The patriot chiefs: a chronicle of American Indian leadership

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Viking Press, 1961 - Biography & Autobiography - 364 pages
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Told through the life stories of nine Indian chiefs, this narrative depicts the American Indian effort to preserve a heritage and resist the changes brought by the white man. Hiawatha, King Philip, Pope, Pontiac, Tecumseh, Osceola, Black Hawk, Crazy Horse, and Chief Joseph each represent different tribal backgrounds, different times, and places, and different aspects of Indian leadership. Soldiers, philosophers, orators, and statesmen, these leaders were the patriots of their people.

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though the native american figures spotlighted in this book deserve to be revered they are not so memorable. the author should be commended on the statement of the book. i would easily recommend it to ... Read full review

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My high school history teacher recommended this book. It sticks with me to this day. Read full review


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Pope and the Great Pueblo Uprising

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Alvin M. Josephy Jr. (1915-2005) was a leading historian of the American West and author of many award-winning books, including "Red Power: The American Indians' Fight for Freedom," available in a Bison Books edition. Jeremy FiveCrows is a member of the Nez Perce Tribe and serves as the tribal liaison and publications editor at the Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission. Prior to working for the commission he was the editor of the Nez Perce tribal newspaper, the "Tats Titoqan.

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