The Searchers: The Making of an American Legend

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In 1836 in East Texas, nine-year-old Cynthia Ann Parker was kidnapped by Comanches. She was raised by the tribe and eventually became the wife of a warrior. Twenty-four years after her capture, she was reclaimed by the U.S. cavalry and Texas Rangers and restored to her white family, to die in misery and obscurity. Cynthia Ann's story has been told and retold over generations to become a foundational American tale. The myth gave rise to operas and one-act plays, and in the 1950s to a novel by Alan LeMay, which would be ...

The Searchers: The Making of an American Legend 2014, Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, New York

ISBN-13: 9781620400654

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The Searchers: The Making of an American Legend 2012, Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, New York

ISBN-13: 9781608191055

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