Based on a little known phase of our history, this story tells of thirteen-year old Tremble, who was captured by the Cherokee and became a friend of that extraordinary woman, Nancy Ward, half-white, half-Indian. It also tells of Pentecost Silverthorne, aged fifteen, who fought at King's Mountain against the English Butcher. The greatest character in the book is Nolichucky Jack Sevier, a great hero. The author's note is bursting with interesting data, but how many children read forewords? For this reason it seems too bad that the author is not more explicit about her locale in the first part of the text.. few youngsters will know that the Watauga Valley is in Tennessee.