The Captured: A True Story of Abduction by Indians on the Texas Frontier

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St. Martin's Publishing Group, 2007 M04 1 - 384 páginas

On New Year's Day in 1870, ten-year-old Adolph Korn was kidnapped by an Apache raiding party. Traded to Comaches, he thrived in the rough, nomadic existence, quickly becoming one of the tribe's fiercest warriors. Forcibly returned to his parents after three years, Korn never adjusted to life in white society. He spent his last years in a cave, all but forgotten by his family.

That is, until Scott Zesch stumbled over his own great-great-great uncle's grave. Determined to understand how such a "good boy" could have become Indianized so completely, Zesch travels across the west, digging through archives, speaking with Comanche elders, and tracking eight other child captives from the region with hauntingly similar experiences. With a historians rigor and a novelists eye, Zesch's The Captured paints a vivid portrait of life on the Texas frontier, offering a rare account of captivity.

"A carefully written, well-researched contribution to Western history -- and to a promising new genre: the anthropology of the stolen." - Kirkus Reviews

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Crítica de los usuarios  - evatkaplan - LibraryThing

STORY OF KIDS ABDUCTED BY INDIANS IN TEXAS. VERY INTERESTIN. IDEAS, MORALS, CUSTOMS OF INDIANS. SO VERY DIFFERENT than Judeo-Christian Europeans. Abducted kids did not want to return to their European/ western families. They had a very hard time returning to the "Whet World." Leer comentario completo

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Crítica de los usuarios  - vonze - LibraryThing

The book, at its heart, is about the author's step relative who was abducted as a child. From family legends, the author knew that his relative, once returned to his family, had a difficult ... Leer comentario completo

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In the Wilds
117
Redemption
237
Dates and Places of Birth Capture
301
BIBLIOGRAPHY
333
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
346
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Scott Zesch grew up in Mason County, Texas and graduated from Texas A&M University and Harvard Law School. He is the author of the novel Alamo Heights, and he is the winner of the Western History Association's Ray Allen Billington Award. He divides his time between New York City and a ranch in Art, Texas (population 3).

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