From School Library Journal
YA-- A story of extraordinary courage and human survival as told by the subject herself, originally published in 1824. Jemison recounts how she was captured as a teenager by Shawnee Indians, who mutilated and killed her family. She was then sold to two Seneca sisters, with whom she remained willingly, married twice, and produced many children. This version of the affecting account is edited by feminist scholar and teacher June Namias.- Mike Printz, Topeka West High School, KS
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About the Author
James E. Seaver, a 19th-century author, is best known for writing A Narrative of the Life of Mrs. Mary Jemison.
June Namias was associate professor of history at the University of Alaska Anchorage. Her publications include White Captives: Gender and Ethnicity on the AmericanFrontier, 1607-1862, and a new edition of Sarah F. Wakefield’s Six Weeks in the Sioux Tepees: A Narrative of Indian Captivity.