Taking of Mary Jemison, by Robert Griffing
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A detail from a painting by Robert Griffing that depicts the kidnapping of colonist Mary Jemison by Shawnee Indians and French raiders.

Credit: Painting by Robert Griffing; used by permission of Paramount Press, Inc

In this modern rendition of Mary Jemison's capture, she and other captives are led away from a burning homestead into the darkening Pennsylvania wilderness. Note the younger children captives behind Mary and the Frenchmen in leather leggings and white linen shirts who are part of the raiding party.

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