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Joaquin Miller, in his 1892 book "My Life Among the Indians" describes the time he lived among the Indians--- lived, loved, and married among them; fought with one tribe against the whites, and fought with the whites against other tribes. Sitting in the glorious shadow of Mount Shasta—the Olympus of the Indian —he dreamed of a republic of red men. Joaquin Miller, like MarkJoaquin Miller, in his 1892 book "My Life Among the Indians" describes the time he lived among the Indians--- lived, loved, and married among them; fought with one tribe against the whites, and fought with the whites against other tribes. Sitting in the glorious shadow of Mount Shasta—the Olympus of the Indian —he dreamed of a republic of red men. Joaquin Miller, like Mark Twain, may be said to have emerged from the materials he worked in. No American writer, not even Thoreau or Whitman, has ever been more uniquely individual, and none, not even Mark Twain, has woven into his writings more things that are peculiarly American, or has worked with a more thorough firsthand knowledge of the picturesque elements that went into the making of the new West. He is the poet of the American westward march, the poet of "the great American desert," the poet preeminently of the mountain ranges from Alaska to Nicaragua as John Muir is their prose interpreter. His book on his life with the Indians received favorable critical reviews at the time of its publication: . “A very singular and interesting record. As a literary work it is superior to the author's poetry. His rich and vigorous imagination finds ample scope without being hampered. As a record of individual experience it is almost unique."—Spectator. “This book, with its wild tales of adventure, its magnificent descriptions of unique scenery. and the glimpses it gives us of a race that is now passing away, is one of the most interesting volumes published this year. Mr. Miller has in fact written, the book, of the season........ In conclusion we can only advise the reader to procure this fascinating book for himself." ---Court Circular. “As a book of adventures, no fresher or more entertaining, work of the kind has appeared for a generation." ---Globe Of his 1890 republished "My Life Among the Indians" Miller writes: "The author expected this book to quietly die when it had done its work; but, as it seems determined to outlive him, with all its follies and fictions, he has taken it severely in hand, cut off all its fictitious growth, and confined its leaves to the cold, frozen truth: 'the truth, and nothing but the truth,' if not 'the whole truth.'" Joaquin Miller (1837 – 1913) was a colorful American frontiersman. He is nicknamed the "Poet of the Sierras" after the Sierra Nevada, about which he wrote in his Songs of the Sierras (1871). As a young man, he moved to northern California during the California Gold Rush years, and had a variety of adventures, including spending a year living in a Native American village, and being wounded in a battle with Native Americans. A number of his popular works, Life Amongst the Modocs (later revised and republished as "My Life Among the Indians"), An Elk Hunt, and The Battle of Castle Crags, draw on these experiences. He was wounded in the cheek and neck with an arrow during this latter battle, recuperating at the Gold Rush-era mining town of Portuguese Flat....

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