One real American : the life of Ely S. Parker, Seneca Sachem and Civil War general / Joseph Bruchac.Material type: TextPublication details: New York : Abrams, 2020Description: pages cmISBN: 9781419746574; 141974657XOther title: Life of Ely S. Parker, Seneca Sachem and Civil War generalSubject(s): Parker, Ely Samuel, 1828-1895 -- Juvenile literature | United States. Army -- Biography -- Juvenile literature | Seneca Indians -- Kings and rulers -- Biography -- Juvenile literature | Generals -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literatureGenre/Form: Biographies. | Juvenile works.DDC classification: 974.7004/9755460092 | B
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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.
"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"--
Ages 10 to 14 Abrams Books for Young Readers.