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Title A narrative of the captivity of Mrs. Horn, and her two children, with Mrs. Harris, by the Camanche Indians, after they had murdered their husbands and travelling companions...
Author House, E.
Date 1839
Document Type Pamphlet
Region Texas; New York
Places New Franklin, Rio Grande, Santa Fe
Keywords Native Americans, captivity narrative, murder, violence, Comanche
Theme Native Americans; The Imagined West
Publisher C. Keemle, Printer
Place of Publication St. Louis
Additional Information From the Colton Storm catalogue: "Mrs Horn's engrossing tale was dictated to E. House. The Horns were English. They immigrated fist to New York and then decided to join Dr. Beales' colony on the Rio Grande in Texas. After a short stay in an unpleasant situation, the family determined to return ot England and set out in a company of eleven persons. The Comanches attacked them, killing all except Mrs. Horn, her two sons and their friend Mrs. Harris. After two years of extreme hardship, both of the women were ransomed by Santa Fé traders. Mrs. Horn was uncertain of the fate of her two sons at the time of writing her account; she believed the younger may have died and was fairly certain the elder had survived. The back cover bears a "Notice" stating that Mrs. Horn is still at Workman's brother's house, and naming other persons who could attest the truth of the narrative."
Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection Everett D. Graff Collection of Western Americana
Reference Graff 1973
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue