The story rings true, in the telling, as though drawn from family records. A little girl from Virginia goes with her uncle and aunt to Kentucky, where they are planning to settle, in hopes of finding the brother who survived when their parents and home were destroyed by Indians. She finds him -- the six-fingered chieftain of an Indian tribe, almost wholly Indian, and determined to stay so. The story of the trip down the Ohio is the best part of the book. Glimpses of famous characters -- Aaron Burr, Johnny Appleseed, etc., helps place the story in its period. The manner of telling is sometimes amateurish, but the matter is good.