The Beaded Moccasins: The Story of Mary Campbell, or simply The Beaded Moccasins, (ISBN 9780395853986) is an American historical novel, written by Lynda Durrant in 2000.[1] It is about a settler girl who is kidnapped by Native Americans after she turns twelve. Eventually she becomes The-Woman-Who-Saved-The-Corn.

The novel is based on the story of Mary Campbell, who was abducted by Lenape in 1758 and remained with them until 1764.



The Beaded Moccasins has received the following awards:[2]

  • Notable Children's Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies selection by the National Council for the Social Studies/Children's Book Council 1998
  • 1999 Ohioana Book Award (juvenile category)
  • Books for the Teenage selection, New York Public Library