The writing is powerful, unadorned and beautiful. A young girl names Mary Jerimson is an original heroine in this account of her capture by Indians in 1758. Renamed with an Indian name she gradually becomes integrated into her new family... she marries a Delaware warrior, raises a family etc. Fascinating story and completely believable.
A riveting fictional account(based on certain actual events ) of Mary Jemison who was abducted from her PA home at 16 by a Shawnee hunting party.This is the story of her life...
I LOVED this book. It is a very quick read and is a fascinating fictionalized life story of a real woman who was abducted by Indians as a young girl.
Based on actual events, this is the story of Mary Jemison who is captured by Indians in the midwest. After her family is killed she is taken to an encampment to become part of the family of a man killed by the settlers. 212 pages easy but good read
I read this book in an evening. It is not a detailed story, yet very haunting. Instead of all the details you find in books of this subject, the author chose to explain just this one girl's reaction emotionally to the events in her life as a captive. Eventually she is given the option of returning to her old life with Whites, and she chooses to live half in and half out of that life. Not a long or intricate character study, but nonetheless, very deep and affecting for the reader.