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Nice cover and good text Some limitations on the content because this is history from many years before present I enjoyed the writers efforts Many interesting adventures and facts about the culture of the plains tribes. First, a little story about why I read this book I was visiting tribal colleges for my work, and last August, I visited Blackfeet Community College in Browning, Montana I was getting some mementos and give aways at the campus store, and I saw all these books about Blackfeet history and language I asked the teacher who was with me if she could recommend a book She was very excited to talk about the books, and this is the book she said I should read She said this is the book that is given at the BCC to incoming students because it is a light, adventurous read I have read it, and I can attest that it is indeed an adventurous read It is also very entertaining and fast, despite being over 400 pages long I took much longer than most people will need to read it because I ve had other issues come up Partly, I am using the memoir as research for a book that I am writing, which is why I have cataloged it under research My thoughts are always of those days days before the accursed railroads and the hordes of settlers they brought swept us all, Indians and frontiersman and buffalo, from the face of the earth, so to speak My Life as an Indian is an autobiographical memoir by J.W Schultz, who published many books about his time with the Blackfeet in Montana It begins with Schultz as a young boy who always wanted to go west and ends with him a married man who has lived to see the loss of bison and the coming of railroads Schultz gives a very personal account of his life on the plains as a trader, trapper, hunter, and even farmer He talks of the many Blackfeet he met, including his future wife, Nat ah ki His descriptions show the differences between the cultures, such as burial rites and marriage, but the memoir is at its best when it is humanizing the people he lives among When he published this in 1906, I can only guess at home highly stereotyped were white people s perceptions of the Blackfeet But this book is full of very three dimensional people who suffer the same ups and downs as all peoples They fall in and out of love, they suffer jealousy, rage, they are prejudiced, they are fearful, and they are also hopeful and accommodating They mourn the loss of loved ones They take care of friends and family There is a horribly tragic love triangle, almost Shakespearean in its telling, which really stuck out for me There is also the beautiful love and deep sadness of the two central characters, the author and his wife I look forward to readingbooks by J.W Schultz and highly recommend the book to anyone who wants to learnabout the Blackfeet of the 1800s. @Free Pdf ¹ My Life as an Indian ë First Published In , My Life As An Indian Is The Memoir Of J W Schultz S Life As A Young White Man Among The Piegan Blackfeet In The Montana Territory Out Of Curiosity And In Search Of Adventure, Schultz Went West And Became A Trapper And Trader He Was Inspired By The Journals Of Lewis And Clark And George Catlin S Oregon Trail, But Found A Wholly Different Source Of Inspiration When He Met The Blackfeet And Quickly Settled Into Their Lifestyle, Even Taking A Blackfoot Woman For His Wife And Riding Along With The Men On Buffalo Hunts And Wars With Neighboring Tribes Taking place during the dying days of a way of life, this true tale is about as beautiful a love story as you ll ever read. I loved this book, which is the true story of a young man who goes west to the Montana territory from New England in 1880 He meets up with a trader and spends a year among various Indian tribes, notably the Blackfeet and the Piegan He makes a number of Indian friends, lives with the Indians, hunts with them, engages in war raids and defending against raids by others, lives a nomadic life, and over time shifts his thinking and worldview He loses all faith in religion, and when he returns home to the States he finds he is no longer happy and comfortable there Although this book doesn t document his entire life, it gives an account of the time period where traders had not been long in Indian territory, and when the white man began to wipe out the great herds of buffalo The author was present for the downfall of the way of life of the Indians, and tells of what changes he saw first hand Another fascinating part of the book is the relating of many tales of Indian life from long ago, as told to the author by Indians he knew These stories are preserved in this book and would otherwise be long lost and many a good tale there is This was an easy and interesting read, and I will go on to read everything else written by this author, as he offers us insights into a lost time and way of life. ,, ,, , , ,, , . Very interesting and well worth reading However, it is written in the style of the 1800 s anddifficult to follow It does not have the flow of a professional writer, but sure does give you great insight to that era. A story well toldIts a simple story of a simpler time While I think there is quite a bit revealed of these people and the extraordinary time in which they lived there is much that is glossed over as well Take it as a great tale and give it the the balance of your own judgement. Fascinating memoirs of a white man who lived among the Piegan Blackfeet native tribe The book is a well written easy read, I was surprising to discover, in a book first published in 1907, a narrative so direct and fluid, devoid of old fashion jargon.The exciting adventures of the protagonist as a young man have an underlining of sadness for the fate of the natives, which have lost their land and quite often their life to the white man At times Shultz seemed to me a bit of a hypocrite, ready to distantiate himself from most of the blame for his past as trader he freely admits taking advantage of the natives ignorance , by pointing to the US government officials and other parties as the worst offenders In general, despite his assurances, I didn t develop a high opinion of Shultz as a person, he was prepared to view spoiler leave his woman without an explanation, while promising her to return The fact that he coundn t stay away and later return to her didn t change the substance of the matter for me In addition, I didn t like the practice of poisoning of wolves and other wildlife, as well as the procuring of a dog for the Crows feast hide spoiler I enjoyed this book, written sort of like a journal with every chapter a story in itself yet sequenced About life among the Blackfoot, Piegan on the plains and eastern part of the Rockies in Montana and southern Canada Very similar happenings to many of the plains Indians toward the end of the Buffalo The abundance of game and buffalo up till the extermination of them and also the changes with trade, reservations, Indian agents that were crooked, and the end of a free life style Great story telling of his experiences.