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Old December 6th, 2012, 06:02 AM   #11
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The Indians would take women and children prisoners from other tribes. They extended this custom to whites.

Between about 1935-1965 there was heavy censorship of sexual content of US movies. Without being explicit, this topic had implications that these women were sex slaves.

The attitude towards Indians in the old westerns was not as favorable as in more recent movies.
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When women spent a long time with the Indians, would all of them wanted to be returned to the so called 'white society' ??
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Originally Posted by Clemmie View Post
From my family going from the opposite direction (white father, indian woman)

Elizabeth Hignight, Choctaw
Hah! My Great grandfather married a Choctaw woman from the same Mississippi tribe.
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When women spent a long time with the Indians, would all of them wanted to be returned to the so called 'white society' ??
I doubt it in many cases. Life was tough for everyone back then, not just the Indians. The whites on the frontier lived short hard lives for the most part, scratching to make a living. I would think that the life among the Indians, as long as you were not a mistreated slave of the Indians, would be preferable or at least equal in the minds of the captured women.
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