The Captured

A True Story of Abduction by Indians on the Texas Frontier

Scott Zesch

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On New Year's Day in 1870, ten-year-old Adolph Korn was kidnapped by an Apache raiding party. Traded to Comaches, he thrived in the rough, nomadic existence, quickly becoming one of the tribe's fiercest warriors. Forcibly returned to his parents after three years, Korn never adjusted to life in white society. He spent his last years in a cave, all but forgotten by his family.

That is, until Scott Zesch stumbled over his own great-great-great uncle's grave. Determined to understand how such a "good boy" could have become Indianized so completely, Zesch travels across the west, digging through archives, speaking with Comanche elders, and tracking eight other child captives from the region with hauntingly similar experiences. With a historians rigor and a novelists eye, Zesch paints a vivid portrait of life on the Texas frontier, offering a rare account of captivity.

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Scott Zesch

Scott Zesch grew up in Mason County, Texas and graduated from Texas A&M University and Harvard Law School. He is the author of the novel Alamo Heights, and he is the winner of the Western History Association's Ray Allen Billington Award. He divides his time between New York City and a ranch in Art, Texas (population 3).

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The Captured
A True Story of Abduction by Indians on the Texas Frontier
Scott Zesch

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St. Martin's Press
April 2007
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781429910118
ISBN10: 1429910119
384 pages
$9.99

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St. Martin's Griffin
December 2005
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780312317898
ISBN10: 0312317891
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 384 pages, Includes two maps plus one 16-page b&w photo insert
$16.99
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