By Howard J. Langer
The first ebook of yankee Indian quotations, this quantity deals 800 quotations overlaying greater than 4 centuries of yank existence. The quotations comprise the phrases of warriors, poets, politicians, medical professionals, attorneys, athletes, and others. prepared chronologically, they allow one to stick to the historical past of yankee Indians considering that Columbus in the course of 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 existence, the booklet comprises charges not just approximately old incidents, but in addition of Indian perspectives on schooling, values, ecology, relatives, and faith. there's humor in addition to quotations of defiance, battle, and bloodshed. The language is wealthy and colourful, consistently moving.
The booklet 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 e-book, a heritage publication, and a source for audio system and educators.
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On the miseries and misfortunes brought upon my country, I look back with the deepest sorrow and wish to avert still greater calamities. If I had been left to contend with the Georgian army [state militia], I would have raised my corn on one bank of the river, and have fought them on the other. But your people have destroyed my nation. ) 86. You [Andrew Jackson] are a brave man. I rely upon your generosity. You will exact no terms of a conquered people, but such as they should accede to. Whatever they may be, it would now be madness and folly to oppose them.
70. ) MAJOR RIDGE (1771-1839) Cherokee, Tennessee Major Ridge, a Cherokee chief, led the group that negotiated the treaty that gave up Cherokee territory east of the Mississippi to the United States. After the Cherokee removal, he was assassinated. 1 am one of the native sons of these wild woods. I have hunted the deer and turkey here, more than fifty years. I have fought your battles, have defended your truth and honesty, and fair trading. ) 72. The Georgians have shown a grasping spirit lately; they have extended their laws, to which we are unaccustomed, which harass our braves and make the children suffer and cry; but I can do them justice in my heart.
I request in behalf of all the nations present that you will speak to the traders now here to do the same. My Father, once more I request you will take pity on us, and tell your traders to give your children credit for a little powder and lead, as the support of our families depend upon it. (A meeting with British representatives at Fort Detroit, 1765; Collections of the Illinois State Historical Society, vol. ) LOGAN (1725-1780) Mingo, Pennsylvania Logan was a Mingo leader during Lord Dunmore's War.
American Indian Quotations by Howard J. Langer