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The Riflemen of the Ohio

Joseph A. Altsheler

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. . . a sudden attack by an enemy or the necessity of a forced march, interfered, the warriors would go in and out of the council house for three days, when all except the leader and one attendant warrior would go forth to their lodges, which would be swept clean for them, and which would be decorated with twigs of cedar or pieces of scalps to satisfy the ghosts of departed friends. But Timmendiquas and his attendant would remain three more days and nights in the council house to complete their purification. When they emerged the medicine bag would be hung before the lodge door of Timmendiquas. Unless the village was removed, it would hang there a month, and the people would sing and dance before it at intervals.

As Henry passed through the throng, following close behind old Heno, many admiring glances were bent upon him by the great little red nation of the Wyandots. These children of the wilderness knew the value of a tall, straight figure, powerful shoulders, a spl. . . Read More

Community Reviews

I continue to read this series, The Young Trailers, by one of the favorite authors of my boyhood. This volume, for the first time in the series, introduces historical characters into the story, Daniel Boone and Simon Girty. It also appears to me that Altsheler is presenting the Native Americans more

I don't remember how I came across this book. It has been sitting on my e-reader for a while. I don't remember running across the author before, but I will definitely be reading more of his works. The basic premise reminds me a bit of G.H. Henty's work-- a boy or young man has amazing adventures set