"little woman of great courage."
"White Woman of the Genesee"
|Birth date||Birth place|
|Fall 1743||aboard ship from Ireland to America|
|Date of death||Place of death|
|September 19, 1833||Buffalo Creek Reservation|
|Frontierswoman and adopted Seneca Indian|
|mother, negotiator for Seneca Tribe|
Mary was captured by the Seneca in 1758, lived among, them and was adopted by the Seneca tribe thereafter.
"She was initially buried on the Buffalo Creek Reservation, but in 1874 was reinterred at William Pryor Letchworth's Glen Iris Estate (now Letchworth State Park in present day Castile, New York. A bronze statue of Mary, created in 1910, marks her grave." 1
Notes and References
Info Needed - [http://www.geocities.com/yosemite/forest/8975/indexpg2/indexpg2.html GeoCities page with info and photos]
Women's History Article on About.com
FindAGrave Listing with photos
Captured By Indians: Mary Jemison Becomes an Indian Her Account on HistoryMatters.com
Indian Captive Book on Amazon.com
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