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A Narrative of the Life of Mary Jemison:: De-he-wä-mis, the White Woman of the Genesee by William Pryor Letchworth Online



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:: De-he-wä-mis, the White Woman of the Genesee

  • Title: A Narrative of the Life of Mary Jemison:: De-he-wä-mis, the White Woman of the Genesee
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  • Language : English
  • Page : 191 pages


SEVENTH EDITION, With Geographical and Explanatory Notes This edition also includes numerous illustrations, further particulars of the history of De he wa mis, and other interesting matter collected and arranged by Wm Pryor Letchworth Late in life, she told her story to the minister James E Seaver, who published it as a classic captivity narrative , Narrative of the L SEVENTH EDITION, With Geographical and Explanatory Notes This edition also includes numerous illustrations, further particulars of the history of De he wa mis, and other interesting matter collected and arranged by Wm Pryor Letchworth Late in life, she told her story to the minister James E Seaver, who published it as a classic captivity narrative , Narrative of the Life of Mrs Mary Jemison 1824 Although some early readers thought that Seaver must have imposed his own beliefs, today many history scholars think the memoir is a reasonably accurate account of Jemison s life story and attitude In 1910 Wm Pryor Letchworth reworked the original work and included numerous illustrations, further particulars of the history of De he wa mis, and other interesting matters This pre 1923 publication has been converted from its original version for the Kindle and may contain an occasional defect from the original publication or from the conversion


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A Narrative of the Life of Mary Jemison:: De-he-wä-mis, the White Woman of the Genesee Reviews (31)

  • In this very slender book, first published in 1824, Mary Jemison recounts her long life with the Indians She began her sojourn near what became Pittsburg but ended up in Geneseo County near what became Rochester in western New York Mary, who became completely assimilated into Indian culture, dress, [..]

  • I gave this narrative 5 stars because of the stark and profound experience that Mary Jemison had to endure While in her eighties, she gave this account to a Dr Seaver who wrote down her remembrances To actually hear of what she endured, her family being massacred by the Seneca the description of the [..]

  • I read this book many summers ago as a prerequisite for a PA Governor s Institute for the Social Studies that I attended at the Senator John Heinz History Center in Pittsburgh I m looking forward to perusing through it and my marginal notes after spending Easter weekend in New York s Letchworth Stat [..]

  • A very interesting insight into one woman s experience in being captured and raised in a Native Seneca I believe it was American tribe I felt like she gave great cultural insights into things that would see terribly awful or barbaric, which could be expanded to a better understanding of the differen [..]

  • I recently read a book that a friend recommended, Follow the River, and having spend most of my adult life in NW PA and frequently hiking in Western NY, I remembered that we had our own version of Mary Ingles in Western NY named Mary Jemison and I decided to search out books about the White Woman of [..]

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