IN THE SHADOW OF THE STEEL CROSS-THE MASSACRE OF FATHRE SEBASTIAN RALE, S.J. AND THE INDIAN CHIEFS By Louise Ketchum Hunt

IN THE SHADOW OF THE STEEL CROSS
IN THE SHADOW OF THE STEEL CROSS
Item# ISBN 978-1-61956-517-3
$16.95

The evening of that infamous day, August 23, 1724, tuned dark early. Two young men climbed down the hill behind their home, the Mission village of the Norridgewock Tribe. As they neared what was the stockade that had surrounded the fortified village, they heard the crackling of burning logs. Stepping out of the thick woods, they crept toward the firelight. All they could see was complete destruction of the great Norridgewock Village. Here is the story of Colonial New England's most famous Jesuit, Father Rale. It is the inspiring story of Maine's first early Roman Catholics, the Wabanaki tribes and Father Rale. An important contribution to the story of early indigenous people living on the East coast of the United State and Canada - a blend of ancestral stories and historical data. Paperback. 129 pgs.