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Don 't Proud And Rich Lakota Culture

- Long before the white man first stepped onto North American soil there was a time when the land was sacred, the family was considered the center of life, everything was done with prayer, and man and nature lived in concert with one another. Seventh generation ranchers, Wayne and Alex Fredrick preserve the ways of their proud and rich Lakota culture by looking to their future in ranching through actions that speak of and honor their past. Their ranch, located on the Rosebud Indian Reservation, was started by Wayne’s great, great, great grandparents William Cordes and Emma Agnus Red War Bonnet in 1904....   [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

- In the book the Lakota way: stories and lessons for living, by Joseph M Marshal III, the virtue of love, the root of all other virtues is the first virtue necessary to living a virtuous life. A life of virtue is lived by putting the needs of others first, allowing oneself to decrease so that all may be given the opportunity to thrive. The decrease of oneself is an act of humility, which cannot be done without a strong virtue of love. Love is the root of all other virtues, it is from love that humility, respect, sacrifice and honor flow....   [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

- The Lakota Sioux Indians make up the majority of the Northern Plain Indians. They are located on the Pine Ridge reservation in South Dakota. It is the poorest county in the nation, with population estimates of the reservation range from 28,000 to 40,000. 80% of residents are unemployed (versus 10% in the rest of the country); 49% of the residents live below the Federal poverty level (including 61% of all those under the age of 18); Per capita income in Oglala Lakota County is $6,286; (www.census.gov) The area of the Pine Ridge Reservation is mostly rural and health care is given by the Indian Health Service (IHS)....   [tags: Health care provider, Health care, Blood sugar]

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The Values From The Lakota Way That Really Sticks With Me

- ... As an elementary teacher, I will have one of the first big impacts on my students. I will help to ‘set the stage’ for how they talk and behave in the classroom setting and with their friends and peers. This is a privilege I will have, but it is also a huge responsibility. I will be responsible for getting the students ready for the next grade they will go into and how they will treat that teacher and their classmates. A huge part of this will be trying to include the families in participating in these behaviors and values....   [tags: Education, Teacher, Thought, Critical thinking]

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Lakota Tribe Are Part Of The Larger Sioux Nation

- Lakota tribe are part of the larger Sioux nation. In the story “Wohpe and the Gift of the Pipe” an origin story that tells of Wohpe and the scared pipe. According to our textbook the Wohpe, is “the mythical White Buffalo (Calf) Woman who brings the scared pipe to the Lakota” tribe (48). The story relates to two young men who go in search of Wohpe. While encountering her one of the two boys disobeyed her instructions and had is life extinguished. The remaining boy was given a message for the council to look for “four puffs of smoke at midday” (49)....   [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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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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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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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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My First Ever Mission Trip

- ... I have continued to bead and learn new styles even after I have completed the trip. This is a skill that will stick with me for a long time and will also remind me of the beautiful necklaces and bracelets that the Lakota made as well. Overall, the training was very helpful and was exactly what I needed in order to prepare myself for the physical and mental challenge of spending time on the Cheyenne River Reservation. The mission trip itself was an eye-opening experience. I loved being able to step completely out of my own personal bubble and get to learn about a totally new culture from the people themselves....   [tags: Native Americans in the United States]

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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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The Wounded Knee Massacre : Hollywood Fiction Or Historical Fact?

- ... His father has returned from prison with the conviction that the white man 's way is best. Taken by his father from his tribe and sent to a boarding school to receive an education, the main character is stripped of his language, culture, and even his name. He adapts and maximizes opportunities to gain a high level of education, becoming a doctor. Charles Eastman, the name given to him at the white-man 's school, gains recognition within United States government circles and is included when the United States government is in the process or planning a revision of treaties for tribes living in and near the Black Hills of North Dakota....   [tags: Native Americans in the United States]

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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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Red Cloud 's War Was One Over Land Rights

- ... These warriors had the advantages of home turf, horse skills, guerilla tactics, and the know how to best use the forces. The disadvantages included organization and weapons and the fact that the Native Americans lived in small groups or big groups depending on the time of year. This means that they were not used to working together and following orders. Their warriors fought only when and how they chose to fight. Their main weapon was the bow and arrow, the same as they used for hunting. The Soldiers had Springfield muskets in the beginning and toward the end had a better model that was better for reloading....   [tags: Native Americans in the United States]

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The Natives Of Australia Were Not Affected By Outsiders

- ... Yoruba talk about how there are two worlds Earth and Heaven and heaven is is the invisible home of the gods. There is also believed to be earth’s threats which is witches and sorcerers and they need to be controlled. It is believed that the Yoruba religion is the protectors of Earth to maintain Earth’s safety. There’s more than one god and the supreme god is Olorun but he is not a part of human affairs so he is not really recognized unless in prayer. The lesser gods are called Orishas they are symbols and they give our sacred power but they can also cause harm not just good things....   [tags: Religion, God, Aztec, Quetzalcoatl]

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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

- The Major Crimes Act was an important piece of legislation regarding the jurisdiction of Indian tribes on U.S. soil, and was passed on March 3, 1885. It was one of the concluding sections of the Indian Appropriations Act of 1885, which sought to deal with Indian American relations of the latter-19th century. The Major Crimes Act law was passed by Congress, following the General Crimes Act of 1817. The Major Crimes Act expanded on the General Crimes Act by detailing what could constitute as a crime under the federal jurisdiction of the United States if they were to be committed by a Native American in a Native American territory....   [tags: Native Americans in the United States]

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The Orange Is The New Black

- ... Intersex is being born with characteristics that do not meet criteria for “female” or “male” sex. This specifically means that the person might have ambiguous genitalia (most of the time) or any other sex characteristic that does not line up. Someone intriguing facts I found was that non-binary and transgender identities have exist in history forever. There is the hijras in India. They are “males” who are feminine, but carve out a gender that is non-compliant of the gender binary (girl/woman and boy/man)....   [tags: Transgender, Gender, Male]

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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

- Introduction The collaborating individual chosen for this case study is Eva Pollinger-Middleton, a twenty-three year old undergraduate student in the College of Education at the University of North Florida. Eva is majoring in Secondary English Education and is currently in her junior year. Eva is ethnically Lumbee, which is a Native American tribe native to the north Florida Area. Although Lumbee is not a federally-recognized distinct tribe, Eva is highly invested in furthering her culture’s recognition in educational settings, including both increasing Lumbee presence in curriculum relating to Native American studies for students in the general education program and in furthering educationa...   [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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Language Is The Most Valuable Component Of Life For Native Nations

- ... The United States Native American population continues to grow as decades pass, with approximately 500 Native tribes that are federally recognized and some 200 other tribes that are not. In the time before European settlement in the Americas, each tribe had their own language (although many were similar) and with this language; belief systems, culture, a way of life became defined. A few of the current spoken Native American languages in the United States include; Ojibwe, Cree, Ottawa, Hopi, Mohawk, and Lakota just to name a select few....   [tags: United States]

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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

- Human culture is a very diverse element of humanity. It has a variety of different building blocks that create the full meaning of the term. It involves aspects such as food, customs, music, language, and art. Similar patterns of culture form groups of people with common beliefs and lifestyles known as societies or communities. Culture can vary based on location of the society and the history of how the culture arose. Culture is constantly changing in so many ways and controversy arises between these societies with different views....   [tags: Anthropology, Culture, Sociology]

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Native American And The Health Care Role Human Service Providers

- The population I choose to was Native American’s and the health care role human service providers have. It is important to remember that you can’t generalize and say that all Native American Tribes think this way or do it this way; they are all unique and value their uniqueness and sovereignty. There are 4,222,760 American Indians and Alaska Natives and 909,770 Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islanders in the U.S and its territories (US Census 2007). There is something important to remember as well that in today’s society; ourselves is the priority and in Native American traditional values the tribe and the extended family is first before themselves....   [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

- and Quakerism; the Shawnee taking advantage of the 1812 American war with Britain, and ending up finishing the war in worse condition than before, and the Cherokee, perhaps becoming the most successful out of the three, with the adaptation of the American style of government, laws and market based trade economy (H&F 125-30). Following the aforementioned precedents of motivations of westward travel, Americans continued their westward march in even greater fashion following eh Louisiana Purchase of 1803....   [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

- For my cultural event I went to the event called American Indians and the Day of the Dead. This event covered two different cultures and described how they were connected through different aspects. For the first part of the event American Indians were the subject. The American Indian story is very rich in culture. Ever since the colonization of the America’s by the Europeans the Native American culture has be subject to unfair treatment and undeserved prejudice. This unfair treatment can be traced all the way back to when the Constitution was written....   [tags: Native Americans in the United States]

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The Is A Good Patriotic Man Or Woman?

- ... These are events that we as Americans should fear, mandatory training being forced for these young men, and a future draft promised ahead. Millions of lives had continuously been lost in the battlefield, from deadly wounds, hunger to war related diseases. This has still to this day have not proven a good cause or positive outcome for humanity other than to be an imperialistic war. However, to the government, this has been profit to their pockets. With the starting investment of the United States around the value of 700 million dollars and by the year 1914, the revenue had exponentially grown to 3 and a half billion dollars....   [tags: United States]

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