A narrative of the unparalleled adventures of Matthew Brayton is compiled for the satisfaction of those who wished to preserve a memorial of his romantic history. Extraordinary as the incidents may appear, there is abundant proof of their entire truth. Living witnesses bear testimony to the circumstances of the mysterious loss of the hero, and his identity is established by incontrovertible proofs. Numerous circumstances also confirm the account given by him of his adventures during the 34 years spent among the Indians.
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This is a fascinating account of a white boy captured and raised by American Indians. He became an Indian and as an adult returned to his original family. I really enjoyed McBride's narration. Would love more books read by him.
"A Brief Travalogue"
The account was totally bereft of details. What was life like among the various tribes ? What differences were there ? Did he ever compromise himself by attacking white men? He casually mentions the fact that he had a wife and child among the Copperhead towards the end of his narrative and that they were being kept as a surety to his eventual
return, of course he never did or least wise doesn't inform us! All these details would have been fascinating. Provided with a map of early C19th North America I could have done a better job.
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