Eagle Song

Eagle Song

by James M. Houston, Joy Chu
     
 
In 1803, a New England trading ship put in at the Nootkan village of the Eagle House on the Canadian Pacific coast. Its purposes were to replenish provisions, barter for valuable sea otter pelts and, incidentally, to obtain sexual services of the young village women.

A group of rebellious Indian youths, infuriated by the arrogance and disdain of the white men,

Overview

In 1803, a New England trading ship put in at the Nootkan village of the Eagle House on the Canadian Pacific coast. Its purposes were to replenish provisions, barter for valuable sea otter pelts and, incidentally, to obtain sexual services of the young village women.

A group of rebellious Indian youths, infuriated by the arrogance and disdain of the white men, carried out a violent plan to massacre the crew and plunder the ship. Surviving the slaughter were Jewitt, the appealing and skilful ironsmith, and Thompson, the dour sailmaker. Eagle Song is the turbulent tale of their two-year captivity, seen through the eyes of Siam, a Nootkan nobleman.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780771042812
Publisher:
McClelland & Stewart Ltd.
Publication date:
01/01/1984
Pages:
362
Product dimensions:
4.26(w) x 7.00(h) x 1.03(d)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
November 1, 1874
Date of Death:
August 3, 1922

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