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Publisher Comments:

On July 28, 1797, an elderly Lenape woman stood before the newly appointed almsman of Pennsylvaniaand#8217;s Chester County and delivered a brief account of her life. In a sad irony, Hannah Freeman was establishing her residencyand#8212;a claim that paved the way for her removal to the poorhouse. Ultimately, however, it meant the final removal from the ancestral land she had so tenaciously maintained. Thus was William Pennand#8217;s and#8220;peaceable kingdomand#8221; preserved.and#160;

A Lenape among the Quakers reconstructs Hannah Freemanand#8217;s history, traveling from the days of her grandmothers before European settlement to the beginning of the nineteenth century. The story that emerges is one of persistence and resilience, as and#8220;Indian Hannahand#8221; negotiates life with the Quaker neighbors who employ her, entrust their children to her, seek out her healing skills, and, when she is weakened by sickness and age, care for her. And yet these are the same neighbors whose families have dispossessed hers. Fascinating in its own right, Hannah Freemanand#8217;s life is also remarkable for its unique view of a Native American woman in a colonial community during a time of dramatic transformation and upheaval. In particular it expands our understanding of colonial history and the Native experience that history often renders silent.

Review:

"Meticulous and finely researched, Utley's (The Lance and the Shield) account of Geronimo's life attempts to dismiss the legend of an 'Apache daredevil fighting for his homeland.' Compiled from various firsthand accounts and military records, the book traces the life of the Chiricahua warrior from fearless raider to subdued reservation Indian. Living free of government control until 1876, Geronimo ravaged the area of the present-day Arizona/Sonora border for decades, focusing particular vehemence on the Mexican side as retribution for the (assumed) massacre of his first family when he was 28. Not until the late 1870s did Geronimo gain notoriety on the American side of the border, when 'he came to personify all the Apache raiders, both in the minds of victims and in newspapers throughout the nation.' He lived most of his life highly suspicious of everyone, even his own people, always 'coiled to stampede to Mexico,' where he could hide himself in the nearly impenetrable Sierra Madre. Multiple breakouts from reservations in Arizona and New Mexico cemented his fame as one of the last Apache war heroes. At times detail cluttered and distant, the book occasionally glosses over horrific events. However, Utley achieves his goal of humanizing Geronimo, fastidiously showing the transition from bloodthirsty raider to subservient prisoner of war, fair attraction and, eventually, entrepreneur. Agent: Brandt & Hochman Literary Agents." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

Synopsis:

A fast-paced biography of the most famous North American Indian of all time, with new material to reveal the man behind the legend

Synopsis:

Beard was not only a witness to two major battles against the Lakota; he also traveled with William and#8220;Buffalo Billand#8221; Codyand#8217;s Wild West show, worked as a Hollywood Indian, and witnessed the grand transformation of the Black Hills into a tourism mecca. Beard spent most of his later life fighting to reclaim his homeland and acting as and#8220;old Dewey Beard,and#8221; a living relic of the and#8220;old Westand#8221; for the tourists.

Synopsis:

The great Native American warriors and their resistance to the U.S. government in the war against the Plains Indians is a well-known chapter in the story of the American West. In the aftermath of the great resistance, as the Indian nations recovered from war, many figures loomed heroic, yet their stories are mostly unknown. This long-overdue biography of Dewey Beard (ca. 1862and#8211;1955), a Lakota who witnessed the Battle of Little Bighorn and survived the Wounded Knee Massacre, chronicles a remarkable life that can be traced through major historical events from the late nineteenth into the mid-twentieth century.

Beard was not only a witness to two major battles against the Lakota; he also traveled with William and#8220;Buffalo Billand#8221; Codyand#8217;s Wild West show, worked as a Hollywood Indian, and witnessed the grand transformation of the Black Hills into a tourism mecca. Beard spent most of his later life fighting to reclaim his homeland and acting as and#8220;old Dewey Beard,and#8221; a living relic of the and#8220;old Westand#8221; for the tourists.

With a keen eye for detail and a true storytellerand#8217;s talent, Philip Burnham presents the man behind the legend of Dewey Beard and shows how the life of the last survivor of Little Bighorn provides a glimpse into the survival of Indigenous America.

About the Author

Robert M. Utley is the award-winning author of seventeen books on western American history. During his career with the National Park Service he served as chief historian and assistant director. He lives in Scottsdale, AZ.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780300126389
Subtitle:
Last Survivor of the Little Bighorn
Author:
Utley, Robert M
Author:
Utley
Author:
Burnham, Philip
Author:
Utley, Robert M.
Author:
Marsh, Dawn G.
Author:
Robert M
Publisher:
Bison Books
Subject:
Biography-Native Americans
Subject:
Modern - 19th Century
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series:
The Lamar Series in Western History
Publication Date:
20141001
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Language:
English
Illustrations:
27 b/w illus + 14 maps
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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Biography » Native Americans
History and Social Science » Native American » General Native American Studies
History and Social Science » Native American » Southwest
History and Social Science » US History » 19th Century
History and Social Science » World History » General
Religion » Comparative Religion » General

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Product details 288 pages Yale University Press - English 9780300126389 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Meticulous and finely researched, Utley's (The Lance and the Shield) account of Geronimo's life attempts to dismiss the legend of an 'Apache daredevil fighting for his homeland.' Compiled from various firsthand accounts and military records, the book traces the life of the Chiricahua warrior from fearless raider to subdued reservation Indian. Living free of government control until 1876, Geronimo ravaged the area of the present-day Arizona/Sonora border for decades, focusing particular vehemence on the Mexican side as retribution for the (assumed) massacre of his first family when he was 28. Not until the late 1870s did Geronimo gain notoriety on the American side of the border, when 'he came to personify all the Apache raiders, both in the minds of victims and in newspapers throughout the nation.' He lived most of his life highly suspicious of everyone, even his own people, always 'coiled to stampede to Mexico,' where he could hide himself in the nearly impenetrable Sierra Madre. Multiple breakouts from reservations in Arizona and New Mexico cemented his fame as one of the last Apache war heroes. At times detail cluttered and distant, the book occasionally glosses over horrific events. However, Utley achieves his goal of humanizing Geronimo, fastidiously showing the transition from bloodthirsty raider to subservient prisoner of war, fair attraction and, eventually, entrepreneur. Agent: Brandt & Hochman Literary Agents." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Synopsis" by ,
A fast-paced biography of the most famous North American Indian of all time, with new material to reveal the man behind the legend
"Synopsis" by , Beard was not only a witness to two major battles against the Lakota; he also traveled with William and#8220;Buffalo Billand#8221; Codyand#8217;s Wild West show, worked as a Hollywood Indian, and witnessed the grand transformation of the Black Hills into a tourism mecca. Beard spent most of his later life fighting to reclaim his homeland and acting as and#8220;old Dewey Beard,and#8221; a living relic of the and#8220;old Westand#8221; for the tourists.

"Synopsis" by , The great Native American warriors and their resistance to the U.S. government in the war against the Plains Indians is a well-known chapter in the story of the American West. In the aftermath of the great resistance, as the Indian nations recovered from war, many figures loomed heroic, yet their stories are mostly unknown. This long-overdue biography of Dewey Beard (ca. 1862and#8211;1955), a Lakota who witnessed the Battle of Little Bighorn and survived the Wounded Knee Massacre, chronicles a remarkable life that can be traced through major historical events from the late nineteenth into the mid-twentieth century.

Beard was not only a witness to two major battles against the Lakota; he also traveled with William and#8220;Buffalo Billand#8221; Codyand#8217;s Wild West show, worked as a Hollywood Indian, and witnessed the grand transformation of the Black Hills into a tourism mecca. Beard spent most of his later life fighting to reclaim his homeland and acting as and#8220;old Dewey Beard,and#8221; a living relic of the and#8220;old Westand#8221; for the tourists.

With a keen eye for detail and a true storytellerand#8217;s talent, Philip Burnham presents the man behind the legend of Dewey Beard and shows how the life of the last survivor of Little Bighorn provides a glimpse into the survival of Indigenous America.

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