SALT:A Story of Friendship in a Time of War
Frances Foster Books / Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Coming Soon--July, 2013
Anikwa and James, twelve years old in 1812, spend their days fishing, trapping, and exploring the forest surrounding Kekionga and Fort Wayne, in Indiana Territory. To Anikwa and his family, members of the Miami tribe, this land has been home for centuries. James's father is a trader, and his family has ties to the Miami community, as well as to the American soldiers in the fort. Now tensions are rising—the British and American armies prepare to meet at Fort Wayne for a crucial battle, and Native Americans from surrounding tribes gather in Kekionga to protect their homeland. After trading stops, and precious commodities, such as salt, are withheld, the fort comes under siege, and war ravages the land. James and Anikwa must decide where their deepest loyalties lie. Can their families--and their friendship--survive?