Blackbird's Song: Andrew J. Blackbird and the Odawa People (Paperback)

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For much of U.S. history, the story of native people has been written by historians and anthropologists relying on the often biased accounts of European-American observers. Though we have become well acquainted with war chiefs like Pontiac and Crazy Horse, it has been at the expense of better knowing civic-minded intellectuals like Andrew J. Blackbird, who sought in 1887 to give a voice to his people through his landmark book History of the Ottawa and Chippewa People. Blackbird chronicled the numerous ways in which these Great Lakes people fought to retain their land and culture, first with military resistance and later by claiming the tools of citizenship. This stirring account reflects on the lived experience of the Odawa people and the work of one of their greatest advocates.

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Theodore J. Karamanski is Professor of History and Director of the Public History Graduate Program at Loyola University Chicago.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781611865035
ISBN-10: 1611865034
Publisher: Michigan State University Press
Publication Date: November 1st, 2024
Pages: 322
Language: English