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A Narrative Of The Life Of Mrs. Mary Jemison
     

A Narrative Of The Life Of Mrs. Mary Jemison

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by James E. Seaver
 

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In 1758, fifteen-year-old Mary Jemison and her family were captured near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, by a Shawnee and French raiding party. Shortly thereafter, her family was killed; she was turned over to a Seneca family, adopted by them, and four years later taken to their western New York homeland--where, by choice, she spent the rest of her life as an Iroquois wife,

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In 1758, fifteen-year-old Mary Jemison and her family were captured near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, by a Shawnee and French raiding party. Shortly thereafter, her family was killed; she was turned over to a Seneca family, adopted by them, and four years later taken to their western New York homeland--where, by choice, she spent the rest of her life as an Iroquois wife, mother, and landed proprietor.

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A reprint of the E.L. Carey and A. Hart edition, 1834. Mrs. Jemison's account of her life with the Senecas--as told to upstate New York Doctor James Everett Seaver in 1824. The story has gone through countless editions, reprints, and retellings before the creation of this rigorous edition by feminist scholar of ethnicity June Namias. The extensive introduction and the bibliography put Jemison and Seaver's Narrative in its ethnographic, historical, and literary contexts, and offer new interpretations of the many earlier editions and of Jemison as a woman both white and American Indian. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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ISBN-13:
9781605979670
Publisher:
Standard Publications, Incorporated
Publication date:
07/28/2008
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.31(d)

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A Narrative of the Life of Mrs. Mary Jemison 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A thrilling account of a girl captured by Indians.