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The massacre of Cheyenne and Arapaho women and children by U.S. soldiers at Sand Creek in 1864 was a shameful episode in American history, and its battlefield was proposed as a National Historic Site in 1998 to pay homage to those innocent victims. Poet Simon Ortiz had honored those people seventeen years earlier in his own way. That book, from Sand Creek, is now back in print. Originally published in a small-press edition, from Sand Creek makes a large statement about injustices done to Native peoples in the name of Manifest Destiny. It also makes poignant reference to the spread of that ambition in other parts of the world--notably in Vietnam--as Ortiz asks himself what it is to be an American, a U.S. citizen, and an Indian. Indian people have often felt they have had no part in history, Ortiz observes, and through his work he shows how they can come to terms with this feeling. He invites Indian people to examine the process they have experienced as victims, subjects, and expendable resources--and asks people of European heritage to consider the motives that drive their own history and create their own form of victimization. Through the pages of this sobering work, Ortiz offers a new perspective on history and on America. Perhaps more important, he offers a breath of hope that our peoples might learn from each other:

This America

has been a burden

of steel and mad

death,

but, look now,

there are flowers

and new grass

and a spring wind

rising

from Sand Creek.

About the Author

Poet, fiction writer, essayist, and storyteller Simon Ortiz is a native of Acoma Pueblo and is the author of numerous books.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780816519934
Author:
Ortiz, Simon J.
Publisher:
University of Arizona Press
Location:
Tucson :
Subject:
Poetry (poetic works by one author)
Subject:
Vietnamese conflict, 1961-1975
Subject:
Cheyenne Indians
Subject:
American - Native American
Subject:
Sand creek massacre, colo., 1864
Subject:
Single Author - Native American
Subject:
Vietnamese Conflict, 19
Subject:
Sand Creek Massacre, Colo., 18
Subject:
Vietnam War, 1961-1975
Subject:
Cheyenne Indians -- Wars, 1864.
Subject:
Poetry
Subject:
Single Author / American
Subject:
General-General
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Sun Tracks: An American Indian Literary
Series Volume:
4546v. 42
Publication Date:
20000131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
96
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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