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Fanny Kelly
(CAPTIVE TRAVELLING WOMAN)
BIRTH
1845
DEATH
1904


Captured by the Sioux in Montana in 1864, while racing west towards Idaho, where she was to settle with her husband and their daughter. The attack was dreadful: her husband and the majority of their travelling companions were killed. Her daughter was put to death some days later while attempting to escape. Fanny Kelly wrote a remarkable work about this personal and historical ordeal, giving plenty of space to her observations of the customs of the Native Americans, whose sufferings she recognized.





Narrative of my captivity among the Sioux Indians, with a brief account of General Sully’s indian expedition in 1864, bearing upon events occurring in my captivity, Hartford, Connecticut, Mutual publ. Co, 1871.
Ma captivité chez les Sioux, traduit de l’anglais par D. Momont, préface de Françoise Lapeyre, Paris, Payot, 2010.

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