Born and raised in a New England garrison town, Esther Wheelwright was captured by Wabanaki Indians at age seven. Among them, she became a catholic and lived like any other girl in the tribe. This book discovers her life through the communities of girls and women around her: the free and enslaved women who raised her in Wells, Maine; the Wabanaki women who cared for her, catechized her,and taught her to work as an Indian girl; the French-Canadian and Native girls who were her classmates in the Ursuline school; and the Ursuline nuns who led her to a religious life. Hardcover. 286 pgs.