Author: Cooper, Susan, 1935-
"Little Hawk is facing the ordeal of his young life. He must spend three months alone in the winter woods, with only his knife, tomahawk, and bow and arrows to keep himself alive. If he survives this peril, he will be a man. But a greater peril looms for Little Hawk, and for all the people who call this land home. Ships have arrived with strangers determined to settle in this new world and make it their own. Among them is a boy named John Wakeley. His fate will become bound to Little Hawk's through a powerful friendship that will put both of them in deadly danger."--Jacket.