Blackfoot Redemption

Author: William E. Farr
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
ISBN: 0806187786
Format: PDF, Mobi
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In 1879, a Canadian Blackfoot known as Spopee, or Turtle, shot and killed a white man. Captured as a fugitive, Spopee narrowly escaped execution, instead landing in an insane asylum in Washington, D.C., where he fell silent. Spopee thus “disappeared” for more than thirty years, until a delegation of American Blackfeet discovered him and, aided by the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, exacted a pardon from President Woodrow Wilson. After re-emerging into society like a modern-day Rip Van Winkle, Spopee spent the final year of his life on the Blackfeet Reservation in Montana, in a world that had changed irrevocably from the one he had known before his confinement. Blackfoot Redemption is the riveting account of Spopee’s unusual and haunting story. To reconstruct the events of Spopee’s life—at first traceable only through bits and pieces of information—William E. Farr conducted exhaustive archival research, digging deeply into government documents and institutional reports to build a coherent and accurate narrative and, through this reconstruction, win back one Indian’s life and identity. In revealing both certainties and ambiguities in Spopee’s story, Farr relates a larger story about racial dynamics and prejudice, while poignantly evoking the turbulent final days of the buffalo-hunting Indians before their confinement, loss of freedom, and confusion that came with the wrenching transition to reservation life.

Blood on the Marias

Author: Paul R. Wylie
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
ISBN: 0806155574
Format: PDF
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On the morning of January 23, 1870, troops of the 2nd U.S. Cavalry attacked a Piegan Indian village on the Marias River in Montana Territory, killing many more than the army’s count of 173, most of them women, children, and old men. The village was afflicted with smallpox. Worse, it was the wrong encampment. Intended as a retaliation against Mountain Chief’s renegade band, the massacre sparked public outrage when news sources revealed that the battalion had attacked Heavy Runner’s innocent village—and that guides had told its inebriated commander, Major Eugene Baker, he was on the wrong trail, but he struck anyway. Remembered as one of the most heinous incidents of the Indian Wars, the Baker Massacre has often been overshadowed by the better-known Battle of the Little Bighorn and has never received full treatment until now. Author Paul R. Wylie plumbs the history of Euro-American involvement with the Piegans, who were members of the Blackfeet Confederacy. His research shows the tribe was trading furs for whiskey with the Hudson’s Bay Company before Meriwether Lewis encountered them in 1806. As American fur traders and trappers moved into the region, the U.S. government soon followed, making treaties it did not honor. When the gold rush started in the 1860s and the U.S. Army arrived, pressure from Montana citizens to control the Piegans and make the territory safe led Generals William Tecumseh Sherman and Philip H. Sheridan to send Baker and the 2nd Cavalry, with tragic consequences. Although these generals sought to dictate press coverage thereafter, news of the cruelty of the killings appeared in the New York Times, which called the massacre “a more shocking affair than the sacking of Black Kettle’s camp on the Washita” two years earlier. While other scholars have written about the Baker Massacre in related contexts, Blood on the Marias gives this infamous event the definitive treatment it deserves. Baker’s inept command lit the spark of violence, but decades of tension between Piegans and whites set the stage for a brutal and too-often-forgotten incident.

50 Events That Shaped American Indian History An Encyclopedia of the American Mosaic 2 volumes

Author: Donna Martinez
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1440835772
Format: PDF
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This powerful two-volume set provides an insider's perspective on American Indian experiences through engaging narrative entries about key historical events written by leading scholars in American Indian history as well as inspiring first-person accounts from American Indian peoples. • Allows readers to understand the history of Indian communities and tribal governments in the United States and to consider complex and controversial questions on how to begin improving conditions for Indian communities in the 21st century • Highlights American Indian contributions to U.S. culture, economy, and politics • Includes first-person accounts and narratives as well as excerpts from official documents, letters, and other primary sources that help bring American Indian history to life and present a more personal look into the experiences of tribes • Addresses the historical and legal misconceptions as well as stereotypes affecting American Indians that continue to persist today

Metamorphosen

Author: Ovid
Publisher: Musaicum Books
ISBN: 8027210755
Format: PDF, Docs
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Die Metamorphosen des römischen Dichters Ovid (43 v. Chr.- 17 n. Chr.), geschrieben vermutlich ab dem Jahr 1 oder 3 n. Chr. bis um 8 n. Chr., sind ein in Hexametern verfasstes mythologisches Werk über Metamorphosen. Die Metamorphosen bestehen aus 15 Büchern von je etwa 700 bis 900 Versen und beschreiben die Entstehung und Geschichte der Welt in den Begriffen der römischen und griechischen Mythologie. Ovid wählt sich die in Mythen so häufig anzutreffenden Verwandlungsgeschichten zum Thema, in denen meist ein Mensch oder ein niederer Gott in eine Pflanze, ein Tier oder ein Sternbild (Katasterismos) verwandelt wird. Das Werk beginnt mit der Entstehung der Welt aus dem Chaos und einer großen Flut, die nur ein Menschenpaar (Deukalion und Pyrrha) überlebt, und es endet mit der Verwandlung von Caesars Seele in einen Stern. Ovid bewegt sich von einem Beispiel zum anderen, indem er sich durch die Mythologie arbeitet; häufig springt er dabei auf scheinbar beliebige Weise von einer Verwandlungsgeschichte zur nächsten. In Wahrheit sind die Übergänge zwischen den einzelnen Verwandlungssagen jedoch äußerst kunstvoll.

Lockruf des Blutes

Author: Jeanne C. Stein
Publisher: Knaur eBook
ISBN: 3426420058
Format: PDF
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Seit Anna Strong zum Vampir wurde, hat sie zwei Probleme: Sie muss ihre Tarnung als ganz normaler Mensch aufrechterhalten – und gleichzeitig gegen ihr immer größer werdendes Verlangen nach frischem, warmem Blut ankämpfen. Dabei kann sie sich im Moment wirklich keine Ablenkung erlauben, denn ihre Nichte ist spurlos verschwunden, und nur Anna kann sie finden. Unerwartete Hilfe bekommt sie ausgerechnet von einem der Hauptverdächtigen, dem attraktiven Lehrer Daniel. Doch Anna erkennt, dass auch er ein dunkles Geheimnis hütet ...