Three Years Among the Comanches: The Narrative of Nelson by Nelson Lee

By Nelson Lee

During this reprint of a vintage Indian Captivity Narrative from the nineteenth century, Nelson Lee recounts his adventures and his slender break out from the Comanches in stories approximately too tall to be real. From South the USA to Texas, he reveals experience all over. Lee emerges from one furry state of affairs simply to journey into one other bold experience with the nippiness of a Hollywood hero. for 3 years he's held captive one of the Comanches. Tortured by way of his captors, this Texas Ranger survives to inform others approximately what he observes and learns in regards to the Comanche tribe, and publishes the best descriptions of the lifetime of the Texas Rangers.

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I was reconciled, at length, to the idea of death, but it was a grief I could not overcome, to think I should pass away forever, and none of all my kindred ever know my fate. I could have willingly released my grasp, and sunk into the sea with a sense of rest, could some electric power have been given me, to convey to my distant relatives and friends a knowledge of my unhappy lot, and how and where I died. " Hour after hour passed drearily away; but at last the sun, which seemed to have lingered ages on its eternal round, rose above the horizon in the east.

We left the latter place in the steamer Eagle, directing our course up the lake for the harbor of Detroit. The cholera, however, breaking out upon the voyage, which resulted in the death of several on board, we were not permitted to approach Detroit, but forced to land at a point known, I believe, as Gratiot. Here we met General Scott, who gave orders, in consequence of the great violence of the epidemic, that the forces should proceed westward in small detached parties. Accordingly, a company of four of us found our way across the country as far as Prairie du Chien, where we were disappointed to learn that the hitherto indomitable Black Hawk with his Prophet Page 8 and chief warriors had been taken captive, and that the war was closed.

Halfway up the ascent, the Indian group on the summit, which till now had gazed motionlessly down upon us, their outline standing out clear and distinct between us and the sky beyond, suddenly wheeled and disappeared. That instant Jack Hays turned to the right, and calling on us in a low but determined voice to follow, we swept, like a tornado, round the side of the mountain, taking the Indians completely by surprise. They were two hundred in number, and fought well and bravely, but our revolvers, fatal as they were astonishing, put them speedily to flight.

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