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Gil and Lana Martin, newly married move to Gil s farm in upstate new York One day when they are trying to log the land for crop use, Gil s native american friend Blue Back came to warn them about a group of Seneca Indians and king s people that are destroying everything in their path The families near deer field, where Gil and Lane live, pack up their movable belongings and move to a fort that the minutemen use for a shelter On the journey, Lana loses the baby that she had been carrying for t Gil and Lana Martin, newly married move to Gil s farm in upstate new York One day when they are trying to log the land for crop use, Gil s native american friend Blue Back came to warn them about a group of Seneca Indians and king s people that are destroying everything in their path The families near deer field, where Gil and Lane live, pack up their movable belongings and move to a fort that the minutemen use for a shelter On the journey, Lana loses the baby that she had been carrying for the past couple weeks When they get to the fort, they are restless and have no source of income, Gil looks to the captain of the militia for support The captain finds him a job working for a widow on her farm and in her fields, and Lana will help her with sewing and house chores In return the widow pays them a yearly wage for their help and provides them with a home and food Lana who had recently been struggling with the loss of her baby, starts to liven up again and her and Gil decide to have another baby After the baby is born, they stay with Mrs McKlennar for a while longer and then decide to try to start their life again and build their own home near the Mohawk Valley Gil continues to fight in the war and though there are rough times when they are unsure of their safety, they eventually develop their lives in the Mohawk Valley and they live a happy life with their two sons One thing I liked about this book was that the battle scenes were very descriptive and they really made the storyadventurous However, one thing I didn t like about this book was that some it was sometimes hard to follow, especially because their are at least three people named John and they are all talked about frequently in the story If I had to suggest this book to a certain group of people I would suggest it to anyone who is interested in reading stories about the Revolutionary War and how life was back then This is great old school story telling and great historical fiction There s so much going on You certainly get caught up with the characters, most of them not fictionalized but real historical people, as are most of the events in the book But it s the whole world view that I found so powerful The frontier of early America not the West, as it would later be and forever remain in our national imagination, but upstate New York That was a revelation And what the Revolutionary War was like foug This is great old school story telling and great historical fiction There s so much going on You certainly get caught up with the characters, most of them not fictionalized but real historical people, as are most of the events in the book But it s the whole world view that I found so powerful The frontier of early America not the West, as it would later be and forever remain in our national imagination, but upstate New York That was a revelation And what the Revolutionary War was like fought on that frontier, with bloody terrifying skirmishes between settler farmers and British irregulars and their Indian allies And how the war often pitted neighbor against neighbor We think of that with the American Civil War, but the Revolutionary War did that too, with often terrible and tragic personal consequences This should be required reading for New York state grammar or high school students the year they study the Revolutionary War It follows a young couple and their community throughout the war period The battles, betrayals, babies born and lost, farms and houses burned, people and animals slaughtered, solders killed and captured, daring raids, prisoners of war, native friends and foes, are portrayed in a clear prose style The stories of historical and fictional characters weave together I finis This should be required reading for New York state grammar or high school students the year they study the Revolutionary War It follows a young couple and their community throughout the war period The battles, betrayals, babies born and lost, farms and houses burned, people and animals slaughtered, solders killed and captured, daring raids, prisoners of war, native friends and foes, are portrayed in a clear prose style The stories of historical and fictional characters weave together I finished it wanting to knowabout the time period Nearly 80 years old, this classic is still enjoyable I didn t feel it was dated but for the heavy dialect of the black servant, Daisy, and the Tonto like laconic talk of Blue Back, the Indian scout It s the story of a farmer and his wife and their community in the Mohawk Valley in upstate New York in the 18th century We experience the hardscrabble life of these characters and a feel for the American Revolution as fought in this area, along with Indian attacks and destruction Very readable, Nearly 80 years old, this classic is still enjoyable I didn t feel it was dated but for the heavy dialect of the black servant, Daisy, and the Tonto like laconic talk of Blue Back, the Indian scout It s the story of a farmer and his wife and their community in the Mohawk Valley in upstate New York in the 18th century We experience the hardscrabble life of these characters and a feel for the American Revolution as fought in this area, along with Indian attacks and destruction Very readable, I read it in a short time The main characters and their friends were well rounded, but any famous names , e.g., Benedict Arnold before his defection were just that names Nicholas Herkimer did come alive though Mrs McKlennar, the feisty old woman who befriends Gil and Lana after their farm is burned down, is unforgettable The New York Times called her anThis novel is a must read for anyone wanting to getof an understanding of the American Revolution, especially in Upper New York State, considered the frontier at that time Very good portrayals of Oriskany, the Cherry Valley Massacre, Andrustown What can I say I love old timey shit This book is pretty awesome because it explores how confusing and contentious the Revolutionary War times must have been It s really a challenge to the inevitability of history and it includes the inner lives of women and men I never thought before about how early settlers must have been real human beings, who liked some people, and not others, who didn t know what they were talking about regarding Native Americans, and who weren t necessarily too excit What can I say I love old timey shit This book is pretty awesome because it explores how confusing and contentious the Revolutionary War times must have been It s really a challenge to the inevitability of history and it includes the inner lives of women and men I never thought before about how early settlers must have been real human beings, who liked some people, and not others, who didn t know what they were talking about regarding Native Americans, and who weren t necessarily too excited about fighting the British and making a new nation here There s a chilly woman in the story named Mrs DeMuth I nominate her as the fictional character most similar to my former sister in law Fuck you, Cindy An amazing experience that can be enhanced with reading ForgottenAllies about the role of the Oneidas in the Battle of Oriskany.The familiar movie with Henry Fonda does not match the fine book in style or substance.I have read several articles about the Battle of Oriskany and the author is amazingly accurate with the exception of not giving ample credit to the Oneidas for their bravery and sacrafice. This a a good historical novel about the struggles of our early settlers. Drums Along the Mohawk is a historical fiction novel about settlers in western New York during the Revolutionary war The two most predominant characters, Gil and Lana Martin, are newlyweds who are, at the beginning of the book, going to live on Gil s new land As they travel, Lana hears frightening rumors about Indians and the war in the area They then arrive at Gil s land, where the isolation and emptiness of the home and the surrounding land make Lana uncomfortable However, she begins to fe Drums Along the Mohawk is a historical fiction novel about settlers in western New York during the Revolutionary war The two most predominant characters, Gil and Lana Martin, are newlyweds who are, at the beginning of the book, going to live on Gil s new land As they travel, Lana hears frightening rumors about Indians and the war in the area They then arrive at Gil s land, where the isolation and emptiness of the home and the surrounding land make Lana uncomfortable However, she begins to feel better as she moves furniture into the cabin, especially her prized peacock s feather.They live pretty simply from then on, as Gil continues to work the land and Lana gets antiquated with their neighbors Then comes muster day, when the militia comes together for inspection Only today, the presence of two Indians in front of the local store, run by Gil s neighbor John Wolff, prompts the militia to go and investigate the store and the area, leading to the arrest of Wolff, who was known to be a loyalist, for treason.Soon after, Lana is introduced to Gil s friend, an old native american named Blue Black who later warns Gil and his fellow settlers that a raiding party is headed their way Outnumbered and unprepared, the homesteaders have no choice but to ride away as their cabins and fields are burned.What follows is several years of uncertainty, as the forts housing almost all those living in the area is attacked, as they build their lives back up only to have it destroyed again, and fight a series of battles, for their homes and lives They make new friends who grow, die, and stand by them, and do all they can to survive.I thought that this was a very good book I liked how the author made it very interesting without sacrificing believably One thing I didn t like, though, was that the book seemed to have many biases that affected the story.I would recommend this book to anyone interested in the Revolutionary War Written in a solidly Realist style, this novel was part of the vanguard of the introduction of the Realist school to the historical fiction genre as late as the early 1900s, Realist writers and critics such as Frank Norris who roundly condemned Sarah Orne Jewett as a traitor to the movement for writing a novel set during the Revolutionary War were still dogmatically committed to the view that the present was the only proper setting for serious literature It also reflects a strong new current Written in a solidly Realist style, this novel was part of the vanguard of the introduction of the Realist school to the historical fiction genre as late as the early 1900s, Realist writers and critics such as Frank Norris who roundly condemned Sarah Orne Jewett as a traitor to the movement for writing a novel set during the Revolutionary War were still dogmatically committed to the view that the present was the only proper setting for serious literature It also reflects a strong new current of interest, in the American historical fiction of this era written in the shadow of rising European totalitarianism and perceived threats to democracy in the period of the American founding the Revolutionary War origins of our democratic and constitutional tradition.New Yorker Edmonds provides a panoramic description of the effects of the Revolution on the lives of the people of the state s central Mohawk Valley both white and red, and both Patriot and Tory Tories were proportionatelynumerous in New York than elsewhere it s the only state that furnishedsoldiers for the British than the American army Edmonds treatment reflects this, and doesn t demonize them, though his sympathies and focus are with the Patriots The Martins of the above description are important characters, but not the only ones the stories of quite a few characters are interwoven here with almost equal attention Edmond s style is readable and direct, the plot held my interest it was a fascinating way to learn about history, especially the really vivid description of the crucial battle of Oriskany, which thwarted British Gen St Leger s advance on Albany and I came to care for theimportant characters which gave their sometimes tragic fates a strong emotional impact still remembered after forty years `READ BOOK ↡ Drums Along the Mohawk ☠ The seventy fifth anniversary of the publication of Drums along the Mohawk reminds us not only that Edmonds s masterpiece is the best historical novel about Upstate New York since James Feni Cooper but also that it was number one on the best seller list until overtaken by Gone With the WindThis is the story of the forgotten pioneers of the Mohawk Valley during the Revolutionary War Here Gilbert Martin and his young wife struggled and lived and hoped Combating hardships almost too great to endure, they helped give to America a legend that still stirs the heart In the midst of love and hate, life and death, danger and disaster, they stuck to the acres that were theirs and fought a war without ever quite understanding it Drums along the Mohawk has been an American classic since its original publication inThis Syracuse University Press edition reproduces the book in its entirety The best work of its kind Throbs with life upon a hostile frontier doubly thrilling as Mr Edmonds sets it down, touched with local color, lively with dialogue, bright with suspense The New York Times