The Captured: A True Story of Abduction by Indians on the Texas Frontier
WHITE BOY CAPTURED BY ENGINES!!!
Okay, that was a little too sensationalistic...not to mention racist.
However, there is a load of action and gruesome imagery in The Captured, as many of the abductions were the result of raids during which there were casualties on ...more
Most of the prime and most documented to voiced experience cases were in the period 1840-80, with the most highlighted in most detail for 5 or 6 cases during and in the deca ...more
American Indians as a way of life stole children from neighboring tribes. They experienced a high mortality rate among their own people for various reasons, and used kidnapping as a way to replenish their numbers. When non-Indians moved into the Indians territory, the Indians continued their means of building up their numbers and kidnapped White, Mexican, and Negro children. For the parents to try to retrieve those children was something ...more
And that view is understandabl ...more
Scott Zesch’s “The Captured...” book differs from the “Emp ...more
While Zesch found scanty records to ...more
This book was very fact based - hidden well in a strong ...more
I wasn't ready to start reading this book but opened it to sample a few pages and could not put it down. It was a good follow-up read after Summer of the Comanche Moon which I read some time ago.
I don't know if the author (Scott Zesch) is a professional historian, but he does a good job of pulling his research together and telling life stories in the context of "period" happenings. He seemed to do his best to hold
I’ve not really read much about this part of our history, nor read much about the Native American tribes of the Southern Plains. Of course, we’ve all seen the Westerns, painting the Comanches and Apaches as cruel and bloodthirsty killers who terrorized the settlers, and I’ve lived long enough to see the narrative shift to giving more weight to how dreadfully the Native Americans were treated by th ...more