Drums Along the Mohawk

The initial sets for this series "Drums Along the Mohawk" will include militia, wagoneers, and more girls with guns, all suitable for the American Revolution and French and Indian War periods.

Walter D. Edmonds wrote about the area of upstate New York, and detailed the lives of pioneer farmers along the Mohawk River during the American Revolution. Edmonds wrote "The Matchlock Gun," which was about a 10-year-old boy defending his home against Indians in colonial New York, and won the Newbery Medal for Children's Literature in 1942. He also wrote about four women captives of Indians in 1778 in his 1947 book "In the Hands of the Senecas". Edmonds' books are considered the richest body of fiction about the time and region since the works of James Fenimore Cooper.