Puritan Girl, Mohawk Girl (Hardcover)
This intriguing story is based on the true story of Eunice Williams, a puritan girl who was raised by the Mohawk tribe and ultimately chose to stay and life her life with them when given the option to return to her Puritan family. Wonderfully written, this story will stick with you long after you finish the book.— Suzanne, Elementary School Librarian in Golden, CO
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.
About the Author
John Demos is an American author and historian. Until 2008, he was the Samuel Knight Professor of History and American Studies at Yale University. Demos lives in Tyringham, Massachusetts.