Indian Captive


A fictional retelling of the experiences of twelve-year-old Mary Jemison, who after being captured by a Shawnee war party during the Seven Years War, is rescued and subsequently adopted by two Seneca sisters with whom she ultimately chooses to stay. This is the unforgettable tale of the legendary “White Woman of the Genesee.”

  • 298 pages
  • Ages: 8-12
SKU: 9780064461627 Category: Tags: ,


In this classic frontier adventure, Lois Lenski reconstructs the real life story of Mary Jemison, who was captured in a raid as young girl and raised among the Seneca Indians. Meticulously researched and illustrated with many detailed drawings, this novel offers an exceptionally vivid and personal portrait of Native American life and customs of the Iroquoian people who lived south of the Great Lakes prior to the American Revolution, and then were granted land in Canada after their alliance with the British.

This is one of Donna’s favourite childhood books.

1942 Newbery Honor book

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Weight 0.212 kg
Dimensions 19.5 × 13.0 × 2.0 cm
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