Chief Big Eagle Letter to a Friend (August 13, 1980)

Title

Chief Big Eagle Letter to a Friend (August 13, 1980)

Description

Big Eagle sends a lengthy letter to a friend giving updates on his "bad leg" and announces his wife, Marsha's, pregnancy to the friend. Big Eagle also references new neighbors who were attacked by his dog because they did not listen to warnings. In the middle, Big Eagle says that a man has threatened Marsha so he responded with his own threat of killing the man. The most important part of the letter is about a trial that Big Eagle is a participant in. He writes that he was frustrated with his lawyer and exclaimed that there will never be justice for him but for the entirety of his life he will not give up land to the white man.

Creator

Chief Big Eagle

Date

August 13, 1980

Original Format

ALS

Files

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Citation

Chief Big Eagle , “Chief Big Eagle Letter to a Friend (August 13, 1980),” Linda Lear Center Digital Collections and Exhibitions, accessed May 28, 2024, https://lc-digital.conncoll.edu/items/show/1882.