Puritan girl, Mohawk girl

by Demos, John,

Format: Print Book 2017
Availability: Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 2 copies
Available (2)
Location Collection Call #
Monroeville Public Library Juvenile Fiction J DEMOS John
Location  Monroeville Public Library
Collection  Juvenile Fiction
Call Number  J DEMOS John
Wilkinsburg Public Library Juvenile Fiction J DEM HISTORICAL FICTION
Location  Wilkinsburg Public Library
Collection  Juvenile Fiction
In this riveting historical fiction narrative, National Book Award Finalist John Demos shares the story of a young Puritan girl and her life-changing experience with the Mohawk people .

Inspired by Demos's award-winning novel The Unredeemed Captive , Puritan Girl, Mohawk Girl will captivate a young audience, providing a Native American perspective rather than the Western one typically taught in the classroom.

As the armed conflicts between the English colonies in North America and the French settlements raged in the 1700s, a young Puritan girl, Eunice Williams, is kidnapped by Mohawk people and taken to Canada. She is adopted into a new family, a new culture, and a new set of traditions that will define her life. As Eunice spends her days learning the Mohawk language and the roles of women and girls in the community, she gains a deeper understanding of her Mohawk family. Although her father and brother try to persuade Eunice to return to Massachusetts, she ultimately chooses to remain with her Mohawk family and settlement.

Puritan Girl, Mohawk Girl offers a compelling and rich lesson that is sure to enchant young readers and those who want to deepen their understanding of Native American history.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "This young reader's adaptation of Yale historian Demos' 1994 title, The Unredeemed Captive: A Family Story from Early America, recounts the story of the 1704 raid of Deerfield, Massachusetts, in which seven-year-old Puritan Eunice Williams and her family are kidnapped by French Canadian, Mohawk, and Abenaki warriors and marched into Canada. Eunice is adopted by Mohawks and eventually opts to stay with the group throughout her life, despite pleas from her family to return. The narrative concentrates on Eunice's early life, and Demos appends clarifications about the facts and fictions in the story as well as detailed source notes. Historical fiction is a fraught genre these days, particularly where indigenous perspectives are involved. Demos, who is not Mohawk, will be criticized for including insider details (origin stories and ceremonial specifics). Still, the story is well researched and told, openly admits that Europeans stole indigenous lands, and offers a clear explanation of the alliances and motivations of the groups involved in this conflict. All in all, a solid upgrade for those currently using older captive narratives.--Weisman, Kay Copyright 2017 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Williams, Eunice, -- 1696-1786 -- Juvenile fiction.
Williams, Eunice, -- 1696-1786 -- Fiction.
Indian captivities -- Juvenile fiction.
Mohawk Indians -- Juvenile fiction.
Indians of North America -- Québec (Province) -- Juvenile fiction.
Indian captivities -- Fiction.
Mohawk Indians -- Fiction.
Indians of North America -- Québec (Province) -- Fiction.
Montréal (Québec) -- History -- 18th century -- Juvenile fiction.
Montréal (Québec) -- History -- 18th century -- Fiction.
Canada -- History -- 18th century -- Fiction.
Historical fiction.
Publisher New York :2017
Language English
Description x, 148 pages ; 22 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references.
ISBN 9781419726040
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