American Indian Quotations by Howard J. Langer

By Howard J. Langer

The first ebook of yank Indian quotations, this quantity bargains 800 quotations masking greater than 4 centuries of yankee existence. The quotations contain the phrases of warriors, poets, politicians, medical professionals, legal professionals, athletes, and others. prepared chronologically, they permit one to stick to the background of yankee Indians due to the fact Columbus throughout the phrases of these who lived via centuries of despoilment, illness, and demise. placing genuine humans into the tragedy that has been the tale of Indian existence, the e-book comprises prices not just approximately old incidents, but in addition of Indian perspectives on schooling, values, ecology, family members, and faith. there's humor in addition to quotations of defiance, struggle, and bloodshed. The language is wealthy and colourful, consistently moving.

The publication presents short biographical info on these quoted, together with either modern and old figures. the fabric is cross-referenced with topic, key be aware, writer, and tribal indexes. The paintings is a reference booklet, a background booklet, and a source for audio system and educators.

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Taoyateduta [Little Crow] is not a coward: he will die with you. ). Both played key roles in negotiating a treaty between the Cherokee Nation and President Andrew Jackson. The treaty provided for Cherokee removal to territory west of the Mississippi. ). ). All three were seen as traitors by the antitreaty forces. 145. I may yet die some day by the hand of some poor, infatuated Indian deluded by the counsels of [John] Ross and his m i n i o n s . . I am resigned to my fate, whatever it may be.

You do solemnly swear you will, for the support of Slavery, support any person that you may be instructed to by the Mother Lodge for any office in the Cherokee Nation or anywhere else, and to assist any member that may get into difficulty on account of being a Brother of the Secret Society and to keep secret the names of all the Brothers of the Society and other secrets of the Society? ) 103. Your demand that those people of the [Cherokee] nation who are in favor of joining the Confederacy be allowed to organize into military companies as home guards for the purpose of defending themselves in case of invasion from the North is most respectfully declined.

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. We have everything we want. We have plenty of land, if you will keep your people off of it.

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