eBook Voices of the American Indian Experience, 1st Edition

  • James E. Seelye Jr.
  • Steven A. Littletons
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  • ISBN-10: 0313381178
  • ISBN-13: 9780313381171
  • DDC: 970.004
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 1052 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2012 | Published/Released April 2013
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2012
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Voices of the American Indian Experience provides unique insights into American Indian history by focusing on Indian accounts instead of on relying on other sources. As a result, their voices are clearer, and readers learn more about Indians directly from Indians, rather than through accounts that are filtered, diluted, and possibly even misinterpreted by an outsider’s perspective.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Preface.
Introduction.
Chronology of American Indian History.
1: Creation to 1715.
2: “The Creation of Beginning (Navajo/Dine)”.
3: The First World.
4: The Second World.
5: The Third World.
6: The Fourth World.
7: The Fifth World.
8: White Mountain Apache Creation Story.
9: Inupiat Creation Story.
10: Salish Creation Story.
11: Skagit Creation Story.
12: Thompson Indians Creation Story.
13: Tlingit Creation Story.
14: A Legend of Crater Lake.
15: The Great Law of Peace (Gayanashagowa).
16: Response to the Spanish by Native Priests, 1524.
17: An Account of the De Soto Expedition, ca. 1546.
18: The Dutch Arrive in Manhattan, 1609.
19: Powhatan, 1609: “Why Should You Destroy Us, Who Have Provided You with Food?”.
20: Samuel de Champlain's Battle with the Iroquois, July 1609.
21: William Wood (1634): “They Took the First Ship They Saw for a Walking Island”.
22: Jean de Brébeuf, Mission to the Huron, 1635–1637.
23: Your Reverence's.
24: Instructions for the Fathers of Our Society Who Shall Be Sent to the Hurons.
25: John Mason Discusses the Taking of the Fort at Mystic during the Pequot War.
26: The Smallpox Epidemic of 1639.
27: Miantinomo, 1642–1643: “Brother, We Must Be One as the English Are, or We Shall Soon All Be Destroyed”.
28: Reverend Paul Ragueneau, S. J., on Huron Martyrdom, 1658.
29: Reverend François le Mercier, S. J., Describes the Anishinabe Encounter with Catholicism, 1668.
30: Dialogue between Piumbukhou and His Unconverted Relatives, ca. 1671.
31: The Conversion of Daniel Garakontié, an Onondaga, 1671–1672.
32: Metacom's Grievances, ca. 1675.
33: A Micmac Questions French “Civilization,” ca. 1677.
34: An Indian's Decision to Become a Christian, 1679.
35: “As They Had Been in Ancient Times”: Pedro Naranjo Relates the Pueblo Revolt, 1680.
36: The Declaration of a Rebellious Christian Indian in the Pueblo Revolt, 1680.
37: Mary Rowlandson Captivity Narrative.
38: The First Remove.
39: The Second Remove.
40: The Third Remove.
41: The Fourth Remove.
42: The Fifth Remove.
43: The Sixth Remove.
44: The Seventh Remove.
45: The Eighth Remove.
46: The Ninth Remove.
47: The Tenth Remove.
48: The Eleventh Remove.
49: The Twelfth Remove.
50: The Thirteenth Remove.
51: The Fourteenth Remove.
52: The Fifteenth Remove.
53: The Sixteenth Remove.
54: The Seventeenth Remove.
55: The Eighteenth Remove.
56: The Nineteenth Remove.
57: The Twentieth Remove.
58: Letter from William Penn to the Committee of the Free Society of Traders, 1683.
59: Edward Randolph Describes King Philip's War, 1685.
60: Don Gerónimo Describes Violence and Raids against Spanish Settlements.
61: 1716–1826.
62: Pierre de Charlevoix, Journal of a Voyage, 1721.
63: Chekilli—Origin of the Creek Confederacy, 1735.
64: Charlevoix's Story of Kateri Tekakwitha, 1744.
65: Onondaga Chief Canasatego Speaks at the Lancaster Treaty of 1744.
66: The Governor of New France Warns Indians of British Designs on Their Land, 1749.
67: George Croghan's Account of a Diplomatic Confrontation at Logstown, 1751.
68: Atiwaneto Resists Colonial Expansion, 1752.
69: Robert Eastburn's Captivity Narrative, 1757.
70: Frederick Post's Mission to the Delaware and Shawnee, 1758.
71: Minavavana, 1761: “Englishman!—You Know That the French King Is Our Father”.
72: Pontiac Describes Neolin's Vision, 1763.
73: “We Will Have Our Lands!” Dragging Canoe Speech, 1775.
74: The Dominguez-Escalante Expedition (1776).
75: August 31.
76: Corn Tassel's Speech about the Treaty of Long Island, 1777.
77: Chickasaw Chief's Message to Congress, 1783.
78: Joseph Brant's Message to Governor Frederick Haldimand, 1783.
79: United Indian Nations: Speech at the Confederate Council, 1786.
80: Saukamappee—Memories of War and Smallpox (1787–1788).
81: Cornplanter, Half Town, and Big Tree Remind President Washington of the Iroquois' Role in the American Revolution, 1790.
82: The Treaty of Greenville, 1795.
83: An Act to Regulate Trade and Intercourse with the Indian Tribes (1799).
84: Red Jacket—“You Have Got Our Country, but Are Not Satisfied; You Want to Force Your Religion upon Us,” 1805.
85: Tenkswatawa, The Shawnee Prophet: Speech to Indiana Territory Governor William Henry Harrison, 1808.
86: Shawnee Chief Tecumseh's Address to William Henry Harrison (ca. 1810).
87: Shawnee Chief Tecumseh's Address to William Henry Harrison.
88: “Sleep Not Longer, O Choctaws and Chickasaws”: Tecumseh, 1811.
89: “Let the White Race Perish”: Tecumseh, 1811.
90: Tecumseh's Speech to the Osages in the Winter of 1811–1812.
91: “We Do not Take Up the Warpath without a Just Cause and Honest Purpose”.
92: Cherokee Women's Petitions.
93: 1817 Petition.
94: 1818 Petition.
95: 1821 [1831?] Petition.
96: The Civilization Fund Act of 1819.
97: An Act Making Provision for the Civilization of the Indian Tribes Adjoining the Frontier Settlements.
98: Metea—“You Are Never Satisfied”: Address to U.S. Government Officials, 1821.
99: Sharitarish—Address to President James Monroe (1822).
100: Mary Jemison Captivity Narrative, 1824.
101: “An Address to the Whites Delivered in the First Presbyterian Church on the 26th of May, 1826”.
102: 1827–1877.
103: The Constitution of the Cherokee Nation, 1827.
104: Captivity Narrative of John Tanner.
105: President Andrew Jackson's Message to Congress “On Indian Removal” (1830).
106: The Indian Removal Act of 1830.
107: Worcester v. Georgia (1832).
108: Black Hawk Discusses the Institution of Slavery, 1833.
109: Black Hawk Talks about the Coming of the Americans, 1833.
110: William Apess Narrative (1836).
111: Letter from Chief John Ross, “To the Senate and House of Representatives”.
112: Memorial of Protest of the Cherokee Nation, 1836.
113: Four Bears (Mato-Tope) Speech during the Smallpox Epidemic of 1837.
114: Reverend John H. Pitezel, 1843–1850.
115: Letter to His Mother from L'anse, October 28, 1843.
116: February 22, 1847.
117: June 26, 1847.
118: October 17, 1847.
119: January 1, 1849.
120: January 3, 1849.
121: January 6, 1849.
122: January 7, 1849.
123: June 28, 1849.
124: Letter to His Brother Joshua from Sault Sainte Marie, February 21, 1850.
125: George Copway Narrative.
126: “Our Indian Difficulties” (1851).
127: Fort Laramie Treaty of 1851.
128: Randolph B. Marcy Provides Tips for Westbound Pioneers, 1859.
129: Indian Fighting.
130: Meeting Indians.
131: Big Eagle's Account of the Dakota War of 1862.
132: Little Bear's Account of the Sand Creek Massacre, 1864.
133: “Fort Gibson Civil War—Refugee Living Conditions”.
134: Congressional Testimony of Mr. John S. Smith Regarding the Sand Creek Massacre (Washington, DC, March 14, 1865).
135: Fort Laramie Treaty of 1868.
136: Article 1.
137: Article 2.
138: Article 3.
139: Article 4.
140: Article 5.
141: Article 6.
142: Article 7.
143: Article 8.
144: Article 9.
145: Article 10.
146: Article 11.
147: Article 12.
148: Article 13.
149: Article 14.
150: Article 15.
151: Article 16.
152: Article 17.
153: Bear Head—Account of the Massacre on the Marias: Massacre Occurred in 1870; This Story Not Recorded Until 1935.
154: Chief Red Cloud on Indian Rights.
155: “Story Told by Strikes Two and Bear's Belly of an Expedition under Custer to the Black Hills in 1874”.
156: Bull Eagle's Oath of Enlistment (1874).
157: Wooden Leg's Account of the Battle of the Little Big Horn, 1876.
158: “We Preferred Our Own Way of Living” (1877).
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
1: 1878–1920.
2: An Indian's View of Indian Affairs: Chief Joseph, 1879.
3: We Ask to Be Recognized as Men (1879).
4: White Eagle's Statement Regarding the Removal of the Ponca Indians to Indian Territory.
5: Standing Bear v. Crook, May 12, 1879.
6: Sarah Winnemucca Narrative (1883).
7: Sitting Bull's Report to a Senate Committee, 1883.
8: Merrill E. Gates on Indian Policy, 1885.
9: The Dawes Act (1887): An Act to Provide for the Allotment of Lands in Severalty to Indians on the Various Reservations (General Allotment Act or Dawes Act).
10: Extract from the Annual Report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, October 1, 1889.
11: Lone Man's Account of the Death of Sitting Bull, 1890.
12: Wovoka's Message to the Cheyennes and the Arapahos (ca. 1890).
13: Ghost Dance Songs.
14: Ghost Dance Songs of the Arapaho.
15: Ghost Dance Song of the Sioux.
16: Ghost Dance Songs of the Paiute.
17: Ghost Dance Songs of the Kiowa.
18: Black Elk, Account of the Wounded Knee Massacre, 1890.
19: An Act for the Relief of the Mission Indians in the State of California (1891).
20: An Act for the Relief of the Mission Indians in the State of California.
21: Red Cloud's Speech.
22: Simon Pokagon Offers the Red Man's Greeting, 1893.
23: Talton v. Mayes, 1896.
24: The Curtis Act of 1898.
25: An Act for the Protection of the People of the Indian Territory, and for Other Purposes.
26: “Impressions of an Indian Childhood: My Mother”.
27: Testimony of Clement v. Rogers, October 22, 1900.
28: Zitkala-Sa, “The Cutting of My Long Hair” (1900).
29: The Cutting of My Long Hair.
30: “The Laughing Philosopher”.
31: Letter from Hoopa Valley Agency Superintendent to Commissioner of Indian Affairs in Response to Commissioner's “Long Hair” Letter (July 21, 1902).
32: Why I Am a Pagan.
33: Lone Wolf v. Hitchcock (1903).
34: United States v. Winans (1905).
35: Geronimo Narrative (1906).
36: The Burke Act, 1906.
37: Letter Written by Susan La Flesche Picotte, M.D. to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, 1907.
38: Henry Roe Cloud—Education of the American Indian, 1914.
39: A Navajo Writes Home from Boarding School, 1914–1916.
40: “The Menace of the Wild West Show” (1914).
41: The Last “Wild” Tribe of California, 1915.
42: The Yahi Tribe.
43: The Mill Creek “War”.
44: Hidden Life of the Survivors.
45: The Breaking up of the Hidden Village.
46: Affidavit of Wallulatum Regarding the Treaties of 1855 and 1865 (April 9, 1915).
47: Arthur C. Parker Describes the “Social Elements of the Indian Problem,” 1916.
48: The Seven Stolen Rights.
49: Let My People Go by Carlos Montezuma, M.D. (Apache).
50: “Phoenix Indian School”.
51: Delos Lone Wolf (Kiowa): How to Solve the Problem.
52: Flint Working by Ishi, 1916.
53: Ishi and His Work.
54: The Tools Employed.
55: Methods of Work.
56: The Story of Ishi, 1917.
57: Nativity Myth at Laguna, 1918: Recorded by Elsie Clews Parsons.
58: “Hunting Song” (Navajo).
59: Robert Yellowtail Calls for Self-Determination, 1919.
60: Zitkala-Sa Discusses the Paris Peace Conference, 1919.
61: Citizenship for World War I Veterans (November 6, 1919).
62: An Act Granting Citizenship to Certain Indians.
63: “How Aua Became a Shaman”.
64: 1921–1973.
65: “What Has Happened to the Crow Indian Horses”.
66: A Klamath Story.
67: Indian Citizenship Act of 1924.
68: Luther Standing Bear Recalls His First Buffalo Hunt, 1928.
69: The Problem of Indian Administration: Report of a Survey Made at the Request of Honorable Hubert Work Secretary of the Interior, and Submitted to Him, February 21, 1928 (Meriam Report).
70: Meriam Report Excerpts.
71: “A Tamed Old Man”.
72: “The White Man's Depression of 1930”.
73: Stealing Horses from the Arapahoe, Chief Plenty Coups (Crow), 1930.
74: “Across the Big Water” (1932).
75: Luther Standing Bear on “What the Indian Means to America” (1933).
76: The Savage.
77: The Indian School of Thought.
78: The Living Spirit of the Indian—His Art.
79: Luther Standing Bear on Education, 1933.
80: The Indian Reorganization Act of 1934.
81: The Indian Reorganization Act.
82: Petition to Eleanor Roosevelt, 1934.
83: John Collier, an “Indian Renaissance,” 1935.
84: The Accelerated Task.
85: Reorganizing Indian Life.
86: The Indians Hold Their First Elections.
87: The Navajo Vote.
88: The Indian Renaissance.
89: Indian Emergency Work.
90: After The Depression—What!.
91: Rehabilitation Emphasized.
92: Flying Hawk's Recollections of Wounded Knee (1936).
93: Navajo Livestock Reduction.
94: Eva Spicer Whitetree Nichols Interview, April 21, 1937.
95: Memories of Childhood.
96: Medicine Men.
97: Clothes.
98: Wild Game.
99: Crops.
100: Oxen.
101: Plaster.
102: Pocket Books.
103: Amusements.
104: Marriage.
105: Old Landmarks.
106: Esther Naktewa's Letter to Santa Claus, 1937.
107: “Life of a Cherokee Woman”.
108: Kate Shaw Ahrens Interview, 1937.
109: Life and Experiences of a Pioneer Creek Indian Woman: Mrs. Kate Shaw Ahrens (Wagoner, Oklahoma).
110: Interview with Rudolph White Shield, Cheyenne Indian (February 26, 1938).
111: Memorandum Regarding the Enlistment of Navajo Indians (March 6, 1942).
112: The Iroquois Declaration of War on Germany, 1942.
113: Indian Claims Commission Act of 1946.
114: An Act.
115: Jurisdiction.
116: “Counting Coup and Capturing Horses”.
117: Letter from Ray Fadden of Akwesasne Mohawk Counselor Organization to President Harry S. Truman Regarding Burial of an Indian at Arlington National Cemetery (September 3, 1951).
118: House Concurrent Resolution 108 (August 1953).
119: Indian Relocation Act of 1956.
120: An Act.
121: A Pima Indian, George Webb, Discusses “Progress” (1959).
122: “Progress”.
123: “A Statement Made for the Young People”.
124: “We are Not Free” (1967): Clyde Warrior (Ponca).
125: Indian Civil Rights Act of 1968.
126: Sohappy v. Smith (1969).
127: “This Country Was a Lot Better Off When the Indians Were Running It”.
128: Suppressed Speech of Wamsutta James, 1970.
129: “We Hold the Rock!” The Alcatraz Proclamation to the Great White Father and His People, 1970.
130: All-Indian University and Cultural Complex on Indian Land (1970).
131: NARP's Eight-Point Program.
132: “We Have Endured. We Are Indians: To the President and the People of the United States” (1970).
133: “To Be Indian in Los Angeles”.
134: Indian Housing in L.A..
135: Health Care? Go to Phoenix!.
136: Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act, December 18, 1971.
137: An Act to Provide for the Settlement of Certain Land Claims of Alaska Natives, and for Other Purposes.
138: Letter to the President of the United States, December 18, 1971, from Joseph Upicksoun, President, Arctic Slope Native Association.
139: Trail of Broken Treaties (1972).
140: “Wounded Knee More Important than Watergate”.
141: Menominee Restoration Act of 1973.
142: “Three-Point Program of the American Indian Movement”.
143: About AIM.
144: Goals of the American Indian Movement.
145: 1974–Present.
146: United States v. Washington—Boldt Decision (1974).
147: “I Believe in the Laws of Nature”.
148: Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act, 1975.
149: Pacific Northwest Stories.
150: Peace.
151: The Sucker and the Eel.
152: Coyote, Deer, Obsidian and Rock.
153: Fire and Frog.
154: Coyote and the Fishers.
155: Convicted of Being Chippewa and Sioux Blood by Leonard Peltier (1977).
156: American Indian Religious Freedom Act.
157: Section 1.
158: Section 2.
159: Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978.
160: Title I—Child Custody Proceedings.
161: Title II—Indian Child and Family Programs.
162: “The Haudenosaunee Declaration of the Iroquois: Haudenosaunee Statement to the World” (May 1979).
163: “On the Art of Stealing Human Rights” (1979).
164: “Uranium Mining in the Black Hills”.
165: For America to Live, Europe Must Die, 1980.
166: United States v. Sioux Nation of Indians (1980).
167: All Indians of the Nation on Trial (1983).
168: The Tekakwitha Conference Responds to Recommendations that Father Junipero Serra Be Declared Venerable, 1987.
169: Hodel v. Irving (1987).
170: I.
171: II.
172: III.
173: House Concurrent Resolution 331 (1988).
174: Waterlily.
175: National Tekakwitha Conference Vision Statement, 1988.
176: Tribal Colleges.
177: Tribal Colleges: A New Era.
178: A Place for Traditional Culture.
179: Educational Philosophy and Curriculum.
180: The Tribal Colleges in Context.
181: Native Culture: A Force for Change.
182: Colleges That Build Communities.
183: Native American Grave Protection and Repatriation Act.
184: Greg Sarris Interview (March 9, 1992).
185: White House Conference on Indian Education, 1992.
186: Executive Summary Analysis.
187: Haudenosaunee Faithkeeper, Chief Oren Lyons Addressing Delegates to the United Nations Organization Opened “The Year of the Indigenous Peoples” (1993) in the United Nations General Assembly Auditorium, United Nations Plaza, New York City, December 10, 1992.
188: The Tekakwitha Conference Native Profession of Faith, 1995.
189: Indian Sacred Sites Executive Order 13007, May 24, 1996.
190: “No Matter What Happened to the Indians, We Will Always Have Our Spirit” by Bonnie Ballard (Fort Hall Shoshone-Bannock): American Falls, Idaho—Age 16.
191: Oren Lyons Narrative, 1997.
192: “Use Science, but Trust Our Own Knowledge”.
193: How to Skin a Polar Bear by Linda Akeya (Siberian Yup'ik).
194: When People Carrying Bibles Came by Blanche Jones Criss.
195: New Paths, Old Ways by Verné Seum, Iñupiaq.
196: Minnesota v. Mille Lacs Band of Chippewa Indians, March 24, 1999.
197: Vernon Bellecourt Speech at Kent State, May 4, 2000.
198: Stumped? Magazine Interview with Chris Eyre (September 2002).