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THE WHITE MAN'S WAR ELY S. PARKER: IROQUOIS GENERAL By Joseph Bruchac
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Poems by Joseph Bruchac based on the Life of Ely Parker. Ely Samuel Parker (1828 – August 31, 1895), (born Hasanoanda, later known as Donehogawa) was a Seneca attorney, engineer, and tribal... More > diplomat. He was commissioned a lieutenant colonel during the American Civil War, when he served as adjutant to General Ulysses S. Grant. He wrote the final draft of the Confederate surrender terms at Appomattox. Later in his career, Parker rose to the rank of Brevet Brigadier General, one of only two Native Americans to earn a general's rank during the war (the other being Stand Watie, who fought for the Confederacy). President Grant appointed him as Commissioner of Indian Affairs, the first Native American to hold that post.< Less
THE WHITE MAN'S WAR ELY S. PARKER: IROQUOIS GENERAL By Joseph Bruchac
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Poems based on the Life of Ely Parker.
Hidden Roots By Joseph Bruchac
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"Hidden Roots" focuses on the greater impact that the generations of Abenaki that followed had to deal with. Readers will learn about the loss of identity, history and culture; lack... More > of self worth and fear that Abenaki people were feeling, and still feel today. Middle grade readers love to see life as "being fair", and will totally understand that life is not fair in this story. This is a book that should be read in every middle school class, so that this history will not be forgotten, and never be repeated.< Less