Brigadier General Jonathan Carleton has pledged his allegiance to the cause of liberty, his service to General George Washington, and his heart to fiery Elizabeth Howard. But when Washington takes command of the American forces, he orders Carleton to undertake a perilous journey deep into Indian country and persuades Elizabeth to continue her work as a spy.
Captured and enslaved by the Seneca, Carleton is stripped of everything but his faith in God. At last rescued by the Shawnee, he is taken into deep Ohio Territory and adopted as the warrior White Eagle. When he rises to become war chief, he is drawn unwillingly into a bitter war against the white settlers who threaten to overrun the Shawnee’s ancestral lands.
Meanwhile, as General William Howe gathers his forces to attack the outmatched Continental Army in New York City, Elizabeth despairs of ever learning Carleton’s fate. But as the western frontier explodes into flame, the name of White Eagle begins to spread beyond the borders of Ohio Territory.
By necessity this book, Native Son, recounts bits of information from the first book, Daughter of Liberty. J.M.Hochstetler neatly weaves those bits into this sequel by following the journey of Elizabeth and Carleton separately. Thus the reader flips back and forth between their two perspectives which can be difficult to sort out, but thankfully, a short addendum of terms and historical data in the back helps a lot. Now to read the next book in this enjoyable series.