A Fate Worse Than Death: Indian Captivities in the West, 1830-1885
527 pages, photographs, maps, index
One of the most feared dangers on the western frontier in the nineteenth century was the threat of capture by the tribes that were being supplanted by settlers and soldiers. Authors Gregory and Susan Michno have compiled the most extensive collection of stories detailing what it was like to be an Indian captive in the West. With special emphasis on Texas, A Fate Worse Than Death is both a record of human brutality as well as a testament to the durability of the human spirit.
Author: Gregory and Susan Michno
527 Pages Trade Paper