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

Captured A True Story of Abduction by Indians on the Texas Frontier
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  • ISBN-13: 9780312317898
  • ISBN: 0312317891
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

AUTHOR

Zesch, Scott

SUMMARY

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 paints a vivid portrait of life on the Texas frontier, offering a rare account of captivity.Zesch, Scott is the author of 'Captured A True Story of Abduction by Indians on the Texas Frontier', published 2005 under ISBN 9780312317898 and ISBN 0312317891.

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