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Indian Captive

Indian Captive

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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 this classic frontier adventure, Lois Lenski reconstructs the real life story of Mary Jemison, who was captured in a raid as young girl and raised amongst the Seneca Indians. Meticulously researched and illustrated with many detailed drawings, this novel offers an exceptionally vivid and personal portrait of Native American life and customs of the Iroquian people who lived south of the Great Lakes prior to the American Revolution, and then were granted land in Canada after their alliance with the British.

This is one of Donna's favourite childhood books.

1942 Newbery Honor book


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