By Howard J. Langer
The first booklet of yank Indian quotations, this quantity deals 800 quotations protecting greater than 4 centuries of yank existence. The quotations contain the phrases of warriors, poets, politicians, medical professionals, attorneys, athletes, and others. prepared chronologically, they permit one to persist with the heritage of yankee Indians on account that Columbus throughout the phrases of these who lived via centuries of despoilment, ailment, and dying. placing genuine humans into the tragedy that has been the tale of Indian lifestyles, the e-book comprises fees not just approximately historical incidents, but additionally of Indian perspectives on schooling, values, ecology, kin, and faith. there's humor in addition to quotations of defiance, struggle, and bloodshed. The language is wealthy and colourful, regularly moving.
The ebook offers short biographical info on these quoted, together with either modern and ancient figures. the fabric is cross-referenced with topic, key observe, writer, and tribal indexes. The paintings is a reference e-book, a heritage ebook, and a source for audio system and educators.
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WASHAKIE, SHOSHONE WASHAKIE (1804-1900) Shoshone, Montana Washakie, a Shoshone chief, was friendly with the white man. He led battles against the Blackfeet and Crow tribes, but he never warred against the white man. At one time, he was a scout for the military and helped negotiate treaties for them. 150. It was never the intention of the Shoshone tribe... to fight the whites; I have, myself, been fired upon by emigrants, but taught my young men that a war with the Great Father [the President] would be 43 WILLIAM SHOREY COODEY disastrous.
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