Indian Captives

Mary Hannah Mackin, Caroline Pugh, Katie Pharo, Kate Ennis

Mary Rowlandson

Mary Rowlandson was born in 1637 in New England, and died on January 10, 1710. Mary and her three kids were captured by Indians during the King Phillips war. Her and her kids were held by the Indians for three months straight. Mary’s family was given little food and most of the time she had to sit on the cold floor.Mary wrote an article on the capturing and releasing of her family for three months. It was called The Soveraignty & Goodness of God, Together with the Faithfulness of His Promises Displayed; Being a Narrative of the Captivity and Restauration of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson.
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Mary Jemison

Mary Jemison was an Irish immigrant that lived from 1743-1833. Jemison was married twice, and had 8 children.Later on, a man named James Seaver wrote a memoir about her life called “A narrative of the life of Mrs. Mary Jemison. When Mary was 15 years old, a group of Shawnee Indians captured her and her family, in Pennsylvania. . After being captured, Mary Jemison lived with them throughout the mid-1700’s and 1800’s. The indians killed her three siblings and both her mother and her father. Mary was adopted my two Seneca Indian women. After years of living with them, Mary went and spent a summer with the Delaware Indianans, where she met her future husband, Sheninjee. She had one child with him, and after the child was born, they traveled to New York, Sheninjee’s homeland. She never went back to live with the Americnas because she considered the Indians to be her family and living among them to be her home.
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Mary Cambell

Mary Cambell was born in 1747 and died in 1801. Mary Campbell , was kidnapped at age ten. She lived in the small town of Cumberland (now Snyder) Pennsylvania. The Lenape Indians also known as the Delaware Indians, as tradition, abducted Mary Campbell and kept her in captivity in their territory. Many historians concur that she was mainly raised by the chief of the Delaware Indians, Netawatwees.
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