By James E. Seaver
Mary Jemison used to be the most well-known white captives who, after being captured by way of Indians, selected to stick and stay between her captors. in the middle of the Seven Years War(1758), at approximately age fifteen, Jemison was once taken from her western Pennsylvania domestic via a Shawnee and French raiding social gathering. Her relatives was once killed, yet Mary was once traded to 2 Seneca sisters who followed her to exchange a slain brother. She lived to outlive Indian husbands, the births of 8 young ones, the yank Revolution, the warfare of 1812, and the canal period in upstate big apple. In 1833 she died at approximately age 90.
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The debate on Iroquois women goes on: see Judith K. Brown, "Iroquois Women: An Ethnohistoric Note," in Rayna R. , Toward an Anthropology of Women, 23551, and Elisabeth Tooker, ''Women in Iroquois Society," in Michael K. Foster et. , Extending the Rafters, 10923, esp. 11215. Brown takes the economic position. Tooker minimizes women's power, pointing out that matrilineal kinship and matrilocal patterns of residence among the Iroquois were frequently found among other Indians in North America and do not necessarily indicate an improved social status.
Vaughan, New England Frontier, 317; John Donald Duncan, "Indian Slavery"; Carolyn Thomas Foreman, Indians Abroad, 14931938. Page 9 Lawrence River and around the Great Lakes, some of the first European accounts of Indian capture come from the French missionaries working among the Iroquois, Hurons, and Dakotas. These missionaries also reported on the capture and often the torture of enemy warriors and the adoption of women and children. 8 Capture was rarely an act of caprice. Rather, for Native Americans it was a major strategy of war used against all enemies, regardless of race or culture.
His children were members of his wife's clan, and in the case of divorce they remained with her. 35 Language, culture, and history divided Iroquoian-speaking peoples from their Algonquian-speaking neighbors on the north and east, and their Dakota-speaking neighbors farther west. Household and village life was based on kin relationships. Members of each household were seen as descendants 34. Barbara Graymont, The Iroquois in the American Revolution, 1018 and 14256; Paul E. Johnson, A Shopkeepers' Millennium; Robert L.
A Narrative of the Life of Mrs. Mary Jemison by James E. Seaver