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The White
The White
Author: Deborah Larsen
“I was born a white at sea on the way to the New World . . . But I was taken by those whom we called Indians. Nearly speechless for a time, I was beset by terrors.” — This is the voice of Mary Jemison, who, in 1758, at the age of sixteen, was taken by a Shawnee raiding party from her home near what would become Gettysburg, Penn...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780375413599
ISBN-10: 0375413596
Publication Date: 7/2002
Pages: 240
Rating:
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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3.5 stars, based on 89 ratings
Publisher: Knopf
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 8
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.
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Helpful Score: 8
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...
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Helpful Score: 7
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.
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Helpful Score: 5
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
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Helpful Score: 5
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.
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This book is based alot on truth. If i could give it more stars just for the true history of the account i would. It is the story of a young white girl taken by the Indians and raised. The trauma she went thru and her life in a tribe. It was well written and quite engrossing. A page turner, i loved it.
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I became interested in this story upon visiting Letchworth Park on the Genesee River in New York. This book is an ok overall but I think it lacked depth and I did not enjoy it very much. I'll keep looking for more on this woman though.


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