The Diary of Mary Jemison: Captured by the Indians

The Diary of Mary Jemison Captured by the Indians Many towering figures are credited with shaping the course of American history For each of these celebrated lives there were countless others writing the real story of America In My Own Words introdu

  • Title: The Diary of Mary Jemison: Captured by the Indians
  • Author: Connie Roop Peter Roop
  • ISBN: 9780761410102
  • Page: 302
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Many towering figures are credited with shaping the course of American history For each of these celebrated lives, there were countless others writing the real story of America In My Own Words introduces young readers to these lesser known Americans and their stories This exciting series reveals the tales of four ordinary people in extraordinary circumstances throughMany towering figures are credited with shaping the course of American history For each of these celebrated lives, there were countless others writing the real story of America In My Own Words introduces young readers to these lesser known Americans and their stories This exciting series reveals the tales of four ordinary people in extraordinary circumstances through their personal writings Readers will be amused by the sly Yankee humor that Revolutionary War soldier Joseph Plumb Martin brings to his stirring account of the war for independence The thrilling writings of John Wesley Powell the first white man to explore the Grand Canyon allow readers to sense the profound awe Powell and his crew felt discovering the Canyon s natural wonders, as well as the dangers and hardships they faced daily.

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    1. I think enjoyment of this book depends somewhat on an interest in the life of Mary Jemison. It's a good companion to Lois Lenski's novel Indian Captive (which seems to be based on this account). This book is simply an account of the capture of pioneer girl Mary Jemison and the early part of her life with the Senca. It is in her words (with notes to explain outdated usage and other information about the time period) as transcribed by a doctor near the end of Mary's life. No manuscripts of the ori [...]

    2. In the early 1800's, Mary was taken captive by members of the Seneca Indian tribe. Her account brings to life the hardships faced by settlers and Native Americans alike. A moving portrait that reads like a novel, this book would be fascinating reading for children up to 6th grade.

    3. Always interesting to read a first-person narrative, but they left so much out in those days! I couldn't help wanting more.

    4. This book is a fascinating look into life on the frontier from the perspective of a woman captured and raised by Native Americans. I was glad to be reading it aloud to my first grade child, as I significantly reduced the strength of the language describing violence. Otherwise, it is an interesting biography and worth reading. She grows up to marry and raise children among the tribe, so the story is complex, portraying both positive and negative sides to Native American culture at the time.

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