BP’s Top 100 Challenge #17: The Searchers, by Sarah Brinks

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  1. Sherry Chapman says:

    I first saw this movie when I was 10 years old. I was awed by it. All my life I considered it one of my favorite movies. About 10 years ago I saw it on television and was horrified when he shot his niece. That had not made a lasting impression on my 10-year-old mind.
    My dad‘s family were settlers in Texas after the Civil War. When my great great grandmother was 12 years old her job in the family was to stand at the window when the Comanches attacked and chop off their fingers when they tried to climb in the windows.
    One of the Indians practices that the family never understood was to take the women’s bonnets off the clothesline and fill them with ashes from the outdoor fire and place them in a circle around the fire.
    I was four years old when she died and I remember going to her funeral and hearing all the stories about her life on the frontier of Texas.

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