Letters Home from the Brothertown

Letters Home from the Brothertown "Boys"

4.11 - 1251 ratings - Source



This book is about the educated Brothertown Indian men who fought in the Civil War and wrote letters home telling of a€œthis horrible wara€. American Indians, who despite the guarantees from the United States, found that same government continually stripping them of their lands. And, still, they rushed to volunteer their services to defend the Union. The Brothertown Indian Nation is unique from many other tribes in that they are an amalgamated group. They are made up of remnants of the coastal tribes who made the first contact with the whites. As a result of the Great Awakening, a religious movement in New England during the 1740a€™s, many Indian people in southern New England converted to Christianity, including the Mohegan, Pequot, Narragansett, Montauk, Tunxis, and Niantic. As these people tried to live Christian lives in New England, they found it difficult to resist the pressures from whites around them who encouraged them to abuse alcohol, give up farming and sell their lands. By the 1700a€™s, the tribes were poverty stricken, decimated by wars and disease. A small group of young Natives, educated at Eleazer Wheelocka€™s Indian Charity School in Lebanon, Connecticut, became the impetus for forming a new community where they might live amicably together. On November 7, 1784 the band of Christian New England Indians settled on lands given to them by the Oneida Nation in New York and called their a€œTown by the Name of Brotherton, in Indian a€œ Eeyam qittoowauconnuck.a€physical condition is such that he believes himself entitled to receive an increased pension and that he herewith returns his present pension certificate. ... much manual labor and interfering with his gaining a livihood from his manual labor and at times rendering him helpless. That he has served in the military service of the United States one term of service previous to the term of service above mentionedanbsp;...


Title:Letters Home from the Brothertown "Boys"
Author: Andrea R. Brucker; Caroline K. Andler
Publisher:AuthorHouse - 2011-06-08
ISBN-13:

You must register with us as either a Registered User before you can Download this Book. You'll be greeted by a simple sign-up page.

Once you have finished the sign-up process, you will be redirected to your download Book page.

How it works:
  • 1. Register a free 1 month Trial Account.
  • 2. Download as many books as you like (Personal use)
  • 3. Cancel the membership at any time if not satisfied.


Click button below to register and download Ebook
Privacy Policy | Contact | DMCA