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Mary Jemison Describes her Adoption into an Indian Family

Mary Jemison Describes her Adoption into an Indian Family From James Seaver, ed., A Narrative of the Life of Mrs. Mary Jemison (1824; Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 1990), 19-22. Jemison was captured by Shawnee Indians but she was eventually adopted by two...


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Mary Jemison Describes her Adoption into an Indian Family, circa 1758.

...resided. There we landed, and the Indians [Jemison's captors] went on; which was the last I ever saw of them. Having made fast to the shore, the Squaws left me in the canoe while they went to their wigwam or house in the town, and returned with a suit of Indian...


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The Return of Indian Captives, 1764.

...as family members, and many such captives, like Mary Jemison, took pains to avoid returning to white society. Other captives, such as Simon Girty, were returned in scenes similar to the one described below. "And here I am to enter on a scene, reserved on purpose...

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