The Unredeemed Captive: A Family Story from Early America

Finalist, National Book Awards 1994 for Nonfiction

The Unredeemed Captive- A Family Story from Early America by John Demos book cover
ISBN 978-0394557823
Vintage | Alfred A. Knopf

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This book is set in colonial Massachusetts where, in 1704, a French and Indian war party descended on the village of Deerfield, abducting a Puritan minister and his children. Although John Williams was eventually released, his daughter horrified the family by staying with her captors and marrying a Mohawk husband.