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Indian Child Life

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The author was raised as an American Indian and describes what it was like to be an Indian boy (the first 7 chapters) and an Indian Girl (the last 7 chapters). This is very different from the slanted way the white man tried to picture them as 'savages' and 'brutes.'Quote: Dear Children:—You will like to know that the man who wrote these true stories is himself one of the people he describes so pleasantly and so lovingly for you. He hopes that when you have finished this book, the Indians will seem to you very real and very friendly. He is not willing that all your knowledge of the race that formerly possessed this continent should come from the lips of strangers and enemies, or that you should think of them as blood-thirsty and treacherous, as savage and unclean.

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[Illustration: Snana called loudly to her companion turnip diggers. Frontispiece. See page 123.]

INDIAN CHILD LIFE

By

CHARLES A. EASTMAN

( Ohiyesa )

ILLUSTRATED BY

GEORGE VARIAN

BOSTON LITTLE, BROWN, AND COMPANY 1915

Copyright, 1913 , BY LITTLE, BROWN, AND COMPANY.

All rights reserved

Printers S. J. PARKHILL & CO., BOSTON, U.S.A.

Transcriber's Note: In the name "Hak[=a]dah" the [=a] represents an "a" with a macron above it.

A LETTER TO THE CHILDREN

DEAR CHILDREN: You will like to know that the man who wrote these true stories is himself one of the people he describes so pleasantly and so lovingly for you. He hopes that when you have finished this book, the Indians will seem to you very real and very friendly. He is not willing that all your knowledge of the race that formerly possessed this continent should come from the lips of strangers and enemies, or that you should think of them as blood thirsty and treacherous, as savage and unclean.

War, you know, is always cruel, and it is true that there were stern fighting men among the Indians, as well as among your own forefathers... Continue reading book >>


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