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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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How, other than not purchasing these books, can librarians send a strong message to publishers that these hackneyed, reductive stories are not a good use of anyone’s time or money? At one point, Molly thinks that, “like an Indian,” she is learning to bear pain.

I doubt any society would have seen “whiteness” as the embodiment of beauty or mercy. Picked this up on the library’s discard shelf, which is my newest way of picking books ; I knew it was a classic so of course I had to read it in my effort to read ALL the classics I never read as a child right away. I saw and learned what the word region meant as I witnessed firsthand different ways of life unlike my own. French and Indian WarIndian Captive: Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants.

She misses her family terribly and is unaccustomed to Seneca ways. April 4, at 3: This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers.

It’s an easy but informative read for any child, including boys as well as girls.


It seemed clear to me that the publisher does not expect this series to win awards or be evaluated on its merits. After many days, Molly arrives at a Seneca village.


East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. Lenski has brought her special talents for research, for writing, and for drawing to this true American story of a white Indian Captive is one of my favorite Newbery Honor Awards book especially while studying early American history.

This book is not a biography or research documentary, it’s a child’s storybook I read through that as well, and it was every bit as fascinating as this fictitious account led me to believe it would be. I am 11 years old, so consider this a kid’s perspective. Then Molly gets jejison the Seneca village. Apr 02, Rachel M.

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She does not understand their language, and they do not speak English. The book doesn’t cover Molly’s whole life, but the first two years of captibe life with the Seneca. The Story of Mary Jemison by Lois Lenski is a good introduction for those ages eight to 12 to the French and Indian war and to the Native American way of life at a transitional period in history.

I think this book can be used in the classroom if it is done carefully, and in the larger context of cultural respect. What I do remember is that it helped fuel a lifelong interest in Native Americans and made me want to learn as much as I could.

He remains a loyal and true friend to Mady. Which begs the question: Add both to Cart Add both to List. Some may like it, but this didn’t do it for me.

Indian Captive: The Story of Mary Jemison Summary & Study Guide

Customers who viewed this item also viewed. Anna Diary of an Eccentric says: This study guide contains the following sections: Nov 18, Jelinas rated it liked it. There are now plenty of other books available to non-Native children to storh them in the many Native cultures of America.


After Mary is taken away by Shawnee men and sold to members of the Seneca Nation she begins to understand more about the First Nations. I had no idea that Native Americans used a kind of “eye for an eye” system when it came to human lives: Sometimes they asked permission sometimes not.

Thank you so captlve, Ernie! Although Molly has longed to go home and then longed merely to be with white families, she has come to love her new family, her new way of life, and all that she has learned. Free with Audible trial. Cooney about a thousand times if you haven’t read that book, please do so!

Or go back to the culture she was raised in? The choice Molly makes really reflects on her internal struggle. What do you think? Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. Preview — Stroy Captive by Lois Jemion. I am not of direct Native ancestry that I am aware of, but in my family tree there are marriages to Algonquin and Lumbee jemisob. She rarely explicitly states, ‘Mary thought’. The author of this particular book is Jane Kelley http: This was my favorite book when I was a little girl.

That’s usually why I throw in the towel.

In Seaver, there is no mention of being mistreated by the Seneca women who adopted her. Twice she sees Old Fallenash, the white trader who used to trade with her father.