Re: Help! Native American Book Needed

Patrick J Crowe (
24 Aug 1995 10:46 EDT

In article <41fe8q$>,
(Tamarina) writes...

> I'd be really interested if anyone could point me to a good, concise
>Northeastern ethnography (An Iroquois one would be great- unfortunately, I
>think "The Death and Rebirth of the Seneca" would be a little dense for
>this course) and an accompanying life history- I may even go back and
>re-read "Papago Woman" and see how that has held up -or even "Old Man
>Coyote"!. in any case, if anyone has any ideas, please e-mail them to
>Tamarina or leave them here- thanks in advance!

How about _Warrior in Two Camps_, about Ely Parker, the Seneca who was
L.H.Morgan's principal informant (and ghostwriter?), U.S.Grant's aide
(who penned Lee's surrender), and the first Native American to head the
BIA or whatever it was called at the time. You might accompany it with
selected chapters of Morgan's _League_ (the whole thing would probably
be too weighty for what you want), and could illuminate the biases of
even proponents like Morgan (the chapter on religion is perfect for that).

-Pat Crowe, SUNY at Buffalo