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Title:
Mary Jemison : Native American captive

Based on a true story

Mary Jemison.
Author:
Abbott, E. F., author.

Kelley, Jane (Jane Alice), 1954- Mary Jemison.

Hansen, Clint, illustrator.
ISBN:
9781250068385
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Edition:
First edition.
Physical Description:
213 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm.
Series:
Based on a true story
Abstract:
A fictional retelling of the early life of Mary Jemison who was captured during the French and Indian War and lived for most of her life with the Seneca Indians.
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What happens when everything you know is suddenly ripped away? This is the fate of Mary Jemison, a fifteen-year-old frontier girl living in Pennsylvania in 1758. How does Mary find the will to carry on?

During the French and Indian War, Mary is captured by a band of French and Shawnee warriors and led deep into the woods. After her family is killed, Mary is traded to the Seneca and taken in by two sisters. Renamed Dehgewanus, she finds her place among the Seneca and embarks on a new way of life. But when given the choice, will Mary return to the world she once knew or remain with her adopted family?

Based on a True Story books by E.F. Abbott are exciting historical fiction about real children who lived through extraordinary times in American History. This title has Common Core connections.