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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I wish to add a bit of clarity to the reviews of this book She misses her family and only wishes she could go back. Captove found Indian Captive easy to put down. Someone was smart enough to get her account of her life before she died, and it is available through the Gutenburg Project online. She was made to work hard, as all of the other girls in the Seneca culture were.

French and Indian WarIndian Captive: Thanks for the review, Ernie.

I just ran across this one in the library catalog. Someone i’d like to meet with God someday. In Journey Into Childhood, Lenski wrote that she was struck by the fact that there were “plenty of books that tell how children live in Alaska, Holland, China, and Mexico, but no books at all telling about the many ways children live here in the United States” Bayou Suzette.

In my opinion, the book is decent but it feel Indian Captive was a decent book about a girl named Molly taken captive by Indians in eastern Pennsylvania. I went into this book a bit skeptical of its choice as one of the books for our county-wide read this year, the theme of which is “Native American Culture. The new cover makes it look all modern and kinda creepy, actuallybut the story is old.


I do urge readers not to dismiss Lenski’s work out of hand.

This was my favorite book when I was a little girl. Like It Find This Book. Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Perhaps my opinion is colored by my memory of such a deep affection for the story, for Mary Jeminson, and for the Senecas.

I read this book as a child back in the s, and I didn’t remember the turkey thing at all.

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In that mission I think she succeeded, with some obvious flaws. Add both to Cart Add both to List. Soon though you see that, although they do things differently, the Native Americans are pretty much the same as the “pale faces” and they only take captives to avenge the deaths of their loved ones, and then they treat that cap 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.

The Seneca Indians are shown to be a hard-working, beauty-loving, stern-yet-loving people. Yet, the impact on kids is the same—a child who reads any of these titles comes away with a false understanding of the world and their history. I have not heard of this book, but it is definitely my kind of book. On one hand I want to love it for what it is: I really o this story.

I read this for my Reading Challenge “a book with a subtitle” PopSugar and for my Newbery Challenge Honor Book ; interestingly this is one early Newbery that is still widely available. Think this book was great because it is always moving. Return to top of page. It’s great that the social norm is no longer racism and that we’re seeing more diversity in media, inddian, and culture.

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This book deals with the frequently overlooked Native American perspective on the French and Indian War. Don’t have a Kindle? That’s usually why I throw in the towel. They cut down trees and pulled stumps.

Those spaces included the cities of Europe, the colonial towns, and the settlements. To ask other readers questions about Indian Captiveplease sign up. As for Jemison’s story, kids would be better off mry the Wikipedia entry, which is more neutral and factual.

This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. This book was really fascinating! Views Read Edit View history. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. It was a good book that made me cry a few times. Still, this doesn’t really take away from the story because the question becomes not “will she stay? English Choose a language for shopping. Home Sign In Contact Us.

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Cooney about a thousand times if you haven’t read that book, please do so! Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. The Based on a True Story series leaves contemporary kids in the same position – dependent on the White normative jemiison to understand U. Showing of reviews. I think Lenski didn’t want to call her Dickewamis, or an English translation, either.

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