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[[ Read ]] ➵ The Bitter Waters of Medicine Creek Author Richard Kluger – Viagraonl1ne.us

The Bitter Waters of Medicine Creek The Nearly 400 Year Confrontation Between The Native Peoples Of The Western Hemisphere And The White Settlers From Europe Was Marked From First To Last By The Newcomers Conviction That They Were Entitled By Cultural Superiority, Moral Enlightenment, And God S Grace To Displace The Primitive Inhabitants And Make The Land Their Own.Among The Last Places In North America Where This Stark Racial Collision Played Itself Out Was The Bountiful Puget Sound Region In What Was Then Known As The Washington Territory In The Northwestern Corner Of The United States There, Thanks To Moderate Climate, Sheltering Mountain Ranges, Lush Forests, Crystal Pure Waterways Teeming With Wildlife, And The Absence Of Predatory Neighbors, The Local Tribes Had Prospered In Their Remote Paradise For Some 10,000 Years.All That Suddenly Ended In The Middle Of The Nineteenth Century When A Proud, Retired Young U.S Army Major, An Engineer With High Political Ambitions, Was Appointed The First Governor Of Newly Acquired, 100,000 Square Mile Washington Territory Isaac Ingalls Stevens S Primary Task Was To Persuade The Natives That Their Only Hope For Survival Was To Sign Treaties Handing Over Their Ancestral Lands To The American Government In Exchange For Protection From Oncoming Whites Eager To Turn The Wilderness Into Crop Land But One Tribal Chief At Puget Sound, Leschi Of The Nisqually Nation, Insisted That His People Be Dealt With Fairly And Not Coerced Into Surrendering Virtually Their Entire Sacred Homeland Without Just Compensation The Bitter Waters Of Medicine Creek Is The Emblematic Story Of This Confrontation Between The Headstrong American Governor And The Defiant Leader Of The Nisquallies And Their Brethren Who Resisted Him And, In Doing So, Stirred Up The Gross Abuse Of Power And The Licensing Of Injustice On Our Last Frontier.Here Is Richard Kluger S Poignant Rendering Of The Tragic Relationship Between The Red And White Races, Told In Graphic Detail Our Social Literature Abounds With Accounts Of How Racist Degradation Was Visited On The Far Numerous Black And Hispanic Americans Yet The Nation S Self Righteous, Methodical Dispossession Of The Indians Has Been Largely Dismissed By Whites As The Sad But Inevitable Price Of Social And Technological Progress Through The Experience Of A Single Tribe, The Bitter Waters Of Medicine Creek Seeks To Clarify The Historical Record It Also Tells, In A Hopeful Epilogue, The Latest Chapter Of The Nisqually Tribe S Struggle To Endure Amid The Mounting Pressures Of Twenty First Century Modernity.

[[ Read ]] ➵ The Bitter Waters of Medicine Creek  Author Richard Kluger – Viagraonl1ne.us
  • Hardcover
  • 352 pages
  • The Bitter Waters of Medicine Creek
  • Richard Kluger
  • English
  • 24 October 2018
  • 0307268896

    10 thoughts on “[[ Read ]] ➵ The Bitter Waters of Medicine Creek Author Richard Kluger – Viagraonl1ne.us


  1. says:

    Well, I should not have picked this book to read right around election day I cannot get interested in it, as it begins with the life story of Isaac Stevens, a military man who was interested in politics and getting ahead, eventually becoming the first governor of the American state of Washington He was pushy, arrogant, and obnoxious I wanted to smack him upside the headthan once.I know the book will eventually relate yet another tragic conflict between Native Americans and the United St Well, I should not have picked this book to read right around election day I cannot get interested in it, as it begins with the life story of Isaac Stevens, a military man who was interested in politics and getting ahead, eventually becoming the first governor of the American state of Washington He was pushy, arrogant, and obnoxious I wanted to smack him upside the headthan once.I know the book will eventually relate yet anoth...


  2. says:

    Once upon a time, the Washington territory went war with the Nisqually tribe After that war, we executed an enemy combatant, Chief Leschi, as a criminal We should not have done that This book is about that I read this book a while ago I took some notes for a review I don t seem to be able to bear to write, so for...


  3. says:

    On one hand, Kluger is to be commended for bringing a little known story and little known chapter of American history to light It takes some talent to write a successful book about the history of treaties with the Native peoples in the Pacific Northwest True, at times the narrative gets bogged down in details or in Kluger s repetitions and stylistic tics how many times do we need to hear the same travel brochure blurb about the beauty of the Pacific Northwest, or a reminder of just how racis On one hand, Kluger is to be commended for bringing a little known story and little known chapter of American history to light It takes some talent to write a successful book about the history of treaties with the Native peoples in the Pacific Northwest True, at times the narrative gets bogged down in details or in Kluger s repetitions and stylistic tics how many times do we need to hear the same travel brochure blurb about the beauty of the Pacific Northwest, or a reminder of just how racist and yay Manifest Destiny the settlers were but overall it s an engaging, decently written read.As others have pointed out, Kluger is squarely on the side of the Nisqually people and First Nationsbroadly Reading just the facts, it s hard...


  4. says:

    This is an extremely well researched, thorough, and careful book It explores the history of white settlement in the Puget Sound Seattle, WA area, through the story of Leschi, a leader of the Nisqually people Leschi was an early friend of the British and American settlers, but was incensed by the poor treatment of the Washington territory governor s treaty demands, which gave native nations very small and horribly poor quality reservations Leschi became a guerilla leader staging sporadic att This is an extremely well researched, thorough, and careful book It explores the history of white settlement in the Puget Sound Seattle, WA area, through the story of Leschi, a leader of the Nisqually people Leschi was an early friend of the British and American settlers, but was incensed by the poor treatment of the Washington territory governor s treaty demands, which gave native nations very small and horribly poor quality reservations Leschi became a guerilla leader staging sporadic attacks on territorial troops in an effort to bring about afair treaty allocation for the Nisqually tribe In the process, he became Gov Stevens singleminded focus, and when Leschi was eventually turned in and tried, the process was a farce of justice The book wraps up the Leschi tale wi...


  5. says:

    As a transplant to western Washington, I followed the news of the historical court which considered the 150 year old case against Leschi, a Nisqually Indian leader who organized resistance to an unjust treaty Kluger s narrative, based on very thoroughgoing research, covers the background, principal actors, and aftermath of the trial and conviction of Leschi, while making the case for his exoneration Kluger doesn t stop there, but summarizes the subsequent history of the Nisquallys before relat As a transplant to western Washington, I followed the news of the historical court which considered the 150 year old case against Leschi, a Nisqually Indian leader who organized resistance to an unjust treaty Kluger s narrative, based on very thoroughgoing research, covers the background, principal actors, and aftermath of the trial and conviction of Leschi, while making the case for his exoneration Kluger doesn t stop there, ...


  6. says:

    The term beating a dead horse comes to mind There is so much argument for the author s point of view instead of letting the facts speak for themselves that the facts are buried and almost inaccessible The parenthetical asides keep the narrative from flowing, and many of the asides are only snide insinuations or minute details that would be better suited for an appendix The book did seem to pick up a bit toward the end when discussing recent history and it sparked my interest in the history The term beating a dead horse comes to mind There is so much argument for the author s point of view instead of letting the facts speak for themselves th...


  7. says:

    An exhaustive look at just how screwed over Chief Leschi was by First Gov Isaac Stevens There is lots of good history here although it reads as though the author was trying to be a little too convincing, even though the facts...


  8. says:

    While this book dragged a bit toward the end, it is an important read for anyone who loves and would understand the great Pacific Northwest.


  9. says:

    Informative mass market history on a local subject I don t often hear about The first Battle of Seattle was fought just a couple of miles from where I live, and yet this was the first time I heard that story Yikes A page turner until the fighting ends and the legal process begins and it seems well researched Ultimately I found the scope and analysis a historical vindication of Leschi very unsatisfying here s why I do appreciate that Kluger gives us an idea of the personalities of Steven Informative mass market history on a local subject I don t often hear about The first Battle of Seattle was fought just a couple of miles from where I live, and yet this was the first time I heard that story Yikes A page turner until the fighting ends and the legal process begins and it seems well researched Ultimately I found the scope and analysis a historical vindication of Leschi very unsatisfying here s why I do app...


  10. says:

    I found this book an odd mix of fascinating, drudging, and textbook There were certain chapters mostly in the beginning that really drew me in and I learned a lot about the origins of the state of Washington, where I now reside Somewhere towards the middle, it slogged almost to a stopping point It felt redundant and reminded me of the god awful textbooks I used to have to read in high school about American Governm...

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