“The Aged Indian (Uncle Tohido)”

Alternate titles: “Uncle Tahia”
Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1907 (Belden)
Keywords: Indians(Am.) abduction Bible
Found in: US(MW,So)


A hunter, his wife, and his daughter live near Indians. One day, when the hunter is gone, an Indian comes and takes the child from the frantic mother. The child never returns, but teaches the Indian to love and revere the Bible


Your guess is as good as mine as to whether this is pro- or anti-Indian. - RBW

Cross references


  1. Belden, pp. 294-295, "Uncle Tahiah" (1 text)
  2. LPound-ABS, 53, pp. 124-125, "The Aged Indian" (1 text)
  3. Roud #6553
  4. BI, LPnd124