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An Analysis of the Poem Buffalo Dusk - An Analysis of the Poem Buffalo Dusk The main topic of this short poem is the connection between the extermination of the buffaloes, and the extermination of those that saw the buffalo, namely Indians. It also alludes to the Europeans that came to the Americas, charging across the country in the same fashion that the buffalo charges across the land, trampling and killing the luscious green pasture. The poem includes many poetry instruments such as metaphor, repetition, imagery, and alliteration....   [tags: Buffalo Dusk Essays] 689 words
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The Cheyenne Indians are Disappearing - ... Cheyenne women were honored of their virginity and waited years before marrying a man. If a man was interested in a women, he would either wait for her until she came to get food or water; or, when she was going into her tipi, throw a blanket over her. If she stopped to talk to him or would not try to get away, they sparked and talked for hours.If a man wants to marry a girl, he would simply take her bracelet, and if she let him keep it, then they got married. Divorces were always possible if the couple wasn’t getting along or if a spouse was being mean....   [tags: plains, native americans, buffalo]
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William Buffalo Bill Cody - William Buffalo Bill Cody Buffalo Bill was one of the most interesting figures of the old west, and the best known spokesman of the new west. Buffalo Bill was born in 1846 and his real name was William Frederick Cody. Cody was many things. He was a trapper, bullwhacker, Colorado 'Fifty-Niner';, Pony Express rider, Civil War soldier, wagonmaster, stagecoach driver, and even a manager of a hotel. He changed his name to Buffalo Bill sometime in his early twenties for his skill while supplying railroad workers with buffalo meat....   [tags: Biography Biographies Buffalo Bill Essays] 682 words
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The Fight between Dusk and Day - A long time ago in ancient Greece there was a god named Dusk. Dusk was the god of darkness and power. None of the god respected Dusk and did not accept him into Mount Olympus. Dusk became very angry and he plotted his revenge , but to this day he has not struck... Yet. Darkness, dusk, gloom this would describe the sky right now. Darkness started to cover the earth like a cloak. It was slow ,but it was happening. On top of the cloud Dusk looked down upon Olympus with a sneer on his face. He had finally got his revenge....   [tags: Greek mythology based short story] 603 words
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The City of Buffalo - ... It allowed travel between Buffalo and Albany and cost a hefty price of $11.50 and it took about a day for the whole trip. Also because of the two railroads routing into the New York and Hudson river, people could travel to Niagara falls. Though the Niagara falls route had a fault passengers who arrived from the east had to travel a few blocks from the dead end Exchange street to Erie Street to catch the next train that was going to the falls. In 1883 The belt line was formed. The New York and Hudson River Railroad were now connected and people living in Buffalo could now Travel around the city the price of 5 cents....   [tags: cities in New York state] 1299 words
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A History of the City of Buffalo - ... The canal was about 363 miles long. A man by the name of Jesse Hawley envisioned a better way of it connecting to the Hudson river by making it 400 miles long. Hawley was a merchant in Geneva, NY. He was once imprisoned, but when he created the new idea for the canal, he paid off all his debt of transportation ("New York State Canals"). In the 1840's, Buffalo had over 18,000 people, and in the Erie County had about 62,000. The city of Buffalo mainly held Roman Catholics, and Polish Americans....   [tags: cities in New York state] 1398 words
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The Expansion of Buffalo Wild Wings - Country Study This study will focus on the casual dining restaurant and sports bar Buffalo Wild Wings which primarily sells buffalo wings, and its potential international expansion into China, one of the worlds fastest growing major economies. In order to gain a better understanding of China, it is important to understand the environmental factors associated with the country. I will begin by discussing economic, geographic, and political-legal factors. According to a 2013 estimate of purchasing power parity, China has a GDP of $13.3 trillion....   [tags: administration, china, foreign investment]
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A Buffalo Common Metaphor - A Buffalo Common Metaphor Over the past few decades the High Plains have consistently been losing its population. So, in 1987 Doctors Frank and Deborah Popper introduced the idea of Buffalo Commons. They described this project as “A combination of literary metaphor, public-policy proposal, futurist prediction and ecological restoration project” (The Buffalo Commons: Its Antecedents). The essential focus of this project was to replace the ever decrease population by returning buffalo back to the Plains....   [tags: Conservation] 866 words
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Buffalo Creek Flood Disaster - Buffalo Creek Flood Disaster Emilie Durkheim described the concepts of social regulation and social integration, and how both are connected to suicide rates. Both of these concepts can also be used to analyze the effect that the Buffalo Creek flood had on individuals and the community. Using the ideas of social regulation and social integration as well as the book “Everything in Its Path” by Kai T. Erikson, we can see the consequences of the Buffalo Creek flood disaster. Durkheim used the concepts of social regulation and social integration to analyze how social forces affect suicide....   [tags: Analysis, Emilie Durkheim] 1908 words
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The Buffalo Slot Machine Online Game - SIGNIFICANCE OF THE BUFFALO Buffalo Slot machine is the latest launch of Aristocrat Gaming which is a well known and well popular Australian slot manufacturer that has been in agreement with Next Game. These two companies have been launching online games since 2010. Buffalo slot machine is not completely new. What had been hitherto offline has been brought online. There are some changes in the looks of the online version but they are very minute. Within the last few years, Aristocrat’s online portfolio has made an exemplary progressive growth....   [tags: latest launch of Aristocrat Gaming] 748 words
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Urban Renewal: The History of City of Buffalo - After his completion of the Delaware Park and Parkway system with Calvert Vaux throughout Buffalo, New York, Frederick Law Olmsted declared Buffalo as “the best planned city, as to its streets, public places and grounds, in the United States, if not the world.” Inspired largely by the baroque styling of Paris, France, Olmstead wished to create a park within urban Buffalo but rather put the city of Buffalo in a park system. The parks were non-gated and easily accessible for all patrons creating an ever changing green space across an urban vista....   [tags: project, urban landscape, architectural] 2188 words
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Heat Wave vs. Buffalo Creek - ... 59) From this approach, we learned that the mountaineers had a very intensively individualistic but relied on family unit heavily. By using Erikson’s approach to studying the historical background of communities we were able to learn about the strengths as well. Unlike the members we see in Heatwave, the community members in Everything In Its Path are action driven and rely more on one another. Erikson explains how the members of the Buffalo Creek set out before the flood for a better way of life, which is part of the problematic community development approach that Klinenberg could have benefited from....   [tags: erikson´s approach, media coverage] 985 words
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Buffalo - Buffalo At one time, bison were widespread from Alaska to northern Mexico. Now bison have been exterminated in the wild except in Yellowstone Park in Wyoming and Wood Buffalo Park, Northwest territory, Canada. The bison are gone in the prairie of the United States along with many of the ecosystem's species. Deep scars mar the landscape where the soil has been swept way by water runoff. The life of the rancher and farmer is vanishing. The body of the bison is huge. They are also tall animals and have two distinctive features, one being the shoulder hump and the other being their huge head....   [tags: science]
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The Pains of Catastrophe in the Flooding of Buffalo Creek, Virginia - Pain in the wake of catastrophe can be as elusive as pain in illness. Kai Erikson argues that the events of catastrophe such as the flooding of Buffalo Creek Virginia cause a syndrome which includes pains such as numbness, reliving of the event, familial loss, loss of community as well as many others. The problem that arises from such a catastrophe is how to handle the pain suffered by its victims. Veena Das and Elaine Scarry argue that pain is unshareable but it also calls for attention. Through an extensive look into Kai Erikson’s piece on the events that took place in Buffalo Creek and the leading literature on pain it becomes clear that recognition and generalizability of victims pain an...   [tags: diaster, pain, victims, suffering] 2100 words
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The White Buffalo Calf Woman - The White Buffalo Calf Woman The Lakota Sioux Indians of the Great Plains possess rich religious traditions which are tied closely to the Earth. Though the relegation of these people to reservations amid the environmental disasters of American development has resulted in the near destruction of an ancient culture, some Lakota Sioux continue to fight for the preservation of their sacred lands animals, civil rights, and way of life. The seven original bands of the Great Sioux Nation were joined in an alliance called the “Seven Council Fires.” This confederation included three separate groups, each with its own dialect; the Santee spoke Dakota, the Yankton spoke Nakota, and the Teton spoke...   [tags: Papers] 863 words
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Buffalo Creek and the Question of Punitive vs. Compensatory Damages - Buffalo Creek and the question of punitive v. compensatory damages Damages are a fundamental principle in the American legal system. However, a number of recent cases in the United States have sparked a debate on the issue, the most famous one being the “hot coffee lawsuit”1. In 1994, Stella Liebeck bought coffee at a McDonald’s restaurant, spilt it, and was severely burnt. She sued the McDonald’s company, received $160,000 in compensatory damages, and $2.9 million in punitive damages. A judge then reduced the punitive damages to $480,000....   [tags: amount, legal, suffer] 1459 words
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Pittston Coal Company: Tort Law - On February 26th 1972, Dam 3 of the Buffalo Mining Company a subsidiary of the Pittston Coal Company, failed resulting in a flooding of the Buffalo Creek Hallow. The disaster caused property damage, wrongful death, and psychic impairment. West Virginia prohibited any dam built any dam built over “fifteen feet in height across any stream or watercourse without a prior determination by the state that it is safe” (15). The state’s failure to properly enforce this law gave Pittston the ability to claim the disaster was an act of God; this was supported by President Nixon who referred to this as a natural disaster (187)....   [tags: Buffalo Creek ] 1251 words
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Buffalo Soldiers in the West - Buffalo Soldiers in the West Throughout American history, African Americans haven’t had too much say in whether or not they belonged in the United States or not. Slavery without a doubt had a great impact upon their decisions. However, despite their troubles, African Americans have paid their dues and have made an impact on our armed forces since the Revolutionary War. African Americans have fought to preserve the rights for Americans, as well as having to fight the war within their very own country to gain the right to fight for their country and their individual freedom....   [tags: essays papers]
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Buffalo Bill and Disney - Buffalo Bill and Disney More than seventy years after Buffalo Bill “taught” the history of the West to a curious nation, Disneyland embarked on a strikingly similar course. Relying on creative marketing, star appeal, the American fascination with all things western, and, most important, an exceedingly glib portrayal of history, Disneyland in a strange way completed the story that Buffalo Bill started in 1883. Although the eras, to be sure, were decidedly different, history was delivered in exactly the same way....   [tags: Papers] 2750 words
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buffalo soldiers - Buffalo Soldiers The Buffalo Soldiers Museum has been opened approximately for 4 years now. The purpose of the museum is to explain the history and outstanding contributions the buffalo soldiers have made for the United States of America. The Buffalo Soldiers represented the first black professional solders in a peacetime army. The recruits came from several backgrounds including former slaves and veterans from service in the Civil War. These African Americans have served proudly in every great American war....   [tags: essays research papers] 812 words
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Buffalo Springfield - Aside from the Byrds, the only other band that had a tremendous influence on folk-rock and country-rock in the sixties was Buffalo Springfield. They were noted as a key impact upon the counter-culture of the sixties, and their music is symbolic of the turbulence and controversy that surfaced during harsh times of war. The group’s formation was coincidental and legendary. Stephen Stills and Richie Furay were driving on Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles in early April 1966, when by chance they pulled up behind a tattered black Pontiac hearse bearing Canada license plates....   [tags: folk-rock country-rock] 328 words
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Buffalo Bill - Buffalo Bill William Frederick Cody, also known as Buffalo Bill, was born into an anti-slavery family. He had a rough childhood, but despite this hardship he grew up to be an adventurous wild west showman, and achieve many historical goals. On February 26, 1846, near the small town of LeClair, Iowa, William F. Cody was born to Isacc and Marry Ann Cody. At the time William had two sisters, Martha and Julia, and a brother, Samuel. But he ended up with three more sisters, Eliza, Helen, and May, and another brother, Charlie....   [tags: essays research papers] 1171 words
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Buffalo Bill - Buffalo Bill One of the most colorful figures of the Old West became the best known spokesman for the New West. He was born William Frederick Cody in Iowa in 1846. At 22, in Kansas, he was rechristened "Buffalo Bill". He had been a trapper, a bullwhacker, a Colorado "Fifty-Niner", Pony Express rider (1860), wagonmaster, stagecoach driver, Civil War soldier, and even hotel manager. He earned his nickname for his skill while supplying Kansas Pacific Railroad workers with buffalo meat. He was about to embark on a career as one of the most illustrious prairie scouts of the Indian Wars....   [tags: Papers] 1504 words
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Buffalo Soldiers - Buffalo Soldiers When someone thinks of the west the first things that probably come to their mind are probably Cowboys, Indians, Gunfights and The Gold Rush. Little to no people think of blacks and their contribution to the expansion of the west. This is due to the fact that even though the west was considered free territory blacks were still enslaved tot a certain extent. What people have to realize is that slavery is more mental than anything. Blacks made contributions in many areas of the west: on the ranch, in wars, and also in commerce....   [tags: Blacks Slavery History West Papers]
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Buffalo 66 - Buffalo 66 Buffalo ‘66, a movie directed and written by Vincent Gallo starts with a baby picture of Billie Brown (played by Vincent Gallo himself), and then goes into shots of Billie getting out of prison. Billie the fresh free man is looking for a bathroom but has no luck in finding one. The shots used in the scenes where he’s on the search for a bathroom are some handy shots (a bit shaky), they cut in the middle and they are also shot from above this is, in my opinion to emphasize on the situation Billie is in....   [tags: essays papers] 876 words
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Buffalo Soldiers - Daily Life on the Western Frontier Daily life for the troops of the 9th and 10th Cavalries was harsh, but, for the most part, it was similar to that of their White counterparts. During the 1860s and 70s, the frontier forts resembled little more than rundown villages, and the enlisted men's barracks were often poorly ventilated, insect infested hovels. The only bathing facilities usually consisted of the local creek. As a result, diseases such as dysentery, bronchitis, and tuberculosis were a common problem....   [tags: essays research papers] 379 words
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The Sinking of the Titanic in Dusk to Dawn by Dr. Paul J. Quinn - The sinking of the luxurious Titanic was a traffic disaster that could have been avoided. Dr. Paul J Quinn stated in his book Dusk to Dawn " The Titanic had actually been designed to carry forty-eight lifeboats but was rejected because it made the deck look cluttered"(11). The sinking could have been avoided if the Titanic crew had not over estimated its strength, and had listened carefully to the warnings of numerous other ships, and if the crew managed the rescue efforts into the lifeboats correctly....   [tags: Papers] 554 words
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Samuel Clemens in Buffalo: A Woman and an Artist - Samuel Clemens in Buffalo: A Woman and an Artist Preface While literary critics and historians alike have thoroughly examined the influence of Samuel Langhorne Clemens’ Missouri boyhood and foreign travels on his writing, scholars outside of Western New York consistently overlook the importance of the eighteen months he spent in Buffalo from August 1869 to March 1871. Though a Buffalo resident for the past twenty years, I was also only vaguely aware that Clemens passed through until Dr. Walter Sharrow of the Canisius College History Department mentioned his local stay....   [tags: Samuel Clemens Bibliography]
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Buffalo Restoration Debate - Buffalo Restoration Debate Restoration of the Bison is something that has been going on for the past two decades. As a matter of fact, several Native American tribes have come together to form the Inter Tribal Bison Cooperative (ITBC) which has been set out to bring bison back onto the American plains in the midwest. Bison have an intimate relationship in the traditions and rituals of Native Americans. The importance of bison within the culture has made bringing back the bison an important issue in the preservation of wildlife....   [tags: Environment Animals Ecology Essays]
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Buffalo Wild Wings - In order for us to obtain our goal of increasing the profit by 3% in a 12 month period we needed to come up with who, what, how, and why we are going to get this goal accomplished. There are four different major categories of people that we are going to try and target. The first are the local sports families. The second are the typical sports fanatic. The third are the College Students. And the fourth are the traffic goers on route 24. Our slogan at the time is “ALL THE ESSENTIALS”. But in order for us to reach different types of target market we need to add maybe another phrase after our slogan....   [tags: essays research papers] 581 words
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Durkheimian Theories Applied to Buffalo Creek - This essay will describe Emile Durkheim’s concepts of social integration and social/moral regulation and will explain how Durkheim connects them to suicide. It will then utilize those concepts to analyze the social effects of the Buffalo Creek flood, as described in the book “Everything In Its Pathâ€?, by Kai T. Erikson, showing other consequences besides higher suicide rates. Durkheim’s concept of social integration refers to social groups with well-defined values, traditions, norms, and goals....   [tags: essays research papers] 1934 words
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Buffalo Soldier-Dreadlock Rasta? - Buffalo Soldier-Dreadlock Rasta. The Buffalo Soldier of the West and the Elimination of the Native American Race When black men first enlisted in the United States army, they were thought to be crazy. These were the men, who just a few years before, were being persecuted because of the color of their skin. Throughout time, the black man has suffered in more ways than we could imagine. The white man stole them from their homeland only for the sole purpose of making money. They were thought to be hard workers and very loyal....   [tags: essays papers]
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The Head-Smashed-In Buffalo-Jump Site in South-West Alberta, Canada - ... Each band was lead by a single man, the headman who exemplified the behavior the plains people wished to have. Each band had around 40 tipis made of animal hide, that were portable and easily constructed. The diet of the plains people consisted mainly of buffalo and berries (both dried and fresh). Much of the buffalo meat would be dried, cut into strips, mixed in with berries and hardened - a dish called Pemmican. Hunting was imperative to survival. The tools used by the plains people to hunt were a mixture of axes and arrows.They were first armed with a shield made of hardened animal hide, painted with a personal symbol or marker....   [tags: archaelogical goldmines] 606 words
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Always Alone: The Silence of the Lambs Film Analysis - ... Dr. Lector is a very smart man with various ways to get what he wants. He also is very helpful when he is approach the correct way. Dr. Lector character was interesting and complicated to diagnose with a disorder only because he was clearly concourse of the choices that he was making but showed lack in empathy towards his victims. After further analysis and as the movie went on it was clear that Dr. Lector was suffering from Antisocial personal disorder due to the fact that he showed no remorse for others that were in his life, also by how he can so easily read others and get other to trust him get them to do what he wants them to do....   [tags: Hannibal Lecter and Buffalo Bill] 1127 words
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Reflection on The Dakota Sun Dance - ... I learned that this is still practiced by many Native Americans today. In addition to the Sun Dance, there is always one person who runs the entire Sun Dance ceremony. This would be the Priest of the tribe. The Priest would give orders to tribesmen that gathered items for building a tepee, and those who went to look for a tree for the ceremony. The tree played an important role in the Sun Dance ceremony; it would be the center pole of the lodge. When the chosen members of the tribe found the tree that would fit the need of the center pole there was a qualified person that would come and cut the tree down....   [tags: tribal, ceremony, buffalo] 658 words
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Reflection on Home on the Range Class - ... Now that it has been used for that, it would be very difficult to revert it back to wild land with wild animals. Another, idea was to have more buffalo than cattle. Buffalo graze the land more evenly and, because they are less domesticated, they are leaner meat. When first hearing about this, I was definitely all for it. As I started thinking about it more, however, I decided that having as many buffalo as cattle would just cause the buffalo to become just as domesticated as the cattle. This would mean that they would probably end up overgrazing the land just as cattle do today....   [tags: history, class, buffalo, learn] 1165 words
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Infuence of Women in America: Sacagawea, Rosa Parks, and Amelia Earhart - ... He goes into this contest with much pride, but has quite the surprise waiting for him. A five foot, one hundred ten pound girl stepped up to the mark with him (Sorg V Wild). Out of twenty-five targets Frank missed one, however Annie with her sharp aim ceased to miss any, winning the contest (“Life”). It was Frank’s first match to ever lose. He was astonished and soon found himself falling in love(Wills 37) . The courtship had begun once Frank offered Annie tickets to his next show (“Program”)....   [tags: native americans, buffalo center]
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Construction of The Peace Bridge in Buffalo New York - Construction of The Peace Bridge in Buffalo New York What can construction do for an area. The construction of an office building may bring in a firm, corporation, or company. The construction of a sporting arena may keep a team where it currently is, or bring a new team to that area. For example, the construction of the HSBC Arena kept the Sabres in Buffalo. The construction of a casino may bring in tourists, or people who live in the outlying suburbs. It seems obvious that all of the prior examples bring economic growth and development to that certain place....   [tags: Papers] 1195 words
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Temple of Music at the 1901 World's Fair in Buffalo - Temple of Music In the annals of World's Fairs, the 1901 Buffalo fair is listed, as a matter of record. However, it is one of the lesser-remembered fairs. This is not due to a lack of planning or physical appeal, but rather to the fact that on September 6, 1901, President William McKinley was shot and killed at the Temple of Music. This was the kind of event that is so infamous and carries such bad press that it condemns everything it touches, from the setting, the surrounding events, and the people involved, to the same black blanket of notoriety....   [tags: Architecture History]
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Volunteering and Leadership - Finding an organization to volunteer with was not difficult at all, especially with the abundance of organizations listed on volunteerwny.org. Browsing through the organizations, I quickly found something I was interested in: the Buffalo Museum of Science. I followed the links until I reached the contact information for the museum. I only had to wait a week before I was contacted requesting that I call the museum with details on when I would like to volunteer. It was only after getting the date and time arranged that I realized that the museum was not in the nearby area and I would have to work out transportation....   [tags: Buffalo Museum of Science] 1714 words
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World of Tanks - The metis emerged as a nation due to several factors contributing to a distinct metis national identity. As a nation, the metis developed due to their growing national identity. Metis national identity is based on three factors, the bison hunt, common cultural practices and military involved events. Metis origin can be traced back to the early 1700’s, the arrival of the fur trade in North America. The fur trade can be credited with the formation of the metis race and identity. The bison hunt, played an important role in the solidification of metis unity....   [tags: metis, buffalo, culture] 646 words
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Grand Teton National Park - Grand Teton National Park is a United States National Park in northwestern Wyoming. It is approximately eight hundred and fifteen miles, or a thirteen hour and ten minute drive, from Boise City, Oklahoma. Grand Teton offers a multitude of attractions, some of which are located in a quaint town only five minutes from the national park. With its ski slopes and hot springs in the winter, and its scenic hiking trails through the pristine and natural beauty of the mountains, there is something for every member of the family year round....   [tags: Wyoming parks]
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Roosevelt and Jeffrey: Tales From Americana - It’s a story they tell the Great Plains, where Wyoming joins Montana and Idaho. Certainly, old Franklin Delano Roosevelt is dead. Yet, he is still out there somewhere, and his presence can be felt every single time there is a wind. I can remember, whenever a buffalo approached FDR’s grave, the ground started to shake. It shook so hard that one of the sturdiest buildings fell because of all the shaking. Obviously, Roosevelt was the powerful man in town. His policies manipulated everything like never before....   [tags: Historical Fiction] 1237 words
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Feeling Death in The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien - War is often thought about as something that hardens a soldier. It makes a person stronger emotionally because they are taught not show it and deal with it internally. People say that death in war is easier to handle because it is for the right reasons and a person can distance themselves from the pain of losing someone. However, there is always a point when the pain becomes too real and it is hard to maintain that distance. In doing so, the story disputes the idea that witnessing a traumatic event causes a numbing or blockage of feelings....   [tags: The Things They Carried]
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Indian Cultural Revival In A Eurocentric World - ... Therefore, this is why King has Monroe use a modern method to “bring back” the buffalo to the reserve. After seeing the sculptures, Tecumseh notes, “It’s a buffalo. Or at least, it’s the outline of a buffalo. Flat iron wire bent into the shape of a buffalo” (130). By using cast iron, a material that has long been used in Europe by blacksmiths, and also serving as an example of the technological and cultural imposition of European settlers, Monroe is making the buffalo reappear on the plains....   [tags: iron, buildings, art] 900 words
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The Kiowa’ Indian Tribe - ... To emphasize a little more the treaties tone down the warrior culture of the plains tribe, which further disenable their artistic passion as regards to warfare and warrior societies. Although against many Southern tribes’ wishes they had no choice but to sign treaties, which in turn lead to the downfall of tipi artwork. From the website named, Avalon law yale.edu states from article 5 address the following: The Comanche, and Kiowa, and Apache tribes of Indians, parties to this treaty, do hereby solemnly covenant and agree to refrain in future from warlike incursions into the Mexican provinces, and from all depredations upon the inhabitants thereof; and they do likewise bind themselves to...   [tags: native tongue, european arrival] 2192 words
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