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Autobiography of Ma-ka-tai-me-she-kia-kiak, or Black Hawk

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Author: Black Hawk
Language: English
Wordcount: 65,077 / 183 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 70.3
LoC Category: CT
Downloads: 1,507
mnybks.net#: 1096
Genre: Biography
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dge and seated his brothers around it opposite to one another, while he stood up and addressed his people as follows:

"I am yet young, but the Great Spirit has called me to the rank I hold among you. I have never sought to be more than my birth entitled me to. I have not been ambitious, nor was it ever my wish while my father was yet among the living to take his place, nor have I now usurped his powers. The Great Spirit caused me to dream for four years. He told me where to go and meet the white man who would be a kind father to us all. I obeyed. I went, and have seen and know our new father.

"You have all heard what was said and done. The Great Spirit directed him to come and meet me, and it is his order that places me at the head of my nation, the place which my father has willingly resigned.

"You have all witnessed the power that has been given me by the Great Spirit, in making that fire, and all that I now ask is that these, my two chiefs, may never let it go out. That they may preserve p

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