The Unredeemed Captive: A Family Story from Early America

By: Demos, John

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Second printing. Pages faintly toned. 1995 Trade Paperback. xiii, 316 pp. National Book Award finalist. Describes the 1704 French and Indian attack on Deerfield, Massachusetts, and the capture of Puritan minister John Williams and his five children, one of whom remained with her captors despite numerous attempts to free her. Eunice Williams, also known as Marguerite Kanenstenhawi Arosen, (17 September 1696 – 26 November 1785) was an English colonist taken captive by French and Mohawk warriors as a seven-year-old girl from Deerfield, Massachusetts in 1704. Taken to Canada with more than 100 other captives, she was adopted by a Catholic Mohawk family at Kahnawake and became fully assimilated into the tribe. She was baptized Catholic under the name Marguerite and named Kanenstenhawi as an adult. She married François-Xavier Arosen, a Mohawk man, had a family with him, and chose to stay with the Mohawk for the rest of her life. Although never returning to Massachusetts to live permanently, she did visit her family in 1741 and on two later occasions. Her father, the Puritan minister John Williams and her brother Samuel made continuing efforts to ransom and to persuade her to return to Massachusetts. Hers was one of the more famous Indian captivity stories.

Title: The Unredeemed Captive: A Family Story from Early America

Author: Demos, John

Categories: Native American Studies, Colonial Era, Biography, Americana,

Edition: 2nd Printing

Publisher: Vintage Books / Random House, Inc.: 1995

ISBN Number: 0679759611

ISBN Number 13: 9780679759614

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: 2283936

Keywords: HISTORY EARLY AMERICAN NARRATIVE BIOGRAPHY NATIVE AMERICAN,