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The Resource On our own ground : the complete writings of William Apess, a Pequot, edited and with an introduction by Barry O'Connell

On our own ground : the complete writings of William Apess, a Pequot, edited and with an introduction by Barry O'Connell

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On our own ground : the complete writings of William Apess, a Pequot
Title
On our own ground
Title remainder
the complete writings of William Apess, a Pequot
Statement of responsibility
edited and with an introduction by Barry O'Connell
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Language
eng
Summary
This book brings together all of the known writings of William Apess, a Native American of mixed Pequot and white parentage who fought for the United States in the War of 1812, became a Methodist minister in 1829, and championed the rights of the Mashpee tribe on Cape Cod in the 1830's. Apess's A Son of the Forest, originally published in 1829, was the first extended autobiography by an American Indian. Readable and engaging, it is not only a rare statement by a Native American, but also an unusually full document in the history of New England native peoples. Another piece in the collection, The Experiences of Five Christian Indians of the Pequo[d] Tribe (1833), concludes with an eloquent and unprecedented attack on Euro-American racism entitled "An Indian's Looking-Glass for the White Man." Also included are Apess's account of the "Mashpee Revolt" of 1833-34, when the Native Americans of Mashpee petitioned the government of Massachusetts for the right to elect their own representatives, and his Eulogy on King Philip, an address delivered in Boston in 1836 to mark the 160th anniversary of King Philip's War. In his extensive introduction to the volume, Barry O'Connell reconstructs the story of Apess's life, situates him in the context of early nineteenth-century Pequot society, and interprets his writings both as a literary act and as an expression of emerging Native American politics
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digitized
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N$T
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1798-1839
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Apess, William
Dewey number
974/.00497
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
E78.N5
LC item number
A64 1992eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1943-
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O'Connell, Barry
Series statement
Native Americans of the Northeast
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  • Apess, William
  • Indians of North America
  • Pequot Indians
  • Indians, Treatment of
  • Apess, William
  • HISTORY
  • HISTORY
  • Indians of North America
  • Indians, Treatment of
  • Pequot Indians
  • New England
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On our own ground : the complete writings of William Apess, a Pequot, edited and with an introduction by Barry O'Connell
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A son of the forest -- The increase of the Kingdom of Christ: a sermon and The Indians: the ten lost tribes -- The experiences of five Christian Indians of the Pequot tribe -- Indian nullification of the unconstitutional laws of Massachusetts relative to the Marshpee tribe; or, The pretended riot explained -- Eulogy on King Philip, as pronounced at the Odeon, in Federal Street, Boston
Control code
44961657
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (lxxxi, 344 pages).
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781122053136
Lccn
91027750
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)44961657
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
On our own ground : the complete writings of William Apess, a Pequot, edited and with an introduction by Barry O'Connell
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A son of the forest -- The increase of the Kingdom of Christ: a sermon and The Indians: the ten lost tribes -- The experiences of five Christian Indians of the Pequot tribe -- Indian nullification of the unconstitutional laws of Massachusetts relative to the Marshpee tribe; or, The pretended riot explained -- Eulogy on King Philip, as pronounced at the Odeon, in Federal Street, Boston
Control code
44961657
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (lxxxi, 344 pages).
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781122053136
Lccn
91027750
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)44961657
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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