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Social Science Native American Studies

Great Chiefs

Volume II

by (author) Tony Hollihan

edited by Faye Boer

Publisher
Folklore Publishing
Initial publish date
May 2003
Category
Native American Studies, Americas, Native American
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781894864039
    Publish Date
    May 2003
    List Price
    $10.95 USD
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781894864077
    Publish Date
    May 2003
    List Price
    $14.95

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  • Age: 15
  • Grade: 10

Description

More chronicles of renowned Native leaders who grappled with the catastrophic arrival of foreigners on their soil, and the measures they took to protect their people: · Tecumseh, the Shawnee leader who tried to unite all tribes into a single alliance · Geronimo, who fought to keep his people's homeland in New Mexico · Crowfoot, the Blackfoot who made not war but treaty with the Canadian government · Crazy Horse, the Sioux war chief who commanded his warriors against General George Custer and the Seventh Cavalry · Wovoka, the Paiute prophet who gave the Ghost Dance to his people · Plenty Coup, a Crow chief who fought with the Americans and tried to bring the two cultures together.

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Librarian Reviews

The Great Chiefs: Volume 2

The second volume of the Great Chiefs series tell the stories of six Aboriginal leaders who lived between 1768 and 1932: Tecumseh, Crazy Horse, Geronimo, Crowfoot, Plenty Coup and Wovoka. These biographies of renowned Aboriginal leaders show how they grappled with the arrival of foreigners on their soil and the measures they took to protect their people. The contents of Great Chiefs presents the compelling story of how indigenous people are historically overwhelmed, often violently, and forced from their traditions and lands. It is a compelling read that makes the text appeal to young readers.

Source: The Association of Book Publishers of BC. Canadian Aboriginal Books for Schools. 2009-2010.

The Great Chiefs: Volume 1

The first of two volumes of the Great Chiefs series tell the stories of six Aboriginal leaders who lived between 1763 and 1911: Sitting Bull, Chief Joseph, Quanah Parker, Red Cloud, Sequoyah and Louis Riel. Louis Riel and Sitting Bull played an especially significant part in Canadian history. Most of the chiefs mentioned were warriors with the exception of Sequoyah, the Cherokee, who created a written Cherokee language. Because of his intellectual pursuits, he was considered a witch and almost killed. A major theme in the book is the enormous pressure put on the Native tribes and their leaders by the ever-advancing European population. The Aboriginal people were gradually overwhelmed and forced from their lands, usually after a bloody struggle.

Hollihan is a teacher and author of several other books including Sitting Bull in Canada.

Source: The Association of Book Publishers of BC. Canadian Aboriginal Books for Schools. 2009-2010.

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