The story of mary draper ingles' escape and journey home has inspired a number of books, films, and living history programs, including the popular 1981 novel follow the river by james alexander thom, a 1995 abc television movie of the same name, and the 2004 film the captives. With the rushing ohio river as her guide, mary ingles walked one thousand miles through an untamed wilderness no white woman had ever seen her story lives on - extraordinary testimony to the indomitable strength of one pioneer woman who risked her life to return to her own people. Follow the river is a fictional account based on the true journey of mary draper ingles in 1775, at the height of the french and indian war, mary ingles was kidnapped by shawnee indians during a raid on draper's meadow, a pioneer settlement in southwest virginia located near present-day blacksburg. Follow the river: mary ingles is a virginia homesteader whose family is suddenly attacked by a shawnee war party after mary is taken captive, the leader of the war party is impressed by her courage and strength, and decides to make her his mate. Follow the river: a novel - kindle edition by james alexander thom download it once and read it on your kindle device, pc, phones or tablets use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading follow the river: a novel.
Mary ingles is pregnant when she and her two sons are captured from their homestead in virginia's blue ridge mountains by shawnee indians her husband, will, narrowly escapes death during the attack impressed by her grace under the pressure of captivity, wildcat, the shawnee chief, confers special. All about follow the river by james alexander thom librarything is a cataloging and social networking site for booklovers escape and travel back up the ohio. The closest thing we have to a first hand account of mary ingles' story is a manuscript written by her youngest son, john ingles, in 1830 the original copy of his manuscript is at the university of virginia.
Follow the river - jamesthom follow the river by historical novelist james alexander thom is a story of mary ingles who became a captive of the shawnee indians and walked 1000 miles through an untames wildreness to return home. The original accounts of mary ingles escape in james alexander thoms follow the river semiotics mindmap. Mary draper ingles (1732 - february 1815), also known in records as mary inglis or mary english, was an american pioneer and early settler of western virginiain the summer of 1755 she and her two young sons were among several captives taken by shawnee after the draper's meadow massacre during the french and indian war. To escape her shawnee indian captors, mary draper ingles of southwestern virginia traversed 800 miles of wilderness, including west virginia's rugged new river gorge mary was born in philadelphia in 1731 to scotch-irish immigrants.
Follow the river (1995) is a movie genre action produced by signboard hill productions was released in united states of america on 1995-04-22 with director. Mary draper ingles was pregnant with her third child when shawnee indians attacked the small village where she lived, taking several hostages and killing the rest based on historical accounts of mary's kidnapping and her trek to return to her husband, follow the river is filled with descriptions of. James thom has that gift-- the indianapolis news mary ingles was twenty-three, happily married, and pregnant with her third child when shawnee indians invaded her peaceful virginia settlement in 1755 and kidnapped her, leaving behind a bloody massacre. Follow the river home (gc335by) was created by lucyamberalex and tallnana on 9/14/2011 it's a regular size geocache, with difficulty of 15, terrain of 2 it's located in west virginia, united statesgps coordinates at this location are erratic and could be off by as much as 70 feet.
The original accounts of mary ingle's escape in james alexander thom's follow the river. Follow the river - jamesthom follow the river by historical novelist james alexander thom is a story of mary ingles who became a captive of the shawnee indians and walked 1000 miles through an untames wildreness to return home follow the river | ebay find great deals on ebay for follow the river. Follow the river by thom, james alexander paperback available at half price books® .
Follow the river by james alexander thom is based on a true story of a young woman, wife and mother, who was kidnapped by shawnee indians and taken down the new river this woman was mary draper ingles, mother of two little boys and expecting a third child when she was kidnapped along with her two young sons and two other adults besides her. Years ago i read a wonderful book called follow the river, by james alexander thom (follow the river: a novel: james alexander thom) it is the true story of mary ingles: in 1755 mary ingles was expecting her third child when she and her two sons were captured from their homestead in virginia's blue ridge mountains by shawnee indians. Yes, we have books about her the most popular is probably the historical novel, follow the river by james alexander thom if you are interested in her story, you might want to reserve the book in our catalog , in the meantime i'll share the highlights of her story with you. Follow the river audiobook, by james alexander thom mary ingles was twenty-three, happily married, and pregnant with her third child when shawnee indians invaded her peaceful virginia settlement in 1755 and kidnapped her, leaving behind a bloody massacre.