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"BOY CAPTIVE" AUTHOR J. MARVIN HUNTER FIRST PRINT OCT. 6. 1927

 JEFF SMITH ALONG WITH HIS BROTHER CLINT WERE CAPTURED  BY INDIANS  ON SUNDAY MARCH 3, 1869 OR IN THE FALL 1869 , BY 10 LIPAN AND 15 COMANCHES. JEFF WAS SOLD TO APACHE CHIEF GERONIMO ("JEROME" GIVEN BY THE MEXICANS )  AN CHIRICAHUA APACHE. BORN ON THE HEAD WATERS OF GILA RIVER IN NEW MEXICO ABOUT 1834 APACHE NAME GOYATHLAY (ONE WHO YAWNS) HIS FATHER: TAKLISHIM (THE GRAY ONE) MOTHER: JUANA. JEFF WAS ABOUT 6 OR 7 YEARS OLD WHEN HE WAS CAPTURED. JEFF'S APACHE NAME WAS CATCHOWITCH (HORSES TAIL)AFTER THEIR RETURN  THEY HAD FORGOTTEN THEIR AMERICAN LANGUAGE . IT TOOK SOMETIME TO RE-CIVILIZE THEM AGAIN.

 

 

"BOY CAPTIVE" AURTHOR...J. MARVIN HUNTER  FIRST PRINT OCT. 6.1927

 CLINT SMITH WAS ABOUT 9 OR 10 WHEN CAPTURED BY 10 LIPAN AND 15  COMAMCHE INDIANS  ON OR ABOUT SUNDAY MARCH 3,1869 OR IN HE FALL 1869CLINT LIVED WITH THE COMANCHES 4 YEARS AND 9 MONTHS .  THE INDIAN CHIEF "TOSACOWADI"  (LEPORD CAT) AND HIS WIFE "LEPIS WERE HIS FOSTER PARENTS. CLINT WAS RETURNED AT AGE 15 OR 16.