Indian Captive: The Story of Mary Jemison Characters

Lois Lenski
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Molly/Corn Tassel/Little-Woman-of-Great-Courage

Molly is a young girl of 12 who is taken from her home and her family when she is captured by Indians. She goes through many hardships getting to the Indian towns where she ends up living. She flip-flops back and forth between being extremely scared, homesick, grief-stricken, and wanting to escape and finding wisdom, understanding, truth, strength, and courage in her new home. She is stronger than she thinks or gives herself credit for.

In the beginning, she tries to escape whenever she gets the chance. Then, she acts defiantly and finds out quickly that is not the way to win favor in a new place. She goes through a period of going into the woods to cry during each task she is given by the tribal women. Although she makes friends, such as Little Turtle, Beaver Girl, Earth Woman, Shagbark, and her sister Shining...

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