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Don 't Proud And Rich Lakota Culture

- ... “We are practicing our language everyday and have our children involved in all of the ceremonies. We wanted the Lakota language to be our children’s first language,” said Alex, who home schools their two children 12 year-old Summer and 7 year-old Cedar. “It is another way to give our children a more cultural identity. Children are exposed to more bad habits in the schools,” said Wayne. Only about one-third of students on the Rosebud Indian Reservation have a high school diploma. “In our family education was really pushed,” said Wayne who holds a technical degree as a diesel mechanic and two bachelors degrees in Human Services and Criminal Justice....   [tags: Lakota people, Sioux, Rosebud Indian Reservation]

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Lakota (Sioux) Indians and Creation

- ... Finally a young man decided to see what Iktomi was about, and came up. His name was Tokahe, and is now called the First. Tokahe was shown the wonders of the top soil by Iktomi and he then decided to bring his people up with him. He was telling them of the great things he had seen, but an Elder warned him of the danger. Tokahe was still determined to bring his people up, and so the Elder went out of the hole before the others and became the Buffalo Nation, to protect the people when danger arose....   [tags: Native American beliefs]

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The Lakota Way : Stories And Lessons

- ... Because of love, No Moccasins chose to remain silent about how she saved her husband Three Horns from his captives for most of her life until her husband proudly tells the story on his deathbed with the entire village gathered around him. (7-8). No Moccasin’s humility came as an act of love for her husband in her quest to uphold his honor. When a person loves another, he attains respect for the one he loves. For this reason, in “the Story of the Deer Woman”, The man manifests his love and respect for his grandmother and his family by staying away from the Deer Woman in his encounter with her in the woods (37-43)....   [tags: Virtue, Ethics, Prudence, Positive psychology]

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Actions of the Lakota People at Wounded Knee

- The Lakota people of the Sioux Indians have a colorful and violent history. Around 1890, there was a massacre near Wounded Knee Creek, South Dakota in Lakota territory, which was perpetrated onto the Lakota by members of the US Calvary. Almost one hundred years later, in 1973, the American Indian Movement took over the same town of Wounded Knee for 71 days, until the US Marshal Service succeeded in wresting control of the town back into the hands of the United States. To understand how this conflict arose, and why the Lakota acted this way, it must first be explained how and why the Lakota were so inclined to take over the area....   [tags: informative essay]

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The Lakota and The Sioux Indigenous People: Tale of Two Tribes

- The history of Native Americans is rich in cultural customs, philosophies, and fundamental ideologies. This history has also been marked by injustice, tragedy, and suffering. No discussion of Native American tribes and the present land they possess, their reservations, can be complete without the mention of poverty. Many Native American tribes like the Oglala Lakota Nation are waist deep in poverty and economic conflict. The United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Peoples has recognized the plight of native peoples all across the world that are experiencing the same disenfranchisement as the Lakota peoples....   [tags: native americans, ideologies, tragedy]

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Black Elk and the History of the Lakota Native American

- ... After gold was discovered in the Black Hills, Chief Crazy Horse led a resistance against General George Crook in 1876. After Crook’s defeat, Chief Crazy Horse had his men join the central group of Sioux Native Americans led by Sitting Bull. It was at that campsite near the Little Bighorn River that the Sioux Native Americans defeated General George Custer. But soon after, Chief Crazy Horse was captured and accidentally killed (“ Black Elk”). This led to a shift of Sioux Native Americans which ultimately led them to the Pine Ridge Reservation....   [tags: injured, war, suffering, treatment]

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The Lakota Sioux Indians And The Tribe Of The Southern Plain Indians

- ... There are already several different programs using Tele Health to improve patient care & outcomes. The Veterans Health Administration is one of the leaders in tele-health in the nation. The American Indians are mostly served by the Indian Health Service (IHS), and so far they have no such programs in place. For this study, desired outcomes would be a decrease in HgA1C and also, fasting blood glucose as well as improvement in exercise, diet and health status. Define The Scope of the EBP According to the 2014 diabetes report by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) it is estimated that 29.1 million people (9.3%) of the United States population have diabetes, with 21.0 million being diagno...   [tags: Health care provider, Health care, Blood sugar]

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Lakota Tribe Are Part Of The Larger Sioux Nation

- ... Through the story “Wohpe and the Gift of the Pipe” we are told of a ceremonial ritual of prayers being answered by summoning the Wohpe through a formula of bark and tobacco. As long as the tribe would continue to follow the instructions and offer up their prayers to the Wohpe she would be their spiritual guide. The Pima tribe of the southwest area of our county believed that there was no earth, no water – nothing (52). According to our textbook only a person Juh-wert-a-Mah-kai (The Doctor of the Earth) (52)....   [tags: Native Americans in the United States]

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Lakota Indians

- Lakota History Throughout North American expansion the Lakota people have suffered some of the worst and straight forward persecutions against Native American Indians, and live in some of the poorest if not the poorest conditions in the United States. This is sad for a people who use to be one of the strongest nations in the Central Plains, feared by white men and other Indian nations alike for their ferocity and warrior abilities in the heat of battle. The Lakota arrived at positions of dominance because of their success in controlling live¬stock, land, trading rights, and people....   [tags: Native American Indian History]

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The Poverty of the Lakota People of South Dakota

- For the Lakota people of South Dakota, modern day capitalism is a frustrating network of impersonal commerce, resource and profit. Since colonialism, the global arena has replaced the values and needs of the Lakota with presupposed economic definitions of need, and has “forced deterioration of the traditional political system” existing in Lakota society (115). In the absence of traditional political organization and subsidence economy, the Lakota are impoverished and have little choice but to adhere to the economic prospects offered to them by the federal government....   [tags: Poverty Essays]

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Lakota Woman

- Lakota Woman The book “Lakota Woman,” is an autobiography that depicts Mary Crow Dog and Indians’ Lives. Because I only had a limited knowledge on Indians, the book was full of surprising incidents. Moreover, she starts out her story by describing how her Indian friends died in miserable and unjustifiable ways. After reading first few pages, I was able to tell that Indians were mistreated in the same manners as African-Americans by whites. The only facts that make it look worse are, Indians got their land stolen and prejudice and inequality for them still exists....   [tags: American History]

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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]

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Lakota Woman

- Lakota Woman Essay In Lakota Woman, Mary Crow Dog argues that in the 1970’s, the American Indian Movement used protests and militancy to improve their visibility in mainstream Anglo American society in an effort to secure sovereignty for all "full blood" American Indians in spite of generational gender, power, and financial conflicts on the reservations. When reading this book, one can see that this is indeed the case. The struggles these people underwent in their daily lives on the reservation eventually became too much, and the American Indian Movement was born....   [tags: Mary Crow Dog]

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Black Elk: Uniting Christianity and the Lakota Religion

- Black Elk: Uniting Christianity and the Lakota Religion The Battle at Little Bighorn River, the Massacre at Wounded Knee and the Buffalo Bill Show are historical events that even Europeans have in mind when they think about the Wild West and the difficult relationship between the first settlers and the Native American Indians. But what do these three events have in common. The easiest answer is that the Battle, the Massacre and the Buffalo Bill Show all involved Native Americans. However, another answer is not so obvious, because it needs deeper knowlege: There was one small Indian, who was a participant in all three events....   [tags: Black Elk Native American Indian]

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The Wounded Knee Massacre

- The Wounded Knee Massacre was final result of the growing problems between the Lakota Sioux and the American Government. After the Civil War tension began to escalate and ended on December 29, 1890. When the government took over most of the Lakota land and forced them into reservations the Indian way of life was destroyed and the large bison herds were hunted until they were endangered. The life in reservations was also difficult since many of the promises made by the government remained unfulfilled: “Promises to increase rations, made by U.S....   [tags: Lakota Sioux vs American government]

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Native Americans

- Wovoka received a message that was said to come from God. In order for this vision to come true, they had to do a round dance that had a leader to lead the ceremony and they made a circle to dance a ritual for five days. If the ceremony is performed the wild game would come back and evil would be erased from the earth. They also had to agree to live peacefully with the white man, love each other, not fight, must work, no stealing or telling lies and abandon the old tradition of war and self mutilations....   [tags: ghost dance,wovoka, lakota indians]

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The Sioux Tribe

- Chapter7. This chapter ' 'Wasichus in the Hill ' ' protrudes signs of envisioning trouble the people of the Sioux tribe would encounter. It is also one of the longest chapters of the entire book that unveils the subversion of the Sioux tribe for mineral resources (Gold) by the opposed extremists. Superficially, Black Elk had thought he was set to manifest his vision from the grandfathers of the cloud, when he attained the age of eleven, in the summer 1874. The black elk 's band had camped on sphitton creek in the black hill....   [tags: Lakota people, Sioux, South Dakota, Crazy Horse]

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Quest for Self-Determination in I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings and Lakota Woman

- Quest for Self-Determination in I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings and Lakota Woman       During their growing up years, children struggle to find their personal place in society. It is difficult for children to find their place when they are given numerous advantages, but when a child is oppressed by their parents or grandparents, males in their life, and the dominant culture, the road to achieving self-identity is fraught with enormous obstacles to overcome. Maya Angelou's I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings and Mary Crow Dog's Lakota Woman depict the two women's "triumph over formidable social obstacles and [their] struggle to achieve a sense of identity and self-acceptance" (Draper 1)....   [tags: Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Essays]

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Speak to the Hand by Lakita Garth

- Speak to the Hand by Lakita Garth Our group chose "Speak To The Hand" by Lakita Garth. This song talks about the health risks of casual sex, and sexual encounters. We chose it because of it's positive message and the good results that would take place in the event this concept would be heeded. We also chose it because of it's rapid, up beat tempo that stimulates movement, which is an excellent way to keep fit. First of all, the message that is being exhibited is that abstinence should be exercised, no sex is the safest sex and that excuses will not protect you from reality....   [tags: Papers]

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Lessons Learned From the Massacre at Wounded Knee

- Introduction The massacre at Wounded Knee was the last action in a long and bloody war that pitted Native American Indians against U.S Military forces. For roughly 300 years the two sides had been in constant conflict across America in a battle for land, resources, and ultimately; freedom. This final massacre solidified the American hold on the west and closed the final chapter on a way of life that can never be brought back. Lakota Indians, having learned of the death of Sitting Bull started to move towards Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in hopes of finding protection from Red Cloud....   [tags: Lessons from the Indian Wars]

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Treatment of Native Americans by Europeans

- Native Americans have faced increasing encroachment by European and Euro-American settlers since the discovery of the Americas by Europeans in 1492. Beginning with the Caribs, mistakenly labeled as Indians by Christopher Columbus, continuing with the ‘Indian Wars’ waged by the U.S. government against such tribes as the Lakota and Apache, and lasting until today, native peoples have had to adjust and adapt constantly to survive. Native peoples have had to use and balance their ‘historical agency,’ or the ability of a people to affect the world around them throughout history, against the ‘structural forces’ set up by outsiders and foreign governments, which seek to limit their impact on the wo...   [tags: Indian Wars, Columbia River]

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The Life of Sitting Bull

- Sitting Bull was a Lakota Chief who was known for his skills as a warrior as well as his wisdom, which was highly valued by his tribe. In his life he battled against rival Indian tribes such as the Crow, which established him as a great warrior. Later he fought against the United States military, which had invaded their land and tried to take it by both force and by promised they intended to break. In his later years he was a part of Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show, which made him popular with both white men and Indians....   [tags: US Government, Biography]

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Native Americans And The Growth Of The West

- Miro Bedrousimasihi Professor Yamane History 371 3 October 2014 Native Americans and the growth of the West For many years removal of Native Americans from their innate land has caused a lot of pain and suffrage for numerous Indians in America. Since early days of America’s discovery there were conflicts and wars between the new settlers and American Indians. A lot of hardship and tragedies were caused to Native Americans during America’s early history, by mostly taking something from them that wasn’t ours to take....   [tags: Native Americans in the United States]

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Native American Religion

- When Europeans first set foot upon the shores of what is now the United States they brought with them a social structure which was fundamentally based around their concept and understanding of Western European Christianity. That the indigenous peoples might already have a thriving civilization, including religious beliefs and practices, that closely paralleled the beliefs and practices of European civilization, was a concept not considered by these early explorers and settlers. This European lack of cultural understanding created tensions, between Native Americans and Europeans, and later between Native Americans and Euro-Americans, that eventually erupted into open warfare and resulted in g...   [tags: Native American Culture]

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Native Identity in Welch´s Winter in the Blood, The Heartsonh of Charging Elf, and Alexie´s Flight

- ... Nevertheless, his recollection creates a sense of disorientation that further separates him from obtaining a true identity. His feelings of detachment are further amplified through the memories of First Raise and Moose. As the narrator is overwhelmed with nostalgia, he becomes burdened with grief “for no one but [his] soul” (Winter 146). The continuous pains of his past are what prompt him to discover the story of his grandmother’s youth, and his relationship to the past. In re-telling Moose’s death, he is able to “[cry] for no one in the world to hear” (Winter 146)....   [tags: protagonists, self-knowledge, societies]

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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...   [tags: Poem Poetry Poet]

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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,]

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Battle Analysis of the Battle of Little Bighorn

- ... The Native American’s infrastructure allowed every man to act on their own during the attack and they fought in close quarters with no command and control. For the 7th Cavalry, battle control of the troops was accomplished by written messages. A prime example was when Custer had to send a note back to Benteen for reinforcement (Fox, 1997). Physical Environment. The physical environment contained a large river that was hard to cross and several hills and ridges. The weather was warm and the conditions were fair on the day of the battle....   [tags: General Custer, controversial battles]

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The White Buffalo Calf Woman

- The White Buffalo Calf Woman The Lakota Sioux Indians of the Great Plains possess rich religious traditions which are tied closely to the Earth. Though the relegation of these people to reservations amid the environmental disasters of American development has resulted in the near destruction of an ancient culture, some Lakota Sioux continue to fight for the preservation of their sacred lands animals, civil rights, and way of life. The seven original bands of the Great Sioux Nation were joined in an alliance called the “Seven Council Fires.” This confederation included three separate groups, each with its own dialect; the Santee spoke Dakota, the Yankton spoke Nakota, and the Teton spoke...   [tags: Papers]

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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]

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Native American Spiritual Beliefs

- I have decided to discuss the topic of Spirituality in Native Americans. To address this topic, I will first discuss what knowledge I have gained about Native Americans. Then I will discuss how this knowledge will inform my practice with Native Americans. To conclude, I will talk about ethical issues, and dilemmas that a Social Worker might face working with Native American people. In approaching this topic, I first realized that I need to look up some general information about Native Americans in the United States....   [tags: Native American]

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The Crazy Horse Memorial

- The Crazy Horse monument is important to the United States not only for continuing the Native American Culture, sharing their beliefs, building pride within their Nations, but in supporting their communities. The Crazy Horse Memorial is not only a fascinating monument but an essential NDN (Native term for “Indian”) institution, in a time when it is needed most. The Crazy Horse Monument is privately funded by donations and revenue that the Monument has raised over the last 64 years, through the gift shops and included Museum....   [tags: NDN]

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Battle of little bighorn

- LTC George Armstrong Custer did not effectively apply the concept of mission command as a warfighting function during the Battle of Little Bighorn. While it is important to understand the context in which Custer made his decisions, those circumstances offer little in terms of excusing the fiasco that was Little Bighorn. Custer failed to follow orders, did not take pertinent intelligence into consideration, did not adequately plan or execute protection of his forces, and fought without essential fires equipment available to him....   [tags: history, ltc george armstrong custer]

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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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Native Americans And Treaties with the Government

- “We must protect the forests for our children, grandchildren and children yet to be born. We must protect the forests for those who can't speak for themselves such as the birds, animals, fish and trees" Chief Qwatsina’s of the Lakota Tribe. The plain natives, a respectful people, took from the land what they needed and always gave back. The settlers that came thought they were smarter and more advanced than the natives, and viewed the natives as being inferior. In reality it was the exact opposite....   [tags: Native American Tribes, Beliefs, Traditions]

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John Joseph 'Black Jack' Pershing

- ... This was a jump of four ranks and he was selected ahead of over 800 other senior officers, making this promotion very controversial. The primary rumor was that he was promoted only because he had married the wife of a Senator, to which President Roosevelt appropriately responded, “To promote a man because he married a Senator's daughter would be an infamy; to refuse him promotion for the same reason would be an equal infamy” (6). Roosevelt had long been impressed by Pershing and had spoken of the promotion three years earlier....   [tags: General of the Armies WWI]

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The American Indian Movement

- American Indians once lived a prosperous and full life, relying on the bounty of land and nature. Colonization by white settlers disrupted this peaceful existence, uprooting tribes from their land and forcing them to assimilate to new cultural and religion views. Years of mistreatment and abuse led to the organization of the American Indian Movement to fight for their rights and liberty. Through the AIM, Indians attempted to gain recognition and spread knowledge of their culture and heritage to American citizens in order to attain a place in society....   [tags: mistreatment, rights, culture]

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The Ghost Dance Movement of 1890: Causes and Effects

- It was a great time of despair for the Native American people as the defeat of their nations by the ever westward expanding United States and subsequent placement onto reservations disrupted their culture and way of life as it had existed for hundreds of years. The decade leading up to 1890, which was a main focal point in the history of Native Americans, saw the passing of the 1887 Dawes Severalty Act which called for the breaking up of reservations and offering the Indians an opportunity to become citizens and giving them an allotment of land to farm or graze livestock on (Murrin 628)....   [tags: american history, native american]

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Pride, Honor and Survival in The Last Samurai and Hidalgo

- Pride, Honor and Survival in The Last Samurai and Hidalgo In the 2004 movie, Hidalgo, the story of how a cowboy and cavalry dispatch rider, billed as the “world’s greatest endurance rider,” is challenged to compete for pride, honor, and his own survival in a 3,000 mile long race known as the Ocean of Fire. Likewise, the story of The Last Samurai depicts how a civil war era captain is charged with the responsibility of training a “modern” Japanese military force, and is captured by Samurai warriors in a battle to quell the Samurai rebellion....   [tags: Movie Film Movies Films Essays]

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Native American Religions

- Over the century Native American religions have been repressed and misunderstood. There has been little room for them to actually be able to explain their rituals and why it is important to them as a society. This ignorance’s has resulted in the loss of land, false practices with sacred objects, and a lack of education within the rituals of indigenous religions. The indigenous population deserves support to preserve their practices and language. Since most of these religions have been repressed for so long many elders do not wish to teach their kin about their religion in fear of rejection from the modern society....   [tags: society, rituals, religious freedom]

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Fort Laramie Treaty

- After many years of battling with the Native Americans for land, the United States grew tired of the fight and sought "peace". The first Fort Laramie treaty of 1851 acknowledged the Lakota territory, which consisted of North and South Dakota, parts of Montana, Nebraska, and Wyoming as belonging to the Sioux Indians. This was a considerably large section of land equating to about five percent of the United States (Calloway, 2012). The U.S. government realized the abundant natural resources of gold that existed in this territory and attempted to enact the Bozeman Trail....   [tags: Laramie, Sioux, United States]

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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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Background on the Sioux Indian Culture

- The three online movies I chose to learn more about the culture in which I chose to write about and depict the life and culture of the Sioux Indian, (both past and present) are all from YouTube, and are as follows: *500 Tribes, *Meet the Sioux Indians, Plains Indian Tribe, 1949, and *The Great Sioux Nation. The films portrayed the Sioux in an almost identical manor, and although each of the films ran from twenty-five minutes long, to an hour and a half, they covered the same amount of ground and produced the same information....   [tags: Native American Indian history]

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Film Critique of Dances with Wolves

- Film Critique of “Dances with Wolves” This is a wonderful movie that is set in 1863 during the civil war. The main character is John Dunbar, a Lieutenant in the United States Army, who is played by Kevin Costner. The movie begins with Dunbar in the field hospital with a severely wounded leg that the Dr.’s are planning to amputate. Dunbar decides that he does not want to live minus a leg and leaves the field hospital, takes a horse and rides across the length of the enemy lines where he expects that he will meet his death....   [tags: Soldier, Sioux, Culture]

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Dances With Wolves : Film Analysis

- Dances with Wolves This Film “Dances with Wolves,” is a standout amongst the most important films to ever leave Hollywood. It is about identity, the film shows the Native American society into the collective usual America. The screenplay advances a more noteworthy understanding, acknowledgement, and sensitivity for the Lakota society. The residents of the Lakota and the domestic obligations of their tribal life are made open through this movie. The giving of gifts happens when Dunbar, prepares coffee for his visitors at the armies’ stronghold....   [tags: Native Americans in the United States]

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The Major Crimes Act Of 1885

- ... In response to overturning the verdict, Congress passed laws that would eventually lead to the Major Crimes Act which help deal with situations such as the Crow Dog incident. However, the initial laws would be further amended to include more crimes which could provide the U.S. courts with jurisprudence over the Native American land. The Major Crimes Act had initially featured seven major crimes that would be under federal jurisdiction if they were to be committed by a Native American. The crimes under federal jurisdiction were murder, rape, burglary, manslaughter, assault with intent to kill, arson, and larceny....   [tags: Native Americans in the United States]

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The Beautiful State of Montana

- Montana Essay Montana is a part of the country that many people do not know much about its history. Montana is divided into two parts, East and West. Eastern Montana is part of the Northern Great Plains and has played pivotal roles in American history since the early 1800’s. Western Montana is a history made up of gold rushes and the Copper King Marcus Daly. The history of Montana is that of many tales from Montanan Indian Tribes going back hundreds and thousands of years before American expansion into the region....   [tags: American history and territories]

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White Attitudes Towards Nature

- In Luther Standing Bear’s “Nature” and Louis Owens’s “The American Indian Wilderness”, the authors dictate differences in Indian and white relationships with nature. They stress how Indians see nature, their balanced relationship with it, and how they know wilderness is just a European idea. While agreeing here, Standing Bear focuses on the Lakota view of how Indians truly lived while Owens reveals both sides and thinks white views can shift with time. Standing Bear thinks the difference in how whites and Indians see nature stems from childhood....   [tags: Racial Relations, Indian, White]

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White Attitudes Towards Nature

- In Luther Standing Bear’s “Nature” and Louis Owens’s “The American Indian Wilderness”, the authors dictate differences in Indian and white relationships with nature. They stress how Indians see nature, their balanced relationship with it, and how they know wilderness is just a European idea. Though agreeing here, Standing Bear focuses on the Lakota view of how Indians truly lived while Owens reveals both sides and thinks white views can shift with time. Standing Bear thinks the difference in how whites and Indians see nature stems from childhood....   [tags: Racial Relations, Indian, White]

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Home Schooling Provides Parents More Control

- Home Schooling Provides Parents More Control For most students, school begins with the first bell of the day and ends with the last, but for 228 pupils in the Smallville school district and roughly 1.5 million nationwide, the structure of a typical school day is anything but typical. These are home-schooled students, and their reasons for dropping out of standard educational systems are almost as varied as the hours which they keep. While some families want more time together, others focus on the special needs of children, and still others hope to instill values that they feel are not addressed in public or even private schools....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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Native American Tradition And Religion

- Due to the wide range of habitats in North America, different native religions evolved to match the needs and lifestyles of the individual tribe. Religious traditions of aboriginal peoples around the world tend to be heavily influenced by their methods of acquiring food, whether by hunting wild animals or by agriculture. Native American spirituality is no exception. Traditional Lakota spirituality is a form of religious belief that each thing, plant and animal has a spirit. The Native American spirituality has an inseparable connection between the spirituality and the culture....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Man: The Misconception

- Wolves are one of the most misunderstood animals that exist today. With being known only for their negativity and only being accounted for rare and brutal attacks against humans, wolves have never really been given the chance to be understood by society. One author and two filmmakers beg to differ, as they experience the lives of the wolves firsthand. By submitting themselves into their daily lives. To their surprise they were ignored by the wolves for a greater portion of the time, as the wolves truly didn’t have as much of an interest in them....   [tags: Shadow of a Rainbow, Robert Franklin Leslie]

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Native American Conflicts

- On the summer days of June 25-26, 1876 the Battle of the Little Bighorn took place in the southeastern area of the Montana territory. The battlefield is very close to the Little Bighorn River itself, in what is now present day Big Horn County, Montana. The adversaries in this battle were the U.S. Army’s 7th Cavalry, commanded by General George A. Custer against the Indian tribes of the Northern Cheyenne, Lakota Sioux, and Arapaho under the leadership of Sitting Bull. Several years after the Civil War had ended, the U.S....   [tags: indians, plains, army]

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Black Elk and Rokeya Hossain: Fiction and Non-Fiction Stories

- Black Elk’s visions convey integrity, dignity, and respect for the natural world and its inhabitants. The written words are beautiful, and no less beautiful are the meanings taken from these words. In The Gift of the Sacred Pipe, we understand his reverence of life: “Every Dawn as it comes is a holy event … and all people who stand upon the earth are sacred and should be treated as such” (168). I think that Black Elk had these visions and that the content as stated is accurate and authentic. However, the writing seems to flow with a rhythmic cadence and images that are aesthetic pleasing....   [tags: Literary Analysis]

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Explaination of Horse Culture in Plains Indians Summaries by Hämäläinen

- I. Introduction In the introduction, Hämäläinen introduces how Plains Indians horse culture is so often romanticized in the image of the “mounted warrior,” and how this romanticized image is frequently juxtaposed with the hardships of disease, death, and destruction brought on by the Europeans. It is also mentioned that many historians depict Plains Indians equestrianism as a typical success story, usually because such a depiction is an appealing story to use in textbooks. However, Plains Indians equestrianism is far from a basic story of success....   [tags: equestrianism, expansion, competition]

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World Cultures Final Exam Terms

- World Culture’s Final Exam Terms Intro to the World 1. Cultural Conflict – clash of different ways of life over scarce resources, religion, race, land, oil, water, power, etc… 2. Cultural Relativism – judge culture on their own standards and values 3. Culturally different – one culture different from every other culture 4. Culture – total way of life of someone 5. Diffusion – mixing of different cultures from place to place 6. Ethnocentrism – belief that ones own culture is superior to other’s: judge other’s by your own standards 7....   [tags: Cultural Antropology]

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The Roles of the Characters in “Bury my Heart at Wounded Knee”

- The video “Bury my Heart at Wounded Knee,” tells the story of being pushed onto reservations in the Midwest and Black Hills negotiations. The main characters include Charles Eastman, Red Cloud, and Sitting Bull. These characters each play a significant role in capturing the emotional state of life among the governing agencies and tribal members. Charles Eastman survived the Little Big Horn Valley Battle of June 1876. He was being raised by family and tribal members until his father of newly Christian beliefs came to take him onto a reservation to learn in their school system....   [tags: tribes, leader, resistance]

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The Collaborating Individual Chosen For This Case Study Is Eva Pollinger Middleton

- ... Richard Henry Pratt, a founder of a Native American boarding school and prominent historic figure in Native American education, popularized the motto “Kill the Indian, Save the Man”. This dehumanizing language, often forceful removal from homes, and complete isolation from Native American culture were historic systematic racist practices which have contributed to the pervasive implicit racial and ethnic biases and stereotyping against Native American students in modern educational systems (Demmert 2001)....   [tags: Native Americans in the United States]

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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 n...   [tags: Film, Native American Studies, Movies]

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Dances with Wolves Gives Amazing Portrayal White and Indian Love Story

- Summary The film "Dances With Wolves" is about the relationship between a Civil War fighter and a band of Souix Indians. The film opens on an especially dull note, as despairing Union lieutenant John W. Dunbar endeavors to slaughter himself on a suicide mission, however rather turns into an unintentional saint. His activities lead to his reassignment to a remote post in remote South Dakota, where he experiences the Sioux. Pulled in by the common straightforwardness of their lifestyle, he decides to abandon his previous life to go along with them, tackling the name Dances with Wolves....   [tags: civil war, souix, native americans]

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Alternative Roles in Two Spirits: African Americans and Asian Americans

- There are so many different walks of life all over the world that so many people live every day. In every culture all men and women don’t have the same way of living and the same responsibilities as far as parents to their children and also their marriages. There are so many cultures and traditions that we all adapt to and follow orders to that we live by as people. You have some men in some cultures that prefer to be the wife and the actual wife be the husband. That doesn’t mean that in every culture there are men that want to be the wife....   [tags: cultures, traditions, husband, wife, marriage]

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The Lasting Effects Of Colonialism On Modern Day American Indians

- Native Americans, commonly known as American Indians, first experienced a conflict of interest with Europeans as far back as 1492. At this time, Christopher Columbus was in search of riches and spices in Asia, but instead of landing in Asia, he and his three ships landed in the Americas. Although there was already a vast amount of Native Americans present within the Americas, Columbus felt that it was appropriate to land, explore, and settle in this new found country. Columbus’ settlement paved the way for other countries to come to the Americas to further explore and colonize....   [tags: Native Americans in the United States]

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Analysis Of Barbara Gallatin Anderson 's Book, Around The World

- ... Difference is an accident of birth and it should therefore never be the source of hatred or conflict. The answer to difference is to respect it. Therein lies a most fundamental principle of peace: respect for diversity (Murray)” Anderson is a model figure for understanding diversity and fully appreciating its implications to the full extent. Seeing as how she is an anthropologist, she had that outlook when studying these diverse peoples. In her book she expressed the importance of listening and observing rather than interfering with the lifestyles of the people she studied....   [tags: Anthropology, Culture, Sociology]

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Native American And The Health Care Role Human Service Providers

- ... The Continental government placed a high priority on maintaining good relations with the tribes. June 2, 1924 Congress passed the Indian Citizenship Act conferring citizenship upon all Indians born in the U.S. This act granted citizenships to all Native Americans born in the United States and offered more health care opportunities. January 4, 1975 Congress passed the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act, that authorized the Secretaries of the Interior and of Health, Education and Welfare to allow tribes to assume the responsibility for the administration of the federal Indian programs through contracts....   [tags: Native Americans in the United States]

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Pretty-shield: Medicine Woman of the Crows by Fran Lindeman

- ... Her intelligence, her sharp memory, and her determination did not come from a formal education, but from life experiences and her attribute of perseverance. Although many others in her tribe had forgotten or failed to show interest in the old tribal traditions, to Pretty-shield, these traditions were sacred and permanently stamped in her heart and mind. Prior to her marriage, at sixteen-year-old, Pretty Shield adopted a baby girl whose parents had been killed. Pretty-shield raised her own children and after loosing both of her daughters to disease, she raised their children....   [tags: Red Mother, Native American authors]

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The Frontier Army And The Destruction Of The Buffalo

- In the journal article, "The Frontier Army and the Destruction of the Buffalo: 1865-1883, Smits asserts that the United States ' post-Civil War frontier army was the driving figure in the near extermination of the Great Plains buffalo. This process, which was orchestrated at the highest level of command ,and carried out throughout this ranks, was launched in order to drive the Plains Indians tribes into reservations. This paper will dive into the rationale of the army for their systematic eradication of the buffalo, how it was accomplished, and the major consequences of their pursuit....   [tags: Plains Indians, Great Plains]

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Religion Is The Fundamental Acknowledgement Of Life And Reality

- Religion is such a complex subject to define and study, that is distinguishes itself from other disciplines of study such as mathematics or other sciences. The explanation of religion takes on various interpretations based on the background and scientific approach taken. For many years the idea and concept of religion was the fundamental acknowledgement of life and reality which governed how humans perceived the world and their existence. The development of the study of sciences moved the idea of reality into methods of explaining what the world consisted of and to move away from religious concepts of life....   [tags: Religion, Scientific method, Science, Universe]

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The Shawnee Taking Advantage Of The 1812 American War

- ... The reason was simple, Americans wanted more and more land, and there were more Americans being born to occupy that land, with to population doubling on average every twenty years since the founding of the nation (H&F 159). One of the most notable movements into new territory occurred during the period of mass interest in the Oregon territories, in a pubic fervor called the "Oregon Fever." Oregon fever was not quite motivational to the level that gold fever was to the Spanish conquistadors’ centuries before, though it was a strong motivator indeed....   [tags: United States, Human migration]

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DIET AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY IN AMERICAN INDIAN CHILDRE

- INTRODUCTION The goal is to suggest a modified intervention for the “Physical education component” of the Pathways intervention program; the basis of the modification will be the Social Ecological Model. This paper will be addressing the Physical activity Self-efficacy, physical activity participation and the curriculum that was offered for this component of the Pathways intervention Program. It will be addressed systematically by using the 6 factors of the Social Ecological Model for the promotion of physical activity....   [tags: Interventions, Psychosocial Variables]

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Native Americans vs the United States of America

- Times were very hard for Native Americans during the mid to late 1800s. The reasons for their afflictions could only be blamed upon the United States of America. For thousands of years, Native Americans had roamed around the Americas. There had also been many tribes spread across the West that fought between each other in order to have their land.1 It wasn’t until after reconstruction in the United States, that the white Americans started having ordeals with the Native Americans. The main tribes involved in the conflict starting around 1850 were the Lakota people and the Sioux....   [tags: General Custer, the Gold Rush]

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A Ritual in American History, the Ghost Dance

- The Ghost Dance began in 1888 with a with a holy man called Wovoka who received a message during a solar eclipse that a messiah would come and the world will be free of white man. The Indians could then return to their lands and Wovoka new that all this would happen during the spring of 1891. He and his followers meditated and had visions and then chanted and performed which became as the known “Ghost Dance.” The ghost dance soon began to spread all throughout the rest of the south and west which became a movement that many Indians started to follow and everyone performed it....   [tags: sioux indians, tragedy, battle]

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American Indians And The Day Of The Dead

- ... The Hispanic culture is jam packed with customs, holidays, and beliefs. They believe in large families and are very tightly knit together. A staple of the Mexican culture is the food. Overall the food is very healthy. They use basic ingredients such as corn, rice, chilies and others. Some of the well-known dishes are tacos, burritos, and chicken mole. These dishes and many more have spread out of Mexico and Latin America and can be found almost anywhere in the world. One of the largest events in Hispanic culture is the Day of the Dead....   [tags: Native Americans in the United States]

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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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Anthills of the Savannah: Governing for Failure

- Throughout Chinua Achebe’s Anthills of the Savannah, there are several thematic elements used to express the corruption of the government in post-colonial Nigeria. Nigeria has been culturally changed due to colonial British rule. Colonial Britain has changed the way Nigerians govern, which has resulted in many coups throughout the timeline of Nigeria. The way and life now for Nigerians is very different than it would be without interference from outsiders. Anthills of the Savannah demonstrates the hardships that the people of Nigeria faced due to colonial British rule and corruption of their own government by using symbolism, foreshadowing, and, motifs throughout the novel....   [tags: chinua achebe, nigeria, abazon]

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The Culture and History of Native Americans

- Native American, or American Indians, have a rich culture comprised of struggle, strife and success. For this paper, i will discuss the Native American Culture and it's history. History Spotted Tail, Lakota Sioux Chief stated: "This war did not spring up on our land, this war was brought upon us by the children of the Great Father who came to take our land without a price, and who, in our land, do a great many evil things....This war has come from robbery from the stealing of our land. (Lazarus 1991)....   [tags: disease, unity, identity]

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Native American Reservation Life and History

- Many people today know the story of the Indians that were native to this land, before “white men” came to live on this continent. Few people may know that white men pushed them to the west while many immigrants took over the east and moved westward. White men made “reservations” that were basically land that Indians were promised they could live on and run. What many Americans don’t know is what the Indians struggled though and continue to struggle through on the reservations. Indians had been moved around much earlier than the nineteenth century, but The Indian Removal Act of 1830 was the first legal account....   [tags: Indian Removal Act of 1830, forced assimilation]

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Growth and Uses of Yucca Shidigera

- YUCCA SCHIDIGERA Coral Piña   Yucca Schidigera commonly known as Adam’s Needle Yucca is a plant, member of the agavaceae family. Also known as Mojave yucca, Spanish bayonet, and Spanish dagger due to its “sharp dagger-like leaves” (Montgomery, 2010). North America and Central America are place of origin to Yucca Schidigera (van Wyk & Wink, 2004), currently one can find Yucca plant in California, Nevada, Arizona, and Utah. In order for the plant to grow healthy it must be on a rocky desert slope; full of sun and soil that provides good drainage (Montgomery, 2010)....   [tags: arthritis, soap, food]

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Native American And The United States

- INTRODUCTION In 1831, the Supreme Court of the United States decided that the fact that the U.S. government had made treaties with various Native American nations in the past did not set precedent for treating said nations as independent, sovereign states. Despite the facts that the United States had made legal treaties with Native Americans numerous times and that U.S. law states that the United States can only make treaties with foreign nations, the Supreme Court decision in Cherokee Nation v....   [tags: Native Americans in the United States]

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Multicultural Literature Should Play A Role

- ... He is apart of the Abenaki tribe, but has first-hand knowledge and experience with other tribes such as the Cherokee and the Lakota, in which some of his finest works are written about. Through his stories, non-fiction, fiction, and folktales we learned that Native American culture has a strong belief in community and family before yourself. In (one of the books I’ll have to look at it Monday) we learned that these stories from different cultures, were a form of “punishment” but in the most positive way possible, instead of actually being punished to learn a lesson, stories such as “Raccoon’s Last Race” have such strong moral values that they would be read, or heard to learn a personal l...   [tags: Culture, Native Americans in the United States]

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The Greater Controlling The Lesser

- The book The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven by Sherman Alexie and the poem “Discovery of the New World” by Carter Revard contain similar and different themes. Both pieces of literature have a theme of a greater power taking control of a lesser power. They both also use the theme of prejudice in a similar way. However, Alexie presents the theme of assimilation in his book. Assimilation means to try to change yourself to be similar to another group of people. Even though Alexie’s The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven and Revard’s “Discovery of the New World” both contain similar themes of takeover and prejudice, Revard lacks the theme of assimilation that Alexie presents thr...   [tags: Literary Themes]

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