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. Based on factual records, this story of the formative years during which thirteen year old Mary Jemison made her adjustment to the life of a member of the. 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.

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Throughout her stay in Genesee Town, Molly jfmison treated well. I looked up her story in her own words on the internet and skimmed it.

Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. I had to get a new one because my old one was so old and the back cover was lost.

And besides, there was no hhe to go now.

Slowly, she is nursed back to health. Please try again later. What amazes me is when I find fair treatments of minorities from books written over fifty years ago, before the civil rights movement was in full swing. The takeaways from this book on race and love are amazing!

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June Learn how and when to remove this template message. Mary wants to escape the the frontier and move to Philadelphia. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. I had not heard of her.


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It covers approximately 2 years in Molly’s life: OK, we got the idea. But on the other hand, I couldn’t help but be a little annoyed at how some very tough issues were handled so lightly.

I read through that as well, and it was every bit as fascinating as this fictitious account led capive to believe it would be. Twice she sees Old Fallenash, the white trader who used to trade with her father.

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Reading While White: Reviewing While White: Mary Jemison, Native American Captive.

Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. I agree that there are some stereotyping aspects about this book, although I don’t pretend to be knowledgeable about the Seneca culture or other Native American tribes. There were parts of their culture that Molly learned to love, but other parts with which she was unable to reconcile herself.

December 6, Whispersync for Voice: The Story of Mary Jemison from Amazon. Inndian more about the PowerV Word Selector. This remarkable book is based on the true story of the capture of Mary Jemison by Seneca Indians. She was made to work hard, as all of the other girls in the Seneca culture were. I’m tempted to contact her and see if she’s open to being enlightened.


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Indian Captive: The Story of Mary Jemison

Children nowadays often lose family and friends through death, divorce, and sudden family moves, and being able to relate to Mollie’s sadness and the firm but kind behavior of her new people could be therapeutic for a child in one of those situations. Still, this doesn’t really take away from the story because the question becomes not “will she stay? I think this book can be used in the classroom if it is done carefully, and in the larger context of cultural respect. Write a customer review. Was it just the knowledge that she had no family to return to but she did have family among the Seneca?

I always feel weird recommending this book, because the title and the fact that it was written by a white person makes it seem as if this book will constantly paint Native Americans in a negative light.

It was a good book that made me cry a few times. Feb 18, Hannah added it. Posted by Reading While White at 5: That’s not how any of this works. After a while, she adopted the Seneca right back. Book ratings by Captivr.