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TIL: Ben Franklin wrote about Native American Indians, captured and raised from a young age by colonists, would return to their tribes after a single conversation with them. And that whites captured and raised within American Indian culture would flee the colonists the first chance they got.

The Puzzling “White Indians” Who Loved Their Abductors. | We’re All Relative

The children were with their captors for seven years. Then the frontier wars were settled. Treaties were signed stipulating that all captives be returned. Colonial troops went into the wilderness to rescue them, returning with hundreds at a time.