Friday, February 05, 2016

Books read in 2016: No. 3 -- The Indian Captive

by Matthew Brayton

Started: Feb. 3
Finished: Feb. 5

Notes: Apparently this is the true tale, told by the man himself, of a fellow who as captured by a tribe when he was only 8 years old, and then he didn't manage to escape for 34 years. This edition was published in 1896 after the original 1860-ish date, and this story is apparently the real deal, at least according to the small amount of research I've done online to prove its authenticity.

Mini review: Told in a fairly straight-forward, almost journalistic manner as is common to many such 19th Century works, there's not a lot of excitement here, but there are a few tidbits of interesting information from time to time. I was especially interested in the details of a buffalo hunt and some of the information about how Indians dealt with wounds after a battle. A short read, this is worth the while of those with interests in the time period and/or Native Americans.

1 comment:

Charles Gramlich said...

I should pick this up for research purposes. Thanks for the heads up.