Native American Speakers of the Eastern Woodlands: Selected Speeches and Critical Analyses: Selected Speeches and Critical Analyses

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ABC-CLIO, Apr 30, 2001 - Social Science - 300 pages
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This collection of essays examines, in context, eastern Native American speeches, which are translated and reprinted in their entirety. Anthologies of Native American orators typically focus on the rhetoric of western speakers but overlook the contributions of Eastern speakers. The roles women played, both as speakers themselves and as creators of the speeches delivered by the men, are also commonly overlooked. Finally, most anthologies mine only English-language sources, ignoring the fraught records of the earliest Spanish conquistadors and French adventurers. This study fills all these gaps and also challenges the conventional assumption that Native thought had little or no impact on liberal perspectives and critiques of Europe. Essays are arranged so that the speeches progress chronologically to reveal the evolving assessments and responses to the European presence in North America, from the mid-sixteenth century to the twentieth century.

Providing a discussion of the history, culture, and oratory of eastern Native Americans, this work will appeal to scholars of Native American history and of communications and rhetoric. Speeches represent the full range of the woodland east and are taken from primary sources.

 

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Contents

Now the Friar Is Dead SixteenthCentury Spanish Florida and the Guale Revolt
1
Are You Delusional? Kandiaronk on Christianity
35
By Your Observing the Methods Our Wise Forefathers Have Taken You Will Acquire Fresh Strength and Power Closing Speech of Canassatego July ...
83
Then I Thought I Must Kill Too Logans Lament A Mingo Perspective
107
Woman Is the Mother of All Nanyehi and Kitteuha War Women of the Cherokees
123
I Hope You Will Not Destroy What I Have Saved Hopocan before the British Tribunal in Detroit 1781
145
You Are a Cunning People without Sincerity Sagoyewatha and the Trials of Community Representation
165
A Man of Misery Chitto Harjo and the Senate Select Committee on Oklahoma Statehood
197
The Land Was To Remain Ours The St Anne Island Treaty of 1796 and Aboriginal Title and Rights in the Twentyfirst Century
229
Bibliography
251
Index
267
About the Editor and Contributors
281
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BARBARA ALICE MANN is affiliated with the University of Toledo. She co-edited the Encyclopedia of the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois Confederacy) (Greenwood, 2000), Encyclopedia of Native American Legal Tradition (Greenwood, 1998), authored Iroquoian Women: The Gantowisas and co-authored Euro-forming the Data.

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