Nineteenth-Century Native American Autobiography Representative Works - Essay

Representative Works

(Nineteenth-Century Literary Criticism)

William Apes (or Apess)

A Son of the Forest: The Experience of William Apes, a Native of the Forest (autobiography) 1829

Hendrick Aupaumut

A Narrative of an Embassy to the Western Indians, from the Original Manuscript of Hendrick Aupaumut, with Prefatory Remarks by Dr. B. H. Coates (autobiography) 1827

Black Elk

Black Elk Speaks (autobiography) 1932

Black Hawk

Life of Ma-ka-tai-me-she-kia-kiak, or Black Hawk (autobiography) 1833

Andrew J. Blackbird

Ottawa and Chippewa Indians (memoirs) 1887

Sam Blowsnake [Big Winnebago and Crashing Thunder] The Autobiography of a Winnebago Indian (autobiography) 1920

Crashing Thunder (autobiography) 1926

Chainbreaker [Governor Blacksnake]

*Chainbreaker: The Revolutionary War Memoirs of Governor Blacksnake (autobiography) 1989

George Copway

The Life, History, and Travels of Kah-ge-ga-gah-bowh (George Copway [also published as Recollections of a Forest Life] (autobiography) 1847

Charles A. Eastman

Indian Boyhood (autobiography) 1902

From the Deep Woods to Civilization: Chapters in the Autobiography of an Indian (autobiography) 1916

Sarah Winnemucca Hopkins

Life Among the Paiutes: Their Wrongs and Claims (autobiography) 1883

Peter Jacobs

Journal of the Reverend Peter Jacobs (autobiography) 1857

Peter Jones

The Life and Journals of Kah-ke-we-quo-na-by (autobiography) 1860

Maungwudaus [George Henry]

An Account of the Chippewa Indians, Who Have Been Traveling Among the Whites (autobiography) 1848

Simon Pokagon

O-Gi-Maw-Kwe-Mit-I-Gwa-Ki: Queen of the Woods (autobiography) 1899

Two Leggings

**Two Leggings: The Making of a Crow Warrior (autobiography) 1967

*Chainbreaker was told to Benjamin Williams sometime between 1833 and 1843.

**Two Leggings was composed from 1919-23.