Kidnapped and Sold by Indians: True Story of Settler Child [NOOK Book]

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This first-hand narrative of the life of Matthew Brayton, a seven-and-a-half year old white child of a settler who was kidnapped and sold many times by Native Americans in the beginning of the 19th century, probably doesn’t share all the gory details of his abuse when initially captured, but you can read between the lines.

Still, this first-hand account does shed much light on what it was really like to come under the charge of many different...
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Kidnapped and Sold by Indians: True Story of Settler Child

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Overview

This first-hand narrative of the life of Matthew Brayton, a seven-and-a-half year old white child of a settler who was kidnapped and sold many times by Native Americans in the beginning of the 19th century, probably doesn’t share all the gory details of his abuse when initially captured, but you can read between the lines.

Still, this first-hand account does shed much light on what it was really like to come under the charge of many different Indian tribes. Although Brayton’s treatment was not entirely negative or positive, his frank and blunt story does much to dispel the romantic stories that have been perpetuated about young settlers’ children who became Indian chattel. It does much to tell true history and dispel any deliberate or accidental revisions. In many cases the Indians treated Brayton well, but there can be no doubt that they stole from him and his family a life that would end up confused and stuck between two worlds.

Although Brayton did finally unite with many of his natural family, he never stopped identifying with Native Americans, and he was forced to leave an Indian wife and child behind. In fact, when the War of Rebellion or Civil War broke out, Brayton enlisted and served in an American Indian brigade.

Chet Dembeck
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940011912689
  • Publisher: Publisher of One
  • Publication date: 10/19/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 133,001
  • File size: 102 KB

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Brayton's tale of being kidnapped and sold by Indians is a powerful account of frontier history as it really was -- not as we would want it to be. Although his language is simple and sometimes blunt and understated, the book conjures up great emotions in most that read it.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 15, 2011

    Down and dirty truth

    This tale is a first-person, no frills account by a man who was kidnapped and traded by Indians to several tribes. It is about being torn between two worlds; it's about being torn in two. I loved it. It isn't the kind of story where the author pours his heart out, but you can read between the lines. It might turn some people off, because it shows the situation as it was -- not what some "He Dance With Wolves" fantasy shows.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 20, 2010

    Not Your Politically Correct Story -- For Sure

    All American Indians weren't great buddies to settler children they kidnapped. In fact, this true story of one such child is both fascinating and disturbing, but never disappointing. It's a must read for anybody interested in real frontier history.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 6, 2012

    recommended

    Very short story - great thing to take along if expecting to wait for an appointment - can read within an hour and half. It's unfortunate the author did not give a detailed account of his time with the Indians or that more background wasn't given about the settlers attitudes toward the Indians at that time and vice versa. Could have been a wealth of knowledge; however, in spite of the brevity of the work, it does give a powerful insight into human nature and the innate desire to be bonded to family.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 2, 2012

    Very good read

    Really enjoyed the true life stories from the person who lived through it. Great ending but too bad he could not bring his wife and kids with him to improve their way of life.





    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 9, 2013

    Synopsis misleading

    The story is more about how the indians lived not how Mathew "suffered"

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  • Posted July 23, 2012

    A little dry, but interesting

    This book is interesting, but seems to be told by someone who is not very descriptive. He tells the story in a factual way, but not much emotion comes through. It is short (and they disclose this before you buy the book), as well. The boy didn't even remember the kidnapping and thought he was Indian as he got older. I wish more of the emotion had been expressed, but it is still a very interesting description of his life living with Native Americans. He was bought and sold many times to different tribes, and the details of his life are certainly unusual. It's equally unusual what happens when he gets older, but I don't want to spoil the ending. I'd say it's worth reading because he has such a very unusual life compared to most people, and you learn some things about frontier life, but don't expect any emotional revelations.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 19, 2012

    Highly Recommended

    Very interesting book

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  • Posted April 11, 2012

    very good

    a good accounting of a young boy's life changed so abruptly

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 20, 2012

    Highly recommended, a fascinating read.

    I really enjoyed this book. It was interesting to see how life was lived during the time frame covered by the author. He seemed to simply impart facts, rather than judgment.

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  • Posted February 20, 2012

    ok

    It was good considering it was a time none of us have a first hand experience with.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 1, 2012

    Lacking

    Lacking much in acts and story

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 13, 2011

    Enlightening

    I always enjoy reading first hand account of someone life. I wished he had been able to give more insight into the daily lives of native people.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 14, 2011

    CAPTIVATING

    Not usually my type of book. Now it is!
    I couldn't put it down..but didn't want it to end.
    Husband and I read it at the same time.
    Well written. I highly recommend.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 14, 2011

    True story that touched my heart

    This is a story written by a young man who was kidnapped by Indians and forced to live in two worlds.

    It is direct and too the point. I recommend it to those who want truth rather than fantasy.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 28, 2011

    To the point true story

    I liked this plain, simple first-person story written by a man who had been kidnapped by Indians when he was a child. It was written in the 1800s, but in its own subtle way it tells a interesting, sad and adventurous story.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 2, 2011

    Boring Read

    Save your money. This book would have been a good read if they provided more detail of their experences. It is short but it just drags and it repeats the same personal experiences.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 31, 2010

    I would buy it

    But I can not open it. Have a nice day because I can not open this to read it!!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 29, 2010

    Easy read

    What a life. I wish there were more details. Most happenings are just one or two lines. A paragraph at most. There could be a complete book from each chapter alone. Just made me want to know more.

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    Posted January 25, 2011

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