Captured is offbeat (but young Danny is quite "on" with his observations) historical fiction whose cast of characters includes Chief Red Cloud, Colonel Henry Carrington and Captain William Fetterman. Libbie Duly, pregnant and with her husband residing in the local insane asylum, leaves Chicago in 1866 for booming Virginia City, Montana Territory. On the Oregon Trail she gives birth to the remarkable Danny Duly, who already began narrating this emigrant tale from the womb. Danny has the rare ability to see with his mind's eye and record events that he can later put down on paper. Along the dangerous Bozeman Trail, Libbie and son fall into the hands of Sioux warrior Wolf Who Don't Dance, and the emigrant story becomes a captivating captivity narrative.