Chief Joseph, 1840-1904 (American Indian Biographies)

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A biography of the peace chief who ended the Nez Perce War by surrendering to United States soldiers in 1877, believing that he would be permitted to lead his people back to their ancestral lands in Idaho. Includes a recipe for berry fritters and directions for "the stick game."

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Mary Englar is a freelance writer and a teacher of English and creative writing. She has a master of fine arts degree in writing from Minnesota State University, and has written more than 30 nonfiction books for children. She continues to read and write about the many different cultures of our world in Minnesota.

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Reviewed with Yvonne Wakim Dennis' Sequoyah, 1770-1843.

Gr. 3-5. New volumes in the American Indian Biographies series tell about Indian leaders whose names, if not their stories, are well known. In 1821, Sequoyah first demonstrated to the Cherokee people that he had found a way to write the Cherokee language, employing methods that are still in use today. Best known for his "I will fight no more forever" speech, Chief Joseph surrendered just 40 miles from the Canadian border, where he had hoped to seek refuge for his band of Nez Perce. Following an introductory chapter that places each leader in time and place, each volume traces the leader's life, touching on tribal history and conflicts with the U.S. These very accessible titles are well illustrated with maps, photographs, and paintings, and they offer an introduction to American Indian history as well as specific information for reports. Readers may wonder why a Native American recipe is included in each volume, but the other appended information--a chronology, a glossary, a reading list, and Internet sites--is useful and appropriate. Karen Hutt
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