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On Our Own Ground: The Complete Writings of William Apess, a Pequot (Native Americans of the Northeast: Culture, History, & the Contemporary)

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"Makes available in a superb scholarly edition not only the first published autobiography by a native American (1829 originally), but also a range of historical, political, and personal writings". -- New York Times Book Review
Paperback, 432 pages
Published February 26th 1992 by University of Massachusetts Press (first published 1836)
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Saffyre Falkenberg
An Indian's Looking Glass for the White Man is still one of my absolute favorite early American texts
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Apr 16, 2008 rated it it was ok
Apess is a very educated man who brings out many good points. A point he makes that only one in fifteen or sixteen people are white, and that we are all made by and in the image of God. Also that if the nation crimes were written on each persons skin, the white skin (and it's associated crimes) would be an awful sight. Not only does Apess make a good case for the Indians, but against all racism in this document.
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