Brave Are My People: Indian Heroes Not Forgotten / Edition 1

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The last book by one of the West's most treasured writers

Pontiac, Sequoyah, Geronimo, Sitting Bull, Chief Joseph, and Chief Seattle. These legendary names are familiar even to the uninitiated in Native American history, yet the life stories of these great spiritual leaders have been largely unknown.

In this, his last book, internationally celebrated author Frank Waters makes vivid the poignant, humorous, and tragic stories of these neglected and heroic Native Americans. From the brilliant tactical abilities of famed warriors to the eloquent oratory of indigenous philosophers, poets, and statesmen, the profiles in Brave Are My People help correct this error of omission.

Now in paperback, Brave Are My People represents a major contribution to Water's remarkable literary journeys through Indian culture.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
These simply written, straightforward profiles depict Native American figures whose names will be familiar to history buffs. Veteran author Waters Book of the Hopi selects 20 Indian leaders whose lives had a profound effect on settlers and their own people, from colonial times to Wounded Knee. There are notable speeches from Tecumseh, Black Hawk and Chiefs Joseph and Seattle. We meet Powhatan and Pontiac, Massasoit and Deganawidah organizer of the Iroquois League, Osceola and Sequoyah. Waters treats the Great Plains warriors, including Red Cloud and Crazy Horse, as one unit, describing the battles at Little Big Horn and Wounded Knee. This volume will serve as a valuable introduction to Native American history. Illustrations. Mar.
Library Journal
The lives of Native American prophets, warriors, statesmen, and orators, including Pontiac, Tecumseh, Sequoyah, Red Cloud, Crazy Horse, and Chief Joseph, are briefly related in Waters's new book . Frequently rumored to be a contender for the Nobel Prize in Literature, Waters has written over 20 books, including such classics as The Man Who Killed the Deer 1942, Book of the Hopi 1977, Masked Gods 1950, and People of the Valley 1941 . The preface includes a tribute to his father, who was of Cheyenne heritage. Arranged both chronologically and geographically, the work is connected the attempts of these Indian leaders to unify their people in the fight against Native American displacement. The book provides an entertaining introduction to the subjects but is not meant for extensive research; the bibliography provides the titles of available sources for more in-depth information. Waters highlights the quiet dignity and strength of these leaders when faced with insurmountable odds. Recommended for most collections.-- Terri P. Summey, Emporia State Univ. Lib., Kan.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780804010092
  • Publisher: Ohio University Press
  • Publication date: 1/28/1993
  • Edition description: 1 PBK ED
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 207
  • Sales rank: 1,003,224
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.44 (d)

Meet the Author

Frank Waters (1902-1995), one of the finest chroniclers of the American Southwest, wrote twenty-eight works of fiction and nonfiction.

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