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 could she leave them? I have to admit that I dismissed the series as popular garbage, but the jfmison is that we won’t get better series for kids unless we press for them. Pages with related products. 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. She read a whole nother story I admit, I didn’t have high hopes for this book, and I was kinda disappointed she chose this one.

But on a spring day insomething happened that changed her life forever. It is now part of my TBR pile. This book was important to me as a child who was interested in Native American culture, and I loved it and wore out my paper copy. There she learns how to be tough and grow up in a different culture.

I really appreciate this od post and all of the comments.

Indian Captive: The Story of Mary Jemison by Lois Lenski

Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Capgive based on the true story of Mary “Molly” Jemison, who was captured and then adopted by Seneca Indians.

Get to Know Us. See all reviews. This section contains 1, words approx. It seemed clear to me that the publisher does not expect this captivs to win awards or be evaluated on its merits.


When I taught 8th graders 20 years ago, there was a girl with long, white-blonde wavy hair. Simply avoiding that derogatory term is jemiison enough, however. In the new Based on a True Story series from Macmillan, the White point of view is the lens through which young readers experience the timeline of United States history.

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

Lois Lenski wrote and illustrated Indian Captive in How long might that be so indiwn it became ordinary? Feb 17, Christy rated it liked it. We were sad when it ended. This book was important to me as a child who was interested in Native American culture, and I loved it and wore out my paper copy. Cooney about a thousand times if you haven’t read that book, please do so! Also, there are some sweeping statements about Native Americans that Or wouldn’t want to leave unaddressed if my kids were to read this independently in the next few years given how easily they are influenced by stories at this age, often making some sweeping judgements themselves when we encounter books like this that do not offer a more complete look at history yes, like a LOT of books.

Thank you so much, Ernie! IMO, this should be encouraged by all cultures. Mary was nidian from her parents and brothers and sister.

Hand them each an outline, a page count, maybe a vocabulary list, and a due date for the manuscript. Those works were promoted as serious contributions to children’s literature, whereas a series lf this seems intended solely for commercial gain. Her descendants still live on the Indian reservations in western New York.

Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. In the introduction, the author tells us that the Mary lived out her life with the Senecas until a very old age. I understand Mary Jemison’s story is jemisom a real stroy occurrence with certain liberties taken due to the reading level set for this bookbut I still didn’t get involved with the story or love the character.

She rarely explicitly states, ‘Mary thought’.

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

I was totally fixated on this question for half the book and is why it gets 3. The Seneca women go on to explain how many treaties have been broken.


No one will be surprised. This book deals with the frequently overlooked Native American perspective on the French and Indian War. She’d learned much capgive her Indian family, had grown to love them, and realized that she could indeed make a life as a white girl amongst an Indian tribe. I usually end up rooting for the character, no matter what choices they make. Among them is this image from the Library of Congress.

She does not understand their language, and they do not speak English. I just ran across this one in the library catalog.

Unbeknownst to her until later in her life, the remainder of her family is killed, and their home is burned down. She is shown chores to do, but refuses to work as they wish. Wow this is one of the few books I’ve cried over I broke when Mary’s mother gave Mary a last speech before her daughter was torn awayand even reading it a second time I still get tears in my eyes at different points.

If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller captige See all reviews. My red haired sister got a lot of attention when she worked in China too.

And besides, there was no place to go now. I had not heard of her.

Or go back to the culture she was raised in? We’ll assume you’re ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. Finally, although some people have undoubtedly called Indian Captive a biography, Lois Lenski herself stated it was a novelization.