Posting Komentar. Frances Slocum , called Maconaquah, "The Little Bear" , an adopted member of the Miami tribe, was taken from her family home by the Lenape in Pennsylvania, on November 2, , and raised in the area that became Indiana. Frances had 11 siblings, among them brothers Ebeneezer and Benjamin. These brothers found her 59 years later living on an Indian Reservation near Peru, Indiana.
Blood on the Ohio: Tales of Frontier Terror: Delaware Indian's Kidnapping of Frances Slocum
She was taken from her home by Delaware Indians when she was five years old Bailey 1. The Indians thought they could trust Quakers because they did not believe in fighting Gilman Frances was traded to an older, childless Miami couple for animal pelts. Maconaquah adapted very well to her new Indian life. She was much loved by her new parents and did not have to compete with nine other children for their attention like she had to in her birth family.
Category: Indian Captives
On November 2, , when Slocum was five years old, she was captured by three Delaware warriors at the Slocum family farm near Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. Slocum was raised among the Delaware in what is now Ohio and Indiana. In Slocum revealed to a visitor that she was a white woman who had been captured as a child, and two years later, in September , three of Slocum's siblings came to see her. They confirmed that she was their sister, but Slocum chose to stay with her Miami family in Indiana.
Long before the Witness Protection Program, a Pennsylvania native found herself relocated in Indiana, living under an assumed identity. Not the tag-line for a crime drama, but the real-life Revolutionary War story of Frances Slocum. On November 2, , a group of Delaware Indians entered the home of Mr. Jonathan Slocum in present-day Wilkes-Barre, and carried off one of their ten children. He then dressed me in beautiful wampum beads, and made me look, as I thought, very fine.