The Edward T. LeBlanc Memorial Dime Novel Bibliography

Item - The border avengers, or, The white prophetess of the Delawares

(Beadle's Dime Novels edition)
(Beadle's Pocket Novels edition)

Combined Summary

Online Full Text: Northern Illinois University (Beadle's Dime Novels edition)
Northern Illinois University (Beadle's Pocket Novels edition)
Series: Beadle's Dime Novels — no. 170
Beadle's Pocket Novels — no. 209
Subjects / Tags: Abduction
American Revolutionary War stories
Colonists
Delaware Indians
Fort Henry (W. Va.)
Frontier and pioneer life
Historical fiction
History
Indian captivities
Indians
Indians of North America
Massacres
Murder
Revenge
Shawnee Indians
United States
Virginia
War stories
Warfare
Wetzel, Lewis, 1763-1808
Zane, Betty
Author: Willett, Edward, 1830-1889
Dates: February 2, 1869 (Beadle's Dime Novels edition)
June 27, 1882 (Beadle's Pocket Novels edition)
Publishers: Beadle's Dime Novels edition: Beadle and Company (New York: 98 William St.) -- United States of America
Beadle's Pocket Novels edition: Beadle and Adams (1872-1898) (New York: No. 98 William Street) -- United States of America
OCLC Numbers: 1030748475 (Beadle's Pocket Novels edition)
27758465 (Beadle's Dime Novels edition)
ENGL 330 Spring 2018's Thoughts: "The Border Avengers takes place primarily in northwest Virginia. The protagonist, Colonel Lee, leaves his wife and daughter at the cabin of George and Lewis Wetzel to visit a fort several miles away. Upon hearing rumors of significant Native violence in the region, he rushes back to Wetzel’s cabin only to find it burned down and his family missing. Several years later, after Lee has all but given up hope of ever seeing his family again, he discovers that both his wife and daughter, Annie, are still alive and living among the indigenous people. With the help of the Wetzel brothers and George Wetherell (Annie’s admirer of many years), he endeavors to rescue them from captivity. Lee’s wife, referred to primarily as the Wise Woman, and Annie have made an effort to integrate into Indian society, but they constantly live in fear for their lives. Upon their capture, Lee’s wife predicts an eclipse to gain the trust and awe of the natives, and thereafter uses her unique position as a “prophetess” among the Delawares to secure the safety of herself and her daughter. This novel projects the racial superiority of the colonists over the indigenous population, who are depicted as weak, cruel, and foolish."--Zain Haq, undergraduate student at NIU enrolled in ENGL 330, Spring 2018

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