A Narrative of the Life of Mrs. Mary Jemison

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(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.

The Life of Mary Jemison

The White Woman of the Genesee

The Life of Mary Jemison

Taken captive at the early age of thirteen by Seneca Indians, Mary Jemison was trained in the wilderness to the ordinary duties of the Indian female. Embedded with the sentiments and lifestyle of the Seneca's she essentially transformed into a member of the tribe. Mary Jemison's story is a remarkable one not because of her extraordinary lifestyle, but because this was the lifestyle that, in the end, she chose for herself. When prisoners were being set free from the bondage of the Indians after the French and Indian War, Mrs. Jemison chose to remain with her Indian friends and accept her Seneca upbringing. Known for her uncommon generosity, as Westward Expansion began to flourish, those who settled near the Genesee River soon became acquainted with The White Woman. This is not a facsimile but is a quality retype set addition. It is illustrated and contains a Appendix with Indian Geographical Names of the area.

Life of Mrs. Mary Jemison

Deh-He-W -MIS-The Ordeals and Life of a Young Settler Girl Captured by Indians During the French and Indian War

Life of Mrs. Mary Jemison

'Little woman of great courage'-the life of Mary Jemison Mary Jemison's is a remarkable story. Born in 1743, she was captured by Indians whilst in her teenage years. Her family had emigrated from Ireland and settled on the troubled Pennsylvania frontier in lands controlled by the Iroquois. The Seven Years War broke out and its realisation in the New World, the French and Indian war set the border-lands ablaze. In 1755 a mixed raiding party of Shawnee warriors and Frenchmen captured the Jemison family and an unrelated boy but subsequently killed most of them. Mary was sold to the Senecas and disappeared into the wilderness. Her remarkable story of captivity that gradually led to integration into the life of the Indians of the Eastern woodlands makes vital reading for all those interested in the role of women in the opening up of early America. Jemison eventually elected to live her life as a Seneca despite much subsequent interaction with white settlers. Her descriptions of the part played by the Indian tribes during the Revolutionary War are both unusual and vitally interesting. Leonaur editions are newly typeset and are not facsimiles; each title is available in softcover and hardback with dustjacket.

Life of Mary Jemison

Deh-he-wä-mis

Life of Mary Jemison


Life of Mary Jemison

The White Woman of the Genesee

Life of Mary Jemison

Mary Jemison has become something of a regional icon. She had Indian husbands, and raised several children by them. Unlike most of the other white captives, she was perfectly happy living with the Senecas. The story of her life was incomprehensible to many Americans in the 1820s - it is now an important record of a lifestyle long lost and forgotten.

A Narrative of the Life of Mary Jemison

De-He-Wä-Mis, the White Woman of the Genesee

A Narrative of the Life of Mary Jemison

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The White Woman of the Genessee

A Narrative of the Life of Mary Jemison

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Captured by Indians

The Life of Mary Jemison

Captured by Indians

Recounts the life of Mary Jemison, who after her capture by the Shawnee was adopted into a Seneca family and lived voluntarily with the Indians for the rest of her life, as she would have told it to her biographer

A Narrative of the Life of Mary Jemison

A Narrative of the Life of Mary Jemison

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