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The Adventures of John Jewitt, only Survivor of the Crew of the Ship Boston during a Captivity of Nearly Three Years among the Indians of Nootka Sound in Vancouver Island

The Adventures of John Jewitt, only Survivor of the Crew of the Ship Boston during a Captivity of Nearly Three Years among the Indians of Nootka Sound in Vancouver Island

By John Jewitt. Edited with an introduction and notes by Robert Brown, Ph.D. In 1803, the American ship Boston was attacked, seized, and burned by Nootka Indians while anchored off the Pacific Northwest Coast of what is now Canada. This journal—written by one of only two survivors of the massacre, provides a fascinating insight into the author’s 28 months as a slave of the Indians, one of the few white men to endure such a lengthy ordeal and live to tell the tale.

The Captives of Abb’s Valley: A Legend of Frontier Life

The Captives of Abb’s Valley: A Legend of Frontier Life

By James Moore Brown. A true account of the 1786 murders and abduction of the survivors of the Moore family of Virginia by Indians. This remarkable book, long suppressed because of the… Read more »

A Brief History of the Warr [sic] with the Indians in New-England

A Brief History of the Warr [sic] with the Indians in New-England

By Increase Mather. This is a contemporary account of one of the first major conflicts (known as “King Philip’s War”) between the early European colonists and the Indians in New England. Named… Read more »

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