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Mollyockett Pat Stewart

Mollyockett

Pat Stewart

Published January 1st 2003
ISBN : 9781885435439
Hardcover
169 pages
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Mollyockett ,the last of her tribe, the Pequawkets tells her own compelling story. For more than eighty years Mollyockett traveled the woodland trails and waterways of New England, experiencing the terror and ambiguity of the French and Indian War.MoreMollyockett ,the last of her tribe, the Pequawkets tells her own compelling story. For more than eighty years Mollyockett traveled the woodland trails and waterways of New England, experiencing the terror and ambiguity of the French and Indian War. Her neighbors valued her skills as a healer, hunter and storyteller. Highlights include: living with Wampanoags in Plymouth when Governor Shirley promised Mollyocketts father and other Abenaki men safekeeping for their women and children while the men helped the English fight the French- witnessing Rogers brutal raid on Odanak ( a markedly different perspective from Kenneth Roberts version in Northwest Passage-) and tricking a greedy priest into releasing her first husbands soul from purgatory. She also describes her long and ultimately stormy relationship with Sabattis, a famous Indian guide- her struggle to reconcile Native American spirituality, Catholicism and the Protestant faith of her white neighbors- saving the life of a friend targeted for murder by a renegade Indian as part of the Last Indian Raid in 1781- her curse bestowed on a dam site when the miller refused her shelter from a storm- and her medical skill in saving the life of the infant Hannibal Hamlin, who later became Governor of Maine and Abraham Lincolns Vice President.As her people became more and more marginalized, Mollyockett created a unique place for herself in the white mans world without losing her faith or her character. This fictionalized reconstruction of Mollyocketts life and times includes maps and illustrations.