One Real American

One Real American

The Life of Ely S. Parker, Seneca Sachem and Civil War General

Book - 2020
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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 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"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Abrams Books for Young Readers, 2020.
ISBN: 9781419746574
Characteristics: 242 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 21 cm

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