Mary Draper Ingles Statue

Mary Draper Ingles: Iron Woman of the Frontier

Imagine traveling hundreds of miles on foot or horseback, then taking captive by force someone from another race, culture and language. Then imagine taking your captive back to your home and formally adopting the person into your own family, showing him or her the same love and respect you would shower on your closest relatives.

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