Kunu, a ten-year-old boy, and his grandfather vow to return to their homeland in Minnesota. Knowing they will be shot on sight if caught trying to leave, Kunu and his grandfather secretly make plans to escape in a dugout boat.
After a Sioux uprising in 1862, two thousand Winnebago Indians were forced from their Minnesota homes to a reservation in Crow Creek, South Dakota. Many Indians died from the inhumane conditions encountered on the journey and even more at their destination; Crow Creek had little food, no farming, and no weapons for hunting
Readers will gain a great appreciation of the struggles of the Winnebago people through the story of Kunu and his grandfather. Their eventful trip over hundreds of miles of river is told here with all its adventures and danger.
Kunu is the fourth book in the Amazing Indian Children Series.