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A Narrative of the Life of Mrs. Mary Jemison By James E. Seaver,

  • Title: A Narrative of the Life of Mrs. Mary Jemison
  • Author: James E. Seaver
  • ISBN: 9780806127170
  • Page: 236
  • Format: Paperback
  • Mary Jemison was one of the most famous white captives who, after being captured by Indians, chose to stay and live among her captors In the midst of the Seven Years War 1758 , at about age fifteen, Jemison was taken from her western Pennsylvania home by a Shawnee and French raiding party Her family was killed, but Mary was traded to two Seneca sisters who adopted her tMary Jemison was one of the most famous white captives who, after being captured by Indians, chose to stay and live among her captors In the midst of the Seven Years War 1758 , at about age fifteen, Jemison was taken from her western Pennsylvania home by a Shawnee and French raiding party Her family was killed, but Mary was traded to two Seneca sisters who adopted her to replace a slain brother She lived to survive two Indian husbands, the births of eight children, the American Revolution, the War of 1812, and the canal era in upstate New York In 1833 she died at about age ninety.
    A Narrative of the Life of Mrs Mary Jemison Mary Jemison was one of the most famous white captives who after being captured by Indians chose to stay and live among her captors In the midst of the Seven Years War at about age fifteen J

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    1. In this very slender book, first published in 1824, Mary Jemison recounts her long life with the Indians She began her sojourn near what became Pittsburg but ended up in Geneseo County near what became Rochester in western New York Mary, who became completely assimilated into Indian culture, dress, and ways, dictated her adventures to Reverend James E Seaver in the fall of 1823, when she was in her 80s and amazing adventures they were Born in 1742, when her parents were en route to America, Mary [...]

    2. I gave this narrative 5 stars because of the stark and profound experience that Mary Jemison had to endure While in her eighties, she gave this account to a Dr Seaver who wrote down her remembrances To actually hear of what she endured, her family being massacred by the Seneca the description of the Indians cleaning off her parents scalps is heartbreakinge was but 15 years of age Life was exceedingly hard for Mary but somehow she adjusted to life with the Senecas, carrying heavy loads on her bac [...]

    3. A very interesting insight into one woman s experience in being captured and raised in a Native Seneca I believe it was American tribe I felt like she gave great cultural insights into things that would see terribly awful or barbaric, which could be expanded to a better understanding of the differences in relations between the white settlers and the Native counterparts.

    4. I recently read a book that a friend recommended, Follow the River, and having spend most of my adult life in NW PA and frequently hiking in Western NY, I remembered that we had our own version of Mary Ingles in Western NY named Mary Jemison and I decided to search out books about the White Woman of the Senecas, whose lands and tomb I had visited frequently I was able to obtain three books and this one was by far my favorite For one thing the other two were abridged kid s books based on James Se [...]

    5. If you re suffering from insomnia but do not want to get hooked on sleeping pills, try reading this You ll be nodding out in no time.

    6. It was interesting to learn the story of Mary Jemison and gain insight into how it was But the read isn t really enjoyable It was written may years ago in 1800 s The writing style is the kind that has long sentences 60 words in some places There s a LOT of description of the geographic location and description of land, which if you are from that area, may or may not be interesting to you The most interesting parts were the insights given into Indian culture, beliefs, practices If you re into tha [...]

    7. A wonderful historical narrative Amazingly informative and wonderful without the artful exuberance of many biographical text I needed time to read it because of the extensive geographical references This would be a great vacation planning guide alone to see the places covered in this short narrative.

    8. I looked this book up after visiting Ganondagan State Historic Site I wonder if it s all in her own wording or partially rewritten by the author It seems odd to me to call the people you lived with for so long and consider family savages.

    9. Old texts are always harder to read This one lay forgotten on my Kindle Picked it up again and limped to the end A good tale, but one for when you re trying to get sleepy.

    10. This is an account of the life of Mary Jemison taken from interviews with her before her death Mary was kidnapped by a raiding party from her Pennsylvania home at 12 Although her family was killed, she was adopted into the Seneca tribe and chose to live her life with the Seneca, despite having many chances to return to white civilization This account was first written in1824, with all the memories of the French and Indian War and the Revolution still alive in the hearts and minds of the people o [...]

    11. I have lived in NY for over a decade, living in the area that claims Mrs Mary Jemison as a daughter and who erected a statue of her near Letchworth State Park This book is reported to be her own story in her own words, as she was iilliterate However, her use of Biblical allagories may prove this account padded by her writer It is an important work as it is a first person account of the confederation of the Six Nations, and how they interacted with one another as much as with the white settlers M [...]

    12. Almost a year ago I read Indian Captive The Story of Mary Jemison by Lois Lenski, which is based on a the true story of Mary Jemison That book led to research Mary Jemison online, which in turn led me to this book.While not written by Mary herself, the authors says Mary herself related the story of her life to him, and from her own words he d written this book.It was a good book, lots of information not just about Mary herself, but family and the tribe that adopted her.Mary really had a hard lif [...]

    13. This book took me a bit to get into and change my reading process.While it wasn t written in old English it had a formal aspect to it than current authors do The introduction was nice to get an overall background of Jemison and her story.Each chapter was introduced with a snapshot outline of what each one was going to be about, so theoretically you could just read each of those The appendices involved different aspects of the local Native American life at the time.Violent deaths and happy times [...]

    14. After reading Lois Lenski s children s book about Mary Jemison Indian Captive the Life of Mary Jemison , I decided I wanted to read about Jemison s life In her introduction to this volume, June Namais, who has studied all the various versions of this book that were published after the initial 1824 publication, concludes that while the 1824 publication is suspect as to the veracity of the story, the later versions contain editing, additions and amendments that skew the picture of Jemison s life [...]

    15. Seaver s excessive expository introductions and asides can be annoying and long , but the bulk of the narrative that is that of Mary Jemison or at least very close to the stories Jemison told to Seaver offer a remarkable insight into late colonial and early independent America Jemison s story illustrates the complexity of interaction, intermarriage, and ethnic identity among whites, Indians, and their relatives by blood and marriage.Jemison seemed well able to distinguish between cultural practi [...]

    16. Very interesting from a historical perspective However, I felt it was a bit drawn out, but that s probably because I have the attention span of a 21st century girl, not a 19th century person I learned a lot about history, though Also, I m from upstate NY and a lot of places nearby Rochester, Buffalo, etc are places I have been to or heard about That element raised it a bit for me I like reading about history of places where I ve been Great read for anyone interested in American history, though.

    17. interesting book written by a white woman that was kidnapped by the Indians a lot of very interesting inside info in book the life of the author was mostly confined to Ohio and new york tribes not only was the book biographical, but it also gave great insight to the sociological structure of the Indians the last 20% of the book or so gave some biographical info about the Indians and their traditions, one of which was to sacrifice two dogs without blemish or spots these dogs would take all the si [...]

    18. An amazing first hand account of what it was like between Colonists and Indians in the late 1700s and early 1800s There were unimaginable levels of violence but also moments of striking compassion as well Mrs Jemison s tenacity and ability to adapt and survive against the odds is a great and inspiring story Note of caution Read this in a quiet room where you can focus easily Syntax and vocabulary make this a difficult book to read.

    19. Mary Jemison narrates, through a Physician by the surname of Seaver, her life after being taken captive by the Iroquois She is called the white woman of Genneesee County by Seaver and in his side notes and filtering of her narrative, continues to remind the reader that she is white though she fully assimilated into the Iroquois tribe and even considers herself Iroquois She lives out her days with her tribe,marrying and having children A good read in the Captivity Narrative series.

    20. This book was interesting because it told the life story of Mrs Jemison and the times she lived in as well as the trials and tribulations she had and there were many It is interesting that this woman preferred living with the Indians rather than her on people for various reasons I enjoyed it.J Robert Ewbank author John Wesley, Natural Man, and the Isms Wesley s Wars and To Whom It May Concern

    21. When I was younger, I read Lois Lenski s Indian Captive, the story of Molly Jemison, and I loved it so much that I must ve re read it a couple of dozen times Molly Jemison is one of those completely inspirational historic figures for me She lived a life of her own choice in a community that embraced her as their own In one of those random office emails about which historical figures I d like to be given the chance, I chose Mary Jemison.

    22. Mary Jemison was a folk heroine in the Rochester, NY area when I was growing up We read her story in grammar school and viewed her log cabin on display in the Museum of Arts and Science This is not the story of my youth but a good read, nonetheless Captured by Indians as a young girl she was raised as an Indian and married an Indian and when offered her freedom chose to live as an Indian This is her story.

    23. This book caught my attention as soon as I learned of it.It s a story of a child captured and redeemed by Indians in 1755.The book was written by James E Seaver using Mary s own words in 1823.The story is fascinating as we learn of the brutality and family that Mary finds with the Indians.Want to read something different I give this book a high recommendation

    24. I read this in conjuction with Lois Lenski s Indian Captive It is pretty interesting, although old fashioned It is also thankfully short The reason she refused to leave Indian life is different in the Lenski book than in real life I guessed her real reason from the very outset It just seemed obvious to me why she did not leave Not giving away any spoilers

    25. Growing up I remember learning about Mary Jemison and had visited her statue at Letchworth both growing up and earlier this year While on a hike at the Ganondagan Museum, a descendant of Mary Jemison recommended this book I learned a lot from this book, and wondered why it was not an autobiography as the story is told in Mary s words What an incredible woman and life story

    26. This is the true story of a woman taken captive who lived among Indians in the 1700 s Her life story and what she shares of Seneca Indian culture is very interesting The style of writing is old the story is told to someone as Mrs Jamison could not write, and she told the story of her life when she was in her eighties.

    27. These narratives, written in their actual time in history, are usually quite interesting This was another good one that I would recommend for anyone interested in the early history of when White men and Native American s came into conflict.

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