Eagle Song: An Indian Saga Based on True Events

JamesHouston


Eagle Song: An Indian Saga Based on True Events

Eagle Song: An Indian Saga Based on True Events

  • Title: Eagle Song: An Indian Saga Based on True Events
  • Author: JamesHouston
  • ISBN: 9780771042584
  • Page: 299
  • Format: Unknown Binding



In 1803, a New England trading ship put in at the Nootkan village of the Eagle House on the Canadian Pacific coast Its purposes were to replenish provisions, barter for valuable sea otter pelts and, incidentally, to obtain sexual services of the young village women.A group of rebellious Indian youths, infuriated by the arrogance and disdain of the white men, carried out aIn 1803, a New England trading ship put in at the Nootkan village of the Eagle House on the Canadian Pacific coast Its purposes were to replenish provisions, barter for valuable sea otter pelts and, incidentally, to obtain sexual services of the young village women.A group of rebellious Indian youths, infuriated by the arrogance and disdain of the white men, carried out a violent plan to massacre the crew and plunder the ship Surviving the slaughter were Jewitt, the appealing and skilful ironsmith, and Thompson, the dour sailmaker Eagle Song is the turbulent tale of their two year captivity, seen through the eyes of Siam, a Nootkan nobleman.


Recent Comments "Eagle Song: An Indian Saga Based on True Events"

My favorite (multiple reread) by Houston depicts life among the potlach tribes of the Canadian coast at a time when Euro-Americans were beginning to destroy their way of life.For anthropological perspective / background readings, I suggest the section about the Canadian Northwest Coast in Ruth Benedict's classic Patterns of Culture.Patterns of CultureAnother of those Googled Kirkus Reviews I like to post in :KIRKUS REVIEWAs narrated by Yoquot noble Siam--with wit, patrician dash, and gentle naiv [...]

Great story telling. Recommended to anyone who lives on Vancouver Island and wishes to learn about one of the most powerful village chiefs of his time: Chief Maquinna. The story lends context to First Nations culture as it became heavily influenced American traders, while also proving that some traditions and customs can not be altered.

A very simply written book by an artist and writer and student of the Northwest Indians of Canada. Based on a memoir by an American sailor captured by a tribe of the Nootkan indians in 1803, he rewrites the story from the point of view of a native. Through the native indian's eyes we come to understand the small world of this proud tribe. When they bring the captured sailor to their Eagle House the narrator, Siam, is sure he will be impressed to see the largest house in all the world. They wonde [...]

A gripping account of a time when west coast American aborigianl cultures were just beggining to be affected by European arrivals. The potlach accounts are extraordinary. Slavery by the Indians of others was routine.


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