Howard J. Langer's American Indian Quotations PDF

By Howard J. Langer

ISBN-10: 0313291217

ISBN-13: 9780313291210

The first publication of yankee Indian quotations, this quantity bargains 800 quotations masking greater than 4 centuries of yankee lifestyles. The quotations comprise the phrases of warriors, poets, politicians, medical professionals, legal professionals, athletes, and others. prepared chronologically, they permit one to stick with the historical past of yank Indians when you consider that Columbus in the course of the phrases of these who lived via centuries of despoilment, disorder, and dying. placing genuine humans into the tragedy that has been the tale of Indian existence, the booklet contains fees not just approximately old incidents, but additionally of Indian perspectives on schooling, values, ecology, kin, and faith. there's humor in addition to quotations of defiance, conflict, and bloodshed. The language is wealthy and colourful, consistently moving.

The booklet offers short biographical info on these quoted, together with either modern and historic figures. the fabric is cross-referenced with topic, key notice, writer, and tribal indexes. The paintings is a reference e-book, a historical past ebook, and a source for audio system and educators.

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He was also called upon to mediate intertribal disputes. 116. Since the first time that I have met my white brethren in council, 32 PETALESHARO I have been told that the red skins must shake h a n d s . . These people [the Sioux] say we are deaf to your advice, and advise you to bore our ears with sticks. I think their ears are so closed against the hearing of all good, that it will be necessary to bore them with iron. ) 117. If, among the whites, a man purchased a piece of land, another came upon it, you would drive him off.

He has been taken prisoner and his plans are stopped. He can do no more. He is near his end. His sun is setting and he will rise no more. Farewell to Black Hawk. ) TECUMSEH (1768-1813) Shawnee, Ohio Tecumseh united many tribes in the Ohio Valley. He dreamed of one huge area for Indians from the Great Lakes to Florida. He tried to negotiate land claims in the Northwest Territory with Governor William Henry Harrison, but the talks failed. During the War of 1812, Tecumseh fought on the side of the British, who made him a brigadier general, and he died fighting the Americans.

Your religion was written on tablets of stone by the iron finger of an angry God, lest you might forget it. The red man could never remember nor comprehend it. Our religion is the traditions of our ancestors, the dreams of our old men, given them by the Great Spirit, and the visions of our sachems, and is written in the hearts of our people. ) 94. Our great and good Father [the President] sends us word that if we do as he desires he will buy our lands .. allow us to live comfortably . . protect us with his brave warriors; his wonderful ships of war will fill our harbors.

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