The perils faced by the Native American population as the white settlers encroached on their land were immeasurable. But some of the white settlers who were captured by the Native American population ended up leading extremely interesting lives, with many of them reluctant to leave their captors once given the chance to be "free." In fact, what occurred was a large-scale adoption process, where white captives would be integrated into Native American families once a family member died. This program from the History Channel takes a look at some of these cases, shining a fascinating light on a process that few people are aware of.
American History |
History (USA) |