Chapter 15 Summary

Suddenly True Son realizes what he has done: he has betrayed his brothers. No one welcomes him, and even Half Arrow turns away. True Son cannot make them understand what he did because he does not understand it himself.

After some deliberation, True Son’s hands and feet are bound and one half of his face is painted black with charcoal while the other half is painted white with clay from the river bank. This means the council is divided and he will therefore be tried in the Lenape fashion. True Son will either be burned alive (the black side) or be allowed to live (the white side).

Thitpan argues that True Son chose white people over Indians, so there is no Indian blood in his veins. Each man throws a stick...

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