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Narrative of My Captivity Among the Sioux Indians

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(3,993 Sterne; 148 Bewertungen)

"Narrative of my captivity among the Sioux Indians: with a brief account of General Sully's Indian expedition in 1864, bearing upon events occurring in my captivity"

"I was a member of a small company of emigrants, who were attacked by an overwhelming force of hostile Sioux, which resulted in the death of a large proportion of the party, in my own capture, and a horrible captivity of five months' duration. Of my thrilling adventures and experience during this season of terror and privation, I propose to give a plain, unvarnished narrative, hoping the reader will be more interested in facts concerning the habits, manners, and customs of the Indians, and their treatment of prisoners, than in theoretical speculations and fine-wrought sentences." (Summary from Introduction) (6 hr 37 min)

Chapters

00 - Dedication & Introductory

2:55

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01 - Early History; Canada to Kansas; Death of My Father; My Marriage; 'Ho, For…

11:50

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02 - The Attack and the Capture

13:39

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03 - My Husband's Escape; Burial of the Dead; Arrival of the Survivors at Deer …

12:55

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04 - Beginning of My Captivity

11:22

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05 - Plan for Little Mary's Escape; Tortures of Uncertainty; Unsuccessful Attem…

4:38

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06 - Continuation of our March into the Wilderness; Suffering from Thirst and W…

19:29

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07 - Powder River; Another Attempt to Escape; Detection and Despair; A Quarrel;…

14:51

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08 - The Storm; Arrival at the Indian Village; The Old Chief's Wife; Some Kindn…

29:59

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09 - Preparations for Battle; An Indian Village on the Move; Scalp Dance; A Hor…

20:32

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10 - Mourning for the Slain; Threatened with Death at the Fiery Stake; Saved by…

8:38

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11 - Meet Another White Female Captive; Sad Story of Mary Boyeau; A Child Roast…

11:19

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12 - First Intimation of My Little Mary's Fate; Despair and Delirium; A Shower …

11:50

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13 - Arrival of 'Porcupine'; A Letter from Captain Marshall; Hopes of Rescue; T…

9:43

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14 - Lost in the Indian Village; Black Bear's White Wife; A Small Tea Party; Th…

15:52

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15 - Preparing the Chi-Cha-Cha, or Killikinnick; Attack on Captain Fisk's Emigr…

10:26

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16 - Scenes on Cannon Ball Prairie; Reflections

7:30

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17 - A Prairie on Fire; Scenes of Terror

6:27

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18 - Last Days with the Ogalalla Sioux; Massacre of a Party Returning from Idah…

15:43

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19 - Indian Customs

24:08

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20 - An Indian Tradition; Arrival at the Blackfeet Village; An Offer to Purchas…

10:35

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21 - Appearance of Jumping Bear; I Prevail on Him to Carry a Letter to the Fort…

18:11

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22 - Retrospection; A Border Trading Post; Garrison Hospitality; A Visit from t…

8:25

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23 - Sad Fate of Little Mary

6:24

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24 - What Occurred at Fort Laramie After My Capture; Efforts to Rescue; Lieuten…

6:34

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25 - Supper in Honor of Our Reunion; Departure from Fort Sully; Incidents by th…

14:42

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26 - Elizabeth Blackwell; Mormon Home; A Brutal Father; The Mother and Daughter…

17:06

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27 - Move to Wyoming; False Friends; The Manuscript of My Narrative Taken by An…

7:01

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28 - General Sully's Expedition

19:06

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29 - Poem to Mrs. Fannie Kelly; Certificate of Indian Chiefs; Certified Copies …

25:32

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Bewertungen

Narrative of My Captivity Among the Sioux Indians

(4 Sterne)

It's a captivating story . "No pun intended". The narrative is not long or drawn out but, gets right to the point of her experiences, emotions and decisions during such a tumultuous time.

LOVE IT and want more captive stories.

(5 Sterne)

Absolutely fascinating! Two cultures on two different paths. Nice to see another side of the story. Fanny had been to hell and back, what a wonderfully strong cool headed woman! Wonder Woman the FANNY KELLY clan. This was my first audio book and the lady who read this (you have a kind voice than you) may not have been a native English speaker and English may be her second language, therefore CUT HER SOME SLACK. The best is it's free!

Wiscinsin res

(2 Sterne)

By far the worst narrator of a book I have ever listen to. I have listened to hundreds of narrated books. TriciaG and her reading style is as if she is a newscaster with no understanding of how to articulate reading a book. The subject matter was extremely interesting however, the narrators obscene delivery made the book intolerable. What a shame. I understand that TriciaG may be a great volunteer, however, great volunteer should be judged by the success of one's efforts not the enthusiasm of one's efforts.

Fantastic book, odd reading

(3 Sterne)

This is a fascinating narrative, gripping and well written. Amazing book and thank you to the reader for bringing it to us. I do have to comment on the readers odd stilted style though, the strange inflection and flat emotionless narration made this a struggle to get in to initially, however I would urge listeners to persevere because the story is well worth it!

(4 Sterne)

I was interested to hear of Fanny Kelly's experiences but I did not enjoy the narrator, who's cadence was irritating. Increasing the playback speed helped overcome her emphasis on the last word of every sentence.

An abysmal narration

(0,5 Sterne)

This LibriVox volunteer's reading is grossly inappropriate for the subject matter of Mrs. Kelly's book and I am so thoroughly disgusted I've begun the arduous process of volunteer reading the book myself.

narritive of my captivity amoung the sioux indians

(3 Sterne)

Written in the context of a women of her time. The author fails to mention that the sand creek massacre in Colorado and the encroachment and wholesale migration of the white man through Indian territory at the time of her unfortunate circumstances did not bowed well for any white person of that era. This was a very good insightful look at a bygone period in history but fails to mention the white mans roll in the animosity's felt towards them by native Americans

Great true story of captivity and human nature.

(4 Sterne)

This is an outstanding piece of literature. The book will take you deep inside the life of Ms Kelly as she struggles with captivity, loss and the return to her people. The reader did an ok job but don’t think she’s a native speaker and as a result some of it suffers. The material carries it though and if you can tolerate the reading it’s worth it for sure.