Malian’s Song

$17.00 each


Young readers will learn about the devastation of 1759 attack on the village of Odanack, and the resilience of the people.



Malian’s Song is an account of the October 4, 1759, attack on the village of Odanack by Major Robert Rogers and his Rangers. Because the people were warned by one of Rogers’ Mohican scouts, 32 of the villagers were killed, rather than the 200 later claimed by Rogers, but their homes were burned, and their stores of corn pillaged. This story has existed in the living traditions of Abenaki people for nearly 250 years, and Bruchac sets down this tragic event carefully and with great feeling. Young readers will see the loss and pain and sorrow, and they will also see how the people have continued, and do so still. Maughn’s illustrations are lovely.



Author: Margaret "Marge" Bruchac (Abenaki)

Illustrations: Color illustrations by William Maughan.

Binding Availability: Hardcover

Published: 2005

Tribes/Ethnic Groups: Abenaki