Among the many captive narratives of the nineteenth century, Nelson Lee's stands out as one of the most thrilling and authentic. A longtime Texas Ranger, Lee was captured by Comanches and held for three long, grueling years before making his escape.
Once free, he nearly lost his mind and his life during the two months it took him to make his way to a settlement. Alone, lonely, completely worn out, and uncertain of where he was, he was barely able to persevere.
Back in his native state of New York, this book was compiled and published very shortly after his return. It is invaluable for its descriptions of Comanche life and the life of Texas Rangers in mid-century.
Every memoir of the American West provides us with another view of the movement that changed the country forever.
For the first time, this long out-of-print volume is available as an affordable, well-formatted book for e-readers and smartphones.
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