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"I am a man" : Chief Standing Bear's journey for justice

Author: Joe Starita
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Griffin, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st St. Martin's Griffin edView all editions and formats
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Chronicles the life of Ponca Chief Standing Bear, who journeyed six hundred miles on foot to return the body of his only son to his people's traditional burial ground; and also discusses the United States government's relationship with the tribe.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Standing Bear
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joe Starita
ISBN: 0312606389 9780312606381
OCLC Number: 426807737
Description: xii, 257 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 21 cm
Contents: On the Banks of the Running Water --
A Homeland Under Siege --
The People Turn their Faces South --
Life and Death in the Warm Country --
Going Home --
The Color of Blood --
A Ponca in Times Square --
Righting a Wrong --
On the Land of the Fathers.
Responsibility: Joe Starita.

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In 1877, Standing Bear's Ponca Indian tribe was forcibly removed from its lands in Nebraska and marched south to Indian Territory. This title tells the story of Standing Bear's efforts to reclaim his  Read more...

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