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The Unredeemed Captive<br />Sayda Vega<br />History 140<br />
Important people<br />Williams family including Reverend Williams, Eunice Williams, Eunice’s Mother, Samuel, Stephan, Esther and Warham<br />*Everything begun the night of February 29th 1704 when the Williams home was invaded by the English and all of them were kidnapped <br />
Important Facts<br />*Eunice who was six years old played an important role in this story.<br />*The English colonists and Mohawk warriors took her as captive and named her Marguerite Kanenstenhawi Arosen<br />*They moved to Canada with many other captives<br />
Continuation…<br />*Captives were sold to the French <br />*Later on John Williams and most of their children were negotiated to be released and returned home<br />*Just one of his children remained in the hands of the Indians who didn’t want to sell her <br />*Most captives were baptized Catholic by the Indians<br />*They named her Marguerite<br />
Continuation…<br />*Later on, Eunice’s father and one of her brothers consistently tried to make her come back home to Massachusetts<br />*Everything was in vane<br />*As time passed by, Eunice felt more comfortable living with the Indians<br />*She married a native Indian named Francois-Xavier Arosen<br />*They created a family together<br />
Continuation…<br />*After John Williams died, Eunice finally agreed on visiting two of her brothers living in New England, accompanied by her husband of course<br />*First visit was held on 1740<br />*They communicated only with the help of a translator.<br />*Eunice stopped speaking English to the point that she totally forgot it<br />*Her father John Williams was really sad about the fact that her daughter had forgotten her origins and family<br />*Still she didn’t want to see or visit her father or brothers<br />