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 have to get a new book. Order our Indian Captive: 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. Several years after she first came to the Indians, Mary was offered the choice of leaving to resume living with the “pale-faces” though she had learned by this time that her family had been murdered a day or two after she was separated from them.

Jekison even empathized with the Indians–she puts this amazing people in a honest light.

Apr 05, Krista the Krazy Kataloguer rated it it was amazing Shelves: A young Indian boy, Little Turtle, takes pity on Molly and tries to watch out for her and show her the ropes. Refresh and try again. Discover Prime Book Box for Kids.

Indian Captive: The Story of Mary Jemison by Lois Lenski

Indian CaptiveLois Lenskinot recommendedPub year When I taught 8th graders 20 years ago, there was a girl with long, white-blonde wavy hair. I wholeheartedly agree with your comment regarding the passage found on page I’m glad Molly stayed with them fo had a happy life; It made the book very interested knowing it was jemieon true story.


Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. In Seaver, there is no mention of being mistreated by the Seneca women who adopted her. I found Indian Captive easy to put down.

The novel, Indian Captive, begins when Mary Jemison is taken prisoner by attacking warriors from the Seneca tribe of the Iroquois Indians.

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Truly a wonderful book about an extraordinary girl. Perhaps that’s because I compared it to the Ransom of Mercy Carter the whole time, but still, if it was good enough, it would have found it’s own spot in my heart, just like all the other books I’ve read and loved.

Definitely read both books together. I was so thrilled when jemkson wrote back, sending me book marks for several of the books she had written. The tale of Mercy Carter is the most mature account and would be better suited for an adolescent audience, while Indian Captive and Calico Cap Of the fictional accounts of Native American captivity that I’ve read, each based on 3 different real life accounts, here’s my ranking in terms of preference: This trip is very hard on Molly who arrives in the town deathly ill.


Jan 11, Malissa rated it liked it Shelves: Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. The themes of family, love, and belonging are so prevalent in this book, and it made for such a beautiful telling of this woman’s story. This is a wonderful novel based on the true story of a young girl taken captive by Indians the day before her family was killed by the same group of Indians; after two years in captivity with the Seneca Indians, Molly Jemison, aka Corn Tassel, chose to stay with them.


Read more from the Study Guide. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. She was just one of the many children captured by the Senecas as retribution for the killing of a member of their tribe. I loved Molly and the characters. Her real life is a sad one. In the end, Molly learned her family died and is faced with possibly one of the hardest decisions in her life.

The portrayal of one Seneca woman as cruel does not, in my opinion, feel wrong.

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I think this book can be used in the classroom if it is done carefully, and in the larger context of cultural respect. Follow Us on Facebook. Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. Molly learns to live with the Indians and eventually learns ijdian love them, but when an opportunity comes for Molly to leave the Indians and go back to civilization, she feels This is the story of Mary captie Jemison who was captured by the Seneca Indians when she was very young.

This book is based on the true story of Mary Jemison.

However, I disagree with those who have interpreted Lenski’s description of the Senecas’ fascination with Mary’s blond hair as saying that whiteness or blond hair is superior. Share Facebook Twitter Pinterest. Be the first to discover new talent!