Nine Years Among the Indians, 1870-1879: The Story of the Captivity and Life of a Texan Among the Indians

Written by:
Herman Lehmann
Narrated by:
John Mclain

Unabridged Audiobook

Ratings
Book
38
Narrator
9
Release Date
November 2018
Duration
5 hours 16 minutes
Summary
As a young child, Herman Lehmann was captured by a band of plundering Apache Indians and remained with them for nine years. This is his dramatic and unique story.

His memoir, fast-paced and compelling, tells of his arduous initial years with the Apache as he underwent a sometimes torturous initiation into Indian life. Peppered with various escape attempts, Lehmann's recollections are fresh and exciting in spite of the years past.

Lehmann provides us with a fascinating look at Apache, and later, Comanche culture. He tells of their rituals and medicinal practices and gives an insight into Native American manufacture of arrow-heads, saddles, and shields.

After a few years, Lehmann became completely integrated into the warrior life, joining in on raids throughout the South-West and Mexico. Nine Years with the Indians tells of violent clashes with white rangers and other Native American tribes, scalpings, and the violence of life in nineteenth-century western America.
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James O.

can't wait to hear this ONE

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Tim S.

Wow.... eye opening and very informative about American Indian life... and a little insight as to why they were viewed the way they were.... i say this knowing atrocities were committed by the White man too. this was a very good read.

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A. Longa

Interesting, but there are better first hand accounts of Indian captives.

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