10 STORIES OF WOMAN SURVIVAL 4-10
Let’s go back to the Colonial time for a tale of crude survival. In one the spring night back in 1697, the town of Haverhill, Mass. was attacked by Abenaki Indians. At the time, Hannah Duston had just given birth to her ninth child, a girl named Martha. The Indians murdered her newborn by smashing her against a tree in front of her. Losing a child is the worst thing that can happen to a mother, so, with profound vengeance burning in her heart, Hannah waited until all of her captors were sleeping, escaped from her bonds and slaughtered 9 Indians. The others went fleeing into the woods in terror. She then led her fellow captives downriver in a stolen canoe back to her home.