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

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

Author: Scott Zesch, Grover Gardner

Format: Hardcover

Pages: 384

ISBN: 9780312317874

Language: English

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

Release Date: November 10, 2004

Description du Livre

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 historian's rigor and a novelist's eye, Zesch paints a vivid portrait of life on the Texas frontier, offering a rare account of captivity.

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