Ikwa is a young Indian girl living in the Southeastern United States before colonization. One day, as she carries an offering up the temple mound to the priest of the sun god, she spies two crows and a hawk flying toward the Alligator village—a sign that a strange visitor will soon come. Whether the stranger would bring joy or sorrow to Ikwa, her brother, Situ, and the rest of the family, the gods did not yet choose to say.
About the Author
Margaret Zehmer Searcy is a cultural anthropologist who has taught classes about Native Americans and their customs for more than two decades in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Alabama. She has visited archaeological sites and is familiar with the kinds of animals that existed in the Ice-Age landscape.
IKWA OF THE MOUND-BUILDER INDIANS
Margaret Zehmer Searcy
JUVENILE FICTION / Historical / Ancient Civilizations
80 pp. 6 x 9
Photos Illustrations Maps
1st Pelican ptg.
ISBN: 9780882897424 pb (F)