Brief Description: 4th book introduces Omakayas twin sons, 8 yo. After Chickadee is kidnapped, family moves west to find him
Historical Era: 19th Century
Date Range: 1866
Keywords: American Westward Expansion, Animals, Black Robe, buffalo hunt, Cree, Great Plains, Horses, kidnapping, Metis, Native American Ojibwe Chippewa, oxcart trail, pet buffalo, Red River, St. Paul MN, Thomas Little Shell
Original Publication: 2012
Suitable for Grades: 3-8th
Target Audience: Chapter Book, Middle Grade
Omakayas is married and has twin boys, Chickadee and Makoons, eight years old. Four generations of her family have made a nice life for themselves in Lake of the Woods, but while at their annual maple sap gathering Chickadee is kidnapped! So begins the westward journey to Pembina, ND at the edge of the Great Plains, to find him. There is a nice map in my edition that shows the various (real) locations.