In 1832, facing white expansion, the Sauk warrior Black Hawk attempted to forge a pan-Indian alliance to preserve the homelands of the confederated Sauk and Fox Nations on the eastern bank of the Mississippi. Patrick J. Jung re-examines the causes, course, and consequences of the ensuing war with the United States, a conflict that decimated Black Hawk's band.
Prolific Abenaki writer Joseph Bruchac has written a new first-person narrative biography of famed athlete Jim Thorpe (1887-1953). Thorpe is known as the greatest athlete who ever lived and his career in professional football and Major League Baseball stand as lasting testaments to this remarkable person. He was winner of Olympic gold medals in track and field during the 1912 Olympics in Stockholm. The accounts of his early years and difficult times at Carlisle Indian School (residential school) are told with candor and modesty.
Black Hawk: Life of Black Hawk, or Ma-ka-tai-me-she-kia-kiak Dictated by Himself is the reissued Penguin Classics edition of the 1833 publication, Life of Ma-ka-tai-me-she-kia-kiak or Black Hawk, dictated by himself. Editor and historian J. Gerald Kennedy offers an introduction and notes to this reissue of the life and times of Sauk leader Black Hawk as translated by Antoine LeClaire and first published by John B. Patterson.
Jim Thorpe's Bright Path is a recommended children's picture book about the life of an amazing athlete who was recognized Athlete of the Century by the American government in 1999. Jim Thorpe (1887-1953), Sac and Fox, was born in Oklahoma and excelled at sports. He attended Carlisle Indian School (residential/boarding school) where he played a variety of sports including football. Later in life he went to the 1912 Summer Olympic Games in Stockholm, Sweden where he won both the Pentathlon and the Decathlon.
Jim Thorpe: World's Greatest Athlete was originally published in 1975 under title: Pathway to Glory. This 1979 University of Oklahoma Press edition is a biography of early twentieth-century Native American athlete Jim Thorpe, discussing his school years, his participation in amateur sports, his Olympic wins in 1912, and his professional baseball and football careers. Born in 1888 in Oklahoma Territory, Jim Thorpe was Sac and Fox who attended the Sac and Fox agency school and Haskell Indian Junior College in Lawrence, Kansas. He transferred to Carlisle Indian School in Pennsylvania.