For my research, I am examining the accounts of English-American settlers captured by Native Americans. Mary Jemison is probably the most famous account of a white woman who was captured by Native Americans and then eventually decided to stay among them.
"In 1753, fifteen year old Mary Jemison was captured by Indians along the Pennsylvania frontier during the Seven Years’ War between the French, English, and Indian peoples of North America. She was adopted and incorporated into the Senecas, a familiar practice among Iroquois and other Indian peoples seeking to replace a lost sibling or spouse. Mary married and raised a family in the decades before and after the American Revolution; many captives, once adopted and integrated into an Indian community, refused the opportunity to return home, finding life in Indian society more rewarding. In 1823 Mary Jemison related her life story to James Seaver, a doctor who lived near her home in western New York. Seaver’s story of “the white woman of the Genessee,” as she became known, sold over 100,000 copies in 1824."
( http://historymatters.gmu.edu/d/5794/ )
You can still visit the cabin that belonged to Mary Jemison’s daughter in Letchworth State Park in southwestern New York State. (More about that here: http://www.letchworthparkhistory.com/jem.html )
This drawing was made with ballpoint pen, Prismacolor markers and Prismacolor colored pencils.
Dozens of coffin-shaped pits have opened up across a cemetery after weeks of rain caused the earth to give way over burial grounds.Coffin-shaped holes have been opening up in the cemetery in Gravesend as a result of earth movements.
I would bet that people in the dark ages or whatever who couldn’t figure out how to explain a phenomenon like this would have superstitiously written it off as the dead coming back to life and leaving their graves.
Super awesome, yo.