When they arrived at the camp they were counted daily. What a correlation to the relocation to the Jews to the concentration camp, many of whom also dying along the way. It is also made clear that the savage atrocities blamed on the Indians. When looked at historically truly must be blamed on the whites. They paid up to twenty-five dollars as a bounty for Indian scalps, before the Indians ever took a single one for trophies.
I highly recommend this book to high school students and history teachers. I will never find the correct words to explain the impact this book has had on my personal feelings. Lies My Teacher Told Me provides the knowledge needed to understand how we are where we are today. This book is so much more rewarding than taking a nap in class.
Crazy Horse lead into this battle and killed the most soldiers than anyone else out of the whole tribe. He was well respected after this battle. Second, I will tell you about The Battle of Rosebud. On June 17, 1876, The Sioux had joined forces with the Northern Cheyenne again knowing the battle might get ugly. The tribes started across the planes and once the soldiers saw how outnumbered they were they started running away.
These murders of theput upon Indian Shoshones tribes by the army proved to be brutal as they shot the children one by one, and even raped all of the helpless women of the tribe. The story puts out reasons as to why they attacked the tribe. This include the Leade Colonel Patricks thoughts that the natives, the Shoshones Bannock village, were being blamed for the attacking of people all along the Oregon Trail and todeaths of innocent Miners. Although the Oregon Trail was now said to be safe, still many ment were being taken down, and Colonel Patrick’s wanted to do something about it. As the action pursued many American’s didn’t take notice to the Massacre, due to the fact like they didn’t lik Native American’s.
This definition was placed by international governments, but the word was developed by a single man in response to the Holocaust. Grappling for a way to express the magnitude of the actions against the Jews during World War II, Raphael Lemkin decided to create a new word to embody the concept (Rusesabagina 136). “ʻGenoʼ is from greek meaning race or tribe, and ʻCideʻ is derived from latin, meaning Killing” (Choices Program 4). With the creation of the word and the definition, people began to acknowledge that genocide was wrong. During the twentieth century, nearly 170 million people were killed by governments or political violence, forty million of them in genocides(Choices Program 1).
My parents forced me to pick up the book, and before I knew it, I was enthralled with the story. Having never been a proficient reader, getting through the book by myself was difficult, but the need to understand the story had me rereading every page. Harry Potter contained no profound, life changing morals but it did capture the imagination and ignited my passion for reading. What I had once associated with boredom and saw as a chore, I now actively sought out more, to the point where reading replaced watching television as a favorite pastime. Afterwards, the first books I would read of my own violation all had compelling stories, like Harry Potter, and the more I read, the less intimidated I was of reading.
The experimentation and lack of public reaction to the T-4 program paved the road to the mass killings / genocide known as the Holocaust beginning with the handicapped. Background The T4 Program was a way that Hitler wanted to clean his race. Euthanasia literally means “good death” and it was the first attempt to clean the population (Friedlander). Hitler wanted racial purity and a strong national health which led to the killings (American Israeli Cooperative Enterprise). The T4 Program ended up killing about over a quarter million disabled people through its years (Hitler’s Rehearsal).
On December 29, a shot was fired which started the massacre and did not end for an hour. After one hour the camp was covered in blood due to the constant shooting from soldiers. A huge burial ground was made to bury the 146 victims. People later realized that the Indians were innocent and they were killed for no justifiable reason. However, on the bright side this was the last confrontation between the government and the Indians and it taught people to treat others as equals.
In 1933, the Jewish population of Europe was estimated at over nine million. By the end of the war in 1945, the Nazi’s had killed nearly two-thirds of the European Jews as part of the Final Solution. The senseless killing of millions of innocent people for no reason other than their religion can never be forgotten. In addition, we must learn from the mistakes that led to the events of those years that will forever scar the history books. Why are we here?
Never did I think that I had it in me to be one of the “smart kids”. Fortunately for me, I signed up for all the wrong classes and I was forced to go to a school (yes, McDevitt was not my choice but my parents) that had terrific, dedicated teachers that knew I was taking the wrong course and did something about it. Like in Th... ... middle of paper ... ... anything. We all stuck together and helped one another out. So in conclusion, my relation to The Pact, is that I too had a strong wall of reinforcement to help keep me focused on excelling and moving on to the next best thing.