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Sylvia and Rachel Hall Captured by Indians | Print | Wisconsin Historical Society

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Sylvia and Rachel Hall Captured by Indians

Sylvia and Rachel Hall Captured by Indians | Print | Wisconsin Historical Society
Drawing depicting the capture of Sylvia and Rachel Hall by Indians near Ottawa, Illinois during the Indian Creek Massacre, 1832. They were later released and brought to Blue Mounds Fort.
DESCRIPTION
Drawing depicting the capture of Sylvia and Rachel Hall by Indians near Ottawa, Illinois during the Indian Creek Massacre, 1832. They were later released and brought to Blue Mounds Fort.
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:11302
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Creator Name:Unknown
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Genre:Print
Original Format Type:photographic print, b&w
Original Format Number:NF Hall, Sylvia and Rachel
Original Dimensions:3.5 x 5.5 inches
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
This incident was recounted in a widely circulated pamphlet published shortly afterwards by William P. Edwards, Narrative of the Capture and Providential Escape of Misses Frances and Almira Hall, Two Respectable Young Women (Sisters) of the Ages of 16 and 18 (New York: William P. Edwards, 1832). The real names of the girls were Sylvia and Rachel, and the pamphlet contained this woodcut illustration. An excerpt from the pamphlet can be found in the Library-Archives Historic Diaries: Black Hawk War collection.
SUBJECTS
Clothing and dress
Potawatomi Indians
Children and adults
Men
Women

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