Monday, February 15, 2010

William Apess

For those of you who may want to know more about William Apess, Google Books makes available portions of his 1831 autobiography, A Son of the Forest,the first such book we have from a writer of Native American descent.

Apess also wrote a history of a 1670s English-Native war from the natives' persepective--a project very much in keeping with Hope Leslie and its giving Magawisca a voice to tell her side of the Pequod War.

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