read A Son of the Forest, which is about fifty pages and and write your own thoughts or analysis on what you’ve read.
Read Apess’s autobiography, A Son of the Forest (first published in 1829 and republished in 1831). One thing to keep in mind with A Son of the Forest is that it probably has its origins in spiritual testimony he gave before his ordination as a Protestant Methodist preacher — hence the emphasis on his spiritual conversion. Had Apess written with a different context in mind, the arc of the text might not be the same. Still though, Apess opens with a forceful critique of settler violence, especially their deliberate encouragement of alcohol consumption in Native communities (which would have devastating ends, both generally and more personally in Apess’s own life). It’s essential that you read A Son of the Forest, which is about fifty pages and and write your own thoughts or analysis on what you’ve read.