Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee - The Rise and Fall of Donehogawa Summary & Analysis

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The Rise and Fall of Donehogawa Summary

During the fall of 1869, peace among the Plains Indians is supplemented by the news that a new Great Father has been installed in Washington. This new leader, President Ulysses S. Grant, is said to have named an Indian man as the Little Father of the Indians or his formal title, the Commissioner of Indian Affairs. This unprecedented move is a result of the longtime friendship between President Grant and this new commissioner, Ely Samuel Parker also known by his Iroquois name, Donehogawa, Keeper of the Western Door of the Long House of the Iroquois.

Parker, a self-educated man, is a lawyer and engineer who is one of the few Indians to serve in the U.S. Civil War due to the intercession of then General U.S. Grant. Ultimately, Parker is selected to write the terms of...

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