- Publisher: Washington Square Press; First Edition edition (1972)
- ASIN: B000J5EB7O
- Average Customer Review: 1 customer review
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #19,610,184 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Red Chiefs and White Challengers Confrontations in American Indian History
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This work contains ten essays that give us a well-reasoned historical story. Each chapter-portrait contains a bibliography reference. There are many historical personalities discussed in this work. The key figures given their own chapter are Captain John Smith, William Penn, Tecumseh, John Ross, President Andrew Jackson, Colonel John Chivington, Cochise, General George Crook, Sitting Bull and Chief Joseph of the Nez Perce.
The portrait of Andrew Jackson particularly provides a great deal of human flesh to ruminate and contrast to the current populist image of this Early American President.
For those trying to understand American history, and our inherited American culture, this book provides a guidepost that is grounded firmly by a writer that understands our American values, morals and ethics; and writes knowing these values have changed as the country has evolved into its current Twenty-first Century character. Jay Myers' portraits of the historical figures he has chosen to write about are of real people, and the real people that helped shape the American experience we are still living today.
Were any comparison made of this work to Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, published almost at the same time (1970), I think this work by Jay Myers provides a more thoughtful exposition of both sides of this remarkable human story.