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Steve
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Originally posted by Jason Threadslayer:
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Originally posted by Steve:
Does Loewen really say that the person always went back to their captors? Mary Rowlandson (who's mentioned in the wikipedia article you linked to) and quite a few others did not.

Yes, he writes that the captives those that did go back to European society preferred American society and went back. Europeans had to post guards to keep people from leaving and enacted the death penalty for defectors.
That's odd. I've mentioned once or twice before why I dislike Lies my Teacher Told me but I didn't remember him having said this. Captives always returning to their kidnappers? Even if we didn't have the testimony of people like Rowlandson to prove it false, wouldn't it be really weird for it to be true anyway?
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Atlantan
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Has anyone else noticed that there are only 34 names on the list, and not 38 as claimed? And, forgive me for coming in late to the conversation, but a well-meaning Republican friend only sent me the email last night. So, is this an actual vote that took place, or an Urban Legend? If it happened - when? And, as Mr. Billion pointed out, IF it's real, and IF only 38 (or 34) senators voted against it, why isn't it the Law of the Land now?
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So, is this an actual vote that took place, or an Urban Legend? If it happened - when? And, as Mr. Billion pointed out, IF it's real, and IF only 38 (or 34) senators voted against it, why isn't it the Law of the Land now?
You might find actually reading this thread (and the links contained therein) informative.

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