Mary Jemison: Native American Captive (Based on a True Story)

Written by E. F. Abbott

Mary Jemison, a fifteen-year-old frontier girl living in Pennsylvania in 1758 during the French and Indian War, 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?

Age Range 8 - 12 years
Copyright Year
Page Count
Square Fish
Grade Level 3rd - 4th