On Our Own Ground

On Our Own Ground

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William Apess was the first Native American's to fully, and publicly, speak out regarding the racism and unfair treatment that he and others endured. The author's writing is eloquently delivered, instilling the reader with a realistic framework of a political, historical, and personal mindset.their big guns round their wigwams, and said they would stay there, and we could not make them go away. Afterwards ... aquot;They wore earrings and nose jewels; bracelets on their arms and legs; rings on their fingers, necklaces made of highly polished shells found in their rivers and on their coasts. ... They use shells and turkey spurs round the tops of their moccasins, to tinkle like little bells, as they walk.

Title:On Our Own Ground
Author:William Apess
Publisher:Univ of Massachusetts Press - 1992


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