Life of Black Hawk, or Ma-ka-tai-me-she-kia-kiak: Dictated by Himself

Life of Black Hawk, or Ma-ka-tai-me-she-kia-kiak: Dictated by Himself

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A rediscovered, defiant work of Native American literature, presented here on the 175th anniversary of its first publication

Upon its publication in 1833, this unflinching narrative by the vanquished Sauk leader Black Hawk was the first thoroughly adversarial account of frontier hostilities between white settlers and Native Americans. Black Hawk, a

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A rediscovered, defiant work of Native American literature, presented here on the 175th anniversary of its first publication

Upon its publication in 1833, this unflinching narrative by the vanquished Sauk leader Black Hawk was the first thoroughly adversarial account of frontier hostilities between white settlers and Native Americans. Black Hawk, a complex, contradictory figure, relates his life story and that of his people, who had been forced from western Illinois in what was known as the Black Hawk War. The first published account of a victim of the American war of extermination, this vivid portrait of Indian life stands as a tribute to the author and his extraordinary people, as well as an invaluable historical document.

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.


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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781101126738
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
05/27/2008
Series:
Penguin Classics Series
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
144
Sales rank:
593,303
File size:
265 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

J. Gerald Kennedy is William A. Read Professor of English at Louisiana State University.


From the Trade Paperback edition.

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