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Indian Captive by Lois Lenski
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Mar 10, 2010

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Read from March 03 to 06, 2010

I found this book on a shelf in my house and decided to read it because I like Indian stories. It was an okay book, its written more for ages 8 to 12. Lois Lenski does a good job of describing Molly (Mary) Jemison's feelings of being captured by French men and Indian's. Molly is taken away from her family to live in an Indian village.
Lenski had did a lot of reaserch for this book because this is based on an actual ture story. But Lenski does a good job of portraying Molly's struggles as she tries to constantly escape. As the years go by though she finds her place among the Indian's and when given the chance to leave she chooses to stay.
This was a look into the past, a look at what life was like for a white girl in an indian village. And except for a couple of the people the village Molly lived in the other people were nice to her, trying to help her ajust to her new life and show her their way.

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