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Indian Captive: The Story of Mary Jemison
Indian Captive The Story of Mary Jemison
Author: Lois Lenski
In this classic frontier adventure, Lois Lenski reconstructs the real life story of Mary Jemison, who was captured in a raid as young girl and raised amongst the Seneca Indians. Meticulously researched and illustrated with many detailed drawings, this novel offers an exceptionally vivid and personal portrait of Native American life and customs. ...  more
ISBN-13: 9780064461627
ISBN-10: 0064461629
Publication Date: 1/30/1995
Pages: 320
Reading Level: Young Adult
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3.8 stars, based on 60 ratings
Publisher: HarperTrophy
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
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Newbery Honor Book! This is a fantastic story by Lois Lenski, writer and illustrater extrordinare. I loved this book, a fictionalized story based on a the true experiences of Mary Jemison, who was abducted by a group of Senecas (Native American tribe, Iroquois) and "adopted." The story real is very interesting and, I felt, eye opening, as it is a view of real life inside of a tribe known for violence, a look at why they do things and the true spirit of the individuals. Absolutly lovely book, and one that I think everyone should read.
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This book is perfect for pre-teens and young teens. it is the story of 12 year old Mary Jemison who is 1758 was taken captive by Native Americans from Southern Ohio, the Seneca Tribe on the Genesee River in what is today western New York. The Natives treated her well and she learned many things...Based on a true story.
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A fictional retelling of the experiences of twelve-year-old Mary Jemison, who after being captured by a Shawnee war party during the French and Indian War, is rescued and subsequently adopted by two Seneca sisters with whom she ultimately chooses to stay.
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In 1758 12 year old Mary Jemison was captured by Indians from her Pennsylvania farm. She lived, very usefully, for the rest of her life with these Indians. This is the story of her early years with her captors, who became her people.
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Excellent story written with amazing detail of the life of the Senecas. Captivating enough for an 8 year old and a 40 year old!
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Great historical book.
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its a great book, and i went and seen her home and the land she lived on with the Native Americans. I would seen it cuz thats were my family is from.

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