By Howard J. Langer
The first ebook of yankee Indian quotations, this quantity deals 800 quotations overlaying greater than 4 centuries of yankee lifestyles. 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 heritage of yank Indians for the reason that Columbus during the phrases of these who lived via centuries of despoilment, sickness, and dying. placing genuine humans into the tragedy that has been the tale of Indian existence, the publication contains rates not just approximately historical incidents, but additionally of Indian perspectives on schooling, values, ecology, kinfolk, and faith. there's humor in addition to quotations of defiance, battle, and bloodshed. The language is wealthy and colourful, consistently moving.
The ebook presents short biographical info on these quoted, together with either modern and old figures. the cloth is cross-referenced with topic, key notice, writer, and tribal indexes. The paintings is a reference e-book, a background e-book, and a source for audio system and educators.
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Although you have conquered the French, you have not yet conquered us! We are not your slaves. These lakes, these woods and mountains, were left to us by our ancestors. They are our inheritance, and we will part with them to none. Your nation supposes that we, like the white people, cannot live without bread, and pork, and beef! But, you ought to know, that He—the Great Spirit—and Master of Life— has provided food for us, in these broad lakes, and upon these mountains. (Indian Biography, by B. B.
1, National Archives, Record Group no. ) 114. Do not ask us to give up the buffalo for the sheep. ) 115. Great Spirit: I want no blood upon my land to stain the grass. I want it all clear and pure, and I wish it so, that all who go through among my people may find it peaceful when they come, and leave peacefully when they go. ) KEOKUK (17937-1848) Sac, Illinois Keokuk was a Sac chief who spoke out on behalf of his tribe. He was a key spokesman not only in Washington, but also at local peace conferences called by whites.
It will place in our midst organized companies not authorized by our laws who would soon become efficient instruments in stirring up domestic strife and creating internal difficulties among the Cherokee people. ) 105. At the beginning of the conflict [the Civil War], I felt that the interests of the Cherokee people would be best maintained by remaining quiet and not involving themselves in it prematurely. Our relations had long existed with the United States Government and bound us to observe amity and peace alike with all the States.
American Indian Quotations by Howard J. Langer