American Indian Quotations by Howard J. Langer

By Howard J. Langer

The first ebook of yank Indian quotations, this quantity bargains 800 quotations protecting greater than 4 centuries of yankee existence. The quotations contain the phrases of warriors, poets, politicians, medical professionals, attorneys, athletes, and others. prepared chronologically, they allow one to persist with the historical past of yankee Indians when you consider that Columbus during the phrases of these who lived via centuries of despoilment, sickness, and dying. placing actual humans into the tragedy that has been the tale of Indian existence, the booklet contains rates not just approximately historical incidents, but in addition 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, constantly moving.

The publication offers short biographical details on these quoted, together with either modern and old figures. the cloth is cross-referenced with topic, key observe, writer, and tribal indexes. The paintings is a reference booklet, a heritage booklet, and a source for audio system and educators.

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Statement at an 1822 conference in Washington; Red Men Calling on the Great White Father, by Katharine C. ) 119. My Great Father: Some of your good chiefs, as they are called [missionaries], have proposed to send some of their good people among us to change our habits, to make us work and live like the white people. . You love the manner in which they l i v e . . I love the manner in which [my people] live. ) 120. We have plenty of buffalo, beaver, deer and other wild animals. We have also an abundance of horses.

He was a key spokesman not only in Washington, but also at local peace conferences called by whites. 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.

B. ) 40. Brother! You have got our country, but are not satisfied. You want to force your religion upon us. ) 41. Brother! We understand that your religion is written in a book. If it was intended for us as well as for you, why has not the Great Spirit given it to us? ) 42. I am an aged tree, and can stand no longer. My leaves are fallen, my branches are withered, and I am shaken by every breeze. Soon my aged trunk will fall. ) MINAVAVANA (Mid t o late eighteenth century) Chippewa 43. Englishman!

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