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Wednesday, October 05, 2005

This week's edition of the Westword features "War of the Word" by Bill Gallo.

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At 4:22 PM, Anonymous wanna be native to north america said...

These kids could be sold for ransom or traded especially after 1850, adopted. By that time, the Plains Indians had lost a huge number of their own people to smallpox, cholera and warfare. They thought that if they captured young boys before their cultural identities were completely set, they could retrain them as Indian warriors and get them to fight willingly for the tribe. And that’s exactly what happened.


Scott Zesch in the cave where his "white Indian" ancestor lived as a hermit in the 1890s.


From the captured by scott zesch:
On New Year's Day, 1870, Adolph Korn, the author's ancestor and son of German immigrants, was captured by three Apaches near his family's cabin in central Texas. Adolph was traded to a band of Quahada Comanches, with whom he lived until November 1872

 
At 4:22 PM, Anonymous wanna be native to north america said...

These kids could be sold for ransom or traded especially after 1850, adopted. By that time, the Plains Indians had lost a huge number of their own people to smallpox, cholera and warfare. They thought that if they captured young boys before their cultural identities were completely set, they could retrain them as Indian warriors and get them to fight willingly for the tribe. And that’s exactly what happened.


Scott Zesch in the cave where his "white Indian" ancestor lived as a hermit in the 1890s.


From the captured by scott zesch:
On New Year's Day, 1870, Adolph Korn, the author's ancestor and son of German immigrants, was captured by three Apaches near his family's cabin in central Texas. Adolph was traded to a band of Quahada Comanches, with whom he lived until November 1872

 

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