This is a collection of 10 famous speeches given by several well-known and respected Native American Chiefs. Middle school students, in the Connections cycle will find this set of speeches particularly useful as they explore the various cultural references that have influenced the Native American tribes throughout the Americas. Each speech is identified, and then through a set of questions, students are encouraged to further analyze and explore the concepts that are touched upon.
The speeches from the following chiefs are present in this book:
- Chief Conasatego
- Chief Logan
- Chief Powhatan
- Chief Red Eagle
- Chief Seattle
- Chief Buckongahelas
- Chief Tecumseh
- Chief Black Hawk, and
- Chief Joseph.
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Note: Due to copyright laws each speech has been obtained from the original transcriptions. No edits have been performed and no efforts have been made to change any grammatical or orthographic elements