A Son of the Forest and Other Writings

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Univ of Massachusetts Press, 1997 - Biography & Autobiography - 146 pages
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Designed especially for classroom use, this book brings together the best-known works of the nineteenth-century Indian writer William Apess, including the first extended autobiography by a Native American. The text is drawn from On Our Own Ground, which was named a Choice Outstanding Academic Book. Barry O'Connell has written a new introduction for this abbreviated edition.
 

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User Review  - Jessica Journey - Goodreads

I read this for my 3300 American Lit Survey class. It definitely isn't the most interesting book in the world. However, it is a wonderful rebuke of the Native American stereotypes I've grown up seeing ... Read full review

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User Review  - Alex - Goodreads

Apess' biography does an excellent job of both displaying the hardships encountered by Natives in the early 19th century (not that things got much better) and reversing ideas of civilization/savagery ... Read full review

Contents

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57
III
103
IV
139
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Barry O'Connell is professor of English at Amherst College. He is editor of Our Own Ground: The Complete Writings of William Apess, a Pequot, which is part of the series Native Americans of the Northeast: History, Culture, and the Contemporary, published by the University of Massachusetts Press.

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