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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We could say that, by changing the name, she was being dismissive of the Seneca’s. I have not heard of this book, but it is definitely my kind of book. Her decision is to stay with the Seneca people.

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

Her decision to want to stay with the Indians took all of 1 or 2 pages at the end of the book. Several times when she messes up the work, Squirrel Woman gets angry and punishes her, and Molly indkan off to cry. Were the Frenchmen wicked, too, like the Indians? It is a glimpse into the life of the Seneca Indian tribe during the mid to late s. I think Lenski was trying to show children that we can all learn from each incian, and all cultures have much to offer she wrote prolifically about children from tje cultures in the USA.

Return to Book Page. Stereotypes and outright mistakes should be pointed out and discussed, but don’t dismiss this book. The passengers are weary: As far as I recall, stoy was not all that uncommon for female captives to choose not to be redeemed i. As for Jemison’s story, kids would be better off reading the Wikipedia entry, which is more neutral and factual.


We’ll assume you’re ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. The story describes first the scary and difficult journey Molly takes with her captors. I just bought it. This is an important cultural aspect that says much about the values of Native peoples from that period.

I read this book aloud to my son and thus became interested in the life of Mary Jemison, so I read her book “The Narrative of Mary Jemison. Posted by Debbie Reese at Small tangent aside, this book is amazing and I think everyone should read it.

Indian Captive: The Story of Mary Jemison by Lois Lenski

Hand them each an outline, a page count, maybe a vocabulary list, and a due date for the manuscript. 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.

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It is written for little girls at heart in a completely “fictional” storybook format. While reading, I couldn’t help but be amazed by how much strength Molly Jamison must have had to endure her capture and eventually love her captors.

As a result, Lenski and her husband Arthur Covey traveled south each fall. Last year, I started doing the research on Jemison but had set it aside to work on other projects. Showing of reviews. Withholding purchases is a strong message but jsmison must be other responses too.


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Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. Earth Woman is good for Molly in many ways. Neither is adoration of difference.

It probably wasn’t encouraged much in colonial America, either. When the series is published, one positive review from any source will be enough to sell the entire series to schools and libraries, so frantic homework-driven children will have something—anything—to use.

Indian Captive: The Story of Mary Jemison

I’d have liked more detail and faptive background than just the same thing over and over. There was a problem filtering reviews right now.

Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. I must find my copy of John Demos’ book The Unredeemed Captive, which is about another white girl captured by the Iroqu This is an interesting tale of a real life girl captured by the Seneca and her insian to stay with them.

She is forced to live with the Seneca people.