A Swallow Press Book
By Frank Waters
“Frank Waters is the premier writer of the American West. Whatever we have learned from everything else that he has written, we find it coalesced here. Frank saved his best and deepest book for the last.”
Vine Deloria, Jr., author of Custer Died for Your Sins
“Waters looks at an assemblage of great American Indians across the continent. In his lyrical fashion, he tells … why they will never be forgotten.”
Dee Brown, author of Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee
“A valuable introduction to Native American history.”
Pontiac, Sequoyah, Geronimo, Sitting Bull, Chief Joseph, and Chief Seattle. These legendary names are familiar even to the uninitiated in Native American history, yet the life stories of these great spiritual leaders have been largely unknown.
In this, his last book, internationally celebrated author Frank Waters makes vivid the poignant, humorous, and tragic stories of these neglected and heroic Native Americans. From the brilliant tactical abilities of famed warriors to the eloquent oratory of indigenous philosophers, poets, and statesmen, the profiles in Brave Are My People help correct this error of omission.
Now in paperback, Brave Are My People represents a major contribution to Water’s remarkable literary journeys through Indian culture.
Frank Waters (1902–1995), one of the finest chroniclers of the American Southwest, wrote twenty–eight works of fiction and nonfiction. More info →
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The Palace of Bones by Allison Eir Jenks is an often stark and startling vision of the way we live, the places we inhabit, and the relics we make to comfort ourselves.Haunted by a quiet, unquenchable longing, Jenks expertly and calmly guides the reader through a vivid dreamscape in this first full-length collection of poems.The Palace of Bones was selected by final judge and Pulitzer Prize winner Carolyn Kizer.
Traditionally, the legends, myth-cycles, tales, rituals, songs and poems of Native Americans (both North and South) have been treated as ethnological data or as curious objects. William Brandon believes that the songs and poems in this volume will, in time, be accepted as representatives of one of the world’s great literatures.
I Have Spoken is a collection of American Indian oratory from the 17th to the 20th century, concentrating on speeches focusing around Indian-white relationships, especially treaty-making negotiations. A few letters and other writings are also included.Here,
The story of Martiniano, the man who killed the deer, is a timeless story of Pueblo Indian sin and redemption, and of the conflict between Indian and white laws; written with a poetically charged beauty of style, a purity of conception, and a thorough understanding of Indian values.
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