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By John C. Fredriksen

ISBN-10: 1576070018

ISBN-13: 9781576070017

American army Leaders includes over four hundred A-Z biographies of people similar to Admiral Elmo Zumwalt, who ended countless numbers of years of culture by way of permitting ladies to serve on military ships; and, Francis Marion, the Swamp Fox, whose principles of clandestine conflict are nonetheless by way of the U.S. distinct Forces.Coverage facilities at the remarkable generals, sergeants, fighter aces, militiamen, theorists, medical professionals, and nurses who make up America's army historical past. This quantity offers their backgrounds, contributions, and importance to America's fortunes in battle. This identify additionally cites works for additional learn, encompasses a record of leaders prepared by means of their army titles, and a accomplished index.

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Her hair and dress look swept by the wind, a symbol for change. Benjamin had studied Sarah’s life carefully before designing her statue. He read her autobiography as well as books about her. He wanted to capture Sarah’s spirit of courage and determination. More than one hundred years after her death, Sarah Winnemucca has returned to Washington. She is the first Native American to be honored with a statue in the National Statuary Hall. Many of the causes Sarah fought for in her lifetime are being won.

Sarah had a plan. She would sneak into the enemy camp to find her father and persuade him to run from the Bannocks. Sarah had made the long ride to Steens Mountain in southeastern Oregon in the clothes of a white woman. She would have to take off her hat and dress, unbraid 39 her hair, and wrap a blanket around her to pass unnoticed into the camp. Sarah and Lee struggled up the steep mountainside, sometimes on horseback and sometimes crawling on their hands and knees. When they reached the crest of the mountain, they could see the large camp below.

Sarah had been invited to meet with Secretary of the Interior Carl Schurz, the highest official in charge of Indian policy. Sarah told Carl Schurz the story of the Bannock War. Then she translated for Natches while he pleaded for the release of the Paiute people in exile at Yakima. Secretary Schurz signed a paper for Sarah giving permission for the Paiutes to return to their home country. Sarah and her family rejoiced. Nothing else in their Washington visit could compare with that happy achievement.

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