The Patriot Chiefs: a Chronicle of American Indian Resistance

The Patriot Chiefs: a Chronicle of American Indian Resistance

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"A valuable chronicle of the greatness and majesty of the Indian chiefs."--Christian Science Monitor Told through the life stories of nine Indian chiefs, this narrative depicts the American Indian effort to preserve a heritage and resist the changes brought by the white man. Hiawatha, King Philip, Pope, Pontiac, Tecumseh, Osceola, Black Hawk, Crazy Horse, and Chief Joseph each represent different tribal backgrounds, different times and places, and different aspects of Indian leadership. Soldiers, philosophers, orators, and statesmen, these leaders were the patriots of their people. Their heroic and tragic stories comprise an integral part of American history. "Josephy tells his nine lives with . . . a cold-blooded historian's perspective, sorrowing for both white man and red."--Time "More than a series of biographical sketches . . . Josephy places his Indian heroes in a broad historical setting and pictures them as fighters for freedom in the American tradition."--The New York Times Book Reviewshow more

Product details

  • Paperback | 364 pages
  • 129.54 x 195.58 x 25.4mm | 294.83g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • Revised ed.
  • maps
  • 0140234632
  • 9780140234633
  • 1,415,368

Table of contents

Acknowledgments Foreword Chapter I: The Real Hiawatha Chapter II: The Betrayal of King Philip Chapter III: Popée and the Great Pueblo Uprising Chapter IV: The Wilderness War of Pontiac Chapter V: Tecumseh, the Greatest Indian Chapter VI: The Death of Osceola Chapter VII: The Rivalry of Black Hawk and Keokuk Chapter VIII: Crazy Horse, Patriot of the Plains Chapter IX: The Last Stand of Chief Joseph Epilogue Bibliography Indexshow more

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