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One Real American


One Real American

The Life of Ely S. Parker, Seneca Sachem and Civil War General

von: Joseph Bruchac

13,99 €

Verlag: Abrams
Format: EPUB
Veröffentl.: 27.10.2020
ISBN/EAN: 9781647001636
Sprache: englisch
Anzahl Seiten: 240

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Beschreibungen

Children's book icon Joseph Bruchac tells the fascinating story of a Seneca (Iroquois) Civil War officer   Ely S. Parker (1828–1895) is one of the most unique but little-known figures in US history. A member of the Seneca (Iroquois) Nation, Parker was an attorney, engineer, and tribal diplomat. Raised on a reservation but schooled at a Catholic institution, he learned English at a young age and became an interpreter for his people. During the American Civil War, he was commissioned as a lieutenant colonel and was the primary draftsman of the terms of the Confederate surrender at Appomattox. He eventually became President Grant's Commissioner of Indian Affairs, the first Native American to hold that post. Award-winning children's book author and Native American scholar Joseph Bruchac provides an expertly researched, intimate look at a man who achieved great success in two worlds yet was caught between them. Includes archival photos, maps, endnotes, bibliography, and timeline.  
Joseph Bruchac is an acclaimed Abenaki children's book author. His awards include a Boston Globe–Horn Book Award and Honor, the Hope S. Dean Award from the Foundation for Children's Literature for Notable Achievement in Children's Books, and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Native Writers' Circle of the Americas. He lives in Greenfield Center, New York.

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