Ouabache is the old French spelling of Wabash, the Algonquin word waapaahšiiki, the name the Miami Indians gave to the river that runs through Ohio, Indiana and Illinois. This is a novel about life in the valley during the French Colonial period. It has been over three centuries since the first of these French-speaking adventurers paddled their canoes down the Wabash River and the details of their everyday lives are still largely a mystery. Based on a mix of facts and folklore Ouabache is the story of a boy and his mother struggling to find their place on the frontier of French Colonial North America. Featuring actual events and characters from history the story follows Charlotte and her son La'Havre from the Mississippi Delta to the Wabash River Valley painting a vivid picture of life among the French and Native people who occupied the land in the eighteenth century.