Of those captured by Indians in the 18th century, none was better adapted to life on the frontier than James Smith. Captured at the age of 18 while working on a Pennsylvania spur of the Braddock Road, his subsequent adoption by Kahnawake Mohawks set in motion a chain of events that would influence the rest of his life.
November 17, 2015
May 22, 2015
In the decades following the American Revolution, no one was more universally hated by frontier residents than former Indian captive Simon Girty.