More than 20,000 American Indians served in the Civil War, yet their stories have often been left out of the history books. In Deadly Aim, Sally M. Walker explores the extraordinary lives of Michigan’s Anishinaabe sharpshooters. These brave soldiers served with honor and heroism in the line of duty, despite enduring broken treaties, loss of tribal lands, and racism. Filled with fascinating and gripping firsthand accounts from the frontlines, this book teaches listeners about Company K, the elite band of sharpshooters, and Daniel Mwakewenah, the chief who killed more than thirty-two rebels in a single battle despite being gravely wounded. Walker celebrates the lives of the soldiers whose stories have been left in the margins of history for too long with extensive research and consultation with the Repatriation Department for the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians, the Eyaawing Museum and Cultural Center, and the Ziibiwing Center of Anishinaabe Culture and Lifeways.
|Product dimensions:||6.04(w) x 5.04(h) x 1.13(d)|
|Age Range:||11 - 14 Years|
About the Author
Sally M. Walker is the award-winning author of numerous books, including Champion, a Junior Library Guild selection and one of NCTE's 2019 Orbis Pictus Honor Books. She currently resides in Illinois.
Darrell Dennis is a Native American actor, writer, comedian, and audiobook narrator who has appeared in numerous films and television projects. A published writer, he also appeared on Teen Nick's Open Heart as a series regular.