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Deadly aim : the Civil War story of Michigan's Anishinaabe sharpshooters / Sally M. Walker.

Walker, Sally M., (author.).

Available copies

  • 2 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 2 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

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0 current holds with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Climax Public Library J 973.7474 WAL (Text) 33500013105259 New Available -
Detroit Lakes Public Library J 973.7474 WAL (Text) 33500013105242 New Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781250125255
  • ISBN: 1250125251
  • Physical Description: xv, 288 pages : black and white illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Henry Holt and Company, 2019.

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary, etc.:
"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.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 July #1
    *Starred Review* When the Civil War began, American Indians attempted to sign up as soldiers. The Union army rejected most until 1863, when it began recruiting them as well as African Americans. This tightly focused book follows the Anishinaabek men (Ojibwes, Odawas, and Potawatomis) who formed Company K of the First Michigan Sharpshooters. Later known for their marksmanship, courage, and effective use of camouflage, at first they endured seemingly interminable drills and assignments guarding weapons and prisoners of war. Eager to fight, Company K first saw action on May 5, 1864, at the Battle of the Wilderness, followed by the Battle of Spotsylvania Court House, the Battle of the Crater, the siege of Petersburg, and the war's end. The author of the Sibert Award–winning Secrets of a Civil War Submarine (2005), Walker provides an absorbing history of Company K, from riveting battlefield narratives and vivid accounts of horrors endured at Andersonville Prison to tales of poverty due to pension benefits denied. Early on, the many backstories of individual members of Company K may seem overwhelming to readers, but this knowledge makes events in later chapters more meaningful. Students researching the role of Native Americans in the Civil War will find this a thoroughly researched, meticulously documented, and richly informative resource. Grades 7-10. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Sally M. Walker is the author of Champion, a JLG selection and one of NCTE's 2019 Orbis Pictus Honor Books. She is also the author of ALA Notable Blizzard of Glass: The Halifax Explosion of 1917, the acclaimed picture book Winnie, and Secrets of a Civil War Submarine, which was awarded a Sibert Medal. She lives in Illinois.

Subject: United States. Army. Michigan Sharpshooters Regiment, 1st (1863-1865). Company K > Juvenile literature.
American Civil War (1861-1865)
Ojibwa Indians > Michigan > History > 19th century > Juvenile literature.
United States > History > Civil War, 1861-1865 > Participation, Indian > Juvenile literature.
Military participation > Indian.
Ojibwa Indians.
United States.
Genre: History.
Juvenile works.

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