Mary Ingles was twenty-three, married, and pregnant, when Shawnee Indians invaded her peaceful Virginia settlement, killed the men and women, then took her captive. For months, she lived with them, unbroken, until she escaped, and followed a thousand mile trail to freedom—an extraordinary story of a pioneer woman who risked her life to return to her people.
She Walks These Hills
by Sharyn McCrumb
Historian Jeremy Cobb is backpacking on the Appalachian Trail, attempting to retrace the tragic journey of Katie Wyler, who was kidnapped by the Shawnee in 1779, and who escaped, making her way home through hundreds of miles of wilderness. Jeremy has no trail experience, but he is determined to complete his scholarly quest or die trying. He doesn't know that the spirit of Katie Wyler is still seen wandering the hills, trying to get home. Mountain wise woman Nora Bonesteel sees her every autumn "when the air is crisp, and the light is slanted, and the birds are still."
by John P. Hale
Edited by Harold J. Dudley
The town of Schenectady and its surrounding district played an important role in the Revolutionary War, thanks to its strategic location along the Mohawk River. The early pioneers of the town were primarily Dutch, but a number of Irish, English, Scotch-Highlander and Scotch-Irish, and Palatine German immigrants settled in the region as well. Based primarily on the minutes of the area's Committees of Safety, this History is arranged in two parts. The first part, which details the Schenectady District's participation in the Revolutionary conflict, names numerous residents and is peppered with footnotes giving biographical and historical information. The second part, which comprises more than half of the volume, focuses on military service records.
Escape from Indian Captivity: The Story of Mary Draper Ingles and Son Thomas Ingles
by John Ingles, Sr.
This small but important book contains the story of the Draper family's settling of Western Virginia, and especially the story of the abduction of Mary Draper Ingles and her two sons, as told to author John Ingles by his mother, Mary Ingles. Escape From Indian Captivity was used by author John Alexander Thom in the writing of the well-known historical novel Follow the River. Anyone familiar with the heroic feats of Mary Ingles will enjoy reading this author's account of his mother's escape from Indian captivity.
Shawnee Captive: The Story of Mary Draper Ingles
by Mary R. Furbee
In 1745, Mary Draper and her family moved to the Shenandoah Valley. Tensions between white settlers and Native Americans increased until one day the Shawnee captured Mary and some of her family members. This is a true story about Mary's captivity, life among the Shawnee, heroic escape, and journey home.
Mary Draper Ingles: A True Story of Courage and Family
Written by Patricia S. Hons
Illustrated by Sarah R. Saunders
Mary Draper Ingles was a real, live pioneer heroine who lived through a Shawnee Indian attack, kidnapping, and escape, to walk almost 800 miles back home to her family. This is a true story of courage, love and sense of family.
Angels Along the River: Retracing the Escape Route of Mary Draper Ingles
by E. M. Lahr
Courageous Women * Supportive Men * Helpful Angels
Angels Along the River is an inspirational story of hope, fear, joy and accomplishment that is a testament to the incredible tenacity and spirit of ordinary people everywhere.
Virginia Women: Their Lives and Times
Virginia Women is the first of two volumes exploring the history of Virginia women through the lives of exemplary and remarkable individuals. This collection of seventeen essays, written by established and emerging scholars, recovers the stories and voices of a diverse group of women, from the seventeenth century through the Civil War era. Placing their subjects in their larger historical contexts, the authors show how the experiences of Virginia women varied by race, class, age, and marital status, and also across both space and time.
Some essays examine the lives of well known women—such as First Lady Dolley Madison—from a new perspective. Others introduce readers to relatively obscure historical figures: the convicted witch Grace Sherwood; the colonial printer Clementina Rind; Harriet Hemings, the enslaved daughter of Thomas Jefferson. Essays on the frontier heroine Mary Draper Ingles and the Civil War spy Elizabeth Van Lew examine the real women behind the legends. Altogether, the essays in this collection offer readers an engaging and personal window onto the experiences of women in the Old Dominion.