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Captured by the Indians
The Seldom told stories of Horatio Jones and the Benjamin Gilbert Family

 
       
  Edited by Ron Wenning $34.95  
     
 

Horatio Jones was taken prisoner by the Senecas in the Bedford County (PA) area, quickly moved to New York State and forced to run the gauntlet. He was adopted by the Senecas, took an Indian wife and was eventually made a chief. He lived among them for many years, serving as interpreter in many important tribal councils and negotiations with the United States government. Jonesí story is remarkable in the fact that so much important information about 18th century Indian life comes from his story.

The other portion of the book is a reprint of a book originally printed in 1790 entitled ďA Narrative of the Captivity and Sufferings of Benjamin Gilbert and his FamilyĒ. It is the incredible story of the twelve members of the Gilbert family that were captured in 1780 in Eastern Pennsylvania by Indians. Led on a toilsome journey northward across the rugged mountains of Pennsylvania toward Fort Niagara, they were separated along the way to live with different Indian groups. Eventually, they were released and collected at Montreal in 1782. There they returned to their homeland in Pennsylvania after a captivity of two and one-half years.
As mentioned, the Gilbert story is reprinted in its original 18th century English, where most sís appear like fís. The recorded information about Indian life is the most important content gleaned from this story.

304 pages, hardback, limited to 1000 copies. $34.95.
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