REBEL DRUMS by Nancy Faulkner


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A tobacco plantation near Jamestown in the early days of colonization is the starting point of a whirl of trouble involving Senecas, Susquehannocks, settlers and the British Army. The Susquehannocks, cheated in a double-faced treaty between the English and the Senecas, are roused, descend on the plantation of Jonathan Irvin who sends his son Hugh for aid, even though he is fairly sure of Indian friendship. The ensuing captures, battles and rescues make an adventure story that shows a fair handling of action and historical event, but it's pretty traditional blood and thunder stuff. The illustrations by Lee Ames are stock pictures of the expected colonial events and emotions in their exaggerated posture and design elements.

Pub Date: April 10th, 1952
Publisher: Doubleday