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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The Story of Mary Jemison includes an excerpt from Lenski’s autobiography.

She also becomes very friendly with all of the children in the town. I wholeheartedly agree with your comment regarding the passage found on page I adored this book as a child in the forties, and as a child with pale blond hair, privately thought of myself as “Corn Tassel”. HarperCollins; Reprint edition February 18, Language: I hope teachers and librarians will reconsider having such books in their jeison. It would take very little effort, especially give the resources at MacMillan, to construct a series that offers diverse perspectives, is accurate, is well written and holds the attention.

However, the author didn’t get me as involved as I’d have liked. But even after her several unsuccessful attempts to run away, the Indians are kind to Mary and teach her many things about the earth, jemmison plants, and its creatures.


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If you are looking for a book that is fun, intriguing, and historical I would definitely recommend this book to you.

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It didn’t feel intrusive, not even when my hair was touched, as it occasionally was, on a public street, but rather an experience of fascination-with-the-other, some thing I felt in the reverse, myself. Molly never really had a side because she was with the Senecas who now cared and loved her but she still wanted to go back to her white American family.

A band of warriors invaded the house and took the Jemison family captive. Meticulously researched and illustrated with many detailed drawings, this novel offers an exceptionally tue and personal portrait of Native American life and customs. The Seneca women go on to explain how many treaties have been broken. Newer Post Older Post Home. This is a powerful use of words, but in the negative sense.

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She decides that she will stay with her new, Seneca, family. My library already bought the book, so there’s little I can do there except include a link to your review in our catalog.

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For more information on these enhancements and matching beginning readers with texts, visit lexile. Sounds wonderful — will have to add this to my TBR.


Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. Several times she even tried to run away. She is spotted by English speaking white people who take her into their building, begin to ask her questions, and feel sorry for her. I had never heard of it–I only knew of captivity narratives as Early American texts that were very popular at the time they were published.

Accept Reject Read More. It lets stand the idea that Native peoples were cruel, aggressive, and warlike, and that the White people who attacked them and encroached on their homelands were the ones who can teach love and sympathy.

American Indians in Children’s Literature (AICL): Lois Lenski’s INDIAN CAPTIVE

Thanks so much for this review, as always. There are cruel and insensitive people in every culture and a writer works hard at creating conflict to move the narrative along. Showing of reviews. Browse all BookRags Study Guides. Our favorite toys for everyone on your list.