Native American Testimony

Native American Testimony

A Chronicle of Indian-white Relations From Prophecy to the Present, 1492-1992

Book - 1999
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From the author of How the World Moves --the classic collection of more than 500 years of Native American History

In a series of powerful and moving documents, anthropologist Peter Nabokov presents a history of Native American and white relations as seen though Indian eyes and told through Indian voices. Beginning with the Indians' first encounters with European explorers, traders, missionaries, settlers, and soldiers to the challenges confronting Native American culture today, Native American Testimony spans five hundred years of interchange between the two peoples. Drawing from a wide range of sources--traditional narratives, Indian autobiographies, government transcripts, firsthand interviews, and more--Nabokov has assembled a remarkably rich and vivid collection, representing nothing less than an alternate history of North America.
Publisher: New York : Penguin Group, 1999
Edition: Rev. and updated ed
ISBN: 9780140281590
Branch Call Number: 970.00497 NAT
Additional Contributors: Arthur, Chester
Bazhonoodah, Asa
Bearskin, Bennie
Bellecourt, Vernon
Benson, William
Bent, George
Betzinez, Jason
Bigjim, Fred
Bigmouth, Percy
Black Elk 1863-1950
Black Hawk
Blind Man's Daughter, The
Blue Cloud, Peter 1935-
Bonnin, Gertrude
Bray, Ben
Bronson, Ruth Muskrat
Buffalo Bird Woman
Cambra, Rosemary
Cardinal, Richard S.
Charlot, Martin
Childers, Ellis B.
Cochise Apache Chief,d. 1874
Colbert, Levi
Corn Tassel
Costo, Rupert
Crazy Horse ca. 1842-1877
Culberson, James
Curly Chief
Deloria, Vine, Jr
DRUMS Committee
DuBray, Alfred
Dumont, Jenine
Duncan, DeWitt Clinton
Eastman, Charles Alexander 1858-1939
Encinales, Pedro
First Boy
Fixico, Donald L.
Flint Knife
Fortunate Eagle, Adam
Giago, Tim
Haglar, King
Jemison, Mary
John Fire Lame Deer
John Stands In Timber
Johnson-Tsosie, Rose
Jones, William
Joseph Nez Percé Chief,1840-1904
Katchongva, Dan
La Flesche, Joseph
Little Hill
Little Star
Logan, Leslie
Lowry, Annie
Luhan, Antonio
Mankiller, Wilma 1945-
McCloud, Laura
Medicine Crow, Joseph
Medicine Horse
Momaday, N. Scott 1934-
Montezuma, Carlos
Morriseau, Norval 1933-
Nabokov, Peter
Naranjo, Pedro
Nequatewa, Edmund
Northrup, Jim
Nuvamsa, Peter
Old Lady Horse
Old Snake, The
Ortiz, Alfonso 1939-
Parker, Ely S.
Paul, Aleck
Paytiamo, James
Plenty Coups
Posey, Alexander L.
Posluns, Michael
Pretty Shield
Red Jacket Seneca chief,ca. 1756-1830
Revard, Carter 1931-
Scraper, Watt
Sekaquaptewa, Helen
Society of American Indians
Spott, Robert
Standing Bear, Luther 1868-1939
Struck By the Ree
Sun Elk
Sweezy, Carl
Tac, Pablo
Tecumseh Shawnee Chief,1768-1813
Thomas, Vital
Thompson, Lucy
Vizenor, Gerald 1934-
Whitewolf, Jim
Wild Cat
Hopkins, Sarah Winnemucca ,1844?-1891
Wolf Calf
Wooden Leg
Yava, Albert
Young, Lucy
Zuñi People, The
Alternative Title: First encounter to dispossession
Premonitions and prophecies
Face to face
Exchange between worlds
Bearers of the cross
Living beside each other
The long resistance
The Treaty Trail
Exiles in their own land
The nation's hoop is broken and scattered
Reservation to resurgence
The flood has come
Hearts on the ground
A twentieth-century Indian voice
Interlude of hope
In and out of the mainstream
Let's raise some hell
So long as this land exists
It's hard to be Indian
Towards a Native millenium
He will use any means to get what he wants / Dan Katchongva (Hopi)
White rabbit got lotsa everything / Lucy Young (Wintu)
Visitors from heaven / Norval Morriseau (Ojibway)
Thunder's dream comes true / Black Hawk (Sauk)
Easy life of the gray-eyed / James Paytiamo (Acoma Pueblo)
The spider's web / Black Elk (Oglala Sioux)
Their wonderous works and ways / Charles Alexander Eastman (Santee Sioux)
Before they got thick / Percy Bigmouth (Lipan Apache)
Silmoodawa gives a complete performance / Anonymous (Micmac)
A different kind of man / First Boy (Assiniboine)
I hid myself and watched / Pretty Shield (Crow)
Thunder, dizzying liquid, and cups that do not grow / Waioskasit (Menominee)
Keep your presents / Curly Chief (Pawnee)
Give us good goods / Anonymous
You rot the guts of our young men / King Haglar (Catawha)
Some strange animal / Eolf Calf (Piegan)
Buttocks bags and green coffee bread / Anonymous
The bewitched pale man / Vital Thomas (Dogrib)
Burn the temples, break up the bells / Pedro Naranjo (San Felipe Pueblo)
A good Indian's dilemma / Anonymous
We never quarrel about religion / Red Jacket (Iroquois)
Janitin is named Jesús / Janitin (Kamia)
The freedom to work / Pablo Tac (Luiseño)
A shaman obeys / Pedro Encinales (Salinan)
Always give blessings and be thankful / Jim Whitewolf (Kiowa Apache)
Remove the cause of our uneasiness / Wahusonacock (Powhatan Confederacy)
Mary Jemison becomes an Iroquois / Mary Jemison (Iroquois)
Our very good friend Kirk / The Old Snake (Shawnee)
The Frenchman dreams himself home / Anonymous
Incident at Boyer Creek / Anonymous
Our stock of food and clothes / Aleck Paul (Chippewa)
If I could see this thing / George Bent (Southern Cheyenne)
We must be united / Tecumseh (Shawnee)
Black Hawk stands alone / William Jones (Fox)
Blood scattered like water / William Benson (Pomo)
Young men, go out and fight them / Wooden Leg (Northern Cheyenne)
Geronimo puts down the gun / Jason Betzinez (Southern Chiricahua Apache)
Let us examine the facts / Corn Tassel (Cherokee)
Osceola determined / Osceola (Seminole)
My son, stop your ears / (Chief Joseph, Nez Percé)
We are not children / Medicine Horse (Otoe)
Plenty Coups travels to Washington / Plenty Coups (Crow)
Plea from the Chickasaw / Levi Colbert (Chickasaw)
Tushpa crosses the Mississippi / James Culberson (Choctaw)
Corralling the Navajo / Chester Arthur (Navajo)
The uprooted Winnebago / Little Hill (Winnebago)
Standing Bear's odyssey / Standing Bear (Ponca)
The buffalo go / Old Lady Horse (Kiowa)
Take care of me / Wild Cat (Seminole)
I am alone / Cochise (Chiricahua Apache)
I have spoken / Crazy Horse (Oglala Sioux)
I want to look for my children / Chief Joseph (Nez Percé)
No dawn to the East
Gone forever / Buffalo Bird Woman (Hidatsa)
This awful loneliness
A wish / Flint Knife (Blackfoot)
Treated better by wolves / Struck By The Ree (Yankton Sioux)
We lost everything / Herrero (Navajo)
The way agents get rich / Sarah Winnemucca (Paiute)
The career of Ely Parker / Ely Parker (Seneca-Iroquois)
Annie makes her choice / Annie Lowry (Paiute)
We had everything to learn / Carl Sweezy (Arapaho)
Responsive and resistant students / Ellis B. Childers (Creek)
He is not one of us / Sun Elk (Taos Pueblo)
What harm is in our sun-dance? / Anonymous (Blackfoot)
We will dance / Anonymous (Kwakiutl)
Dr. Fewkes plays like a child / Edmund Nequatewa (Hopi)
Judge Wooden Leg keeps one wife / Wooden Leg (Northern Cheyenne)
A house of our own / Joseph La Flesche (Omaha)
Luther's father stand alone / Luther Standing Bear (Rosebud Sioux)
Half white and half Indian / John Stands In Timber (Northern Cheyenne)
We want to tell you something / Albert Yava (Hopi)
He-na Tom, the Hoodwinker / Lucy Thompson (Yurok)
The dead did not return / Anonymous (Pine Ridge Sioux)
Life on the Checkerboard / Ruth Muskrat Bronson (Cherokee)
Big man's rules and laws / Alexander Posey (Creek)
The outrage of allotment / DeWitt Clinton Duncan (Cherokee)
Farming and futility / Martin Charlot (Flathead-Salish)
The Hopi push of war / Helen Sekaquaptewa (Hopi)
The best and the brightest / Society of American Indians
Laughing at themselves
From Wassaja to Montezuma / Carlos Montezuma (Yavapai-Apache)
Suddenly a gate / Michael Posluns (Shuswap)
Following the medicine / Anonymous (Washoe)
Scandal in Oklahoma / Gertrude Bonnin (Sioux)
Hard times in Sioux Country / John Fire Lame Deer (Sioux)
Neglect along the Klamath / Robert Spott (Yurok)
The Twenties as San Juan / Alfonso Ortiz (San Juan Pueblo)
Commissioner Collier is on our side / Antonio Luhan (Taos Pueblo)
Resisting the Indian New Deal / Rupert Costo (Cahuilla)
Debate over IRA / Alfred DuBray (Sioux)
Reducing Navajo sheep / The Blind Man's Daughter (Navajo)
Counting Coup in world War Two / Joseph Medicine Crow (Crow)
A code talker comes home / Anonymous (Navajo)
The Menominees are terminated / DRUMS Committee (Menominee)
On relocation / Bennie Bearskin (Winnebago)
Stopping erosion / Anonymous (Navajo)
The New Indian Wars / Laura McCloud (Tulalip)
Invading Alcatraz / Adam Fortunate Eagle (Red Lake Chippewa)
Discovery : the Beeah Tribe / Anonymous
Birth of AIM / Vernon Bellecourt (Chippewa)
Confrontation or negotiation / Gerald Vizenor (White Earth Chippewa)
Going back / Little Star
Hopis and the love generation / Peter Nuvamsa, Sr. (Hopi)
Eskimos and "The Act" / Fred Bigjim (Eskimo)
Dark sky over Black Mesa / Asa Bazhonoodah (Navajo)
Indian children in crisis
What am I / Anonymous
Alone and very scared / Richard S. Cardinal (Chipewyan)
Notes from Indian Country / Tim Giago (Sioux)
Before and after gambling / Jim Northrup (Objibwe)
Sovereignty revitalized / Donald L. Fixico (Creek)
Restoring life to the dead / Rosemary Cambra (Muwekma)
First and last Eskimos / Anonymous (Eskimo)
Resistance at Oka / Peter Blue Cloud (Mohawk)
Confronting Columbus again / N. Scott Momaday (Kiowa)
Thorns in the side / Leslie Logan
History repeating itself / Jenine Dumont (Metis)
Old names in charge / Wilma Mankiller (Cherokee)
Different programs / Ben Bray (Creek)
Reuniting with Beauty / Rose Johnson-Tsosie (Navajo)
Speedboat or canoe? / Watt Scraper (Cherokee)
An eagle nation / Carter Revard (Osage)
The end of the world / the Zuñi People


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