THE RED WAR POLE by Louis Capron


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Author of The Blue Witch (1957, p. 221, J-77) back on dry land, presents the Indian side of the Seminole struggle to retain land in Florida before 1842. The two young heroes are portrayed unrealistically as flawless young towers of strength, courage, etc. Allan McNair knows more about the Seminoles than he does about the white men; he and his best friend, Little Tiger, are constant companions until war breaks. The strength of their friendship is severely tested in the tense situation. And in the end the bond is not broken, as Allan departs for Washington to plead the Indian cause with government officials. Character study at a minimum; action and excitement at a maximum-- despite weaknesses, the fast moving tale will doubtless be read enthusiastically.

Pub Date: Sept. 16th, 1963
Publisher: Bobbs-Merrill