Davis Hamlet or Davisville is on the farm of Mohawk Chief Thomas Tehonwawenkaragwen Davis. Currently the site of Laurier University and Professor Gary Warrick’s archaeological dig, Davisville is situated northwest of Ohsweken and Brantford, and south of Paris. Davisville is there some time before the European villages of Brantford or Paris exist. And before Davisville, Haudenosaunee… Read more …
1845-1846. Canada West.
Wild places. Mystic spaces.
Sky Walker Tehawennihárhos Charter is the final book of the Mohawk trilogy, which covers a year-in-the-life. 1845-46. The Grand River Navigation Company has many steamboats and rafts on the Grand River but the Navigation is in debt and has bankrupted the Haudenosaunee/Six Nations Confederacy.
The company does not pay dividends nor give any return to investors.
Jeddah Golden, Jennet Ferguson and Squire Tehawennihárhos Davis scramble to secure their own finances. Each wishes, moreover, to make a lifestyle change.
Jeddah wants peace and quiet and a woman to love but he hunts for Bride Munny anyway, she who has run away from his farm in Uxbridge, north of Toronto.
Jennet wants to find Squire but at the same time she longs to turn into that woman, the brave soul who rises above a numbing winter existence on a Canadian farm.
The thought of owning land and taking his rightful place within the Six Nations Territory possesses Squire but to fulfill his dream he needs friends and allies. He wonders why Jennet has not answered his letter. Matters get resolved but not before each protagonist faces his or her demons in a time-honoured test of character.
Clarion rating for Charter ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
for Sky Walker Tehawennihárhos: Charter from Clarion Foreword Review
Adventure and romance.
The Mohawk Trilogy is a saga about outliers in the alien world of the mid-19th century, Upper Canada.
Weird Tit-for-tat: the game of our lives for ordinary people
1871 census In the midst of chaos, baby Isabella Davis is born. The year is 1860. Daughter of the Haudenosaunee’s Squire (Albert? Richard?) Davis (1825-1886) and Scottish immigrant Jennet/Jenett/Janet Ferguson Davis (1825-1905), Isabella has a steady and healthy existence for most of her adult life – but her early years have their share of tumult… Read more …
The American Revolution blazes a hasty trail to British Québec and the blazing continues into Upper and Lower Canada until 1815. Two kinds of American folkways come to Upper and Lower Canada: first round (pro British) in 1784, and second round (pro American) in 1790. Ruth McConnell says the immediate effect of the American Revolution (1775-1783)… Read more …