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White Child Abducted by Delaware Embraced Native Life Mary Campbell

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White Child Abducted by Delaware Embraced Native Life Mary Campbell

Postby D J Thornton » Thu May 03, 2018 11:10 pm

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Date in Native History: On May 21, 1758, Delaware Indians kidnapped a child named Mary Campbell from her home in western Pennsylvania and held her captive during the French and Indian War.

By some accounts, Campbell was 10 at the time of her abduction, while other sources claim she was 12. She likely lived with the Delaware (also known as the Lenape) in what is now Summit County, Ohio, for about six years, said Michael Cohill, a historian in Akron, Ohio. She was repatriated in 1764 during the famous release of captives at the conclusion of Pontiac’s War.

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