Mary Jemison, or Dehgewanus, was not born Indian. She was a white teenager when she was captured by the Shawnee, but a Seneca family ransomed her and raised her as their own, and she lived with her adopted people all her life.

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A Glimpse of Mary Jemison
Biography of the white child adopted into the Seneca tribe. With pictures and links.
Mary Jemison, Captivity Narrative from the 1750s
Excerpts from the Seneca adoptee's narrated autobiography.
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