One real American : the life of Ely S. Parker, Seneca Sachem and Civil War general (eBook, 2020) [WorldCat.org]
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One real American : the life of Ely S. Parker, Seneca Sachem and Civil War general

Author: Joseph Bruchac
Publisher: New York : Abrams Books for Young Readers, 2020.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Ely S. Parker (1828-1895) is one of the most unique, but little-known figures in US history. A member of the Seneca, an Iroquois nation, Parker was an attorney, engineer, and tribal diplomat. Raised on a reservation but schooled at a Catholic institution, he learned English at a young age and became an interpreter for his people. During the American Civil War, he was commissioned as a lieutenant colonel and was the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biographies
Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Biography Juvenile literature
Biographies Ouvrages pour la jeunesse
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Bruchac, Joseph, 1942-
One real American.
New York : Abrams Books for Young Readers, 2020
(DLC) 2020025214
(OCoLC)1157350990
Named Person: Ely Samuel Parker; Ely Samuel Parker
Material Type: Biography, Document, Juvenile audience, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph Bruchac
ISBN: 9781647001636 1647001633
OCLC Number: 1202255073
Target Audience: Ages 10 to 14
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: A Meeting at Appomattox --
Who Are the Iroquois? --
Of Noble Birth --
The Rainbow Dream --
The White Man's Schools --
A Meeting in Albany --
A Higher Education --
An Indian in Washington --
A Lawyer, An Engineer --
The League of the Ho-de-no-sau-nee --
A Victory at Last --
A Gentleman, Tho' an Indian --
Two Military Men --
An Offer to Serve --
As Much Under Fire --
We Are All Americans --
Indian Affairs --
The Indian Commissioner --
I Am a Man.
Other Titles: Life of Ely S. Parker, Seneca Sachem and Civil War general
Responsibility: Joseph Bruchac.

Abstract:

"Ely S. Parker (1828-1895) is one of the most unique, but little-known figures in US history. A member of the Seneca, an Iroquois nation, Parker was an attorney, engineer, and tribal diplomat. Raised on a reservation but schooled at a Catholic institution, he learned English at a young age and became an interpreter for his people. During the American Civil War, he was commissioned as a lieutenant colonel and was the primary draftsman of the terms of the Confederate surrender at Appomattox. He eventually became President Grant's Commissioner of Indian Affairs, the first Native American to hold that post. Award-winning children's book author and Native American scholar Joseph Bruchac provides an expertly researched, intimate look at a man who achieved great success in two worlds yet was caught between them. Includes archival photos, maps, endnotes, bibliography, and timeline"--

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