A powerful and haunting story full of spirits, bones, and dreams. As the Revolutionary War begins, the friendship of Daniel and Coshmoo is being torn apart. Coshmoo is a Delaware Indian boy, part of a tribe striving to remain neutral in the face of fierce pressure to join the British. Daniel is a settler and on the Patriot side. Their shared belief in dreams and stories is the origin of their efforts to hold on to friendship and prevent their people from destroying each other in war. The foreboding, mystical atmosphere is set up by the narrator, Coshmoo, who is dead. His spirit whispers the story--filled with portents and metaphorical visions--on the wind in the branches of an ash tree. Pervaded by a sense of urgency and impending disaster, as the age-old cycle of revenge and hatred begins to replay along the Susquehanna River, this compelling novel flows ever faster to an inevitable, tragic conclusion.