Crimson Moccasins Author:Wayne Dyre Doughty When Quick Eagle, son of the Miami chieftain Blue Heron, faced his Manhood Testing, he was determined to do a great thing, to bring honor upon himself and his beloved father. But instead of honor he brought shame and punishment by the cruel ritual of the Circle. Miraculously managing to survive the ordeal, he was welcomed back into the tribe. ... more » But during this agony in the Circle, Quick Eagle learned certain facts about his own past that made his life as an Indian and as the son of Blue Heron no longer possible.
In desperation he ran away from his village, finding refuge with white settlers at Jamison Station in Kentucky Territory. Now he was disowned by Blue Heron and rejected by the entire Miami nation, and he took a white man's name and worked as a meat hunter for the settlers. Joining an expedition led by George Rogers Clark against forts held by the British, the boy found himself taking a vital part in the alliance of the Indian nations with the new Americans, which also helped him to reconcile the conflicts of his own life and to bridge the gap between the two worlds of his past.
Against the background of the Revolutionary War era the author of this fine first novel has woven an exciting tale about the proud and honorable nation of the Miami Indians. this is the story of one man's search for truth and honor in the beautiful new wilderness that once covered America.« less