Living with the Senecas

Living with the Senecas

After Mary Jemison emigrated from Ireland to Pennsylvania in the mid-1700s with her family, they put up with many hardships. One day they were captured by Shawnee Indians and French soldiers. Mary was the only family member to survive and she was adopted by Seneca Indians. She lived longer than two husbands and birthed eight children. Even though she could have rejoined the white world chose to remain as a respectful and loyal member of her tribe.

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