Captive!

Historian Julie Wheelwright investigates the inspiring life of her English Puritan ancestor, Esther Wheelwright, who in 1703 was kidnapped as a child by the aboriginal Abenaki Nation, converted to Catholicism, and became one of the leading political influences in the wars between the British and French in North America.

A dramatic story of coercion yet conversion, it's a story at the cutting edge of current historical research which is now looking at the kidnapping of white communities by black communities.

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Historian Julie Wheelwright investigates the inspiring life of her English Puritan ancestor, Esther Wheelwright, who in 1703 was kidnapped as a child by the aboriginal Abenaki Nation, converted to Catholicism, and became one of the leading political influences in the wars between the British and French in North America.

A dramatic story of coercion yet conversion, it's a story at the cutting edge of current historical research which is now looking at the kidnapping of white communities by black communities.