Great Speeches by Native Americans
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").
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - xuebi - LibraryThing
The Native Americans had a great tradition of oratory, regardless of the individual tribe, and a sample selection spanning four hundred years of interaction with white settlers and colonialists is ... Read full review
Review: Great Speeches by Native AmericansUser Review - Rich - Goodreads
All of these speeches are about genocide. I think all of the orators recognize that they and their people live with a memory of an irretrievable past. Read full review