Throughout the book, white society labels the Indians as barbaric and uncivilized, the settlers as peaceful and educated. In a well-organized essay, agree or disagree with this viewpoint. The Light in the Forest. Johnny Butler (James MacArthur), kidnapped by the tribe when he was a child and renamed True Son, is forced against his will to return to his white family in Pennsylvania. And he suffered for his deed as all bearers of light must suffer. The Tin Forest There was once a wide, windswept place, near nowhere and close to forgotten, that was filled with all the things that no one wanted. An illustration of an open book. Books. There's one important difference however: In the beginning, he had two families willing to fight for him; now, neither family wants him, and his life is in danger in both cultures. His name was Prometheus.” “It shall be your name,” said the Golden One. NR 1958 The year is 1764 when a peace treaty between the Delaware Indians and the British requires that all white captives be returned to their people. At the end of the novel, True Son is back where he started, approaching the white side of the forest. The Light in the Forest Item Preview remove-circle Share or Embed This Item. Audio. In the house lived an old man. An illustration of two photographs. He took the light of the gods and he brought it to men, and he taught men to be gods. Video. “And I have read of a goddess,” I said, “who was the mother of the earth and of all the gods. The Light in the Forest is prefaced with a quotation from a poem by William Wordsworth. An illustration of an audio speaker. Software. Be sure to support your position with evidence from the book. An illustration of two cells of a film strip. Right in the middle was a small house, with small windows, that looked out on other people’s garbage and bad weather. An illustration of a 3.5" floppy disk.