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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Children nowadays often lose family and friends through death, divorce, and sudden family moves, and being able to relate to Mollie’s sadness and the firm but kind behavior of her new people could be therapeutic for a child in one of those storh.


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Perhaps you’re thinking of a different book? A band of warriors invaded the house and took the Jemison family captive. This article about a biographical novel of the s is a stub. I was delighted with how approachable this book still is for today’s audiences.

Product details Audible Audiobook Listening Length: Most of the book is about the three years they spent in between, at Fort Clark. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. After Molly is taken she struggles not to forget her family by repeating their names and talking to herself in English.

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American Indians in Children’s Literature (AICL): Lois Lenski’s INDIAN CAPTIVE

In the end, Molly learned her family died and is faced with possibly one of the hardest decisions in her life. Now, I am so glad she did because it is one of czptive personal favorites. Cotton in My Sack. Just know what you’re getting. It’s based on the true story of Mary Jemison, a pioneer girl who as taken captive by the Senecas around the age of The thought process of the character is the running arc of the story, and I totally got inside Mary’s head without Lenski using any of those overused verb disclaimers.


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There are cruel and insensitive people in every culture and a writer works hard at creating conflict to move the narrative along. Yet it is at the end, the beautiful end, well prepared by Lenski, that we see how she has led us, all along, through the entire story to this point!

It’s not a difficult 3. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. I wholeheartedly agree with your comment regarding the passage found on page This is a book for ‘young’ people so the type is big and there aren’t many words on a page. Product details Age Range: Her first major stop on this journey is at Fort Duquesne where the French and natives are set up to fight the English for the land and where the captives are to be traded in a bargain.

There she learns how to be tough and grow up in a different culture.

Indian Captive

Maybe it’s time for another author to novelize this biography more accurately and sensitively. An old friend came and delivered the news of the death of her family.

Molly and a boy become friends. I’m appalled that a modern book would use the word ‘savages. The Wish Giver Bill Brittain.

Clearly the words of a White kf, thinking a White person is doing a good thing by writing this messed up book. The Hispanic girl who sat behind her would stare at it all the time, and would occasionally touch it lightly.

This is the story of Mary “Molly” Jemison who was captured by the Seneca Indians when she was very young.


The novel, Indian Captive, begins when Mary Jemison is taken prisoner by attacking warriors from the Seneca tribe of the Iroquois Indians. The plot of this story is insane–Molly wants to go home for almost the stoey book, and she gets about a hundred chances to. What matters is that another series gets published—quickly—and is marketed widely—and sells. Her childhood the story of Indian Captive was less than a chapter long, capive the author’s admitting she took liberties with the real story was an understatement.

She chose Corn Tassel instead. American Regional Series Beginning with Bayou Suzette inLois Lenski began writing a series of books which would become known as her “regional series. Soon though you see that, although they do things differently, mmary 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 captove a white person makes it seem as if this book will constantly paint Native Americans in a negative light.

She has a hard time adjusting to their way of life. I doubt any society would have seen “whiteness” as the embodiment of beauty or mercy. It is a glimpse into the life of the Seneca Indian tribe during the mid to late captve. My copy of Lois Lenski’s Indian Captive: