Nine Years Among the Indians, 1870-1879

The Story of the Captivity and Life of a Texan Among the Indians
Narrated by: John McLain
Length: 5 hrs and 16 mins
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Publisher's 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 arrowheads, saddles, and shields.   

After a few years, Lehmann became completely integrated into the warrior life, joining in on raids throughout the Southwest and Mexico. Nine Years Among the Indians tells of violent clashes with white rangers and other Native American tribes, scalpings, and the violence of life in 19th-century Western America.

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Fascinating read

This autobiography provides fascinating insight and details into the lives of native Americans. First hand account is a real page turner and a great read.

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amazing story of one man's life

great story and very well narrated very well described throughout the book The Life of this incredible man who saw life as an Indian from all angles good and bad definitely worth listening to

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Good Read

Fascinating story. I highly recommend it especially if you are into all things American Indian.

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incredible

the full detail this book has of the account of not only Herman, but of surrounding known natives and generals. incredible book, important part of human history.

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Amazing!!!

Great Story of an unimaginable life.
Thank you for sharing your story.
I listened to the whole story today.
I couldn't turn it off.

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Solid book start to finish.

The performance, tremor and cadence to the narrators voice fits in what I would imagine for this story. The story is just incredible, the only thing I was left wanting was more of his stories and accounts. Overall wanting more I think is a good indicator of a good book.

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Excellent story!

I learned so much about Indian life and culture from this book, which was my desire. The story moves from event to event and is not loaded down with unnecessary words. I highly recommend it...

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great story

First time with eBooks. Great book easy to follow. Narrator was easy to understand! yeah

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Great read!!

I loved this book! Really interesting and amazing what this boy lived through!! If you like Native American stories you will not be disappointed!!

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by a history buff.

the book was Well written. Audio was not what I call a reckoning. Good History.