In this rollicking tale, Mohawk hero Tehawenniharhos, aka Squire Davis, aka Sky Walker, rides through the turbulent and lawless days of 1845 Upper Canada. As he longs for the love of the Scotchwoman Jennet Ferguson, he finds himself at the heart of the divide between Mohawk tradition and the new Presbyterian society putting down roots in communities across Ontario. As Tehawenniharhos contemplates marrying the white woman he adores, he faces prejudice on both sides of the racial divide and realizes that neither the Six Nations tribes r the Presbyterian elite of Uxbridge and Brantford will accept him and Jennet. Meanwhile, Tehawenniharhos becomes involved in a manhunt for a Mohawk cousin and his violent English accomplice, who are wanted for the assault on a woman who runs a tavern on Vinegar Hill. The chase takes him and his compatriots along the byways of Upper Canada as he clashes with land jobbers, robber barons and disgruntled British regulars. En route, we discover the wildness of the Canadian frontier through social customs, politics, scandals, criminal activities and ecomic tensions. Plots and subplots make for a riveting adventure through the early days of our nation, bringing our history alive as never before.
Dr. Susan Minsos, author and retired coordinator of Canadian Studies at the University of Alberta, grew up in Brantford, Ontario, along the Grand River and in the heart of the Haldimand Tract. Minsos is proud to have an ancestor from the Six Nations. In her Sky Walker / Tehawenniharhos stories, she brings the history of mid-19th century Ontario to vivid life and creates a new Canadian hero.