The Death of My Country
The Plains of Abraham Diary of Geneviève Aubuchon
When Geneviève was about five years old, she and her older brother were the only survivors of a raid on their Abenaki village. Taken to the French colony of Québec, they were taken in by a kind childless couple. Geneviève eventually became more French than Indian, although her brother never really adjusted and eventually went to live with other Abenaki. Now Genèvieve is twelve years old and the year is 1759. A war rages between France and England over control of some of the North American colonies. Geneviève finds her peaceful life changing in many ways when the city of Québec, where she lives with her adoptive mother, Madame Claire, is put under siege by the British. Her brother and his best friend go to aid the French in battle and Geneviève must help nurse the wounded following the battles for the city while wondering if someone she knows and loves will be among the wounded or the dead. She also must learn to deal with her feelings of extreme hatred for the British who now occupy her city.
In May 1759, Abenaki Indian Genevieve Aubuchon must choose between remaining with her friends in Quebec or retreating to the Abenaki mission at St. Francis so that she may be safe. Includes historical note.
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