By Bernd C. Peyer

ISBN-10: 0806137983

ISBN-13: 9780806137988

ISBN-10: 0806182458

ISBN-13: 9780806182452

A survey of 2 centuries of Indian political writingsAmerican Indian literature has deep roots. This selection of political writings covers approximately centuries and represents a ancient survey of the improvement of Indian nonfiction prose, from the missionary-trained writers of the overdue eighteenth century to the individuals of the 1st Indian highbrow community within the early 20th century.Included are own letters, sermons, published speeches, autobiographical sketches, editorials, pamphlets, and funny items. From early writers reminiscent of Samson Occom to twentieth-century writers corresponding to Will Rogers and Luther status undergo, those authors have been deeply dedicated to the welfare in their local groups. a few of the items have been fairly renowned of their day yet were misplaced to time.Bernd C. Peyer strains the historic improvement of Indian literature from its beginnings in seventeenth-century New England to the emergence of the nationwide Society of yank Indians. This assortment exhibits that American Indian prose has a protracted and various historical past. whereas now not to boot referred to as its opposite numbers in fiction and poetry, local nonfiction writing posed probing questions, expressed political opinions, and faced the demanding situations dealing with Indian-white family members. the various records Peyer has collected listed below are another way inaccessible to most people, making this anthology a important and designated source for students, scholars, and somebody attracted to Indian nonfiction.  

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Quinney,” 321–33. 16. : The Brothertown Indian Nation, 1991); Thomas Commuck, “Sketch of the Brothertown Indians,” Wisconsin Historical Society Report and Collections 1857–58 4 (1859): 291–98; Will Ottery and Rudi Ottery, A Man Called Samson (Camden, Maine: Penobscot Press, 1989), 43–53. org. 17. org. 18. Mary K. Cayton, “Social Reform from the Colonial Period through the Civil War,” in Charles H. Lippy and Peter W. , Encyclopedia of the American Religious Experience: Studies in Traditions and Movements (New York: Scribner, 1988), 3: 1429–40.

53. On Indians at Hampton see David Wallace Adams, “Education in Hues: Red and Black at Hampton Institute, 1878–1893,” South Atlantic Quarterly 76 (Spring 1977): 159–76; Wilbert H. Ahern, “‘The Returned Indian’: Hampton Institute and Its Indian Alumni, 1879–1893,” Journal of Ethnic Studies 10, no. , To Lead and to Serve: American Indian Education at Hampton Institute, 1878– 1923 (Virginia Beach: Virginia Foundation for the Humanities and Public Council in Cooperation with Hampton University, 1989); Donald F.

Ahern, “‘The Returned Indian’: Hampton Institute and Its Indian Alumni, 1879–1893,” Journal of Ethnic Studies 10, no. , To Lead and to Serve: American Indian Education at Hampton Institute, 1878– 1923 (Virginia Beach: Virginia Foundation for the Humanities and Public Council in Cooperation with Hampton University, 1989); Donald F. Lindsey, Indians at Hampton Institute, 1877–1923 (Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1995); Abraham Makofsky, “Experience of Native Americans at a Black College: Indian Students at Hampton Institute, 1878–1923,” Journal of Ethnic Studies 17, no.

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