STOOPING HAWK AND STRANDED WHALE: Sons of Liberty by Wilfrid S. Bronson
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STOOPING HAWK AND STRANDED WHALE: Sons of Liberty

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Trust Mr. Bronson to do the unusual; every book he has done has been interesting, his style has improved tremendously and he is always full of the most fascinating data. This is the story of two Indian boys of the Seris, who lived on a remote island called Tiburon off the west coast of Mexico in the Gulf of Cortez, in the year 1541. The Indians of the mainland were easily conquered by the Spaniards who forced them to do slave work looking for gold. The Seris were very primitive but fierce and sent the two youths to spy on the invaders in Sonora. They are captured and later escape, but they have had their first glimpses of wheels, donkeys, sheep, fire-arms, wine, houses, priests, doors, all fascinating but the boys want none of it. This is an exciting story about a people who have been forgotten, but who still live free and untamed as they did four hundred years ago.

Pub Date: Sept. 10th, 1942
Publisher: Harcourt, Brace