Fate Worse than Death: Indian Captivities in the West 1830-1885, by Gregory and Susan Michno


A large gap in the history of the American West has been filled with these compelling stories of human suffering and survival. By going to the actual records, the Michnos have given incontrovertible evidence that Indian captivity in the West, especially for women, was indeed a grim fate. Rape and slavery are never justified, and its victims deserve the respectful attention and sympathy that “A Fate Worse Than Death” gives them.

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