Indian Captive: The Story of Mary Jemison - Chapter 11 Summary & Analysis

Lois Lenski
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Earth Woman tells Molly that she is making her a special burden-strap of moose-hair embroidery. Molly doesn’t think she needs one anymore because Blue Jay is now walking. It won’t be long until she doesn’t have to carry him. Earth Woman explains that Indian women always need the strap to carry all kinds of things. Earth Woman tells Molly that it is a man’s duty to provide meat and protection and the woman’s duty to make the home and carry the burdens. Earth Woman explains to Molly that The Great Spirit is the one who has made everything good and that his brother Evil Spirit creates the bad.

When the warriors return with a white young man, Molly learns that like her, the man is a replacement for a killed child, in this case, Earth Woman’s son. Unlike...

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