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On May 19, 1836, Fort Parker in Texas was overwhelmed by a band of Comanche Indians. Some residents were brutally murdered, others taken prisoner.
Among those captured was 11-year-old Cynthia Parker, who would remain with the Comanche for 24 years and give birth to famed Chief Quanah.
Another captive was 17-year-old Rachel Plummer, mother of one, pregnant with her second child. She would soon have her first-born ripped from her arms, never to be seen again, and later watched as her second-born was killed before her eyes.
After 21 months of captivity that destroyed her health, she was purchased and returned to her family. In this extraordinary account, her father tells of that horrible day when the fort was attacked, and his desperate efforts to find and retrieve the captives. Rachel details her terrible enslavement and how she eventually fought back.
Public Domain (P)2017 Big Byte Books
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5 out of 5 stars
By Twang on 07-28-18

What gems! What a treasure!

Imagine standing in the rolling hills of Texas or a dry rugged Arizona mountaintop or any other wild place in the Americas. It's just you standing alone, the sun going down then softly a voice, the words "This is my story" carried on the breeze...Big Byte Books is that voice. Big Byte has found and faithfully resurrected journals, diaries, letters and old books. These are riveting first hand accounts, of the sea change that came across the Americas with the settling of the country, paired with brilliant narration. Now I say brilliant as narration is keyed to the time and place of the story. These are simple productions told with believable accents (especially the Indian voices) and not polished Hollywood dramatizations (those are nice enough in their place but that's not here). You will be left feeling that you just stayed a spell a cherished great-grandparent and are richer for the time spent.

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