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Author Rister, Carl Coke, 1889-1955, author.

Title Comanche Bondage [electronic resource] : Beales's Settlement of Dolores and Sarah Ann Horn's Narrative of Her Captivity / Carl Coke Rister.

Publication Info. [Place of publication not identified] : Normanby Press, [2015]


Description 1 online resource (121 pages)
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Summary No homeseekers were ever plagued with more bad luck than those who followed the Englishman John Charles Beales to southern Texas late in 1834. On the banks of Las Moras Creek, not far from the Rio Grande, they established the colony of Dolores. Among them were the British-born Sarah Ann Horn and her husband and two small sons. For the pretty Sarah Ann, who shared her neighbors' fear of Comanche raids, the year or so in Dolores was a preview of a special hell to come. The threat of an invasion by Santa Anna, an uncongenial climate, a lack of trees for lumber, an unnavigable river, crop failures, and a scarcity of commodities contributed to the colonists' discouragement and discord. In Comanche Bondage the distinguished southwestern historian Carl Coke Rister has written the history of the Dolores enterprise, drawing on Beale's journals and other documents, and including reports of the survivors. Leaving Dolores in the wake of news about the Alamo and Goliad disasters, the Horn family and their neighbors the Harrises headed toward Matamoras. They never arrived there. Later a broken Sarah Ann Horn told the horrifying story of the murder of the men and of the years of captivity she and Mrs. Harris and their children endured at the hands of the Comanches. Rister has edited and annotated her 1839 narrative, which complements and extends his account of Beales's folly.Print Ed.
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Subject Beales, John Charles.
Pioneers -- Texas -- Biography.
Frontier and pioneer life -- Texas -- La Villa de Delores.
Comanche Indians -- History.
Indian captivities -- Texas -- La Villa de Delores.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Container of (work): Horn, Sarah Ann. Narrative of the captivity of Mrs. Horn, and her two children, with Mrs. Harris, by the Comanche Indians.
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Other Form: Print version: Rister, Carl Coke, 1889-1955. Comanche bondage. [United States] : Pickle Partners Publishing : Made available through hoopla, 2015. 9781786256003
ISBN 9781786256003 (epub)
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