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In this classic frontier adventure Lois Lenskireconstructs the real life story of Mary Jemison who was captured i. I went into this book a bit skeptical of its choice as one of the books for our county wide read this year the theme of which is Native American Culture I couldn't help thinking that a book by a white author written about a white girl taken captive by Native Americans might not really fit the theme However I was really impressed with this book It's based on the true story of Mary Jemison a pioneer girl who as taken captive by the Senecas around the age of 13 In the introduction the author tells us that the Mary lived out her life with the Senecas until a very old age Still this doesn't really take away from the story because the uestion becomes not will she stay but will her broken heart and longing for home ever heal and how Mary or Molly as she is called throughout much of the book very realistically struggles between conflicting feelings of anger and bitterness at being held captive and being made into an Indian and growing love and respect for her new Seneca family Her struggles continue until the end of the book when she learns that her birth family was killed shortly after she was taken But instead of falling back into anger and despair Mary has grown as a person and reacts with sadness and acceptance Her final feelings are summed up well in the line Perhaps the Englishman was right she ought to hate the Indians for the crime which they had committed against her but in her heart there was no feeling of revenge no hate It was only war that she hated war which set nation against nation; the French against the English and the poor Indians between them bothMary comes to not only love her Seneca family but to truly respect the Seneca way of life and the ways in which she has grown under their guidance This is a very good book for upper elementary to junior high readers with a difficult subject matter that is dealt with realistically but gently enough for the intended audience

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Indian Captive The Story of Mary JemisonTailed drawings this novel offers an exceptionally vivid and personal portrait of Native American life and custom. Indian Captive The Story of Mary Jemison is based on a true story The book reads fast and guides the reader through Molly’s emotions as a captive of the Seneca people I highly recommend reading it to middle grade age kids

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Characters ê Indian Captive: The Story of Mary Jemison É PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ú In this classic frontier adventure Lois Lenskireconstructs the real life story of Mary Jemison who was captured in a raid as young girl and raised amongst the Seneca Indians MN a raid as young girl and raised amongst the Seneca Indians Meticulously researched and illustrated with many de. I was delighted with how approachable this book still is for today's audiences Published in 1941 this book is than 70 years old how would its treatment of Native Americans for one translate to today's sensibilities and politically correct emphasis uite well This is a wonderful novel based on the true story of a young girl taken captive by Indians the day before her family was killed by the same group of Indians; after two years in captivity with the Seneca Indians Molly Jemison aka Corn Tassel chose to stay with them She'd learned much from her Indian family had grown to love them and realized that she could indeed make a life as a white girl amongst an Indian tribe They accepted her as their own even though she'd been technically a captive The Seneca Indians are shown to be a hard working beauty loving stern yet loving people I read this from a netgalley ARC from Open Road Media I believe they're reissuing the book as an e book It had a nicely done short biography of Lenski complete with some author photos All of Lenski's original illustrations are also in the e book format I've labeled it historical fiction partly because I think it would be shelved with fiction in a traditional library; it's really closer to a biography covering 2 years of MaryMolly Jemison's extraordinary life