Captured: A True Story of Abduction by Indians on the Texas Frontier by Scott Zesch, Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
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

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by Scott Zesch
     
 

ISBN-10: 0312317875

ISBN-13: 9780312317874

Pub. Date: 11/10/2004

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

On New Years Day 1870, ten-year-old Adolph Korn was kidnapped by Plains Indians. For three years, he thrived on their rough, nomadic existence, becoming a fierce warrior. Never readjusting to white society, he spent his last years in a cave, all but forgotten by his family. That is, until Scott Zesch stumbled over his great-great-great uncle's grave. Determined

Overview

On New Years Day 1870, ten-year-old Adolph Korn was kidnapped by Plains Indians. For three years, he thrived on their rough, nomadic existence, becoming a fierce warrior. Never readjusting to white society, he spent his last years in a cave, all but forgotten by his family. That is, until Scott Zesch stumbled over his great-great-great uncle's grave. Determined to understand how a timid farm boy could have become so Indianized, Zesch traveled across the West, digging through archives, speaking with Comanche elders, and tracking eight other child captives with hauntingly similar experiences.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312317874
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Publication date:
11/10/2004
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
5.78(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.31(d)

Table of Contents

Contents

PROLOGUE: The Trail,
PART ONE: A Fate Worse Than Death,
CHAPTER ONE: New Year's Day,
CHAPTER TWO: Germans in Comanche Land,
CHAPTER THREE: The Bosom of the Comanches,
CHAPTER FOUR: Legion Valley,
CHAPTER FIVE: Warriors in Training,
PART TWO: In the Wilds,
CHAPTER SIX: As Mean an Indian as There Was,
CHAPTER SEVEN: Searchers and Quakers,
CHAPTER EIGHT: Death on the Red River,
CHAPTER NINE: The Long Way Home,
CHAPTER TEN: Resisting the Reservation,
PART THREE: Redemption,
CHAPTER ELEVEN: Once and Always Indians,
CHAPTER TWELVE: In the Limelight,
CHAPTER THIRTEEN: The Trail Fades,
TABLE: Dates and Places of Birth, Capture, Recovery, and Death,
NOTES,
BIBLIOGRAPHY,
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS,
INDEX,

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