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The diary of Mary Jemison, captured by the Indians / edited by Connie and Peter Roop.

Jemison, Mary, 1743-1833 (Author). Roop, Connie. (Added Author). Roop, Peter. (Added Author).

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.

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Godel Memorial-Warren Library j 921 JEM (Text) 35500002958195 Main Available -

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  • ISBN: 0761410104
  • Physical Description: 64 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • Publisher: New York : Benchmark Books, 2000.

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary, etc.:
The experiences, based on her own account, of Mary Jemison who was captured by a Shawnee war party when she was twelve and subsequently rescued and adopted by the Seneca with whom she chose to remain the rest of her long life.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Monthly Selections - #2 February 2001
    Reviewed with David R. Leeper's The Diary of David R. Leeper. Gr. 3-6. As editors for the promising In My Own Words series, the Roops organize and prepare the first-person accounts of historical figures and modernize spelling and punctuation to make the writing clear and accessible to young readers. Because each book is short, printed in relatively large type, and illustrated with several attractive watercolor paintings, the result is a series of history books that look appealing, read well, and carry the conviction of original accounts. Page-long sidebars fill in background information that students will need to better understand the times. Based on Jemison's oral account of her story as recorded by James Seaver and published in 1824, the "diary" of Mary Jemison describes her capture by Indians at the age of 12, her adoption by a Seneca family, and her life with the Native Americans. Leeper's story, taken from a book he published in 1894, doesn't read like a diary either, but it is a lively account of his life as forty-niner. Beginning in Indiana, it recounts his adventures crossing the country by wagon train and prospecting for gold in California. ((Reviewed February 15, 2001)) Copyright 2001 Booklist Reviews

Subject: Jemison, Mary, 1743-1833 > Captivity > Juvenile literature.
Seneca Indians > History > Juvenile literature.
Indian captivities > Genesee River Valley (Pa. and N.Y.) > Juvenile literature.
Pioneers > Genesee River Valley (Pa. and N.Y.) > Biography > Juvenile literature.
Genesee River Valley (Pa. and N.Y.) > Biography > Juvenile literature.
Jemison, Mary, 1743-1833.
Indian captivities > Genesee River Valley (Pa. and N.Y.)
Seneca Indians > History.
Indians of North America > New York (State) > History.

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