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Deadly Aim: the Civil War Story of Michigan's Anishinaabe Sharpshooters

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Deadly Aim

Daniel Mwakenwenah signed petitions that sought fair treatment from the U.S. Government, plus a treaty intended to uphold agreements made with Washington officials. As a young boy, Joseph Waukazoo walked alone, through miles of forest, to collect the mail for his father. Payson Wolf fished, hunted, and farmed to help his father-in-law (a minister), while also providing for his own growing family. They and other Odawa, Ojibwe, and Pottawatomi men left their everyday lives to enlisted in the First Michigan Sharpshooters. They became the tightly-knit unit known as Company K. Members of the company faced racism, battle, illness, imprisonment, and even a great steamboat disaster. This is the story of how a group of men became Ogitchedaw and honorably served the United States. And how their country repaid them.


What reviewers said:

“Walker has taken a tough story to tell -- and painted it with grace, dignity, and respect for all involved.  She put flesh and blood to names that had been buried in history -- and brought those names to life magnificently. She objectively presents a story through facts, figures, and events/actions that will create deep emotional impressions upon readers.  This is a magnificent book, one that adds an incredibly important layer to the history of this conflict.”Jeffrey Copeland, University of Northern Iowa


Also of interest about Company K:  Scott Schwander, a descendent of Marcus Otto, has created a YouTube video that honors many Company K soldiers.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uwDfmh0Md0s


 

ISBN 9781250125255 Henry Holt and Co.

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