Raised as a Santee Sioux in the 1860s and 1870s, Charles A Eastman Ohiyesa wrote eleven books in which he attempted to correct misapprehensions whites had about Indians and to bring the two races closer together.In the present volume he offers biographical sketches of 15 great Indian leaders, most of them Sioux and some of them, like Red Cloud and Rain in the Face, friends and acquaintances of the author In vivid vignettes Eastman captures the character, achievements and historic importance of such leaders as Crazy Horse, Sitting Bull, Little Crow, Chief Joseph, and Spotted Tail.Enhanced with 12 portraits, these inspiring pieces will be of great interest to students of American Indian culture and history as well as to anyone who enjoys reading about the larger than life figures who dominated Indian life in the second half of the nineteenth century....
|Title||:||Indian Heroes and Great Chieftains (Native American)|
|Publisher||:||Dover Publications Revised ed edition November 2, 2011|
|Number of Pages||:||144 pages|
|File Size||:||591 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Indian Heroes and Great Chieftains (Native American) Reviews
“Indian Heroes and Great Chieftains” by Charles A. Eastman
This was a great book. Having grown up in Oklahoma, where most of my friends are Native American, or at least have partial Native heritage (myself included), I have heard and read many stories of how the tribes were treated, as well as how they lived. I didn't get too many of the heroes though. We've seen movies that villainize some of the chiefs, I didn't get the full picture from those stories and didn't see that the natives weren't just sitting around thinking about ways to attack white settlements. They just wanted to live, and they didn't want to be invaded; and they were frequently lied to.
A thorough and authoritative work describing in detail some of the main characters who participated and were the victims in the closing stages of the greatest land theft in modern history. The theft of the ancestral lands of the American Indian is a heart wrenching story of a great civilisation, it's natural people and its land usurped by technology and corruption of the incoming white settler nation. The characters in this book are forever etched in our collective memory; a memory of the beautiful, the brave, the proud — the true human beings.
This book was most interesting to me in that I've been interested in our country's history, especially the settling of the west, since childhood. I was familiar with some of these names but there were some that I was not aware of so I was able to relate them to much of what I already learned. I found Crazy Horse and Sitting Bull of special interest because I visited the Little Big Horn battle ground several times and probably walked in their footsteps.
Having read one of Charles Eastman's biographies I was so impressed I started reading books he wrote about his life and the changes taking over Indian lives once whites started their "progress" across Indian lands.
I was happily surprised by the content of this book. What a history lesson! So respectful and interesting. This was a real treat.
Love this book. Homeschooling our 8 yo granddaughter. Great for 3rd grade Native American studies requirement.
A quick look at Native American's Chiefs. Charles Eastman takes a basic look at several great Chieftains'. I was expecting a little more on these people, written by a man who was there and knew some of them. Short expose's and not much more info. than the things already known. Would have expected a better look into these great men.