship is tested. They are told by some that they should have nothing to do with the other, but they must make the decision for themselves.
This was a cool story told in the two different perspectives. It is a quick read, and it fills a hole in literature for this time period. I was so glad to learn more about this time in history.
Book 7 in Summer Reading Challenge.