The “History of the Church of the Brethren” tells us the following about a massacre and kidnapping of white settlers in 1762 in Great Cove in the Juniata Valley of Pennsylvania, by King Beaver and Capt. Shingas, who personally led the raids.
You can read more about the John Martin family here and here.
my husband’s ancestors were killed in some of the indian wars up and down the moonngehela – he was killed, but they took off with his wife, son and daughter and marched them to detroit. many years later a letter surfaced from the wife looking for the rest of her children who had been away at the time of the attack. there are letter from fort pitt that talk of the incident. the mother disappeared, but the son and daughter ended up moving into canada and marrying loyalists
That is sad & amazing Linda.
I think the Martin family story was the basis for a Disney TV movie.
Date: Fri, 8 Apr 2016 22:43:07 +0000 To: firstname.lastname@example.org
I had my DNA tested it says that I’m 27% Native American and I found out I’m from the southwest part of Colorado and New Mexico but they refused to help me, do you have any advice.
That’s about one grandparent. Work your genealogy backwards to see who it is, and then if they were a tribal member.
Thanks for this link. By happenstance/design I am just reading a lot of captive stories now. Honestly there are so many I have lost track of the names.
The detailed accounts are very important to know how people pulled out & dressed their remaining hair (Eastern Woodlands) & details of food preparation & exactly how bows/arrows & canoes etc. were made.
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