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George Hendershott

According to historian Sutton, the Indians were fascinated by white babies. Mrs. David Hendershott temporarily lost her infant son, George Hendershott, in this way. A squaw who saw and admired the white babe offered to exchange her own papoose for him. Mrs. Hendershott gently refused, and the squaw went away, biding her time. Returning another day, she found the infant Hendershott asleep in a cradle on the Hendershott porch, made a quiet exchange of the babes, and started for home with her prize. There was no evil intent in the act; the squaw believed it a fair exchange. A hastily organized search party followed her and recovered little George unarmed. The squaw was admonished of the unlawfulness of her proceeding, but otherwise the incident was ‘merely casual.’

'Indian' segment written in December, 1997 by David Lodge

 

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