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The Shawnee Tribe in Central Pennsylvania - The Shawnee Tribe in Central Pennsylvania His name is Wautheeweela. It means Bright Horn, referring to horns on a deer. He is ten years old, and ready to make his journey to prove his manhood. He and other boys from his Shawnee tribe have been physically toughened and taught to be independent since an age of around six. In winters, they have had to break the ice to jump into the freezing river to continue their daily routine of learning to survive with Nature and its elements. Now will be his test of endurance....   [tags: Native Americans Indians Papers]
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Leading The War of 1812: Sir Isaac Brock and Tecumseh - ... On an extensive scale its consequences may be fatal. On any scale it is an object of laudable circumspection and precaution. A wise nation will combine all these considerations; and, whilst it does not rashly preclude itself from any resource which may become essential to its safety, will exert all its prudence in diminishing both the necessity and the danger of resorting to one which may be inauspicious to its liberties,” (Madison). This indicates how Madison struggled to make the best decision for the United States....   [tags: military leader, shawnee indians]
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Westward Expansion: Daniel Boone - Daniel Boone was not only a woodsman, but he was a hunter, freedom fighter, explorer, and dreamer. He was looking for riches of the West. He was one of the first to travel through the thick forests and cut his way through them. He fought against British soldiers to keep expanding and exploring to the West. He was also attacked by the Shawnee Indians but escaped and kept heading west. Lewis and Clark set out on a mapping expedition through the Rockies. They were saved by a Native American girl who also saved their journals....   [tags: british soldiers, shawnee indians, gold] 593 words
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Southern Appalachian Cultures: Their Pursuit for Prosperity and the Environmental Outturn - Where there are various regions there are bound to be a variety of people with alternate cultures, beliefs, and ways of life. The cultures found with the Appalachia are unique in their own ways and represent a body of individuals who found their way to such an area. Land that is included within the Southern Appalachia can be best described by Horace Kephart as he does so in his book The Southern Highlander and His Homeland to include: “the four western counties of Maryland; the Blue Ridge Valley, and Allegheny Ridge counties of Virginia; all of West Virginia; eastern Tennessee; eastern Kentucky; western North Carolina; the four northwestern counties of South Carolina; northern Georgia; an...   [tags: American Society] 2040 words
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The War of 1812: Among Americans, Canadians and Native Americans - ... The Natives played a vital role under Tecumseh for the British army. The British had 6000 soldiers at the beginning of the war. While the Americans had 7000. The Americans had more troops but were scared of the Natives and British regulars. British commander Isaac Brock made all of the people in his army wear red coats. The Natives and the “red coats” would walk around the fort to make it look like they more troops than they did. The natives who played a huge role as the americans were scared of them.The This was the first attack at Fort Detroit in 1812 and it went well for the british and The Natives....   [tags: english, land] 1089 words
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Follow the River - Follow the River Follow The River by James Alexander Thom is about Mary Ingles gruesome but yet courageous tale of her remarkable 1,000 mile journey home after she had escaped form the captivity of the Shawnee Indians. Through Mary Ingles hard work and determination she proved that all obstacles big and small can be overcome. The book started out with a bloody massacre at Mary Ingles Virginia settlement in 1755. Mary Ingles was pregnant with her third child and twenty-four years of age when the Shawnee Indians came and kidnapped her, her two sons, her sister-in-law, and her neighbor....   [tags: Essays Papers] 1053 words
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Struggle for Dominance in the Ohio River Valley - Struggle for Dominance in the Ohio River Valley The struggle for dominance in the Ohio River Valley spanned a time from the late 1740s to the 1850s. This century of turbulence is characterized by Native American and Anglo-American conflict. It pitted each side against each other in a battle for supremacy of the land, economics and culture. On one hand, the expansion of the Western frontier would provide for economic development and the increase of the United States as a legitimate world power....   [tags: History Native Americans Papers] 2746 words
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Personal Narrative: My Brother's Sports Injury - Personal Narrative: My Brother's Sports Injury The social forces of the world today have a tremendous impact on a person's life. Social forces can make you change the way you think, the way you act, and even your personality, especially on early teens. In some cases people don't realize it is changing them. My brother, Beau, attends school in Shawnee, Oklahoma. He is a 4.0 honor student and president of his class. He plays football, basketball, baseball, and wrestles. He is "Mr. Popular" amongst his fellow classmates, but on February 5, 1999 this would all change....   [tags: Papers] 444 words
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Battle of Tippecanoe - The Battle of Tippecanoe Introduction The Battle of Tippecanoe was fought during the early morning hours of November 7, 1811, on a tree-covered knoll just outside of modern day Prophetstown, Indiana. American forces, under the command of William Henry Harrison, were attacked by a band of Indian tribes unified by the Shawnee leader Tecumseh. A relatively minor battle, in comparison to others remembered in American History, this small battle proved to play a significant role in the shaping of the newly formed country....   [tags: Military History ]
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Movie review Saw III - One of the best horror series recent is the Saw Franchise. 'Saw III' is 2006's superlative horror film and the best in the Saw trilogy. Everyone in 'Saw III' deserves an eminent collaborative achievement award, the actors Tobin Bell, Shawnee Smith, Bahar Soomekh, and Angus Macfadyen. The director, Darren Lynn Bousman, and producers Mark Burg and Oren Koules, made the Saw franchise magnificent. Darren Lynn Bousman is the first horror director to ever have his first two major Hollywood films open up at number one, which was Saw II and Saw III....   [tags: essays research papers] 518 words
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The War of 1812: America's Forgotten War - The War of 1812 has often been called America’s forgotten war. Wedged between the Revolutionary and Civil War, its causes, battles, and consequences are unknown to most Americans. The major causes of the War of 1812 were a series of economic revisions passed by the British and French against the United States as unintended consequences of the Napoleonic Wars and American unhappiness at the British practice of impressment, especially after the Chesapeake incident of 1807. In response to the 1806 British Orders in Council, which hurt American trade, the US (under Thomas Jefferson) first tried various retaliatory embargoes against the British....   [tags: US second independence, history]
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Lima, Ohio and The American Dream - The majority of my life thus far has taken place within the corporation limits of Lima, Ohio. Like any other community, Lima has its strong points and faults. Lima has a fascinating history which is a source of local pride. It is home to an oil refinery which was for decades the largest in the world as well The Lima Army Tank Plant, which is the only manufacturer of the M1 Abrams tank. Throughout the Cold War, Lima was ranked fifth in the nation for most likely to be attacked by the Soviet Union, because of those two features....   [tags: Essays on the American Dream ] 907 words
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The Legacy of George Rogers Clark - George Roger Clark was known as the "Conqueror of the Old Northwest" during the American Revolutionary War. George Clark had became a huge help to capturing British and Indian territory, Northwest of the Thirteen Colonies. Clark was a military leader for the American colonists in the American Revolutionary War, helping the Americans be successful in the Northwest, and was known for conquering most of the Northwest Territory for the thirteen colonies. (“George Rogers Clark” 1) Clark, during the 1770’s, was helping Kentucky defend itself from Native Americans....   [tags: american history, american revolution]
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Andrew Jackson: A Brief Biography - Andrew Jackson Andrew Jackson was born on March 15, 1767 in the Waxhaw region of South Carolina. Where Jackson was born was on the western frontier of the Carolinas which was in dispute between North Carolina and South Carolina, and both states claimed him as being native born. He claimed that he was from South Carolina and had plenty of evidence to back up his claim. In 1802 Jackson had been elected Major General of the Tennessee militia. This led to a command in the field and ultimately a heroes role during the War of 1812....   [tags: American Presidents] 828 words
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The Seven Years' War - ... France and England had been enemies for generations and had already fought for power in Europe, America, Asia, and Africa. The British and the French both set their intentions on the Forks of the Ohio because of the popular riverside region. In early stages of the war, the British were appearing catastrophic while the French, hopeful. The British suffered a series of defeats against the French and their broad network of Native American alliances such as the displaced Indians, the Shawnees and the Delawares....   [tags: French and Indian War in the colonies] 630 words
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The Battle of Wabash - On the morning of November 4, 1791, Major General Arthur St. Clair, along with an estimated 1400 soldiers, came under a coordinated attack by Chief Little Turtle and over 1000 Native American warriors. By the end of the day, the casualties on the American side were well above nine hundred. The Native Americans casualties were fewer than one hundred and fifty. St. Clair’s defeat, or the Battle of the Wabash, resulted in America’s largest defeat in any one battle against Native Americans. President George Washington demanded and received St....   [tags: US History]
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Tecumseh: A Brief Biography - ... Tecumseh was born in the Ohio country in 1768 and died at the Battle of Moraviantown Canada in 1813. Tecumseh was one of the most respected individuals in Native American history. Tecumseh's personality emulated respect, humility, and strength of character for his deep affection and passion to protect everyone and willing to put his life on the line for his Native American people. These traits were responsible for his success as a tribal leader. He also was extremely intelligent because, his tactics were successful in which he utilized the connections between the United States and Great Britain to unite the Native American tribes and to rebel against the Americans' westward expansion i...   [tags: notorious Native American leaders] 817 words
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War of 1812 - List and discuss the events leading up to the War of 1812 and the impact it had on American and Great Britain relations, and the American economy. During Jefferson’s second term in office, fighting between Great Britain and France was posed as a threat to American shipping. Napoleon made the decision to exclude British goods from Europe. As a result, Great Britain decided to blockade Europe and prevent ships from entering or leaving the country. A year later, Britain confiscated American cargoes and seized more than a thousand American ships....   [tags: essays research papers] 416 words
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Tecumseh: Great Leader of the Great Plains Indians - Tecumseh: Great Leader of the Great Plains Indians A. Introduction B. Early life 1. Birth and influences 2. American Events C. Plan For an Indian Confederation D. Forming the Confederation 1. Religious Support 2. Campaigning throughout the frontier 3. Treaty of Fort Wayne E. Battle of Tippecanoe F. Weakening of the Confederation G. Looking for British support H. War of 1812 1. Allying with the British 2. Asisiting the British war effort 3. Campaigning with the Upper Creeks 4. Retreating from the front and Tecumseh’s death I....   [tags: American History]
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Native Americans - People have been living in the Americas for thousands of years. Only fairly recently, the past few hundred years, have foreigners begun to arrive and drastically disrupt the way of life of the aboriginal population. The situation has become so severe that a population that was one believed to be numbered in the millions, was at one point reduced to as few as 220,000 in 1910, and entire tribes have been either irretrievably warped or have disappeared altogether. While Native American Indians have almost completely recovered population-wise, they will never catch up to the rest of the world, and their culture can never fully recuperate....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Reading Act 1 Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry - On April 4, 2014, I presented a lesson that focused on the assigned reading of Act I in Raisin in the Sun. The main goal of the class was to get students to use higher level thinking to analyze the text and find the themes and deeper meaning in the play. This reflection will focus on some of the strength and weaknesses of the lesson and my instruction. One of the main struggles within the lesson was how to effectively use time to cover all the goals of my plan. This lesson was challenged by the time constraints of having a 50-minute class period and a quiz that was taking 25 minutes of the class....   [tags: lesson, thinking, students] 563 words
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Controversy of The War of 1812 - The War of 1812, also known as “Mr. Madison’s War”, was caused by three main disputes between the British and the Americans: several trade acts oppressing America’s trade with both France and Britain, the recruiting of unwilling American men into the Royal Navy, and the British support of Native Americans resisting expansion. Although the unfair actions of the British brought forth much animosity from many Americans, there were still a good number of people opposing the war. There were many arguments between several political parties, and disagreements about the war continued on through the duration of it....   [tags: The War of 1812] 628 words
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The Beginnings of Oakmont Pennsylvania - ... The purchase price did not have to be paid until a patent for the tract was obtained from Pennsylvania and patenting could be deferred which encouraged land speculation rather than settlement. From 1769 to 1787 George Croghan, John Baird, William Maris, David Mcfee, and John Woods established claims to tracts encompassing all of present day Oakmont. At this time Oakmont was part of Plum Township. Almost all of these men were land speculators who never obtained patents for their tracts but sold their rights to others....   [tags: community, land, sold] 534 words
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Prophet and Tecumseh - It is believed that Tecumseh was born in 1768 in central Ohio. He was the second son of a Shawnee warrior who was killed at the Battle of Point Pleasant. In his dying breaths, his father commanded his eldest son Cheesuaka, to train Tecumseh as a warrior and to never make peace with the whites. Cheesuaka was good to his word and became an excellent warrior and a teacher. He grew close with his younger brother, and after their mother moved to Missouri he acted as a foster parent as well. Tecumseh was a model child, and although it is claimed that he ran in terror from his first battle, his courage never faltered from then on....   [tags: essays research papers] 984 words
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Tecumseh - Tecumseh Tecumseh was born on March 9, 1768 near the Shawnee village near what is now Oldtown, Ohio. He was born to a Shawnee war chief, Pucksinwah, and his wife, Methotasa. According to Shawnee legend, a shooting star the natives called “The Panther” crossed at the same exact time as Tecumseh was born. His unsoma, or personal symbol, and his name were therefore ordained: Tecumseh, “the Panther Passing Across”. Little is known about the childhood of Tecumseh. He had an older brother, Chiksika, an older sister, Tecumapese and 3 younger brothers (triplets)....   [tags: essays papers]
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The Seven Year's War - The Seven Year's War began when Austria shifted away from Britain and France. Britain soon aligned with Prussia. The Seven Year’s War was also known as the French and Indian War. The Seven Year’s War was a turning point in British-colonial relations. The Seven Year’s War was a conflict between the American Colonists and the French. This conflict was started by the control of the Ohio Valley and the Allegheny and Monongahela rivers. These two rivers were known as modern-day Pittsburg. The war was named the French and Indian War (Seven Year’s War) because Britain and their American colonies were fighting against French and their Indian allies....   [tags: Austria, Britain, France, Prussia, World History]
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Tecumsehs confederation - Tecumseh was a very significant Native American who gave his life for what he believed. He knew that the Americans were a tremendous threat to all Indian tribes, and realized that the Indians would be destroyed one by one if not united. Tecumseh created a confederation of thirty-two tribes in hopes that the Americans would recognize their borders and thus put a halt to westward expansion. His confederation may have succeeded if it were not for the mistakes made by his brother, Laulewasika, the Americans violent actions towards the Indian tribes, and the unwillingness of the different tribes to cooperate....   [tags: essays research papers] 1639 words
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The Kitchen God's Wife and The Bingo Palace - Mythology, Luck, and Fate in The Kitchen God's Wife and The Bingo Palace         In Amy Tan's novel, The Kitchen God's Wife, the author weaves Chinese mythology and beliefs through a woman's struggle to explain and come to terms with her harrowing past, to her American daughter, Pearl. Aside from the horror invoked by Winnie's tale of her life in Pre-Communist/Feudal China, the thing that struck me the most about this book was how often the themes of luck and fate crop up in the story. I often found that Winnie reminded me of the character Lipsha from Louise Erdrich's novel, The Bingo Palace in that both characters seemed to believe that their lives were controlled more by luck/fate than...   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]
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On U.S. Indian Policy - On U.S. Indian Policy "The utmost good faith shall always be observed towards Indians, their lands and property shall not be taken from them without their consent, and in their property rights and liberty, they shall never be invaded or disturbed." Thus Thomas Jefferson describes U.S. policy towards Native peoples concisely, and with the proper grace of a Virginian gentleman. No ambiguity or contradiction seems to exist in Jefferson's words, and nothing but good will towards Native-Americans seems to be instilled in Jefferson's rhetoric....   [tags: Native Americans US Relations Politics] 1836 words
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Manifest Destiny - In order to understand manifest destiny one should come to an understanding of the origins of the term and what it meant to Americans. In the middle of the nineteen century Americans were eager to move west. They had wanted to see the span of the United States from the Atlantic Ocean to the pacific. Americans felt that open land meant opportunity and potential wealth. They also believed that America was destined to be a great nation and by moving west, they could share their unique form of government, and the freedom it represented....   [tags: Manifest Destiny Essays] 865 words
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The Philosophy of the American Settlers' Westward Expansion Leads to Expulsion of the Native Americans - ... Demand for cotton cloth and thread was high in Britain, and the cotton market became a huge asset to the American people (Bulliet, R. & Crossley, P.K. 2011). The Cherokee Indians were one of the more belligerent tribes of the era. Bordering Georgia, North Carolina, and Tennessee, they fought hard to keep their land, against the expanding cotton economy, and especially when gold was found in the Cherokee mountains in 1829. The Cherokee Indians had fought alongside the British in the American War of Independence....   [tags: perceived savages, conficts, andrew jackson] 1212 words
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Interaction between White Americans and Native Americans throughout the 19th Century - Throughout the 19th century, there was much interaction between the white Americans and the native peoples of North America, some positive and some negative. Even though Indians traded with American settlers, this did not mean they were successfully engaged with Americans. white Americans wanted to take land from the Indians and trade with them for large profits. Also, white Americans increasingly viewed Indians as their enemies. Native Americans did not engage with Americans successfully, because they viewed things from a different perspective....   [tags: political arrangements, lack of respect] 1897 words
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On How the American Indians Were Removed from Their Land - "One by one Indian peoples were removed to the West. The Delaware, the Ottawa, Shawnee, Pawnee and Potawatomi, the Sauk and Fox, Miami and Kickapoo, the Choctaw, Chickasaw, Creek and Seminole. In all some 90 thousand Indians were relocated. The Cherokee were among the last to go. Some reluctantly agreed to move. Others were driven from their homes at bayonet point. Almost two thousands of them died along the route they remembered as the Trail of Tears." For decades, the state of Georgia sought to enforce its authority over the Cherokee Nation, but its efforts had little effect until the election of President Andrew Jackson, a longtime supporter of Indian removal....   [tags: Native American history]
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Brad Pitt: Making It Right One Home at a Time - If you hear the name Brad Pitt, your mind probably immediately goes straight to either one of two things: that hot guy from Oceans 11 or the whole Jennifer Aniston/Angelina Jolie scandal. All sarcasm aside, Brad Pitt is one of the sexiest men alive and has a way with the ladies, but he also is a man with a generous heart. In 2007, just months after hurricane Katrina had made its way through New Orleans and left the state of Louisiana in complete ruins, Brad Pitt traveled out of his comfortable Hollywood life and headed across the country to take a look at the turmoil caused by the disaster....   [tags: homes, family, organization] 1114 words
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Myths are Legendary or Traditional Stories Usually with a Hero - ... There are recordings of everything he did or said, and the way he raised his children and courted his wife. In the myth Odysseus the author, Homer, portrayed him as really successful and made him seem like a real person, but the struggles that Odysseus goes through would be too inaccessible for regular humans to complete, which makes it easier to believe that it is a myth. The development of the story of Daniel Boone tells us how people would add quality to myths, making the heroes be the leader of their destinies....   [tags: culture, history, philosopher]
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William Penn´s Treaties and Acquired Land in the New World - ... Some Indian tribes included Erie, Huron, Honniasont, Iroquois, Leni Lanape, Shawnee, and Susquehannock. Penn was informed of the Indians that lived on the land he wanted and he was told that they will only vacate the territory in exchange for payments. The Delaware, known as Leni Lanape, was the tribe he would have to deal with the most and due to their undefeated military he decided to find a legal and easy way to get a strong friendship ,and have their land along with it. He then came up with a treaty....   [tags: Pennsylvania, Iroquois] 761 words
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Causes of the Declaration of War Against the British - When we fought for our independence the first time with Britain, it was because we did not like the way the British was using us and treating us poorly in comparison with their own homeland. Britain tried to keep us underneath their arms; to hold us closely and extort our land and take advantage of our people, but with the revolution, we kept them out. We made a peace treaty with Britain, but apparently Britain thought they could still control us; Britain thought that they could keep ‘tabs’ on us and prevent us from doing any trading with France while they were in all-out war with them....   [tags: independence, american revolution, napoleon]
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An Adventure into Unknown Territory: The Corps of Discovery - As you can easily derive from the book title above, the book I read covered the main subject of the historical journey, westward across our country, as taken by the explorers Lewis and Clark and the remaining unit known as the Corps of Discovery. This book was teeming with facts about this exploration as derived, predominantly, as reported within the travel journals diligently kept by both Lewis and Clark. There was supplemental information provided in this book as well. This additional information had been obtained from documented correspondence; letters sent by Lewis to President Thomas Jefferson, and also to his mother, during the travels....   [tags: louisiana purchase, historical journey]
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The Life of William Henry Harrison: Summary and Reflection - On March 4th, 1841, William Henry Harrison took office, becoming the 9th President of the United States. Our ninth president is mostly known for his incredibly short time in office, which lasted only one month. Contrary to popular belief, the life of Harrison was incredibly eventful, and held many achievements. To begin, Harrison’s early life took place on his wealthy father’s plantation in Virginia, then going to college in order to study history at Hampden-Sydney College, and later medicine at the University of Pennsylvania....   [tags: president, whig, battles]
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The War of 1812 between American and Britain - ... Native Americans, who positioned themselves as enemies of the United States during the War of 1812, had very significant effects on those living in America. Firstly, as regarded previously, the Native Americans' involvement with Britain was a major reason that the United States chose to declare war. The Northwest Territory, which was home to many Native Tribes, was becoming a popular place for American settlers following the 1790s. Settlers, as expected, became incredibly problematic for the natives....   [tags: trading vessels, native americans, battles] 1721 words
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Short Story: I Have Eight Hours to Live - ... My mom made rice and beans and my aunt made a salad. Edgar and Omar brought the liquor and poured us drinks. We all talked and prayed some more. Then Theve turned the music on to lighten up the mood and enjoy the remainder of the time the way we enjoy it most, drinks flowing, smiles, dancing, and partying. I was so proud of my sister; she always knew exactly what to do to lighten up the mood. The fourth hour was upon me and I had not had any time alone with my husband yet. I talked to my sisters and mom about needing to spend some time with Donald alone....   [tags: epiphany, letter, sadness] 820 words
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The Southeast Native Americans: Cherokees and Creeks - The Native Americans of the southeast live in a variety of environments. The environments range from the southern Appalachian Mountains, to the Mississippi River valley, to the Louisiana and Alabama swamps, and the Florida wetlands. These environments were bountiful with various species of plant and animal life, enabling the Native American peoples to flourish. “Most of the Native Americans adopted large-scale agriculture after 900 A.D, and some also developed large towns and highly centralized social and political structures.” In the first half of the 1600s Europeans encountered these native peoples....   [tags: Native Americans ]
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Review: The American Revolution in Indian Country - ... In the subsequent first chapter, the author says the revolution was a time of great alarm and confusion in Indian country, which encompassed most of the known part of the continent at that time. Dispelling the popular myth that all Native Americans sided with the British in the revolution, Calloway contends while the majority certainly did so eventually, the “Indians responded as individuals, not just as tribal units” in confronting the situation. Initially both sides encouraged the native population to remain detached from the conflict, which each described as a family quarrel and none of their concern.(28) Most Amerindians were inclined to agree at first, but as the crisis of disagree...   [tags: melting pot, communities, massachusetts]
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Plessy Paves the Way for Brown - On May 17, 1954, the Warren court unanimously struck down the ruling of Plessy v. Ferguson and ended both the use of “Separate but Equal” and de jure racial segregation of blacks in America. This made Brown v. Board of Education (347 U.S. 483 [1954]) one of the most important cases of the civil rights movement as it allowed the African-American community to progress further in their quest to obtain equal rights with other races in America. Homer Plessy was recruited to board a train by the Citizens Committee to test the Constitutionality of Louisiana’s Separate Car Act....   [tags: Civil Rights]
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America's Forgotten War: War of 1812 - The War of 1812 has often been called America’s forgotten war. Wedged between the Revolutionary and Civil War, its causes, battles, and consequences are unknown to most Americans. The immediate causes of the War of 1812 were a series of economic sanctions taken by the British and French against the United States as part of the Napoleonic Wars and American displeasure at the British practice of impressments, especially after the Chesapeake incident of 1807. In response to the 1806 British Orders in Council, which hurt American trade, the US ( under Thomas Jefferson) first tried various retaliatory embargoes....   [tags: napoleon, ghen's treaty, napoleonic wars]
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A Tension between Two Ethnic Groups - A Tension between Two Ethnic Groups Some battles go completely unknown, the Battle of Fallen Timbers is most likely one of those battles; to keep it from being one, explore your history horizons. Between August of 1794 and August of 1795, the Battle of Fallen Timbers occurred, and the Treaty of Greenville was signed (“Battle of Fallen Timbers”, History.com). The Battle of Fallen Timbers included the United States, Miami, Shawnee, and Delaware: Lennai Lenape, Indians (“Battle of Fallen Timbers”, History.com)....   [tags: Native AmericanS vs US, Northwestern territories]
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Tenskwatawa - History has not been kind to Tenskwatawa, otherwise known as Lalawethika or The Prophet. He is inevitably compared to his heroic brother Tecumseh and fails to measure up in both physical and moral stature. He seems hidden in the shade of his brother's name, whereas his brother would never have had the stature he received if it were not for The Prophet's religion of classical Indian heritage. Lalawethika seemed to be plentiful of both physical and social shortcomings. An unimpressive-looking man of below-average height, fond of wearing jewelry, especially small medals, which he hung from his pierced nose and ears....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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