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Mary Rowlandson was captured by the Wampanoag Indians on February 10, 1675. Everything Rowlandson had known and loved was destroyed by the natives.

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Jordan Erika Jordan Ms. Carmen Lawrence English 2110-101 October 20, 2012 Not Easily Removed Mary Rowlandson was captured by the Wampanoag Indians on February 10, 1675. Everything Rowlandson had known and loved was destroyed by the natives. For eleven weeks, Mary Rowlandson was held captive as she traveled through the wilderness discovering a world she never knew existed. Although Rowlandson refers to the Native Americans as ?barbarous creatures? and ?merciless enemies,? she quickly realized her dependency on them to live and her faith in God. ...read more.

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against this or that, and I could starve and die before I could eat such things, yet they were sweet and savory to my taste? (243-44). The thought of eating raw horse meat and bear meat was disgusting to Rowlandson. However, in her will to live and see her family again, Mary soon found the repulsive food satisfying. Being the wife of a Puritan minister, Mary Rowlandson kept her faith in God and read her bible daily. ...read more.

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In The Third Remove, Mary recited Psalm 27, ?Wait on the Lord, Be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine Heart, wait I say on the Lord? (242). Mary Rowlandson?s faith paid off because in the month of May 1675, she was released and was able to return home to her family. Mary Rowlandson?s faith in God and trust in some of the Native Americans helped her survive the long eleven weeks in the wilderness. While living with the Native Americans, Rowlandson realized that they were not so different as previously thought. They both had a will and desire to survive. ...read more.

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