American Indian Quotations

American Indian Quotations

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The first book of American Indian quotations, this volume offers 800 quotations covering more than four centuries of American life. The quotations include the words of warriors, poets, politicians, doctors, lawyers, athletes, and others. Arranged chronologically, they enable one to follow the history of American Indians since Columbus through the words of those who lived through centuries of despoilment, disease, and death. Putting real people into the tragedy that has been the story of Indian life, the book includes quotes not only about historic incidents, but also of Indian views on education, values, ecology, family, and religion. There is humor as well as quotations of defiance, war, and bloodshed. The language is rich and colorful, always moving. The book provides brief biographical information on those quoted, including both contemporary and historical figures. The material is cross-referenced with subject, key word, author, and tribal indexes. The work is a reference book, a history book, and a resource for speakers and educators.
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  • Hardback | 288 pages
  • 163.58 x 241.55 x 27.69mm | 616.89g
  • Greenwood Press
  • Westport, United States
  • English
  • New
  • 0313291217
  • 9780313291210

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The first book of American Indian quotations, this volume offers 800 quotations covering more than four centuries of American life. The quotations include the words of warriors, poets, politicians, doctors, lawyers, athletes, and others. Arranged chronologically, they enable one to follow the history of American Indians since Columbus through the words of those who experienced centuries of physical and cultural despoilment. Showing the real people in the tragic story of Indian life, the book includes quotes about historic incidents, in addition to Indian views on education, values, ecology, family, and religion. There is humor as well as declarations of defiance, war, and bloodshed. The language is rich and colorful, always moving. The book provides brief biographical information on those quoted, who include both contemporary and historical figures. The material is cross-referenced with author, subject and key word, and tribal indexes. The work is a reference book, a history book, and a resource for speakers and educators.
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Table of contents

Acknowledgments Introduction Quotations Index
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"This book contains almost 800 quotations from the sixteenth century to the present; the number of contemporary quotations is significant...Patrons at public, secondary-school, and academic libraries need to hear the voices of these Native Americans. They will be informed, enlightened, and enriched by this source."-Booklist/Reference Books Bulletin "At 800 quotations (22 accompanied by black-and-white photographs), this is the largest compendium of quotations.... The words of many well-known Indian leaders and orators are represented, as are the voices of contemporary native writers, politicians, and educators. Recommended for all academic library collections."-Choice ?At 800 quotations (22 accompanied by black-and-white photographs), this is the largest compendium of quotations.... The words of many well-known Indian leaders and orators are represented, as are the voices of contemporary native writers, politicians, and educators. Recommended for all academic library collections.?-Choice ?This book contains almost 800 quotations from the sixteenth century to the present; the number of contemporary quotations is significant...Patrons at public, secondary-school, and academic libraries need to hear the voices of these Native Americans. They will be informed, enlightened, and enriched by this source.?-Booklist/Reference Books Bulletin
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About Howard J. Langer

HOWARD J. LANGER is an independent researcher and freelance writer./e He has produced a range of materials on American and world history in many different formats, written numerous magazine articles, and authored three books.
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