by Marge Bruchac (2nd+)
Malian loves spending time with her family, like when she learns to fish from her father. Her Abanaki family lives in a French built town. Some of the town and her family have set up winter camp in a ravine over from the town. During a celebration, a stranger shows up and warns of an attack on the town at next dawn. Many people are saved by being at winter camp but many die also. One of those who does not make it back to camp is Malian’s father.
**Based on the 1759 Roger’s Raid, an English attack made by Major Robert Rogers on St. Francis Abanaki community.