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