This is one great book.
The Red Heart is based on the true story of Francis Slocum, a 4 year old Quaker girl who was kidnapped by Delaware Indians in the 1770s on the Pennsylvania frontier near Wilkes-Barre. (There are recreation areas named for her in both Pennsylvania and Indiana)
|A painting of Francis Slocum |
that is part of the collection
at the Indiana State Museum
It is also the story of the relentless westward movement of the Americans and how the Indians dealt with it.
The reader also gets a fantastic lesson on daily life among the Delaware and Miami Indians.
This book can be found on Amazon.com here: The Red Heart.
Reviewed in 2004.
I rate this book 5 stars out of 5 stars.