Nine Years Among the Indians, 1870-1879: The Story of the Captivity and Life of a Texan Among the Indians / Edition 1

Nine Years Among the Indians, 1870-1879: The Story of the Captivity and Life of a Texan Among the Indians / Edition 1

ISBN-10:
0826314171
ISBN-13:
9780826314178
Pub. Date:
05/28/1993
Publisher:
University of New Mexico Press
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Nine Years Among the Indians, 1870-1879: The Story of the Captivity and Life of a Texan among the Indians 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous 5 months ago
Men that kidnap children, torture, murder, scalp and wear it like jewelry,, beat, enslave and abuse them are not honorable men. Add the torture of animals, cooking them alive, cutting the legs off horses in spite, and a full-blown sense of entitlement and lack of remorse for never working for anything, but stealing it from others, well, they are the scum of the earth. They even gave this boy a racist name: white boy. Fear is what bonded these tortured children to their captors, not love. Who today would ever claim a violated child loved their captors and saw them as good people? No one. People don't change throughtout history, only the time changes. Indians were called savages because their behavior was creatively savage. I can't help but think the world was done a greater good by conquering and forcing these tribes to become civilized. Barbarity isn't brave, it isn't noble, it has no oneness with the earth and isn't part of a beautiful and worthwhile culture. I felt nothing but disgust for the acts described here.
History_Student More than 1 year ago
History need not be boring - this reads better than many novels - and gives the reader an insight into to lifestyles of both Apache and Comanche tribes. I've not read a more fair-handed way of dealing with the subject. He doesn't hate them, he doesn't love them, he simply describes what happened in a way that the reader can easily get an accurate picture. I'm reading it now for the second time, after many years, and enjoying it just as much.