Saturday, November 29, 2008

Indian Captive: The Story of Mary Jemison by Lois Lenski

Reviewed by Mrs. Bruno from Arongen
The year is 1758 and twelve year old Mary has had an enjoyable life on her family's farm in eastern Pennsylvania. But all that she holds dear will be taken away. In one drastic moment, along with her family, she is seized by Indians. Being held captive, then separated from the family she has known and loves makes her grief-stricken, sad and lonely. She is relocated and sent to a Seneca village on the Genesee River of western New York. The Seneca Indians adopt Mary and treat her as their own family. Her new name is "Corn Tassel" because her hair is blonde the color of corn husks. They teach her their traditions and way of life. But Mary is still homesick for the world she was taken from. Will Mary leave her friends and return to the world of her people? Will she accept the Seneca tribe as her own family? Based on a true story, you will be captivated by the inner strength of Mary Jemison and the good-natured Seneca Indians.

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