Great Speeches By Native Americans by Bob BlaisdellGreat Speeches By Native Americans by Bob Blaisdell

Great Speeches By Native Americans

EditorBob Blaisdell

Paperback | June 20, 2000

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Remarkable for their eloquence and depth of feeling, these 82 speeches encompass 5 centuries of Indian encounters with nonindigenous peoples. Speakers include Chief Joseph, Sitting Bull, Tecumseh, Seattle, Geronimo, Crazy Horse, and many lesser-known leaders, whose compelling words are graced by forceful metaphors and vivid imagery.
Title:Great Speeches By Native AmericansFormat:PaperbackDimensions:160 pages, 8.25 × 5.19 × 0.68 inPublished:June 20, 2000Publisher:Dover PublicationsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0486411222

ISBN - 13:9780486411224

Appropriate for ages: 14

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Bob Blaisdell’s collection of 82 speeches given by Native Americans in encounters with European pioneers is unrivalled for both its depiction of Indian dignity in the face of white encroachment and the passionate logic in their arguments. Containing such rare and gifted discourse as that of a Muskoki chief’s refusal to parley with Spanish representatives “With Such a people I Want No Peace,” Red Cloud’s “The Great Spirit Made Us Both,” Red Jacket’s “We Like Our Religion and Do Not Want Another,” Great Speeches by Native Americans provides exhaustive notes and annotations so these noble sentiments can be remembered and understood by forthcoming generations.