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Sioux Indians - Sioux Indians We're going to tell you about a tribe of Indians known as the Sioux Indians. The Sioux Indians lived on the great plains. The Sioux's tribe is partially and fully located in 7 states. The states are known as Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana, Iowa, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. Their natural resources include deer, beans, wild rice, and buffalo. The Sioux nation was divided into 7 groups. They were known as the 7 council fires. Each council fire had its own leaders and own group of families that always camped together....   [tags: American History] 1412 words
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Social Recognition Issues of the Sioux Tribe - Social recognition Issues of the Sioux Tribe The Sioux Tribe, as well as various others have been struggling for recognition by the federal state government. The Sioux Tribe itself has only been just recognized since the year of 1975 since the USTDC had administered and approved the social and economical development of these people (Daniels 7). The USTDC may have approved this act, along with broadening various new programs to socially enhance the Sioux and other tribes, but would not have the power or ability in order to push past the thoughts of people who opposed the idea of accepting Native Americans into modern society....   [tags: Native Americans ]
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The Resistance and Removal of the Sioux Nation - The Resistance and Removal of the Sioux Nation On December 29, 1890 at Wounded Knee, South Dakota the soldiers of the U.S. 7th cavalry slaughtered unarmed Sioux men, women and children led by Chief Big Foot. The 146 corpses were gathered up and thrown casually into a mass grave. This massacre marked the end of the Sioux resistance and ultimately the Sioux Nation. The battle that had gone on for ten long years before this between the Great Sioux Nation and the United States came to a sad end, but not unnoticed by the rest of the country....   [tags: Papers] 1498 words
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Sioux City Crash - Sioux City Crash INTRODUCTION Aircraft accidents can be a tragic thing. Some people may argue that all are avoidable. But when considering this statement, one must always remember there is an element that is in all accidents. Humans. Either through design, being flown by, or maintained by, humans are in all aspects of flying. As long as humans are in 100% control of an airplane there will be accidents. However, a good side to an accident is it is thoroughly researched by the NTSB....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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Legislation against Pit Bulls and Owners in Sioux City, Iowa - If you’re a pit bull owner in Sioux City, Iowa, you are faced with certain ordinances that make it more difficult to own and keep your dog. This is Sioux City’s attempt to keep its citizens’ safe and prevent the abuse and harm of the pitbull. The city is trying to promote safety and animal advocacy. This ordinance is not effective because it punishes the animal and not the owner; it also does not take into account the animals individual personality. Legislators should create laws that consider all dogs based on their individual behavior and hold owner accountable for their animals....   [tags: bsl, breed specific legislation, pit bulls, laws, ]
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Sioux Indians, Tantanka Yotanka, Custer's Last Stand - Sioux Indians, Tantanka Yotanka, Custer's Last Stand The Sioux Indians are a large Indian group, located North of Mexico. The actual Sioux name, Nadouessioux means little snakes. The Sioux Indians moved from the east and then ended up near the Mississippi, then moved again to somewhere around Dakota, a little north of Mexico. They referred to themselves as the Otecti Cacowin (Seven Council Fires) because they had 7 council divisions. They were Mdewakantons, Wahpekutes, Wahpetons, Sissetons, Yanktons, Yanktonais, and the Tentons....   [tags: Social Issues, Anthropology, History] 326 words
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Dances with Wolves: Changing from a Dignified Solider to a Sioux Warrior - In the movie Dances with Wolves Lieutenant John Dunbar is a dynamic character; changing throughout the film from a dignified United States Army soldier, to a passionate Lakota Sioux member. On his journey, Dances With Wolves takes in many experiences many have only dreamt about. When he rides Cisco out onto the battlefield in a suicide attempt, he has no idea that he indeed will live and will never lead the same life again. John Dunbar changed in many ways reflected upon in the film, including: mindset, clothing, and his sense of identity; it is though these character traits that Dances With Wolves discovers that inside everyone is a frontier just waiting to be explored....   [tags: Dances with Wolves,] 808 words
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What Buddhism and Sioux Tradition Tell Us about Meditation and Having a Vision - What Buddhism and Sioux Tradition Tell Us about Meditation and Having a Vision *Missing Works Cited* What do Buddhism and Sioux tradition tell us about meditation and having a vision. First of all, we meditate in Buddhism because it gives us “the nourishment for your spirit and nourishment for your body,” (Hanh, p. 42). We also meditate to heal other or ourselves. In the Sioux traditions having a vision is like healing a person. Only the holy man can have the vision. The method of meditation and having a vision is like a method of relaxing and healing the state of conscious....   [tags: Papers] 771 words
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Dances With Wolves - The film, Dances with Wolves, staring Kevin Costner gives a historically accurate presentation of the Sioux Indians and their way of life. In this production, Lieutenant John Dunbar, played by Costner, is rewarded for his heroic actions in the Civil War by being offered an opportunity to see the American frontier before it is gone. Dunbar is assigned to an abandoned fort where his only friends are a lone wolf and his beloved horse, Cisco. After several weeks of waiting for more American troops, a Sioux Indian makes contact with Dunbar and reports this finding to his chief....   [tags: essays research papers] 1119 words
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THE BATTLE OF LITTLE BIG HORN - ... By the mid 1850’s he began to assert political influence on his tribe by taking control of the Strong Hearts7. Sitting Bull knew about the relocation of the Eastern tribes by the whites and the tactics used to push them off their land. Sitting Bull not only dealt with relocating eastern Indian tribes, but also settlers who continued to push into the Sioux lands. The settlers knew the boundaries of the Sioux area and continued to push into the land disregarding the boundaries. Sitting Bull was never elected to be chief in his tribe, but his prestige and influence was greater than other high-ranking political leaders in his tribe8....   [tags: american history, indian tribes]
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Dances with Wolves - ... Although on the surface this appears to reinforce the stereotypical image of violent Indians, the audience is able to feel that in some way Timmons’ death might be justified. In this way, Costner begins to reverse the viewers’ stereotypes. Dunbar’s first encounter with the local natives comes when the Sioux medicine man Kicking Bird tries to steal Dunbar’s horse—an image that appears to corroborate Timmons’ stereotypical claim that the Indians are thieves. However, Costner uses this plot device to establish a realistic sense of tension, which forces Dunbar into interacting with his Sioux neighbors....   [tags: Native American, Kevin Costner, Indians] 825 words
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Dancing With Wolves - 1. The film Dancing with Wolves takes place in South Dakota in 1863. John Dunbar is the main character who hurts his leg in battle and is sent to the frontier on a new mission as a Lieutenant. When Dunbar arrives in South Dakota he is there alone, no one else had made their way their yet. Dunbar gradually starts to live with the Indians and become one of them getting the name Dancing with Wolves. Another main character is Standing with a Fist, who marries Dancing with Wolves. Standing with a Fist is an American who was captured but the Indians when was very young....   [tags: essays research papers] 643 words
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Sitting Bull - Sitting Bull Sitting Bull, whose Indian name was Tatanka Iyotake, was born in the Grand River, present-day South Dakota in 1831. He was a member of the Sioux. Sitting Bull was a member of the Sioux tribe. He joined his first war party at the age of 14, against the Crow. Sioux fought against hostile tribes and white intruders. He was known for his fearlessness in battles. Sitting Bull became a leader of the Strong Heart warrior society, and increased Sioux hunting grounds. U.S. army continually invaded their territory....   [tags: Papers] 367 words
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Dances With Wolves Analysis - Dances With Wolves Analysis The movie "Dances With Wolves" was produced in 1990 and directed by Kevin Costner who starred as the main character. "Dances with Wolves" tells us the story of a white man who gets acquainted with the Sioux, who learns to love and respect them as valuable people with a culture and who discovers how wrong white people's preconceived ideas about Native Americans are. A sense of adventure and drama is the feeling "Dances with Wolves" gives us. With this movie, Costner made his debut as a film director....   [tags: Movies Native Americans History Papers]
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Wounded Knee:The Ties of Religion and Violence - Wounded Knee: The Ties of Religion and Violence On the morning of December 29, 1890, many Sioux Indians (estimated at above two hundred) died at the hands of the United States Army near Wounded Knee Creek on the Pine Ridge Reservation. The Indians were followers of the Ghost Dance religion, devised by Wovoka, a Paiute prophet, as a spiritual outlet for Indian repression by whites. The United States Army set out to intercept this group of Native Americans because they performed the controversial Ghost Dance....   [tags: Indian Religion Religious History Essays]
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Positive Portrayal of Native Americans in the Film, Dances With Wolves - Positive Portrayal of Native Americans in the Film, Dances With Wolves The film Dances With Wolves, attempts to change our stereotypical view of Native Americans, as savage and uncivilized people, by allowing us to see life from their perspective, helping us to realize that many of their experiences are not all that different from our own. The main setting of the film is the Great Western Plains of North Dakota. John Dunbar comes to discover the west before it is completely destroyed through settlement and what he actually finds is a group of people that he comes to understand and love, for all of the qualities that he finds within their individual lives....   [tags: Movie Film Essays]
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Montana Battles - The only battle remembered in the Indian Wars was the Battle of the Little Bighorn. Custer’s brilliant last stand. Custer made the biggest mistake of his life and that is what propelled him to fame. U.S. Army performed better without him. There were other battles besides that one. For instance the Battle of Rosebud Creek. Led by General Crook, the U.S. Army got attacked by Sioux and Northern Cheyenne warriors. The Army fought hard but lost in the end. How about the Battle of the Bear Paw Mountains....   [tags: U.S. History]
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Charles Eastman: Bridging the Gap Between Cultures - Charles Eastman made great strides to bridge the gap between the Native Americans and the white man. Born a Santee Sioux, Eastman excelled in his assimilated life, thereby gaining the respect of the white man, which he used to assist the Native American. He was able to give a voice to the culture and its people, which was quickly being silenced by a Eurocentric government. Eastman exemplified the abilities of the Native American through his accomplishments as an author, lecturer, physician, and activist....   [tags: Native American Culture]
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The Native American Tribulation - ... He undoubtedly wanted to get rid of them and take their lands. During his expedition in 1874, he found signs of Indian habitation.23 He carved his name and date at the top of Inyan Kara and other locations in the Hills.24 Although many people admired him for what he had done, no one could understand his intentions of the Sioux Alliance and how he wanted to exterminate them. During the Battle of Bighorn Crazy Horse stated that him and his people “were no expense to the government…All he asked was to be left alone.”25 Crazy Horse did not want anything to do with the United States....   [tags: social issues, indian agents]
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Community Analysis: North County Branch - St. Charles City-County Library District - History & Geography Portage des Sioux, Missouri, a small river town situated near the confluence of the Mississippi and Missouri rivers, was settled in 1799 (Mincke, 2004, p. 13). The first permanent home dates to 1805, one year after Lewis & Clark set off on their expedition up the Missouri river (Mincke, 2004, p. 24). In 1975, Charles City-County Library District, the North County Branch opened its first branch — sited on the southern edge of town in a former one-room schoolhouse (St. Charles City-County Library District, 2010)....   [tags: Community Analysis]
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Shifting Perceptions in Dances With Wolves - Shifting Perceptions in Dances With Wolves In Kevin Costner's motion picture Dances With Wolves, a white veteran of the Civil War, John Dunbar, ventures to the American frontier, where he encounters a tribe of Sioux Indians. At first, both parties are quite wary and almost hostile to each other, but after some time, Dunbar realizes that they have both grown to love and value each other as friends. As the movie critic Robert Ebert comments, "Dunbar possesses the one quality he needs to cut through the entrenched racism of his time: He is able to look another man in the eye, and see the man, rather than his attitudes about the man....   [tags: Dances With Wolves Film Essays]
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Comparing the Representation of Native Americans in Two Western Films - Comparing the Representation of Native Americans in Two Western Films The 2 films that are going to be compared are: “The Searchers” A 1956 western drama, directed by John ford & starring John Wayne as Ethan Edwards and “Dances With Wolves” a 1990Â’s adventure western directed by and starring Kevin Costner. The reason why these two films have been chosen is because of the very significant distinction in the way in which the Native Americans are represented. The Searchers story begins in Texas in 1868....   [tags: Papers] 1308 words
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Crazy Horse - Crazy Horse The European settlement of North America met its fiercest opponent, the Lakota also known as the Western Sioux, who inhabited most of the Great Plains. The Oglala tribe, a branch of the Sioux nation were key in the resistance against the white man. At the heart of their resistance stood crazy horse, a warrior that had no equal. Crazy Horse fought for the traditions of his people, until those same people wearied of war and in some cases, turned against him. Chief Crazy Horse led an extraordinary life and will always be remembered....   [tags: Biography Biographies Bio]
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Changing Native American Stereotypes in the Film, Dances with Wolves - Changing Native American Stereotypes in the Film, Dances with Wolves The film Dances with Wolves, that was written by Michael Blake and directed by Kevin Costner, helps to shift our perspective of Native Americans from one of stereotypical distaste, to one of support and respect. According to an anonymous critic on www.eFilmcritic.com "This is one of the few westerns that devotes its time to looking at the plight of the American Indians (particularly the Sioux), who were thought by some as even more subhuman than blacks during the 1800's (and even during parts of the 1900's)." It has always been thought that Native Americans of old were savage, non-feeling, unemotional, cold-blooded killers....   [tags: Movie Film Essays]
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Undoing Stereotypes in the Movie, Dances With Wolves - Undoing Stereotypes in the Movie, Dances With Wolves Hollywood has helped create and perpetuate many different stereotypical images of the different races in the world. Those stereotypes still continue to affect the way we think about each other today and many of those stereotypes have been proven to be historically inaccurate. The movie Dances With Wolves, directed by actor Kevin Costner, does an excellent job in attempting to promote a greater acceptance, understanding, and sympathy towards Native American culture, instead of supporting the typical stereotype of Native Americans being nothing but brutal, blood thirsty savages....   [tags: Movie Film Essays]
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Lakota Woman - Lakota Woman Mary was born with the name Mary Brave Bird. She was a Sioux from the Rosebud Reservation in South Dakota. She belonged to the "Burned Thigh," the Brule Tribe, the Sicangu. The Brules are part of the Seven Sacred Campfires, the seven tribes of the Western Sioux known collectively as the Lakota. The Brule rode horses and were great warriors. Between 1870 and 1880 all Sioux were driven into reservations, fenced in and forced to give up everything. Her family settled in on the reservation in a small place called He-Dog....   [tags: American History Native Americans Essays] 6839 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 Lakota....   [tags: Papers] 863 words
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Biological and Cultural Consequences of European Contact with the Native Americans - The consequences of European contact with the Native Americans had grave consequences surpassing the expectations of both sides. However, while the Europeans were able to overcome most of the initial problems surrounding the contact, the Native Americans endured the effects for much longer which led to the decline of Native American power in North America. Both biological effects such as the impact of diseases, and cultural effects including the formation of new societies and the European influence, had devastating effects on the lives the Native Americans had formerly known....   [tags: American History]
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Battle of little bighorn - ... Custer was an experienced combat veteran and a very successful officer who rose to the rank of Brevet Major General during the Civil War. He was also a very proud man, and had written a best-selling memoir which detailed his many exploits and triumphs during the Civil War and the subsequent Indian Wars. He controlled the 7th CAV during the Battle of Little Bighorn. (1) Also on the American side of the battle was BG Crooks, commander of the Department of the Platte; BG Terry, overall OIC of the operation; COL Gibbon, commander of the 2nd CAV; and MAJ Reno and CPT Benteen, both of the 7th CAV....   [tags: history, ltc george armstrong custer]
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Crazy Horse - Crazy Horse When I think back of the stories that I have heard about how the Native American Indians were driven from their land and forced to live on the reservations one particular event comes to my mind. That event is the Battle of the Little Big Horn. It is one of the few times that the Oglala Sioux made history with them being the ones who left the battlefield as winners. When stories are told, or when the media dares to tamper with history, it is usually the American Indians who are looked upon as the bad guys....   [tags: History Native Americans Papers] 2770 words
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Battle Of The Little Big Horn - The journey of exploration to the western territories brought the white man many great things, but they did face some opposition. The US government made plans to explore the Black Hills, after hearing of the gold it contained. This was not an easy task. The Sioux, with strong force, were not giving up their sacred land easily. The only way to gain the territory of the Black Hills was to wage war against the Sioux. The Battle of the Little Big Horn was one battle that the US will never forget....   [tags: essays research papers] 815 words
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Shifting Views on Native Americans in the Film, Dances With Wolves - Shifting Views on Native Americans in the Film, Dances With Wolves A wounded soldier lay on an operation table. The scene is surely not that unusual. 150 years ago, the medical field dealt with gangrene and infections by amputating any wounded limb. Now John Dunbar finds himself in almost the same situation. On a stroke of luck, as it would turn out, the doctor feels to tired to complete the operation on Dunbar and decides to finish for the day before taking his leg off. In the moments that followed, a frustrated, confused and disillusioned Dunbar pulls his boots back on and stumbles back onto the battle field....   [tags: Movie Film Essays]
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Oppression of American Indians in Our Hearts Fell to the Ground - From the Sioux in the North, to the Tonkawa in the South, tribes filled North America when the Europeans first set foot on the soil that we now know as the United States. The relationship between the Native American tribes and the Europeans had its fair share of difficulties for the next thirty years. Faced with the threat of the westward movement, as well as the ruthless military treatment that came with it, the North Americans began their unjustified, inhumane battle for survival. The Europeans colonization of North America has forever changed the lives and cultures of the Native Americans....   [tags: American History] 1314 words
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Tone Techniques: Dances With Wolves - Tone Techniques: Dances With Wolves    In his novel, ”Dances With Wolves”,  Michael Blake uses several techniques throughout the story to enhance the tone displayed to the reader.             Blake uses tones that vary from sad, (war times) to happy (victorious.)  Tone can be defined as the emotion or feeling set upon a reader during a novel/short story. Most times, the tone will change. It can change from sad to dramatic, happy to angry, angry to calm, or basically anything else....   [tags: Dances With Wolves] 437 words
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They Died With Their Boots On - They Died With Their Boots On Produced in 1943, They Died With Their Boots On, a Warner Brothers® film, is a horribly inaccurate account of the events that lead to the Battle of Little Big Horn. His early days in war were depicted accurately, however. Boots told of his experiences at West Pointe; the most important experience is, notably, his graduation. He received the absolute worst scores ever recorded at West Pointe upon his commencement. After that point, it all goes down hill. Custer was also a womanizer, but in this film he was quite a gentlemen, being sure to get Elizabeth Bacon’s father’s permission for everything the two did together....   [tags: essays papers] 433 words
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Native American Music - Native American music has many different musical styles. Within every Native American tribe there is a variety of musical styles and instruments. In response to the research that I have conducted, there are three main musical styles that are going to be my point of focus. The Sioux Grass Dance, the Zuni Lullaby, and the Iroquois Quiver Dance are the principal methods which contribute to Native American music. The Sioux Grass Dance is considered to be the most popular style of Native American Music....   [tags: essays research papers] 476 words
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Mongols and Plains Indians - Two cultures, thousands of miles apart, show similarities that would be expected of neighboring civilizations. Both cultures arose on similar terrain. This terrain was a luscious grassland. One civilization grew up in Midwest North America, the other in Central Asia. The first civilization was the Plains Indians. The second was the Mongols. Each culture had a common form of religion. This religion was shamanism. Wordiq defines it as "a range of traditional beliefs and practices that involve the ability to diagnose, cure, and sometimes cause human suffering because of a special relationship with, or control over, spirits." The cultures were also affected by the horse....   [tags: Comparative, Cultures] 1809 words
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Life Trials and a Police Officer’s Generative Accomplishments - Erik Erikson’s theory of psychosocial development throughout the life span, much like Sigmund Freud, organizes human personality development in a series of stages (Cherry, 2011). Erikson’s psychosocial theory covers personality development from birth to death; other developmental theories explicitly focus on childhood (Harder, 2009). The eight stages of Erikson’s psychosocial theory distinguish a human’s successful transition into the following developmental stage by successfully overcoming crises and struggle a particular developmental stage presents (Hutchison, 2011, p....   [tags: Psychology, Erikson, Freud] 1673 words
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The Analysis of the Struggles of an African-American Man and a Native American Man - It has long been said that people turn to religion during their most desperate and loneliest moments. This theory was very evident in the lives of two very different real-world people: Black Elk and Malcolm X. Black Elk, a Lakota Sioux Indian, and Malcolm X, an African-American, had many similar experiences despite their differences in geographical location, methods, and religion. Malcolm X and Black Elk turned to Islam and the Sioux’s indigenous religion, respectively, for direction and strength to be liberated from oppression by the United States (US) Government (and the mainstream-American community) and to fight for their respective communities....   [tags: Society Analysis History]
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Stripped of Personal Freedom: Native Americans in the West - ... There were assaults like the Sand Creek massacre, killing a Cheyenne troop still living in their Colorado village. Also contributing to the end of Indian freedom was the devastation to the bison herds that they once relied on, being killed by military and industrial expansion (greater need for their leather, better weapons, and the rail system that disrupted them). Indians were now almost forced to choose reservations, or else they may starve and no longer survive. The reservations were guarded, and anyone who refused to stay risked being hunted down....   [tags: American history, Indians, poverty, economy]
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Black Elk Speaks - Black Elk Speaks The book Black Elk Speaks was written in the early 1930's by author John G. Neihardt, after interviewing the medicine man named Black Elk. Neihardt was already a published writer, and prior to this particular narrative he was at work publishing a collection of poems titled Cycle of the West. Although he was initially seeking infor-mation about a peculiar Native American religious movement that occurred at the end of the 19th century for the conclusion his poetry collection, Neihardt was instead gifted with the story of Black Elk's life....   [tags: essays research papers] 1302 words
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West Begin - WEST AS A LAND OF CONQUEST. “ Citing the Sioux as the example, explain the conquest of the Natives. When did the conflicts occur and where did they occur. What were the Anglo American objectives and what were the Means. What was the outcome. · As you stated that most all of the Plains Indians were tough’s fighters, but the tribes that became the most powerful were the Comanche’s in the South the Sioux in the North. · 1860 Indian sovereignty had been responsible for the government’s efforts to erect t permanent barrier or buffers between the tribes and the Anglo culture....   [tags: essays research papers] 1172 words
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Sitting Bull - Sitting Bull The life of Tatanka Yotanka better known as Sitting Bull and the tragic events that led to his death will be discussed in this paper. Yotanka led a carefree life as a young boy with the Sioux tribe. He received early recognition from his tribe as a warrior and man of vision. During his youth he joined in the usual tribal raids for horses against traditional enemies such as the Crow and Assiniboin. This paper will explain the history behind Sitting Bull and how he grew into a warrior, a chief and how his life was tragically put to an end....   [tags: Biography] 1794 words
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Native American Voices - Lesson 5 Short Answers Q1. Based on this chapter, in what ways does Eastman seem to distance himself from white culture and ally himself with Native American culture. In the midst of the Ghost Dancers uprising, Eastman declares that “it is [his] solemn duty to serve the United States Government” (718). Though he does not side with the “malcontents” (719), Eastman allies himself with the Native American people. Eastman refers to his fellow Native Americans as “my people” (717), identifying himself with them....   [tags: Native Americans] 1529 words
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Sitting Bull - Sitting Bull was great leader and a great warrior. He was recognized for many things including the Battle of Little Big Horn and the leader of Strong Hearts, He was the Sash Wearer. He spent much of his life taking care of his tribe and all Native Americans. Sitting Bull is the greatest Sioux chief and one of the greatest Native American chiefs ever. Sitting Bull was born in 1831 in the Hunkapapas tribe. (Estco PBS, 1) The tribe is in South Dakota. (Black1) He was mentally slow when he was born....   [tags: Native Americans ]
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How ‘Brave’ Are They? - Thus far, the game had not been an entertaining one to watch. At halftime, the score was 23-19, with Illinois over Michigan. Truth be told, the game itself was not even the main attraction on February 27, 2007. It had taken a back stage seat to the half-time show. This was the day Chief Illiniwek, the University of Illinois' mascot for eighty-one years, would be officially retired by the University due to pressure from the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). Dan Maloney, a graduate student at the school, strode to mid-court one final time....   [tags: Ethics ]
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Custer and The Battle of Little Bighorn - Introduction “The Battle of the Little Bighorn, also known as Custer's Last Stand and, by the Indians involved, as the Battle of the Greasy Grass, was an armed engagement between combined forces of Lakota, Northern Cheyenne and Arapaho people against the 7th Cavalry Regiment of the United States Army. The battle, which occurred on June 25 and 26, 1876 near the Little Bighorn River in eastern Montana Territory, was the most famous action of the Great Sioux War of 1876.”i Was this battle led by a courageous General or a desperate man is search of being seen as an American hero by the eyes of America....   [tags: Custer's Last Stand]
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Native American Education - ... Native Americans adapted the American lifestyle in their own ways to fit their life. The federal government was involved in many treaties and acts with Native Americans. In 1869, President Grant worked on a peace policy to revise military and civilian roles on reservations to help promote assimilation (“Through”316). Congress gave $100,000 to help improve Native American education in 1870 (“Through”316). In a series of treaties, the government agreed to provide education and health care for Native Americans (Nash 206)....   [tags: children, schooling, violation, rights, culture]
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The Ghost Dance - The Ghost Dance In January 1889, Wavoka, a Paiute Indian, had a revelation during a total eclipse of the sun. It was the genesis of a religious movement that would become known as the Ghost Dance. It was this dance that the Indians believed would reunite them with friends and relatives in the ghost world. The legend states that after prayer and ceremony, the earth would shatter and let forth a great flood that would drown all the whites and enemy Indians, leaving the earth untouched and as it was before the settlers came to America....   [tags: essays research papers] 572 words
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A Glimpse into the Past with "Dances With Wolves" - Dances with Wolves is an epic film made in the year nineteen ninety shot in South Dakota and Wyoming. The film tells the story of a Civil War-era and a United States Army officer, Lieutenant Dunbar who travels to the American frontier to find a military post and befriends a local Sioux tribe. It shows how life was in times of the Civil War. The movie also shows how Indians lived and how they respected everything except the white men. This film tells the story of Lieutenant Dunbar, a United States Army Officer and a Indian tribe who eventually in time after meeting become friends....   [tags: Dances With Wolves, Native Americans, ] 644 words
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North Dakota - North Dakota Before many people knew North Dakota, the Native Americans were there. The Native Indian tribes were the Arapaho, Arikara, Cheyenne, Chippewa, Dakota and Mandan tribes. Pierre Gaultier de la Vérendrye led the first known expedition of North Dakota in 1738. In 1803 the United States got most of North Dakota from France along in the Louisiana Purchase. Lewis and Clark explored the region and made settlements there. North Dakota is known for being one of the most rural states in the US....   [tags: Geography ]
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The Cheyenne Tribe - ... (Gillon p. 620) The tribe divided to the North and South in search of sustenance. Continued American expansion on the Cheyenne land and competition for resources caused a series of violent battles between the Cheyenne and Americans. In 1864 a Colorado militia led by Colonel John Chivington surrounded a band of Cheyenne led by Black Kettle and slaughtered 98 women and children. (Gillon p.620) The Cheyenne began to retaliate against whites in a series of small attacks. Following these attacks Colonel Custer in 1868 at the battle of Washita River killed another 100 Cheyenne women and children....   [tags: Description, History, Native American Policy]
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Wounded Knee - Wounded Knee Wounded Knee was a terrible event in US history. It showed how the US government didn't understand the Native Americans and treated them badly and unfairly. Big Foot was the chief of a subtribe of the Lakota called Miniconjou. He was very old and had pneumonia. He was taking his tribe to the Pine Ridge Reservation in south-western South Dakota. Most of the women and children in Big Foot's tribe were family members of the warriors who had died in the Plains wars. The Indians had agreed to live on small reservations after the US government took away their land....   [tags: American America History] 721 words
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Dances With Wolves - Dances With Wolves Dances with Wolves offers a cinematic portrayal of Native Americans that is quite contrary to the stereotypical norm. In this film, John Dunbar, goes out to the west where he meets and becomes friends with the Sioux Indians. He is drawn more and more into their community and eventually chooses to side with the humane Indians over his fellow cruel white Americans. In an attempt to change stereotypical views, director Kevin Costner through Dunbar, presents to the audience a different perspective of Indian removal....   [tags: Movie Film Native Americans Papers]
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Dunbar’s Identification with Indians in the Film, Dances with Wolves - Dunbar’s Identification with Indians in the Film, Dances with Wolves In the film Dances with Wolves, the settlers view the Indians as primitive and uncivilized creatures. Dunbar, played by Kevin Costner, needs a change of pace so he decides to go to the "furthest outpost." Upon arriving at his post, he gradually realizes that the Indians are just as scared of him as he is of them. Soon Dunbar identifies with their way of life and in the end has to choose to live either as a settler or as an Indian....   [tags: Movie Film Essays]
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The Ghost Dance - The Ghost Dance All Indians must dance, everywhere, keep on dancing. Pretty soon in next spring Great Spirit come. He bring back all game of every kind…all dead Indians come back and live again. They all be strong just like young men, be young again. Old blind Indian see again and get young and have fine time. When Great Spirit comes this way, than all the Indians go to mountains, high up away from whites. Whites can't hurt Indians then. Then while Indians way up high, big flood like water and all white people die, get drowned....   [tags: Indians Indian Essays]
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Red Cloud's Revenge - Red Cloud's Revenge Red Cloud’s Revenge is a historical novel about the grim recollection of detailed events and days/months before the showdown between the US Cavalry & Sioux Indians on the northern plains of 1867. Fetterman, Brown & Grummond rode out ahead of seventy-eight soldiers that day on December 21st 1866. In hopes of driving out some Sioux Indians and bring some scalps home. Many soldiers’ guard was down when Fetterman’s entire force disappeared over Trail Lodge Ridge. None of them were ever seen alive again....   [tags: English Literature Essays] 823 words
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Native American Ritual Dancing - Native American Ritual Dancing “It has often been said that the North American Indians ‘dance out’ their religions” (Vecsey 51). There were two very important dances for the Sioux tribe, the Sun Dance and the Ghost Dance. Both dances show the nature of Native American spirituality. The Ghost Dance and the Sun Dance were two very different dances, however both promote a sense of community. “The Sun Dance was the most spectacular and important religious ceremony of the Plains Indians of 19th-century North America” (Lawrence 1)....   [tags: Native Americans Rituals Traditions Dance Essays]
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Custer's Revenge at the Battle of Little Bighorn - Custer's Revenge The Battle of Little Bighorn is one of the most significant battles in American history. This is not because of the weaponry used, the casualties, or even the battle strategies. This is because the battle is one of the only big battles that Native Americans won against the U.S. military. After this battle, the Native American power in the West ended. Ironically, by winning the Battle of Little Bighorn, the Sioux and Cheyenne actually sped up the downfall of Native American power....   [tags: American History] 1903 words
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A Compareison Between When The Legends Die And Dances With Wolves - Symbolism In the novel When the Legends Die and in the film Dances with Wolves symbolism is very important. Throughout both of them the used symbols are very similar but have very different meanings. In the movie, Dances with Wolves the wolf, Two Socks, and the horse, Cisco, are animal symbols, like the bear in When the Legends Die. Two Socks and Cisco are the main two symbols in Dances with Wolves. Two Socks, is the wolf that befriends John Dunbar symbolizing the Sioux Indians who start trying to also befriend John....   [tags: essays research papers] 409 words
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Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee - Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee The Indians were being confined to crowed reservations that were poorly run, had scarce game, alcohol was plentiful, the soil was poor, and the ancient religious practices were prohibited. The Indians were not happy that they had been kicked off there land and were now forced to live on a reservation. The Indians then began to Ghost Dance a form of religion it is said that if the Indians were to do this trance like dance the country would be cleansed of white intruders....   [tags: essays research papers] 388 words
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Wyoming - Wyoming Wyoming is the ninth largest state. It measures 97,914 square miles. It was admitted to the union on July 10, 1890. It is the 44th state. The capital is Cheyenne. The highest point is at Gannett Peak which is at 13,804 feet above sea level. The lowest point is at Belle Fourche River. It measures at 3,100 feet above sea level. The average rainfall is 14.5 inches. The population according to the 1990 cencus is 453,588. Wyoming is also know as Big Wyoming, the Equalty State, and the Cowboy State....   [tags: Free Essays] 400 words
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Native American Astronomy - Native American Astronomy For many years astronomers and people alike have constantly heard about the observations and records of the Chinese and Europeans. No other culture can provide as much information as that gathered by the Chinese and Europeans, but there are many other cultures that observed and recorded the night sky, one of those being the Native Americans. During the last fifteen to twenty years archaeoastronomers have uncovered much concerning the beliefs and records of Native Americans....   [tags: Astronomy Seasons Astronomers Essays] 1196 words
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radio news - Radio News Speech Good morning, Sioux City. This is Adam Lewis and you are tuned to KL&R on this delightful March 3rd for all your news so you’ll know what’s going on. This story coming right out of good old Sioux City…. Eleven businesses in a strip mall on Gordon Drive are all wet after a water main burst early Wednesday morning. Water and mud spewed from the break in the main and into businesses at Sioux City's Gordon plaza. "We walked in to open the store," said Beverly Gonzalez, Dollar etc....   [tags: essays research papers] 924 words
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General George Armstrong Custer - General George Armstrong Custer During the course of this Assessment I will be sceptically and analytically examining the role and background of General George Armstrong Custer during the Indian Conflict at the Battle of Little Bighorn, and during the Civil War. All sources of information or evidence used will be thoroughly examined in order to eliminate as much bias as possible. The essay has been written using subheadings for easier navigation and for clearer understanding of my findings....   [tags: Papers] 1720 words
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Black Elk Speaks - Black Elk Speaks Black Elk Speaks is a novel based on the memories of Black Elk that he shared with a poet John Neihardt. Black Elk was an Oglala Sioux religious leader that had become a medicine man when he had had a vision in his teen age. Black Elk had already catholicized when he met Neihardt and was a catechist in reservations. He told Neihardt the story of his life so that it got eternalized and the future generations had the possibility to get to know the history of the Sioux. The novel gives us a good idea about the traditions, beliefs and way of life of the Lakota Indians as well as about the hardships that occurred for them when they had to defend their lands from the Wasichus as they called the white men....   [tags: Poem Poetry Poet] 1695 words
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Environmental Injustice Endured by the Native Americans - Native Americans have suffered from one of America’s most profound ironies. The American Indians that held the lands of the Western Hemisphere for thousands of years have fallen victim to some of the worst environmental pollution. The degradation of their surrounding lands has either pushed them out of their homes, made their people sick, or more susceptible to disease. If toxic waste is being strategically placed near homes of Native Americans and other minority groups, then the government industry and military are committing a direct offense against environmental justice....   [tags: Native Americans]
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Dilemmas of American Indian Studies - As the subjugation of the American Indian population began, the driving need to collect information emerged as did the quandaries that people who study this field struggle with today. To understand why problems transpire in this field of study, it is imperative that scholars know why should this field be studied. This reason is as simple or as complex as anyone wishes to make it. The program is to “present information and interpretations that otherwise would be overlooked.” The challenge that emerges from this rather simplistic meaning spans time and the globe in its debates and encompasses scholars of Native American and non- Indian ancestry....   [tags: U.S. History ]
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Representations of Native Americans in Dances with Wolves and The Searchers - “Film is more than the instrument of a representation; it is also the object of representation. It is not a reflection or a refraction of the ‘real’; instead, it is like a photograph of the mirrored reflection of a painted image.” (Kilpatrick) Although films have found a place in society for about a century, the labels they possess, such as stereotypes which Natives American are recognized for, have their roots from many centuries ago (Kilpatrick). The Searchers, a movie directed by John Ford and starred by John Wayne, tells the story of a veteran of the American Civil War and how after his return home he would go after the maligned Indians who killed his family and kidnapped his younger niece....   [tags: Film, Native American Studies, Movies]
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Indigenous People - What does the future hold for the indigenous peoples around the world. There is no clear answer, to this question. Each and every government must review the past treatment and the current conditions to determine what should [could] be done, to improve the lives of their indigenous peoples. The issues of the past are vast in number and unique to each government. The issues include: political power, education, environment, land [territory], intellectual property, poverty and the list goes on. According to, Gillette Hall and Harry Anthony Patrinos “the United Nations proclaimed 1995-2004 the International Decade of the World’s Indigenous Peoples” (76)....   [tags: Politics Social Issues]
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The Life of Sitting Bull - ... He continued to mature and show his skills in battle as well as his acts of generosity and great wisdom. After many battles against rival tribes such as Assiniboins, Crows, Flatheads, and Blackfeet, Sitting Bull was chosen to be the tribal war chief in 1857. Starting in 1863, 6 years after Sitting Bull became war chief, the United States military began to invade Lakota territory. The reason for the invasion was retaliation for the Santee Rebellion, which occurred in Minnesota, however Sitting Bull’s people had no involvement....   [tags: US Government, Biography]
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North American Indians - As the first ethnographer of Indian culture, George Catlin plays a vital role by offering the western eye a glimpse into the “uncivilized” North American Indian culture—both pictorially and textually. Following the Lewis and Clark expedition, Catlin took it upon himself to set out and paint prominent Indian leaders in their traditional attire, as well as to document his experiences through a series of letters. Catlin’s work, North American Indians, stands out as a valuable time capsule for the modern reader....   [tags: Ethnology, Catlin] 633 words
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Sitting Bull Exile to Canada - Sitting Bull Exile to Canada Many things influenced Sitting Bull's decision to cross the border into Canada. After Custer's defeat at Little Bighorn, Sitting Bull had to live life in fear. He fought on the defensive for years. Sitting Bull and his followers fled from the onslaught of American howitzers. He then was able to find sanctuary in the White Grandmother's Country, north of the international boundary. "Most of the band drifted back in the next few years; Sitting Bull himself was to return in 1881 to end his exile" (Andrist 298))....   [tags: American America History] 2839 words
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Dances With Wolves - Dances With Wolves In his movie Dances With Wolves actor Kevin Costner tries to do away with any preconceived notions that the viewer might have had about the Native American Indians being a savage and inhuman race. He does this by first unraveling the mysteriousness of the Indians then he brings the viewer to a point of connectedness with the Indians and their culture. We then come to a sincere appreciation for them as human beings and individuals and find ourselves siding with them in matters of allegiance....   [tags: Film Movie Dances With Wolves Papers] 1302 words
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Grandpa’s Illness - Grandpa’s Illness As usual I woke up to the sound of my father pounding on my bedroom door, hollering, “Get up. Get on your feet. You’re burning daylight!” I met my brother in the hallway, and we took our time making it down the stairs, still waking up from last night’s sleep. As we made our way to the kitchen, I thought about what to have for breakfast: fried eggs, pancakes, an omelet, or maybe just some cereal. I started to get hungry. As usual, mom and dad were waiting in the kitchen. Mom was ready to cook whatever we could all agree on, and dad was sitting at the table watching the news....   [tags: Personal Narrative Writing]
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Dunbar’s Perspective on the Indians in the Film Dances with Wolves - Dunbar’s Perspective on the Indians in the Film Dances with Wolves This film starts out with a wounded Civil War Veteran at war, named John Dunbar, who shows characteristics of loyalty, honor, courage, fearlessness, and strong will. After healing from his wounds, a general, who had clearly lost his mind, sent him further in the West to make post. On his way there, he and the carriage man Timmons, saw unsightly and brutally body remains, that only Native Americans left behind after their slaughter....   [tags: Movie Film Essays]
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Changing the Stereotypical View of Native Americans in the Movie, Dances With Wolves - Changing the Stereotypical View of Native Americans in the Movie, Dances With Wolves The movie Dances With Wolves begins with John Dunbar in the medic tent awaiting his leg to be cut off because of an injury and the fear of it getting gangrene. He manages to keep it when the doctors say they are too tired to work on another patient. Dunbar then decides that he wants to keep his leg when he sees one of the other soldiers hobbling around. After leaving the tent, he found that there had been no push by either side in the battle they were in, so he decided to ride a horse right in front of enemy lines in an attempt to get it started and to die....   [tags: Movie Film Essays] 1163 words
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