Indian Captive: The Story of Mary Jemison
Indian Captive The Story of Mary Jemison Author:Lois Lenski Twelve-year-old Mary Jemison took her peaceful days on her family's farm in eastern Pennsylvania for granted. But on a spring day in 1758, something happened that changed her life forever. A band of warriors invaded the house and took the Jemison family captive. Mary was separated from her parents and brothers and sister. She traveled with t... more »he Indians to southern Ohio and later to a Seneca village on the Genesee River in what is now western New York.
Mary's new life was not easy. She missed her family terribly, and she was unaccustomed to Seneca ways. Several times she even tried to run away. But the Indians were kind to her and taught her many things about the earth, its plants, and its creatures. She became a sister to animals and to all growing things. Then Mary was finally given the chance to return to the world of white men. But she had also become a sister to the Indians. How could she leave them?
Based on a true story, here is the unforgettable tale of the legendary "White Woman of the Genesee."« less
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.
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.