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I had heard of only 4 of the 12 child captives described here: Esther Wheelwright, Eunice Williams, Mary Jemison, and Cynthia Ann Parker. The others, Tom Brown, Regina Leining, Fanny Slocum, Horatio Jones, Joseph Brown, John Tanner, Oliver Spencer, and Matthew Brayton, were new to me. Some of these people ended up leading very happy lives, either with the Indians or back with their white families. Others, like John Tanner and Cynthia Ann Parker, led sad lives. It's hard to imagine in this modern ...more