The Ransom of Mercy Carter- characters

The Ransom of Mercy Carter- characters

Mercy Carter
The main character; puritan; doesn’t take ransom; 13-year-old; given the name Munnonock which means ‘Alone Star’ by Tannhahorens; puts her family down
Eben Nims
Married Sara; had his spirit broken and rebuilt; Mercy’s friend; runs a gauntlet
Zeb & John
The first two captives
Eliza
Married an Indian, went into cardiac shock after his death
Mr. Wiliams
Puritan preacher in Deerfield whose preaching makes people feel bad
Mercy’s brothers
All get adopted except one who to this day don’t know what happened to
Ruth Catlin
Named Mahakemo, which means
‘Fire Eats Her’; also named Spukumenen, which means ‘Let the Sky In’; hostage with a super fiery temper; hates the Indians and considers them savage; does not forgive;
does finally get ransom
Jemima Richards
A whiny girl who got tomahawked
Molly, Marie and Hittite Nims
Eben’s sisters who died in raid
Joanna Kellogg
A near blind girl who was amazingly resilient on the march
Sara Hoyt
The girl who kept everyone’s spirit up on the march; also married Eben
Tannhahorens
Name means “splits the door”; Mercy’s captor who later becomes her adoptive Indian father
Father Meriel
The French Catholic priest that live in the Kahnawake, a hawk going in for the kill
Nistenha
Name means mother in the Kahnawake
language; unable to have children, she becomes Mercy’s adoptive Indian mother; wants to pick strawberries to distract Mercy from ransom
John Gillet
The person to inspire Mercy to leave the Indians
Annisquam
Gets dunked underwater in a ceremony
Otter
Falls off a cliff
Deacon Sheldon
Looking for his son Ebenezer; comes to ransom the Deerfield citizens
Daniel
The youngest
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