Osceola, 1804-1838

Osceola, 1804-1838

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by Rachel A. Koestler-Grack
     
 

Can you imagine being forced to leave your home as a young child without knowing where your family would live? Osceola and the people in his Upper Creek village traveled from present-day Alabama to northern Florida when he was just 10 years old. Together with other Creek people and some American Indian groups in Florida, they became known as the Seminole. As white… See more details below

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Can you imagine being forced to leave your home as a young child without knowing where your family would live? Osceola and the people in his Upper Creek village traveled from present-day Alabama to northern Florida when he was just 10 years old. Together with other Creek people and some American Indian groups in Florida, they became known as the Seminole. As white settlers moved onto Seminole land, Osceola's people were pushed farther south. Osceola fought to protect his people's traditional way of life. His leadership helped the Seminole keep their culture from being completely wiped out.

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Gr 3-6-Each of these biographies features an attractive layout, a clear narrative, and colorful illustrations that support the texts. Osceola recounts the life of the Seminole warrior who led his people in battle against the encroaching American soldiers in the southeastern portion of the United States. Similarly, Tecumseh describes the attempts of the Shawnee leader to unite Native Americans from many tribes as one nation as a means of protecting his people's way of life in the north central region of the U.S. Both books describe these events in a sympathetic, yet neutral, tone. In general, the stories are told in a straightforward and descriptive manner with a minimum of fictionalization. Tecumseh, however, does contain a few direct quotes that are undocumented. A particular strength of each book is the information conveyed about the culture and lifestyles of the tribe through the description of the subject's childhood. Drawings and photographs, including some archival material, illustrate the texts. There have been other biographies of each of these individuals for this age group, including C. Ann Fitterer's Tecumseh: Chief of the Shawnee (Child's World, 2002), but unfortunately most of them are now out of print. Collections needing to update their holdings would do well to consider these titles.-Linda Greengrass, Bank Street College Library, New York City Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780736812115
Publisher:
Capstone Press
Publication date:
09/01/2002
Series:
American Indian Biographies Series
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
9.70(w) x 10.30(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
8 - 9 Years

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