Fantastic book. A lot of history and incredible research went into writing the book. Susan is one of the great authors today.

My House of Dreams



My House of Dreams

Noki is a young Native American who has worked hard to learn the stone knapper’s art. He dreams of someday becoming the tribe’s master weapon maker like his father. His idyllic life is shattered with the arrival of the Spanish priests and their followers, who bring with them devastating sicknesses and strange gods. Noki wonders how he can resist the efforts of the white men to force him to adopt their way of life, even as his little brother, Eti, is drawn to the Spanish gods and their charismatic priest. Noki’s life is complicated when the tribe's vengeful shaman discovers Eti's secret visits to the white men’s new village.…
Antonio Peyri, a young Franciscan priest newly arrived in California, is put in charge of building the new mission. Even as new buildings rise on the grass and scrub-covered hills, Father Peyri struggles to win the hearts and souls of the people already living there. How he gains their trust and love is the core of this fact-based young-adult novel of early California.



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