By Mary Giorgio
In 1835 while visiting a well-established trading post in Indiana known as Deaf Man’s Village, Colonel George Ewing made a fascinating discovery: a Native-American woman, whom he observed to be of light skin with red hair, confided in him that she was once abducted from her white family and later raised by a couple from the Miami tribe.
The woman, Frances Slocum, soon became famous across America. Countless newspapers reprinted her tale. The story of her abduction, adoption, and life among the Miami captivated thousands of readers.