|Fannie is a Black Lab Mix, and History and Genealogy Buff Mutt|
Like most young pups, Fannie is very excited about stories with lots of action. She sat on the edge of her seat as she paged through this historical text about the Hall girls who were taken by the Indians!
|Indian Creek Massacre and Captivity of Hall Girls, by Charles M. Scalan, Heritage Books, 1915|
The week before the attack, Chief Black Hawk, was trying to gain control of the area for his people of the Sauk tribe, and defeated the Illinois militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run on May 14, 1832. The Potawatomi tribe did not want the white settlers to blame them for the defeat of the militia. They decided to warn the settlers that Black Hawk was not done with his plan. Some of the settlers took refuge in the fort at Ottawa. Twenty-three members of the families of Davis, Hall and Pettigrew, along with several other men decided to stay at their settlement where they had built the dam.
Fannie was fascinated by the fact that the two teenage girls were not hurt by the Native Americans while they were captured. They reported that they had been treated very well. She really enjoyed this exciting and fast-pace story. Her little heart kept beating while she turned the pages until the end of the story.
If you like exciting and true historical events, you will certainly like this book as much as Fannie does. She gave this book a rating of Two Paws UP and Two Woofs. It was a bit too graphic, so she downgraded it on the Entertainment Value.
For future reference...Fannie's Rating System is as follows :
Engaging/Educational Factor......No Paws UP, One Paw UP, Two Paws UP
Entertainment Value.....No Woofs, One Woof, Two Woofs, Three Woofs