Aged Indian, The (Uncle Tohido)

DESCRIPTION: A hunter, his wife, and his daughter live near Indians. One day, when the hunter is gone, an Indian comes and takes the child from the frantic mother. The child never returns, but teaches the Indian to love and revere the Bible
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1907 (Belden-BalladsSongsCollectedByMissourFolkloreSociety)
KEYWORDS: Indians(Am.) abduction Bible
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Belden-BalladsSongsCollectedByMissourFolkloreSociety, pp. 294-295, "Uncle Tahiah" (1 text)
Pound-AmericanBalladsAndSongs, 53, pp. 124-125, "The Aged Indian" (1 text)

Roud #6553
cf. "The Fair Captive" (plot elements)
Uncle Tahia
NOTES [13 words]: Your guess is as good as mine as to whether this is pro- or anti-Indian. - RBW
File: LPnd124

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