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Relevant Non-Native Americans

  • Andrew Jackson (1767-1845): Topic Page

    7th President of the United States; In the War of 1812 Jackson defeated the Creek warriors, tacit allies of the British, at Horseshoe Bend, Ala. (Mar., 1814) after a strenuous campaign and won the rank of major general in the U.S. army. MORE
  • Edward Sheriff Curtis (1868-1952): Topic Page
    American photographer and pioneer ethnographer known for his documentation of Native Americans. MORE
  • George Custer (1839-1876): Topic Page

    US general; died in defeat at the battle with the Sioux at Little Bighorn. MORE




  • John Eliot (1604-1690): Topic Page
    English missionary in colonial Massachusetts, called the Apostle to the Indians MORE
  • Jonathan Edwards (1703-1758): Topic Page
    American theologian and metaphysician; At Stockbridge, Mass., where he went to care for the Native American mission and to minister to a small white congregation, he completed his theological masterpiece, The Freedom of the Will. MORE
  • William Penn (1644-1718): Topic Page
    Penn became involved in the affairs of the American colonies when in 1675 he was appointed a trustee for Edward Byllynge, one of the two Quaker proprietors of West Jersey. He also established the friendly relations with the Native Americans that were to distinguish the early history of Pennsylvania. MORE

Authors

  • Overview of Native American Literature
    From Encyclopedia of American Studies
    The over 550 indigenous cultures of North America, consisting of ten language groups and almost three hundred languages, have produced a rich and diverse literature. MORE
  • Paula Gunn Allen (1939 - 2008)
    From The Cambridge Guide to Women's Writing in English
    Native American poet, critic and novelist concerned with the re-establishment of the importance of women in Native American tradition MORE
  • Louise Erdrich (1954-)
    From Continuum Encyclopedia of American Literature
    Erdrich's works reveal the tension between the Native American people and the white race that threatens the destruction of Chippewa culture and heritage and the conflicts between family members within the Native American world. MORE
  • N. Scott Momaday (1934 - )
    From Encyclopedia of Life Writing: Autobiographical and Biographical Forms
    The son of a poet-mother (part Cherokee) and a painter father (Kiowa), Momaday is known primarily as a writer but he is also an accomplished painter. MORE
  • Simon Ortiz (1941 - )
    From Encyclopedia of American Poetry: The Twentieth Century
    Ortiz is a poet, essayist, short-story writer, and editor whose writing reflects his concern for the land and for Native American people. MORE
  • Leslie Marmon Silko (1948 - )
    From Encyclopedia of Women's Biography
    An eloquent and impassioned voice in Native American culture and literature, Leslie Marmon Silko has authored a unique, challenging, and thought-provoking contribution to the canon of American life writing. MORE
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