Deadly Aim

Deadly Aim

The Civil War Story of Michigan's Anishinaabe Sharpshooters

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"Sibert Award winner Sally M. Walker crafts an engaging, middle-grade nonfiction narrative of the American Indian soldiers who bravely fought in the Civil War"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Henry Holt and Company, 2019
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2019
ISBN: 9781250125255
Call Number: J 973.74 WAL
Characteristics: xv, 288 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Subjects: United States. Army. Michigan Sharpshooters Regiment, 1st (1863-1865). Company K -- Juvenile literature
Ojibwa Indians -- Michigan -- History -- 19th century -- Juvenile literature
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Participation, Indian -- Juvenile literature
Additional Contributors: Hemenway, Eric


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Sep 10, 2020

Deadly Aim: The Civil War Story of Michigan’s Anishinaabe Sharpshooters by Sally M. Walker “Hits the mark!” according to the Kirkus Review. That is high praise and I agree!

I am a Michigander who is learning about (I have much more to learn) the rich past of the land which has become modern day Michigan. I have a deep interest in knowing more about the
Indigenous Americans who lived on this land.

This is a well researched and comprehensive telling of a story about the people who lived in Michigan and their contributions during the Civil War. I recommend this book to teachers, parents and young people from 10 on up - who have an interest in America’s history.

Here are three of many reasons for that recommendation.

First, this non-fiction work provides a wide slice of factual and human information about the Indigenous Americans who lived on the land that is now our state. Secondly, Deadly Aim adds to that knowledge and understanding of the complexity of the Civil War and the specific role the Anishinaabe fighters played. And, finally, this work follows the realities of people before, during, and after the war. These soldiers and their families were from the tribal communities of Michigan.

I found the entire book, including the many photographs, the appendixes, and the forward all important parts of the story.


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