William Apess: An Early Native American Voice for Justice
Nov. 01 2023

On the first day of Native American Heritage Month, we’ll listen to one of the earliest Native American voices crying out for justice for his people. Even as the Trail of Tears was being walked by Native Americans from the Southeast, a Native American from the Northeast spoke out for justice for his own displaced people. Using two readings by Williams Apess we’ll consider American history from his early 19th-century Native American perspective and reflect on the relevance of his writing today.

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