Shawnee captive : the story of Mary Draper Ingles

by Furbee, Mary R. 1954-

Format: Print Book 2001
Availability: Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 2 copies
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Bethel Park Public Library Juvenile Nonfiction J BIO j92 INGLES Mary
Location  Bethel Park Public Library
Collection  Juvenile Nonfiction
Call Number  J BIO j92 INGLES Mary
Shaler North Hills Library Juvenile Biography j 92 INGLES
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Collection  Juvenile Biography
Call Number  j 92 INGLES
In 1745, Mary Draper and her family moved to the Shenandoah Valley. Tensions between white settlers and Native Americans increased until one day the Shawnee captured Mary and some of her family members. This is a true story about Mary's captivity, life among the Shawnee, heroic escape, and journey home.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Gr. 5^-8. Mary's Scotch-Irish family heads to western Virginia in 1745, looking for opportunity. Skirmishes with Native Americans erupt as more and more settlers push west, and the thought of violence is never far from the family as it struggles to build a new life in the wilderness. Tragedy strikes when Mary is a young mother, pregnant with her third child. Shawnee creep into the homestead, murder Mary's mother and infant niece, and haul off the survivors into captivity. Terrified for herself and small sons, Mary grimly endures the ordeal, which takes her hundreds of miles from home. In a moment of desperation while living with the Shawnee, after being separated from her sons, Mary slips away. She leaves her newborn daughter behind and begins, with another woman captive, the agonizing journey home. The travelers nearly starve during the trek but, amazingly, reach their destination alive. Furbee liberally assigns motives to the captors at times, but the lively narrative of this high-action true tale flows from page one and will capture interest. Illustrated with black-and-white sketches and maps; a bibliography is appended. --Anne O'Malley"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Series Women of the frontier.
Subjects Ingles, Mary Draper, -- 1732-1815 -- Juvenile literature.
Ingles, Thomas, -- 1751?- -- Juvenile literature.
Ingles, Mary Draper, -- 1732-1815.
Indian captivities -- Virginia -- Juvenile literature.
Shawnee Indians -- History -- Juvenile literature.
Indian captivities -- Virginia.
Shawnee Indians -- History.
Indians of North America -- Virginia -- History.
Virginia -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Publisher Greensboro, N.C. :Morgan Reynolds,2001
Edition 1st ed.
Language English
Description 112 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 104-110) and index.
ISBN 1883846692 (lib. bdg.)
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