On last sleeve of this sweater. Almost done!
I’ve been reading Indian Captive to Phoebe for our read aloud. It is based on the true story of Mary Jemison who was captured and raised by the Seneca Indians from early childhood. It has been admittedly a bit intense and emotional at a couple of points, in my opinion, and I’ve asked Phoebe throughout if she still wants to read it or if it’s too sad. She has pled with me to keep going and doesn’t seem bothered by the hardship Mary faced. We are about two chapters to finishing and both can’t wait to see what is going to happen. It is a book I will probably make a mental note to revisit when we talk about this period in history, as it is a true story and deals with so many of the emotions and difficulties and prejudices of the Native American/White people conflict. It has been powerful to gently talk with Phoebe about Mary’s response to difficulty and to adoption by the Native Americans.
I’m linking up with Ginny Sheller today and her weekly yarn along where we share what we are currently knitting and reading.