Anawan's Belt is a story of love, adventure and conflicted loyalty set in historic New England during King Philip's War.In 1675, Indian rebellion inflames the young English colonies at Plymouth and Massachusetts Bay. Villages are burned. Hundreds of settlers are butchered, men, women and children, as the whites of New England face extermination at the hands of the descendants of Massasoit, the once powerful Native American sachem who first welcomed the English to his shores.As a young colonial carpenter named Nathanial Church picks up his musket and rushes into the heart of the conflict, he is joined by a beautiful Wampanoag princess, his playmate since childhood. Together, Church and his princess endure brutal warfare and tortured imprisonment at the hands of the rebels, maintaining all the while respectful loyalty to one another and to the warrior leaders, both red and white, they once knew as neighbors.
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Published May 29, 2009
History, Literature & Fiction.