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Eighteenth century Colonial America is a place of enormous opportunities and countless hazards. Commerce follows the rivers. European nations struggle for advantage. Native Americans feel squeezed in lands they have inhabited for centuries. This is a time when George Washington is proud to wear the red coat of a British officer, and Benjamin Franklin is a Philadelphia newspaper publisher. Elias Kneppa young man, who works for Moravian missionaries but isnt certain he can join their church. Stands-oftena Munsee boy, who is destined to come of age in a time of war. Zack Miller and Thomas Shirbyimmigrants, who leave Philadelphia and find trouble in the Juniata River Valley. Decker, VanAken, Westfall, Van EttenDutch families, who have lived in the Minisink Valley for generations and will fight to remain. Heinrich Feagley and Ezekiel GraberGerman farmers of the Perkiomen Valley, who seize a fleeting business opportunity to rent wagons to the British army. Beletje Davids and Jacob Fegleytwo young people, who form a troubled friendship, which could develop, if they live long enough. Jacque Ravelettea young Frenchman, who longs for a return to Post Vincennes on the far away Ouabache River. Bloody Scalps and Cuckoo Clocks is a story of making difficult choices in a time of war. Hyndshaws Fort, Coles Fort, Dupuis Trading Post, Harriss Ferry, become legendary in the defense of Pennsylvania and New Jersey. This unique American story chronicles important world events as experienced by frontier families who struggle to survive and make sense of it all.