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  • ISBN: 0375413596
  • ISBN: 9780375413599
  • ISBN: 0375712895
  • ISBN: 9780375712890
  • Physical Description: xii, 219 pages ; 21 cm
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Publisher: New York : A.A. Knopf, 2002.

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"I was born a white at sea on the way to the New World . . . But I was taken by those whom we called Indians. Nearly speechless for a time, I was beset by terrors." This is the voice of Mary Jemison, who, in 1758, at the age of sixteen, was taken by a Shawnee raiding party from her home near what would become Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. In this intimate reimagining of her life story, Mary endures the brutal scalpings of her parents and siblings and is given to two Seneca sisters who treat her as their own-a symbolic replacement for the brother they lost to the white colonists. Renamed Two-Falling-Voices, she gradually becomes integrated into her new family, learning to assist with the hunt and to cultivate corn. She marries a Delaware warrior, raises a family in her adoptive culture, becomes friends with two former slaves, and eventually, remarkably, fulfills her lifelong dream "to own land bordered by sky, as my mother and father had once purchased woods and fields which were dappled with changing light."
Subject: Jemison, Mary, 1743-1833.
Indian captivities > Fiction.
Seneca Indians > Fiction.
Women pioneers > Fiction.
Women, White > Fiction.
Genesee River Valley (Pa. and N.Y.) > Fiction.
Genre: Biographical fiction.

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