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The Beaded Moccasins: The Story of Mary Campbell (Large Print)
The Beaded Moccasins The Story of Mary Campbell - Large Print Author:Lynda Durrant 12-year-old Mary Campbell, who was kidnapped by the Delaware Indians from her family farm in Pennsylvania in 1759. She was to replace the dead granddaughter of the Delaware leader. Mary's first-person, present-tense narrative will hold readers fast: the terror of her capture, the physicalness of the arduous winter journey across the mountain... more »s to Ohio, and the candor about her inner struggle as a captive who begins to feel part of her new family. Few of the Delaware are individualized, except for her adoptive grandfather, but there is no reverential stereotyping. Mary has seen him order the scalping of a baby, but he is gentle with her, and she comes to love and respect him. Nor is there nostalgia for her lost home.
Mary has always resented her father for uprooting the family from their town in Connecticut and dragging them on his "westering" adventure. Far away now in a mountain cave, she is ashamed of that anger and bitterness, even while she knows it was not all her fault.« less