Where the Great Hawk Flies by Liza Ketchum
Clarion Books/Houghton Mifflin Company: NY, 2005.

A red-tailed hawk watches two families flee from the same Indian raid in Vermont in 1782. Hiram Coombs has an uncle who was caught and then imprisoned by the British in Canada. Daniel Tucker and his sister and mother are part Pequot Indian. They are accepted by the community because of her healing abilities. When the Coombs family moves in next to the Tuckers, the boys meet and antagonize each other until Daniel's grandfather (a Pequot medicine man) comes to visit. He helps the boys to sort out their differences.

The story is gripping and powerfully written as one conflict after another must be resolved. It is a good one to use in a history lesson regarding colonists vs. Native Americans or a lesson related to conflict resolution.
related-identity, conflict resolution, prejudice, healing, 18th century, Pequot Indians, Indians of North America (Connecticut), Vermont history

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