Thursday, January 21, 2010

4- Indian Captivity Narratives

In my American Lit class we just read Mary Rowlandson's account of her time in Indian captivity. This was a wonderful reminder to me of one of my very first works of historical fiction! In elementary school I wrote an entire journal that was meant to be that of a young girl who had been captured by Indians. Although I can't recall much of the work itself, I do remember having the Indians nickname her Corn Silk on account of her lovely fair hair.

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  1. I loved my American Lit class at Frederick Community College in MD! Did a short report on Mary R. in that class. Lovely when you feel connected through some random thought pattern like writing a story about something a woman actually lived through, hmm?