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Great Speeches By Native Americans

Author : Bob Blaisdell
ISBN : 9780486111278
Genre : Literary Collections
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Remarkable for their eloquence, depth of feeling, and oratorical mastery, these 82 compelling speeches encompass five centuries of Indian encounters with nonindigenous people. Beginning with a 1540 refusal by a Timucua chief to parley with Hernando de Soto ("With such a people I want no peace"), the collection extends to the 20th-century address of activist Russell Means to the United Nations affiliates and members of the Human Rights Commission ("We are people who love in the belly of the monster"). Other memorable orations include Powhatan's "Why should you destroy us, who have provided you with food?" (1609); Red Jacket's "We like our religion, and do not want another" (1811); Osceola's "I love my home, and will not go from it" (1834); Red Cloud's "The Great Spirit made us both" (1870); Chief Joseph's "I will fight no more forever" (1877); Sitting Bull's "The life my people want is a life of freedom" (1882); and many more. Other notable speakers represented here include Tecumseh, Seattle, Geronimo, and Crazy Horse, as well as many lesser-known leaders. Graced by forceful metaphors and vivid imagery expressing emotions that range from the utmost indignation to the deepest sorrow, these addresses are deeply moving documents that offer a window into the hearts and minds of Native Americans as they struggled against the overwhelming tide of European and American encroachment. This inexpensive edition, with informative notes about each speech and orator, will prove indispensable to anyone interested in Native American history and culture.
Category: Literary Collections

Indian Oratory

Author : W. C. Vanderwerth
ISBN : 0806115750
Genre : Social Science
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This collection of notable speeches by early-day leaders of twenty-two Indian tribes adds a new dimension to our knowledge of the original Americans and their own view of the tide of history engulfing them. Little written record of their oratory exists, although Indians made much use of publics address. Around the council fires tribal affairs were settled without benefit of the written word, and young men attended to hear the speeches, observe their delivery, and consider the weight of reasoned argument. Some of the early white men who traveled and lived among the Indians left transcriptions of tribal council meetings and speeches, and other orations were translated at treaty council meetings with delegates of the United States government. From these scattered reports and the few other existing sources this book presents a reconstruction of contemporary thought of the leading men of many tribes. Chronologically, the selections range from the days of early contact with the whites in the 1750’s to a speech by Quanah Parker in 1910. Several of the orations were delivered at the famous Medicine Lodge Council in 1867. A short biography of each orator states the conditions under which the speeches were made, locates the place of the council or meeting, and includes a photograph or copy of a painting of the speaker. Speakers chosen to represent the tribes at treaty council were all orators of great natural ability, well trained in the Indian oral traditions. Acutely conscious that they were the selected representatives of their people, these men delivered eloquent, moving speeches, often using wit and sarcasm to good effect. They were well aware of all the issues involved, and they bargained with great statesmanship for survival of their traditional way of life.
Category: Social Science

The Wisdom Of The Native Americans

Author : Kent Nerburn
ISBN : 157731297X
Genre : Social Science
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The teachings of the Native Americans provide a connection with the land, the environment, and the simple beauties of life. This collection of writings from revered Native Americans offers timeless, meaningful lessons on living and learning. Taken from writings, orations, and recorded observations of life, this book selects the best of Native American wisdom and distills it to its essence in short, digestible quotes — perhaps even more timely now than when they were first written. In addition to the short passages, this edition includes the complete Soul of an Indian, as well as other writings by Ohiyesa (Charles Alexander Eastman), one of the great interpreters of American Indian thought, and three great speeches by Chiefs Joseph, Seattle, and Red Jacket.
Category: Social Science

The Wisdom Of The Great Chiefs

Author : Red Jacket (Seneca chief)
ISBN : UOM:39015032560859
Genre : History
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Subtitled: The classic speeches of Red Jacket, Chief Joseph, and Chief Seattle. Published by New World Library, 58 Paul Drive, San Rafael, CA 94903. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Category: History

American Heritage Book Of Great American Speeches For Young People

Author : Suzanne McIntire
ISBN : 0471217107
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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The history of the United States has been characterized by ferventidealism, intense struggle, and radical change. And for everycritical, defining moment in American history, there were thosewhose impassioned voices rang out, clear and true, and whose wordscompelled the minds and hearts of all who heard them. When PatrickHenry declared, "Give me liberty, or give me death!", when MartinLuther King Jr. said, "I have a dream", Americans listened and wereprofoundly affected. These speeches stand today as testaments tothis great nation made up of individuals with bold ideas andunshakeable convictions. The American Heritage Book of Great American Speeches for YoungPeople includes over 100 speeches by founding fathers, patriots,Native American and African American leaders, abolitionists,women's suffrage and labor activists, writers, athletes, and othersfrom all walks of life, featuring inspiring and unforgettablespeeches by such notable speakers as: Patrick Henry * Thomas Jefferson * Tecumseh * Frederick Douglass *Sojourner Truth * Abraham Lincoln * Susan B. Anthony * Mother Jones* Lou Gehrig * Franklin D. Roosevelt * Albert Einstein * Pearl S.Buck * Langston Hughes * John F. Kennedy * Martin Luther KingJr. These are the voices that shaped our history. They are powerful,moving, and, above all else, uniquely American.
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American History Through Its Greatest Speeches A Documentary History Of The United States 3 Volumes

Author : Jolyon P. Girard
ISBN : 9781610699709
Genre : History
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What did America's greatest orators say regarding significant issues and concerns throughout United States history? This three-volume set examines hundreds of the most historically significant speeches from colonial times to the modern era, allowing readers to consider exactly what the speakers said—and to better understand the motivations behind each speech as well as the effect on the audiences that heard them. • Presents chronologically arranged entries that provide a documentary view of American history through the speeches that have shaped the United States • Includes background material that gives students primary texts to work with and helps them develop their critical reading, thinking, and writing skills • Supplies extensive background information that places each speech in its historical context
Category: History

100 Great American Short Stories

Author : John Grafton
ISBN : 9780486847597
Genre : Fiction
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Includes "The Eyes of the Panther," Ambrose Bierce; "The Locket," Kate Chopin; "Out of Season," Ernest Hemingway; "The Black Cat," Edgar Allan Poe; "Luck," Mark Twain; "The Dilettante," Edith Wharton; more.
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Great Short Stories By African American Writers

Author : Christine Rudisel
ISBN : 9780486471396
Genre : Fiction
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Offering diverse perspectives on the black experience, this anthology of short fiction spotlights works by influential African-American authors. Nearly 30 outstanding stories include tales by W. E. B. Du Bois, Zora Neale Hurston, Claude McKay, and Jamaica Kincaid. From the turn of the twentieth century come Alice Ruth Moore's "A Carnival Jangle," Charles W. Chesnutt's "Uncle Wellington’s Wives," and Paul Laurence Dunbar's "The Scapegoat." Other stories include "Becky" by Jean Toomer; "Afternoon" by Ralph Ellison; Langston Hughes's "Feet Live Their Own Life"; and "Jesus Christ in Texas" by W. E. B. Du Bois. Samples of more recent fiction include tales by Jervey Tervalon, Alice Walker, and Edwidge Danticat. Ideal for browsing, this collection is also suitable for courses in African-American studies and American literature.
Category: Fiction

School Library Journal

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ISBN : UOM:49015003458891
Genre : Children's libraries
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The Collected Speeches Of Sagoyewatha Or Red Jacket

Author : Granville Ganter
ISBN : 0815630964
Genre : History
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In the first complete collection of a Native American orator’s speeches, Granville Ganter presents the speeches of Red Jacket or Sagoyewatha (Shay-gó-ye-wátha), a formidable diplomat and one of the most famous Native American orators of the nineteenth century. As a representative of the Seneca and the Six Nations, Red Jacket negotiated with American presidents from George Washington to Andrew Jackson, establishing a legacy that continues to influence discussions of native sovereignty and cultural identity. In speeches spanning over forty years, he eloquently voiced the rights of Native Americans, opposing the encroachment of white man’s religion and culture and the sale of native lands. Presenting more than fifty speeches of Red Jacket, some previously unpublished and others revised using modern standards of textual editing, this volume encourages a wider readership of Red Jacket’s work. Ganter’s accompanying essays offer a detailed historical framework, presenting archival research about the interpreters and the circumstances of each speech. The great majority of Red Jacket’s speeches were interpreted by reliable translators who were often chosen by the Senecas for their accuracy. This edition spans Red Jacket’s political career from 1790 to 1830 and includes major addresses to Presidents Washington, Adams, and Monroe. Additionally, it contains original versions of his speeches to evangelical missionaries and land speculators, which circulated for nearly 150 years after Red Jacket’s death. This book will stand as the definitive critical edition of Red Jacket’s speeches and as a remarkable record of Native American political history. It will be of crucial interest to historians and literary scholars of Native American studies.
Category: History

Native American Poetry

Author : George William Cronyn
ISBN : CHI:76115861
Genre : Poetry
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Translated by leading scholars and poets, these ancient and modern songs span tribal traditions -- Iroquois, Cherokee, Navajo, Eskimo, and more -- offering authentic insights into personal and ceremonial life.
Category: Poetry

Native American Speakers Of The Eastern Woodlands Selected Speeches And Critical Analyses

Author : Barbara Alice Mann
ISBN : 9780313075094
Genre : Social Science
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This collection of essays examines, in context, eastern Native American speeches, which are translated and reprinted in their entirety. Anthologies of Native American orators typically focus on the rhetoric of western speakers but overlook the contributions of Eastern speakers. The roles women played, both as speakers themselves and as creators of the speeches delivered by the men, are also commonly overlooked. Finally, most anthologies mine only English-language sources, ignoring the fraught records of the earliest Spanish conquistadors and French adventurers. This study fills all these gaps and also challenges the conventional assumption that Native thought had little or no impact on liberal perspectives and critiques of Europe. Essays are arranged so that the speeches progress chronologically to reveal the evolving assessments and responses to the European presence in North America, from the mid-sixteenth century to the twentieth century. Providing a discussion of the history, culture, and oratory of eastern Native Americans, this work will appeal to scholars of Native American history and of communications and rhetoric. Speeches represent the full range of the woodland east and are taken from primary sources.
Category: Social Science

Great Speeches By Great Lawyers

Author : William Lamartine Snyder
ISBN : STANFORD:36105044160799
Genre : Forensic orations
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The Great Speeches And Orations Of Daniel Webster

Author : Daniel Webster
ISBN : EAN:4057664571014
Genre : Fiction
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"The Great Speeches and Orations of Daniel Webster" by Daniel Webster, Edwin Percy Whipple. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.
Category: Fiction

Native American Reader

Author : Jerry D. Blanche
ISBN : 0938737201
Genre : Social Science
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Contains one hundred stories, speeches, and poems by over seventy contemporary authors from nearly thirty Native American tribes.
Category: Social Science

Writing Great Speeches

Author : Alan M. Perlman
ISBN : 0205273009
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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A guide to writing an outstanding speech offers tips on communicating effectively, including how to build credibility, organize a speech, use rhythm and style, and create a powerful ending
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines