Books: Hero's Reward

DRUMS ALONG THE MOHAWK—Walter D. Edmonds—Little, Brown ($2.50).

From 1776 until 1782 the Upper Mohawk Valley in New York was the scene of some of the wildest warfare of the Revolution. Dispossessed Tories who had been driven to Canada raided the small settlements and isolated farms. Indians took advantage of the warfare between whites to hunt scalps, for which they received eight dollars apiece at British headquarters at Niagara. The farmers who made up the U. S. militia hurried home after each victory or defeat, since they had to get on with the...

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