Into the wilderness : : the long hunters

Title Into the wilderness : : the long hunters
Names Bittner, Rosanne.
Book Number LP020407
Title Status Active
Medium Large Print
Annotation Set in 1785, Into The Wilderness depicts the life of those who settled in the Allegheny Mountains of Pennsylvania. The term "long hunters" refers to "Daniel Boone" type men who hunted for settlements and forts, sometimes leaving for months at a time. Florence ("Flo") Matthews is sixteen, and has her world turned upside down when a mysterious long hunter, Clete Barnes, saves her from a bear attack in the middle of the night outside her parents' cabin. Unable to stop thinking about her soft-spoken savior, Flo eventually tells her parents of her wish to marry Clete, but is warned by her mother that long hunters, with their travelling ways, are never truly able to settle down. Flo and Clete persist and are soon married, but true to form, Clete soon feels that he must go on another hunt if he is to keep sane. While he is gone, Flo and their young son are taken captive by Iroquois, and Flo's life is irrevoably changed. Clete eventually finds his wife and son, but whether she will take him back -- and whether the Iroquois man whose son she has borne will let her go -- remains to be seen.
Series Bittner. Westward America
Local Subject Large print fiction - LPF
Historical Fiction - HIF
Adventure - ADV
LC Subject Indians of North America - Wars - 1750-1815 - Fiction
Iroquois Indians - Wars - Fiction
Large type books
United States - History - Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775 - Fiction
United States - History - French and Indian War, 1755-1763 - Fiction
Released 2006
Publication Info Thorndike, ME : Center Point Pub., 2006.
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