Fur Lined Moccasins
Unfortunately for them, the Wetzel's and their neigbors were now direct targets from the Shawnee, Delaware and Miami Indians. The family became used to raids from these tribes. The boys grew up quick. They learned how to use a gun at an early age.
At the age of thirteen Lewis was captured by a raiding party of Wyandot Indians along with his brother George.
During the assault young Lewis was grazed in the chest with a bullet. Despite the pain of this wound, which had torn into his sternum, Lewis knew that he had to keep up with the fast pace set by the Indians as the rushed back to their village.