Captured by the Indians: 15 Firsthand Accounts, 1750-1870

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Courier Corporation, 1961 - History - 378 pages
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Among the pioneering men and women who pushed westward across America in search of new lands and new lives, a certain number lived through incredible ordeals as captives of the Indians. Those who survived and recorded their stories left a legacy of eyewitness narratives that defy belief. Fifteen of these dramatic firsthand accounts are reprinted here from rare volumes and old manuscripts.
 

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I think this book is incredible. First hand accounts of any event are usually the best source for information. This book contains 15 accounts of people that were captured by Native Americans and their ... Read full review

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User Review  - Susan Prudhomme - Goodreads

This book is a fascinating antidote to the prevailing worship of Native American culture. While there are certainly many admirable aspects, it is also true that these people sometimes practiced ... Read full review

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Contents

INTRODUCTIONZ Captured by the Indians
9
JAMES SMITH
25
THOMAS BROWN
61
MOSES VAN CAMPEN
105
JOHN KNIGHT
119
JOHN TANNER
142
CHARLES JOHNSTON
183
JOHN RODGERS JEWITT
216
ELIAS DARNELL
256
JOHN w B THOMPSON
272
LAVINA EASTLICK
314
FANNY KELLY
330
NOTES
371
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