Captives of the Senecas

Captives of the Senecas

by John Brick
Publisher: Hale-Cadmus
©1964, Item: 91416
Library Binding, 149 pages
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Tired of eating salt beef and fish in the 12th Pennsylvania Regiment, Steve and Jack run away from the Fort on the Susquehanna River, to hunt deer. Sneaking over the stockade was easy, but after shooting their second deer, the boys forgot to be cautious and when they looked around, they were frozen with fear. They were surrounded by a ring of painted Indians, captives of the Senecas. Among the prisoners was Sally White, who had much determination and courage. The Indians forced them on at a relentless pace and finally settled in Indian Territory called Catherine's Town, where they suffered through the winter and watched for a chance to escape. They heard about a great Indian invasion planned for the Six Nations' country, though General Jack Sullivan's army was approaching from another direction. The two boys and Sally made a run for it, paddling down the Chemung River, pursued by a horde of shrieking Indians. This is a story of sturdy pioneers, attacked by both the British and Indians, defending themselves against constant threats to their lives, liberty and country.


Author's Note

This story is based on experiences of people of the old New York and Pennsylvania frontiers who were captured by the Indians of the Six Nations during the Revolutionary War. The military actions described in the book were part of the frontier war. Indian villages, dress, and customs as described are based upon many years of research. The principal characters of the story are fictional, but almost all the others, including the Indians identified by name, lived and fought in the border wars.

– From the book

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