The Frog Lake Massacre
In the spring of 1884, Jack, an adventurous young man, packs his bags in Victoria, BC, and heads for the prairies, looking for a new life and hoping to get involved in an Indian war. Instead, he lucks into an exciting job in the fur trade and meets and befriends many of the great chiefs of the Cree nation, such as Poundmaker and Big Bear, and ends up between a bullet and a target when the North-West Rebellion erupts. After witnessing the historic Frog Lake Massacre and the murder of his friends, Jack is captured by the Cree warriors and, later, guides the famous Inspector Sam Steele on the hunt for Cree Chief Big Bear.
The Frog Lake Massacre is the first book in a trilogy about a young man who is trying to forge an independent life for himself in the huge and newly established country of Canada. Along the way, he discovers that bravery and loyalty bring their own rewards.
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I picked this book up on a quick ferry ride between Victoria and Vancouver for something quick to read. Little did I know but this book ended up staying attached to me until I finished it. I have to be honest I couldn't put it down. The way this book told a little known story of early Canada and some of the growing pains that took place was amazing. Historically accurate and the way that the main fictional character was written in, you couldn't tell either way and I was always having to remind myself that he was. After reading this gem I actually spent the time touring the areas where this had happened and I recommend to anyone to do the same. Great little book and I highly recommend it. ...