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A Sketch of the Life of Okah Tubbee, published in 1852, begins with testimonials regarding Okah Tubbee's flute-playing abilities and with a lightly edited version of Lewis Allen's "Essay Upon the Indian Character" from the earlier edition of Tubbee's narrative, as well as the so-called Indian Covenant "between the Six Nations and the Choctaws." Tubbee's narrative begins with brief recollections of his father and Tubbee's childhood with his "unnatural mother." Tubbee's visit to Choctaw Indians in Alexandria is described before his apprenticeship to the cruel blacksmith Mr. Russell, and his subsequent apprenticeship to Dr. A.P. Merrill, leading to his desire to become an "Indian Doctor." Tubbee's details his travels and voyages by steamboat, first as a musician with the Louisiana Volunteers and later on his own. Towards the end of his narrative, Tubbee expresses a desire to let his wife, Laah Ceil, speak for herself.

In this final, additional section, Laah Ceil describes her birth, her education, her Christian convictions, and the manner in which she met and married Tubbee. She also recounts their travels together and their advocacy "in behalf of the Indians" and against forced relocation. The Sketch concludes with an original poem by Laah Ceil and a collection of letters, documents, and vouchers attesting to Okah Tubbee's identity and his medical skill.

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Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright
  2. pp. 1-2
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  1. About This Edition
  2. p. 3
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  1. Summary
  2. Patrick E. Horn
  3. pp. 4-6
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  1. Assisted by Mrs. LAAH CEIL TUBBEE a descendant of the Mohawk Tribe, C. W.
  2. pp. 7-9
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  1. INDIAN CHARACTER.
  2. pp. 10-16
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  1. INDIAN COVENANT.
  2. pp. 17-20
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  1. NARRATIVE.
  1. SKETCH OF THE EVENTFUL LIFE OF OKAH TUBBEE, (CALLED) WILLIAM CHUBBEE.
  1. FIRST RECOLLECTIONS.
  2. pp. 24-25
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  1. NARROW ESCAPE FROM THE BEARS.
  2. pp. 26-27
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  1. FISHING EXCURSIONS.
  2. pp. 28-29
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  1. THE MUNCE FAMILY.
  2. p. 30
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  1. FRUITS OF EARLY WHISTLING.
  2. pp. 31-35
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  1. IMPRISONMENT AND CRUEL WHIPPING.
  2. pp. 36-37
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  1. LIBERATED FROM PRISON.
  2. pp. 38-41
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  1. ANECDOTES RELATED BY ME AT THAT TIME.
  2. pp. 42-43
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  1. RETURN TO NATCHEZ,
  2. pp. 44-48
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  1. MY FIRST EFFORT AT KEEPING HOUSE.
  2. pp. 49-50
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  1. ENTICEMENT OF THE COLOURED WOMAN.
  2. pp. 51-55
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  1. A SHORT VISIT TO NEW ORLEANS.
  2. pp. 56-58
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  1. AN AWFUL TORNADO.
  2. pp. 59-60
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  1. SECOND VISIT TO NEW ORLEANS.
  2. p. 61
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  1. BLACKSMITHING IN NEW ORLEANS.
  2. pp. 62-67
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  1. INDIAN BURIAL.
  2. pp. 68-69
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  1. HOW INDIANS ACQUIRE THEIR NAMES.
  2. pp. 70-80
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  1. THE WISE MAN CONSULTED.
  2. pp. 81-88
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  1. VISIT TO THE CHOCTAW COUNTRY.
  2. pp. 91-104
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  1. LAAHCEIL OKAH TUBBEE.REFERENCES, &c.
  2. pp. 105-115
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  1. REAL INDIAN MEDICINES.
  2. pp. 116-117
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  1. Certificates from persons cured by Dr. Okah Tubbee.
  2. pp. 118-128
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  1. Back Cover
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781469641805
Related ISBN
9781469641782
MARC Record
OCLC
1053904803
Pages
128
Launched on MUSE
2018-09-23
Language
English
Open Access
No
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