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Captivity Narrative Reference library
account of kidnapping by Indians of white persons, usually women, taken by long journeys into the wilderness. The tale of
Captivity Narratives Reference library
Historically, men have written of their heroic battles, struggles, and trailblazing adventures. For women, the struggle was more often with
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account of kidnapping by Indians of white persons, usually women, taken by long journeys into the wilderness. The tale of ...
Captivity Narratives, Indian. Reference library
Charles L. Cohen
An archetypal genre recounting an innocent's descent into, and redemption from, an alien world, Indian captivity narratives were both a product and a representation of the American historical experience. Emerging from real conflicts between indigenous peoples and encroaching Euroamericans, they also served ideological and political needs. Tropes of captivity appear in sixteenth-century accounts of discovery and exploration, but not until ...