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Twelve-year-old Mary Jemison took her peaceful days on her family's farm in eastern Pennsylvania for granted. But, on a spring day in 1758, something happened that changed her life forever. A band of Indian warriors invaded the house, and took the Jemison family captive. Mary was separated from her parents, and brother and sister. She travelled with the Indians to southern Ohio, and later a Seneca village on the Genesee river, in what is now western New York.

Mary's new life was not easy, she missed her family terribly, and she was unaccustomed to Seneca ways. Several times she even tried to run away but the Indians were kind to her and taught her many things about the earth, it's plants, and it's creatures. She became a sister to animals, and to all growing things, then Mary was finally given the chance to return to the world of white men. But she has also become a sister to the Indians. How could she leave them?

Based on a true story, here is the unforgettable tale of the legendary "white woman of the Genesee."

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Very good, I thoroughly enjoyed it. I like the names of the Indians, especially Blue Trout!


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Parental Guidance

  • Reading Age: 12+
  • Reading Aloud Age: 11+

Some swearing.

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