A Narrative of the Life of Mrs. Mary Jemison by James E. Seaver

By James E. Seaver

Mary Jemison used to be some of the most recognized white captives who, after being captured by way of Indians, selected to stick and reside between her captors. in the course of the Seven Years War(1758), at approximately age fifteen, Jemison used to be taken from her western Pennsylvania domestic by means of a Shawnee and French raiding occasion. Her kinfolk was once killed, yet Mary used to be traded to 2 Seneca sisters who followed her to interchange a slain brother. She lived to outlive Indian husbands, the births of 8 youngsters, the yankee Revolution, the battle of 1812, and the canal period in upstate long island. In 1833 she died at approximately age 90.

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An Iroquois Source Book, vol. 3. 28. My spelling of Onotowa-ka is a simplification of the linguistic spelling suggested by Ives Goddard, with the pronunciations based on conversations with Allegany Seneca Myrtle Peterson and anthropologist William N. Fenton. Cadwallader Colden used "Senekas" and "Sennekas" in The History of the Five Indian Nations Depending on the Province of New-York in America (1727 and 1747). The Senecas' Iroquois Council name means "the doorkeeper": they are the keepers of the western door of the Iroquois League.

Published by the University of Oklahoma Press, Norman, Publishing Division of the University. Copyright © 1992 by June Namias. All rights reserved. A. First edition, 1992. First paperback printing, 1995. 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Page v Contents Illustrations ix Editor's Acknowledgments xi Chronology: Key Dates in Mary Jemison's Life xv Editor's Introduction 3 Author's Preface 49 Author's Introduction 53 Chapter I 61 Chapter 2 66 Chapter 3 74 Chapter 4 83 Chapter 5 90 Chapter 6 96 Chapter 7 101 Chapter 8 109 Chapter 9 119 Chapter 10 123 Chapter 11 128 Chapter 12 139 Chapter 13 143 Chapter 14 147 Chapter 15 153 Chapter 16 157 Bibliography 161 Index 185 Page vii Illustrations Title Page, A Narrative of the Life of Mrs.

8. Arthur J. O. Anderson and Charles E. Dibble, trans. , The Jesuit Relations and Allied Documents. 9. Theda Perdue, Slavery and the Evolution of Cherokee Society, 15401866, chaps. 1 and 2. , Held Captive by Indians, xi; Axtell, The European and the Indian, 13167. On the impact of disease, see Alfred W. , Columbian Exchange. A different view of captivity as slavery is presented by William A. " Several pieces on captivity as economic servitude appear in Wilcomb E. , History of lndian-White Relations, vol.

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