The Comanche Captivity of Sarah Ann Horn
In 1833, when young Sarah Ann Horn departed England with her husband and two small sons, her thoughts were on the new life her family would enjoy in the United States. After spending several months in New York City, the family signed up for a journey to the Republic of Texas where they could homestead and eventually acquire 137 free acres for their efforts.
Soon growing discontented with, not only the land, but also the management of the colony in which they had settled, the Horns decided to return to England. But, it was not to be. Attacked and captured by a party of Comanche Indians, Sarah Ann was faced with challenges and realities the like of which she never could have dreamed. Over a period of fifteen months of Comanche captivity, she and her captors rode endlessly across the Texas plains until finally she was purchased out of bondage and befriended by traders in New Mexico.
This is the true story of a remarkable woman who endured an unimaginable amount of suffering and pain in her short lifetime.