Captured by Indians: The Life of Mary Jemison

Captured by Indians: The Life of Mary Jemison

by Karen Zeinert, Karen Zeinert, James E. Seaver
     
 

In 1758, 15-year-old Mary Jemison with family and friends, was dragged from her Pennsylvania cabin by a raiding party of Frenchmen and Shawnee Indians. Scalps were taken, and only Mary and a neighbor boy were spared. See more details below

Overview

In 1758, 15-year-old Mary Jemison with family and friends, was dragged from her Pennsylvania cabin by a raiding party of Frenchmen and Shawnee Indians. Scalps were taken, and only Mary and a neighbor boy were spared.

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Karen Hutt
Mary Jemison, taken captive by the Shawnee Indians in a raid during the French and Indian War, was given to the Seneca tribe and spent the rest of her life with them. When her story was first published in 1824, it included commentary about the Indian way of life from the person who spoke with Mary. In this version, Zeinert has attempted to tell the story as Jemison related it, presenting other material in captions or boxed text. The result is not as readable as the fictionalized versions of Jemison's life, such as Lois Lenski's "Indian Captive" (1990), but the authenticity of the tale will appeal to students interested in stories of captivity or the Seneca tribe. The straightforward text, somewhat dry and at times graphic, is enhanced by black-and-white photos and drawings.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780208023681
Publisher:
Shoe String Press, Incorporated
Publication date:
11/01/1994
Pages:
140
Product dimensions:
5.86(w) x 8.84(h) x 0.61(d)
Age Range:
11 - 17 Years

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