By Howard J. Langer
The first e-book of yank Indian quotations, this quantity deals 800 quotations masking greater than 4 centuries of yankee lifestyles. The quotations contain the phrases of warriors, poets, politicians, medical professionals, attorneys, athletes, and others. prepared chronologically, they permit one to stick with the historical past of yank Indians because Columbus throughout the phrases of these who lived via centuries of despoilment, illness, and loss of life. placing genuine humans into the tragedy that has been the tale of Indian lifestyles, the e-book comprises charges not just approximately ancient incidents, but additionally of Indian perspectives on schooling, values, ecology, kin, and faith. there's humor in addition to quotations of defiance, struggle, and bloodshed. The language is wealthy and colourful, constantly moving.
The ebook presents 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 booklet, a historical past e-book, and a source for audio system and educators.
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Then they may be planted and deeply rooted about us and our people may stand unmoved in the flood of the white man. ) THE FOUR BEARS (1800-1837) Mandan, North Dakota The Four Bears was a chief of the Mandan tribe. The Mandans are believed to have been the first inhabitants of what later became North Dakota. In 1837 The Four Bears delivered this bitter attack on the whites. He and his tribe had become infected with smallpox, a disease the white man had brought to America. 125. I have never called a white man a dog, but today I do pronounce them to be a set of black-hearted d o g s .
S. ) 139. These lands that you propose to give to us I know nothing about. There is but a handful here now of the Cheyenne nation, and I would rather defer making any permanent treaty until the others come.. There are so few here it would not look right to make a treaty for the whole nation, and so many absent. ) 140. I once thought that I was the only man that persevered to be the friend of the white man, but since they have come and cleaned out our lodges, horses, and everything else, it is hard for me to believe white men any more.
It is true we have befriended them, but who will deny that these acts of friendship have been abundantly reciprocated? ) 45. During its darkest hours, these neighbors whom we are now urged to attack responded generously to our needs. They doctored our sick, they clothed our suffering, they fed our hungry. ) 46. Forget not, O Choctaws and Chickasaws, that we are bound in peace to the Great White Father at Washington by sacred word. The Great White Father has never violated that treaty and the Choctaws have never been driven to the necessity of taking up the tomahawk against him or his children.
American Indian Quotations by Howard J. Langer