Mary Rowlandson:

Who: New England colonist captured by Indians; Puritan faith; Massachusetts


When: 18th-century

Where: New England

Why is Mary Rowlandson historically significant? showed that "savages" were not uncivilized; religious thinking and practices were crucial in the hearts and minds of colonial peoples; her gender was significant because she was a woman writing about religious happenings (a issue only reserved for Puritan ministers)