Coverart for item
The Resource The white, by Deborah Larsen

The white, by Deborah Larsen

Label
The white
Title
The white
Statement of responsibility
by Deborah Larsen
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"I was born a white at sea on the way to the New World . . . But I was taken by those whom we called Indians. Nearly speechless for a time, I was beset by terrors." This is the voice of Mary Jemison, who, in 1758, at the age of sixteen, was taken by a Shawnee raiding party from her home near what would become Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. In this intimate reimagining of her life story, Mary endures the brutal scalpings of her parents and siblings and is given to two Seneca sisters who treat her as their own-a symbolic replacement for the brother they lost to the white colonists. Renamed Two-Falling-Voices, she gradually becomes integrated into her new family, learning to assist with the hunt and to cultivate corn. She marries a Delaware warrior, raises a family in her adoptive culture, becomes friends with two former slaves, and eventually, remarkably, fulfills her lifelong dream "to own land bordered by sky, as my mother and father had once purchased woods and fields which were dappled with changing light."
Summary
A novel based on the story of Mary Jemison, who, in 1758, was taken by a Shawnee raiding party from her home near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, describes her life among the Seneca and reveals how she became an integral part of their tribe
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
068704
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Larsen, Deborah
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3562.A729
LC item number
W47 2002
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Jemison, Mary
  • Indian captivities
  • Seneca Indians
  • Women pioneers
  • Women, White
  • Genesee River Valley (Pa. and N.Y.)
Target audience
adult
Label
The white, by Deborah Larsen
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
10100237
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xii, 219 pages
Isbn
9780375712890
Lccn
2001053977
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm48221433
  • (OCoLC)48221433
Label
The white, by Deborah Larsen
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
10100237
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xii, 219 pages
Isbn
9780375712890
Lccn
2001053977
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm48221433
  • (OCoLC)48221433

Library Locations

    • Noble County Public Library - Avilla BranchBorrow it
      104 Ley St., Avilla, IN, 46710, US
      41.366092 -85.235492

Library Links

Processing Feedback ...