By Howard J. Langer
The first ebook of yank Indian quotations, this quantity deals 800 quotations protecting 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 on account that Columbus in the course of the phrases of these who lived via centuries of despoilment, sickness, and demise. placing actual humans into the tragedy that has been the tale of Indian lifestyles, the e-book contains costs not just approximately historical 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, regularly moving.
The publication presents short biographical info on these quoted, together with either modern and ancient figures. the cloth is cross-referenced with topic, key notice, writer, and tribal indexes. The paintings is a reference ebook, a historical past e-book, and a source for audio system and educators.
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During the course of the last long and bloody war Logan remained in his hut an advocate for peace; nay, such was my love for the whites, that those of my own country pointed at me as they passed by, and said, "Logan is the friend of white men"; I have even thought to live with you, but for the injuries of one man, Colonel [Captain Michael] Cresap, the last spring, in cool blood and unprovoked cut off all the relations of Logan not even sparing my women and children. ) 22. There runs not a drop of my blood in the veins of any human creature.
G. ) 83. Once I could animate my warriors to battle: but I cannot animate the dead. My warriors can no longer hear my voice—their bones are at Talladega, Tallaschatchee, Emuckfaw, and Tohopeka. ) 25 SEATTLE 84. I have not surrendered myself thoughtlessly. Whilst there were chances of success, I never left my post, nor supplicated peace. But my people are gone, and now I ask it for my nation, and for myself. ) 85. On the miseries and misfortunes brought upon my country, I look back with the deepest sorrow and wish to avert still greater calamities.
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. ) 117. If, among the whites, a man purchased a piece of land, another came upon it, you would drive him off. Let the Sioux keep from our lands, and there will be peace.
American Indian Quotations by Howard J. Langer