Great Speeches by Native Americans

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Experience 82 speeches spanning five centuries of Indian encounters with nonindigenous people. This collection includes memorable orations like Powhatan's Why should you destroy us who have provided you with food?... Read more


Experience 82 speeches spanning five centuries of Indian encounters with nonindigenous people. This collection includes memorable orations like Powhatan's Why should you destroy us who have provided you with food? to Chief Joseph's I will fight no more forever. Notable speakers include Tecumseh, Seattle, Geronimo, and more. These deeply moving documents offer a window into Native American history and culture. This edition includes informative notes about each speech and orator.


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This book contains 82 powerful speeches delivered by Native Americans in encounters with nonindigenous people over five centuries. The speeches are remarkable for their eloquence, depth of feeling, and oratorical mastery. They offer a window into Native American history and culture as they struggled against European and American encroachment.



The speeches span from a Timucua chief's refusal to parley with Hernando de Soto in 1540 to activist Russell Means' 20th-century address to the United Nations. Other notable speakers include Powhatan, Red Jacket, Osceola, Red Cloud, Chief Joseph, Sitting Bull, Tecumseh, Seattle, Geronimo, and Crazy Horse. Each speech is graced by forceful metaphors and vivid imagery, expressing emotions ranging from indignation to sorrow.



This edition includes informative notes about each speech and orator, and it is essential for anyone interested in Native American history and culture.



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Subject: Language Arts

Brand: Dover Publications

Publisher Date: 06/20/2000

Author: Bob Blaisdell, ed.

Dimensions: 8.31 x 5.25 x 0.56

UPC: 9780486411224

Pages: 218