Re: QUERY: American Autobiographies

Published in the early 1830s, The Falcon, an autobiography by John Tanner, recorded/ghostwritten by polymath scientist Dr. Edwin James is a winner. Penguin paperback I believe. Tanner, a white man, was a child captive of Indians; ended up in far north Gt. Lakes region; ran afoul of Indian Agent Henry Schoolcraft; was befriended by James. His book includes wonderful details of Ojibwe (Chippewa) folkways and geography, plus plenty of material about cultural clashes in first half of 19th century.


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