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Native American Captivity
Discusses the way several American women survived captivity among Native American tribes and their subsequent writings on their experiences.
# 28671 | 813 words | 5 sources | MLA | 2002 | US
Published on Jul 04, 2003 in Literature (American) , Women Studies (General) , Native-American Studies (General)

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This paper discusses how Mary Rowlandson, Hannah Dustin, and Mary Jamison, were each in their own way, able to cope with their captivity. The paper discusses whether the captivity strengthened their understanding of Native Americans. It also looks at why some captives were treated harshly and others as family or tribal members. In addition, the paper explores why Native Americans took captives.

From the Paper:

"The story of Mary Jamison's capture is quite different from the other women's experiences. Mary Jamison was taken captive by the Shawnee tribe while she was still a teenager. Her family was killed and the tribe adopted her as their own. Jamison actually became a part of the tribe and took a husband and had children. Jamison coped with her captivity by assimilating into the tribe that held her captive. Her ability to be a part of the tribe allowed her to cope with the loss of her family and her captivity."

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