Life, Letters and Speeches / Edition 1

Paperback (Print)
Buy New
Buy New from BN.com
$24.81
Buy Used
Buy Used from BN.com
$18.64
(Save 37%)
Item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging.
Condition: Used – Good details
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $1.99
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 93%)
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (12) from $1.99   
  • New (5) from $31.16   
  • Used (7) from $1.99   

Overview


George Copway (Kahgegagahbowh, 1818–69), an Ojibwe writer and lecturer, rose to prominence in American literary, political, and social circles during the mid-nineteenth century. His colorful, kaleidoscopic life took him from the tiny Ojibwe village of his youth to the halls of state legislatures throughout the eastern United States and eventually overseas. Copway converted to Methodism as a teenager and traveled throughout the Midwest as a missionary, becoming a forceful and energetic spokesperson for temperance and the rights and sovereignty of Indians, lecturing to large crowds in the United States and Europe, and founding a newspaper devoted to Native issues.
 
One of the first Native American autobiographies, Life, Letters and Speeches chronicles Copway's unique and often difficult cultural journey, vividly portraying the freedom of his early childhood, the dramatic moment of his spiritual awakening to Methodism, the rewards and frustrations of missionary work, his desperate race home to warn of a pending Sioux attack, and the harrowing rescue of his son from drowning.
Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
Copway was a Canadian Ojibwe writer born Kahgegagahbowh and among the first Indians to rise to prominence in American culture in the middle 1800s. He preached as a Methodist minister, published a newspaper for Indians, and spoke on Indian rights, temperance, and other issues. This edition of the 1847 original includes scholarly notes.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780803264632
  • Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
  • Publication date: 4/1/2006
  • Series: American Indian Lives Series
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 258
  • Sales rank: 1,547,955
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.61 (d)

Meet the Author


The works of George Copway include The Traditional History and Characteristic Sketches of the Ojibway Nation and Running Sketches of Men and Places in England, France, Germany, Belgium and Scotland.
 
A. LaVonne Brown Ruoff is a professor emerita of English at the University of Illinois, Chicago, and the author of American Indian Literatures: An Introduction, Bibliographic Review and Selected Bibliography.
 
Donald B. Smith is a professor of history at the University of Calgary, Alberta. He is the author of Chief Buffalo Child Long Lance: The Glorious Impostor and From the Land of Shadows: The Making of Grey Owl.
Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
The Literary and Methodist Contexts of George Copway's Life, Letters and Speeches 1
Kahgegagahbowh: Canada's First Literary Celebrity in the United States 23
Life, Letters and Speeches 61
Preface 65
A Word to the Reader 67
The Life of Kah-ge-ga-gah-bowh 69
Speeches 165
Correspondence 189
Notices of the Press 207
Notes to Text 213
Bibliography 239
Index 249
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)