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My captivity : a pioneer woman's story of her life among the Sioux

Author: Fanny Kelly
Publisher: New York, NY : Skyhorse Publishing, [2013]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
The "Wild" West is full of stories told and retold. The captivity narrative, stories of people captured by usually "uncivilized" or "barbaric" enemies, is a curious category of literature, and the American genre more so. These accounts of capture, usually by Native Americans, were quite popular in both Europe and America from the seventeenth to the nineteenth centuries due to the aspects of religious fortitude,  Read more...
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Kelly, Fanny, 1845-1904.
My captivity.
(DLC) 2013040095
(OCoLC)851419077
Named Person: Fanny Kelly; Fanny Kelly
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Fanny Kelly
ISBN: 9781628738438 162873843X
OCLC Number: 900416947
Notes: Originally published: 1872.
Description: 1 online resource (285 pages .)
Contents: Early history --
Canada to Kansas --
Death of my father --
my marriage --
"Ho! for Idaho!" --
Crossing the Platte River --
A storm --
The attack and the capture --
My husband's escape --
Burial of the dead --
Arrival of the survivors at Deer Creek --
An ill-timed ball --
Beginning of my captivity --
Plan for little Mary's escape --
Tortures of uncertainty --
Unscuccessful attempt to escape --
Continuation of our March into the wilderness --
Suffering from thirst and weariness --
Disappearance of my fellow-prisoner --
Loss of the old Chief's pipe, and its consequences to me --
A scene of terror --
Powder River --
Another attempt to escape --
Detection and despair --
A quarrel --
My life saved by "Jumping Bear" --
The storm --
Arrival at the Indian village --
The old chief's wife --
Some kindness shown me --
Attend a feast --
Preparations for battle --
An Indian village on the move --
Scalp dance --
A horrible scene of savage exultation --
Compelled to join the orgies --
A cause of Indian hostility --
Another battle with the white troops --
Burial of an Indian boy --
A hasty retreat --
Made to act as surgeon of the wounded --
Mauve Terre, or Bad Lands --
Mourning for the slain --
Threatened with death at the fiery stake --
Saved by a speech from Ottawa --
Starving condition of the Indians --
Meet another white female captive --
Sad story of Mary Boyeau --
A child roasted, and its brains dashed out --
Murder of Mrs. Fletcher --
Five children slaughtered --
Fate of their mother --
First intimation of my little Mary's fate --
Despair and delirium --
A shower of grasshoppers --
A feast and a fight --
An enraged squaw --
The chilef wounded --
Arrival of "Porcupine" --
A letter from Captain Marshall --
Hopes of Rescue --
Treachery of the messenger --
Egosegalonicha --
The tables turned --
Another gleam of hope --
The Indian "White Tipi" --
Disappointed --
A white man bound and left to starve --
A burial incident --
Lost in the Indian village --
Black Bear's white wife --
A small tea party --
The white boy-captive, Charles Sylvester --
The sun dance --
A conciliating letter from General Sibley --
A puzzle of human bones --
The Indian as an artist --
I destroy a picture and am punished with fire-brands --
A sick Indian --
Preparing the Chi-Cha-Cha, or Killikinnick --
Attack on Captain Fisk's emigrant train --
Fourteen whites killed --
A big haul of whisky --
A drunken debauch --
I write a letter to Captain Fisk under dictation --
Poisoned Indians --
The train saved by my clerical strategy --
Scenes on Cannon Ball Prairie --
Reflections A prairie on fire --
Scenes of terror --
Last days with the Ogalalla Sioux --
Massacre of a party returning from Idaho --
A woman's scalp --
A scalp dance --
Suspicious circumstance --
Arrival of Blackfeet Indians --
Negotiations for my ransom --
Treachery --
Indian customs --
An Indian tradition --
Arrival at the Blackfeet Village --
An offer to purchase me indignantly rejected --
A Yankton attempts my capture --
Appearance of Jumping Bear --
I prevail on him to carry a letter to the fort --
A war speech --
Intended treachery --
Resume our journey to the fort --
Singular meeting with a white man --
"Has Richmond fallen?" --
Arrival at the fort --
I am free! --
Retrospection --
A border trading post --
Garrison hospitality --
A visit from the commandant of Fort Rice --
Arrival of my husband --
Affecting scene --
Sad fate of little Mary --
What occurred at Fort Laramie after my capture --
Efforts to rescue --
Lieutenant Brown killed --
Reward offered --
It is the means of restoring another white woman and child --
Her rescuers hung for former murders --
A letter announcing my safe arrival at Fort Sully --
Supper in honor of our re-union --
Departure from Fort Sully --
Incidents by the way --
Arrival at Geneva --
Mother and child --
A happy meeting --
Elizabeth Blackwell --
Mormon home --
A brutal Father --
The mother and daughters flee to the mountains --
Death of the mother and sisters from exposure --
Elizabeth saved by an Indian --
A white woman tortured --
Rescued children --
The Boxx family --
Capture of Mrs. Blynn --
Move to Wyoming --
False friends --
The manuscript of my narrative taken by another party and published --
I go to Washington --
General Sully's expedition --
Poem to Mrs. Fannie Kelly --
Certificate of Indian chiefs --
Certified copies of my correspondence with Captain Fisk --
Statement of Lieutenant G.A. Hesselberg --
Statement of officers and members of the sixth Iowa Cavalry.
Responsibility: Fanny Kelly.

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