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January 16, 2019

Wintering in the Ohio Country with James Smith

James Smith’s Indian captivity narrative is a great look into life in the Ohio country in the 1750s. A large portion of his stories revolve around the several winters he lived among his adoptive family. Although where he stayed each winter differs, it echoes other descriptions of life among American Indians in the Ohio country.

September 23, 2016

Bound by Tradition: Prisoner Restraints in the Captive Experience

Take a closer look at the experience of Indian captives in the 18th century in the Ohio River valley, in particular with how captives were restrained.

June 2, 2016

Mrs. Bard’s Spoon

Learn the story behind this handcrafted horn spoon, which belonged to Catharine Bard, a frontierswoman who was captured by Indians.