The White

The White

A Novel

Book - 2002
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In 1758, when Mary Jemison is about sixteen, a Shawnee raiding party captures her Irish family near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Mary is the only one not killed and scalped. She is instead given to two Seneca sisters to replace their brother who was killed by whites. Emerging slowly from shock, Mary--now named Two-Falling-Voices--begins to make her home in Seneca culture and the wild landscape. She goes on to marry a Delaware, then a Seneca, and, though she contemplates it several times, never rejoins white society. Larsen alludes beautifully to the way Mary apprehends the brutality of both the white colonists and the native tribes; and how, open-eyed and independent, she thrives as a genuine American.

Baker & Taylor
A compelling historical novel based on the true story of Mary Jemison, who, at the age of sixteen in 1758, was taken by a Shawnee raiding part from her home near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, describes her life among the Seneca and reveals how she became an integral part of their tribe, refusing by her own choice to return to white society. A first novel. Reprint. 35,000 first printing.

Baker
& Taylor

A novel based on the story of Mary Jemison, who, in 1758, was taken by a Shawnee raiding party from her home near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, describes her life among the Seneca and reveals how she became an integral part of their tribe.

Publisher: New York : A.A. Knopf, 2002
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780375712890
0375712895
9780375413599
0375413596
Branch Call Number: F LAR
Characteristics: xii, 219 p. ; 21 cm

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