Teen Book Review

Indian Captive by Lois Lenski

Rating 4

Reviewed by Kennedy, grade 7

Indian Captive is the true story of Mary Jemisen's childhood with the Seneca Indians.  I highly recommend to anyone aged 11-15.  On a spring day in 1758, in modern day New York, young Mary Jemison and her family are captureed by Native Americans.  Mary is separated from her family and adopted into the Seneca tribe with the new name Corn Tussel.  She faces both hardship  and happiness as she learns to accept her new life.  Finally, she must make a choice that will alter her future forever.  I admire Corn Tassel's strenth and courage.

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