Great Speeches by Native Americans Dover Thrift Editions

This inexpensive edition, with informative notes about each speech and orator, will prove indispensable to anyone interested in Native American history and culture. 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.

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.


American Indian Prophecies: Conversations with Chasing Deer

As the conversations unfold, we learn that perhaps the Amercian Indian culture has some of the answers that we are all looking for. American indian prophecies: conversations with Chasing Deer tells of indigenous American culture, values, and spirituality as seen through their prophecies. As the conversations unfold, you see the contrast between Euro-American and American Indian cultures and values, bringing many interesting questions to light.

. The book is a series of conversations between young John Peabody of the New England gentry and Chasing Deer, an aged Cheyenne/Lakota and keeper of the true history of the Americas.

Essays on Immigration Dover Thrift Editions

This anthology surveys the recollections of emigrants from around the world who sought new lives in the United States. Their stories range in mood and setting from the misery of an Englishman in colonial Virginia, bound by indentured servitude, to the cultural commentary of an Iranian woman in California.

. In america, everything was possible, " recalls Louis Adamic of Slovenia. A citizen, or even a non-citizen foreigner, could walk up to the President of the United States and pump his hand. There even the common people were 'citizens, ' not 'subjects'. Poignant, an italian bootblack, eye-opening reflections include those of a Polish sweatshop laborer, and a Ukrainian musician, Junot Díaz, Edwidge Danticat, in addition to observations and reminiscences by Jacob Riis, a Chinese businessman, and other well-known authors.

Indeed, that seemed to be a custom in America. The history and experience of immigration remain central to American culture, past and present.

The Soul of the Indian with Biographical Introduction

Becoming one of the most traditionally educated Native Americans in the country, Eastman began writing works exploring the changing identities of Native Americans in the early 20th century. Yet at the age of 15 Eastman's father persuaded him to adopt a European lifestyle. Eastman's lifelong work of mediation between two seemingly disparate cultures made him one of the most influential American Indians of his day.

The soul of the indian" is not to be missed by anyone interested in the diverse fabric of the American identity. Born into and raised by a traditional Sioux family, Eastman developed a deep connection to the life of American Indians. In 1902 he published "Indian Boyhood. He followed with several books including "Old Indian Days", and "Indian Stories Retold.

His 1911 work "the soul of the indian" vividly depicts Native spiritual and religious practices and beliefs, bringing their rich cultural origins to life. His career as a novelist led him into the sphere of political and cultural activism, making him an effective champion of Native American's rights. Charles alexander eastman born ohiyesa 1858-1939 wrote "The Soul of the Indian" to examine the spiritual history of Native American's before European settlement in America.

Consequently he graduated from Dartmouth in 1887 and continued medical studies at Boston University. Born of minnesota sioux parents in South Dakota, Charles Eastman spent his life working with Natives and Europeans to bridge cultural divides.

Cogewea, The Half Blood: A Depiction of the Great Montana Cattle Range

The book combines authentic indian lore with the circumstance and dialogue of a popular romance; in its language, it shows a self-taught writer attempting to come to terms with the rift between formal written style and the comfort-able rhythms and slang of familiar speech. One of the first known novels by a native american woman, cogewea 1927 is the story of a half-blood girl caught between the worlds of Anglo ranchers and full-blood reservation Indians; between the craven and false-hearted easterner Alfred Densmore and James LaGrinder, a half-blood cowboy and the best rider on the Flathead; between book learning and the folk wisdom of her full-blood grandmother.


Great Speeches by American Women Dover Thrift Editions

Brimming with great power and eloquence, Emma Goldman, including Jane Addams, here are twenty-one legendary speeches from the country's most inspirational female voices, and Hillary Rodham Clinton. Spanning the centuries from 1851 to 2007, these are the rousing words that continue to endure in our nation's consciousness.

This distinguished collection includes these American women and their speeches: Sojourner Truth, "Ain’t I a Woman?" 1851; Susan B. Anthony, "people and peace, " 1984; gloria steinem, "vice presidential nomination acceptance address, "speech upon her election as speaker of the house, "on the adoption of the universal declaration of human rights, "a twenty-first Century Feminism, " 1969; Geraldine Ferraro, " 1880; Margaret Sanger, " 2002; Nancy Pelosi, " 1948; Shirley Chisholm, Not Profits and War, " 2007, " 1933; Eleanor Roosevelt, "A Moral Necessity of Birth Control, "On Behalf of the Woman Suffrage Amendment, "A Century of Progress of Negro Women, " 1921; Mary McLeod Bethune, and many more unforgettable speeches by spirited and influential American women.

. From civil rights to the right to vote, women have spoken up and spoken out throughout American history.

Letters and Notes on the Manners, Customs and Condition of the North American Indians

Forrest, the western historical quarterlyGeorge Catlin was an American author and traveller who was particularly famous for his portraits of Native Americans in the Old West. Government was implementing policies which forced many of them off their ancestral lands and onto reservations west of the Mississippi River.

Catlin’s remarkable collection of letters are a brilliant study of the forty-eight different tribes that he spent time with. His work provide a vivid depiction of how various Native Americans lived, covering their homes, their stories and jokes, their weapons, their religious beliefs, how they treated the dead, their appearances, their celebrations and ceremonies.

Catlin met many prominent Native American chiefs during the course of his travels and gives many fascinating biographies of their lives. This edition includes both volumes of Catlin’s in one. His book letters and notes on the manners, customs and Condition of the North American Indians was first published in 1841 and Catlin passed in 1872.

In 1832 george catlin set out on a journey into the wild regions of North America. He travelled widely across the western frontier to meet and live with some of the most remote and fascinating Native American tribes. During this period Native Americans were under severe pressure as the U. S. This volume helps us to appreciate the significance of the cause — and the varied achievements of a remarkable man who accepted his own challenge.

The American West: A Very Short Introduction Very Short Introductions

The complex convergence of peoples, polities, and cultures that has decisively shaped the history of the American West serves as the key interpretive thread through this Very Short Introduction. About the series: the very short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area.

Part geographical location, and part state of mind, part time period, the American West is a concept often invoked but rarely defined. It is a history of how portions of north America became Wests, how parts of these became American, and how ultimately American Wests became the American West. Aron begins by describing the expansion of Indian North America in the centuries before and during its early encounters with Europeans.

His very short introduction stretches the chronology, providing a history of the American West that is longer, and varies the casting, larger, enlarges the geography, and more complicated than popular culture has previously suggested. He then explores the origins of american westward expansion from the Seven Years' War to the 1830s, focusing on the western frontier at the time: the territory between the Appalachian Mountains and the Mississippi River.

He traces the narrative - temporally and geographically - through the discovery of gold in California in the mid-nineteenth century and the subsequent rush to the Pacific Slope. Though popular culture has carved out a short and specific time and place for the region, author and longtime Californian Stephen Aron tracks "the West" from the building of the Cahokia Mounds around 900 AD to the post-World War II migration to California.

These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, new ideas, perspective, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

Great Speeches of the 20th Century Dover Thrift Editions

Featured speakers include winston churchill, rousing the British to defend their lives and homes against the Nazis; Mohandas Gandhi, advocating non-violent resistance to deplorable living conditions; and Franklin Delano Roosevelt, calming the nation's fears during the Great Depression. Writers and speakers in search of memorable quotations will appreciate this collection, as will any reader seeking historical wisdom and inspiration.

Additional orations include those of barack obama, Elie Wiesel, Malcolm X, Ronald Reagan, the Dalai Lama, César Chávez, Martin Luther King, and many others. Includes three selections from the common core state standards initiative: "blood, Tears and Sweat: Address to Parliament on May 13th, Toil, 1940, " "I Have a Dream, " and "Remarks to the Senate in Support of a Declaration of Conscience.

". A great speech can stir the soul — and move a nation. This compact and affordable anthology gathers complete speeches and selected excerpts from some of the twentieth century's most memorable addresses.

101 Great American Poems Dover Thrift Editions

Selected for both popularity and literary quality, " walt whitman's "i hear america Singing, the compilation includes Robert Frost's "Stopping by the Woods on a Snowy Evening, Emily Dickinson, " as well as poems by Langston Hughes, " and Ralph Waldo Emerson's "Concord Hymn, T. Eliot, marianne Moore, and many other notables.

Alfred prufrock, " and "The River Merchant's Wife: A Letter. ". Chosen by the non-profit organization american poetry & literacy project, " "the raven, " "chicago, " "the new colossus, " "o captain! my captain!, " "fog, " "mending wall, Too, Sing America, " "I, " "Because I Could Not Stop for Death,  these much-loved verses include 13 selections from the Common Core State Standards Initiative: "Casey at the Bat, " "Paul Revere's Ride, " "The Road Not Taken, " "The Love Song of J.

Focusing on popular verse from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, this treasury of great American poems offers a taste of the nation's rich poetic legacy. S.

Great Speeches by African Americans: Frederick Douglass, Sojourner Truth, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Barack Obama, and Others Dover Thrift Editions

Rapier, alexander Crummell, Booker T. Washington, mary Church Terrell, Ida B. Martin luther King, Jr. Along with malcolm x's "the ballot or the bullet, " shirley chisholm's "the black woman in Contemporary America, " "The Constitution: A Living Document" by Thurgood Marshall, 's "I Have a Dream" speech appears here, and Barack Obama's "Knox College Commencement Address.

Includes two selections from the common Core State Standards Initiative: "I Have a Dream" and "What to the Slave is the Fourth of July. ". Grimké, marcus garvey, and Mary McLeod Bethune. Du bois, martin Luther King, Jr. And other influential figures in the history of African-American culture and politics. The collection begins with henry highland garnet's 1843 "an address to the slaves of the united states of america, to the Slave, Is the Fourth of July?" Subsequent orators include John Sweat Rock, " the famous "Ain't I a Woman?" speech by Sojourner Truth, and Frederick Douglass's immortal "What, " followed by Jermain Wesley Loguen's "I Am a Fugitive Slave, John M.

Tracing the struggle for freedom and civil rights across two centuries, this anthology comprises speeches by Frederick Douglass, Sojourner Truth, W. B. Langston, James T. Wells-barnett, Francis J. E.