Query From Trish Morse <email@example.com> 05 Aug 1997
Hello, I'm helping a friend who isn't on the list who wants to know about captivity narratives involving Plains Indians and whether any of them discuss rape. The project involves a look at how this translated into film, so we'd like to know about the sources underlying tales of white women captured by Plains Indians. We'd like to know both primary accounts and secondary analyses--well, any insight is welcome.
Further explanation: We are familiar with the literature surrounding the films but not with the captivity narratives that underlie films like "The Searchers" and the novel that it's based on. My friend is looking at the narrative that the novelist used as a source. ...We're looking for some 19th century expertise. Thanks again.
_American West, The_
Beals, Merrill _"I Will Fight No More Forever": Chief Joseph and the Nez Perce War_(Check bibliography for info re: 2 journals, one by a woman, one by a man who where taken captive by the Nez Perce in 1877 as they passed thru Yellowstone Park
Carrigan, Minnie Bruce _Captured by the Indians: Reminiscences of Pioneer Life in Minnesota_(Forest City, South Dakota, no pub., 1907)
Delaney, Matilda _A Survivor's Recollections of the Whitman Massacre_(Spokane, WA, no pub., 1920)
Derounian-Stodalla & Leverneir, Eds _The Indian Captivity Narrative, 1550-1900_ (1993)
DeShields, James _Cynthia Ann Parker_(St.Louis:DeShields ,1886)
Drake, Samuel G. _Indian Captivities, or Life in the Wigwam_ (Auburn:Derby and Miller, 1851)
Ebersole, Gary L. _Captured by Texts: Puritan to Post modern Images of Indian Captivity_(Charlottesville: U Press of Virginia, 1995)
Fuller, Emeline L. _Left By the Indians: The Story of My Life_ (Mt. Vernon, Iowa, no pub., 1892)
Hanson, Elizabeth _God's Mercy Surmounting Man's Cruelty Exemplified in the Captivity...of Elizabeth Hanson_(Philadelphia, no pub, 1728)
Larimer, Sarah L. (Mrs.) _The Capture and the Escape or Life Among the Sioux_(Philadelphia, no pub., 1870)
Levernier, James and Hennig Cohen, Eds. _The Indians and Their Captives_ (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1977).
Meeker, Josephine _The Ute Massacre! Brave Miss Meeker's Captivity! Her Own Account of It, Also the Narratives of Her Mother and Mrs. Price_(Philadelphia, no pub., 1879)
Namia _White Captives:Gender and Ethnicity on the American Frontier_
_Narratives of North American Indian Captivities, The Garland Library of_(Selected and Arranged by Wilcomb E. Washburn, series; New York, Garland Publishing, 1975-)
Oatman, Lorenzo D. & Olive A. Oatman _The Captivity of the Oatman Girls among the Apache and Mohave Indians_(reprint in Dover edition)
Riley _Women and Indians on the Frontier, 1825-1915_
Smith, Mary _An Affecting Narrative of the Captivity and Suffering of Mrs. Mary Smith_(Providence, R.I., no pub., 1815)
Stratton, R.B. _Captivity of the Oatman Girls_(NY: Carlton & Porter, 1857; reprint, with foreword by Wilcomb Washburn, Lincoln: U of Nebraska Press, 1983)
Tarble, Helen Mar _The Story of My Capture and Escape During the Minnesota Indian Massacre of 1862_ (St. Paul, Minnesota, no pub, 1904)
"The Searchers" Film starring Natalie Wood/John Wayne