Chief Joseph Essays

  • Essay On Chief Joseph

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    Chief Joseph was part of the tribe called the Nez Perce, which was a hierarchal religion (a religion which exercises authority). He was born in Wallowa Valley, on March 3, 1840. The esteemed chief was originally named Hin-mah-too-lat-kekt, which translates to Thunder Rolling Down a Mountain (“Chief Joseph Biography” A&E). He was baptized at the Lapwai Mission where he took the Christian name Joseph, after his father, Joseph The Elder (“Chief Joseph Biography” N.p). The Nez Perce were hunters and

  • Essay On Chief Joseph

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    Who Was Chief Joseph? Who was Chief Joseph? Chief Joseph otherwise known as Hinmatóowyalahtq'it among his people was the chief of the Wallowa band of Nez Perce. He governed the Nez Perce from 1871 when his father died to his own death in 1904. While chief he did many things that may not have been the best decisions and he did many things that helped the Wallow band. As a whole he kept the Wallowa band together. Life Before Being Chief Chief Joseph was born in Wallowa Valley, Oregon. His mother’s

  • Chief Joseph, The Nez-Pierce Chief

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    Chief Joseph was the Nez-Pierce chief. He became famous when he tried to get his tribe to the Canadian border to be free. He did it so he and his tribe don’t go to reservations. He was considered to be one of the best chiefs ever. He took his fathers place as chief. His early life, leading years, and the end of his life tells what he had to go through to lead his tribe to freedom, even though it ended in vain. Joseph was born on March 3, 1840, in Wallowa Valley, Oregon Territory. His formal Indian

  • Nez Perce Indians History

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    themselves Niimpíipuu meaning “The People”. One of the most commonly known Nez Perce Indians was Chief Joseph. Chief Joseph was most known as being

  • Freedom

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    the absence of necessity, coercion, or constraint in choice or action. In An Indian’s View of Indian Affairs, Chief Joseph petitions for freedom. Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech is a call for freedom. The texts written by Chief Joseph and King share many similar philosophies because the situations faced by two cultures, which are embodied in the texts, are similar. Chief Joseph represents a group of Native Americans who are restricted to land that they do not covet. Euro-Americans use

  • Wallowa Tribe Research Paper

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    October 5, 1877, Chief Joseph of the Nez Perce rode into the camp of U.S. Army Colonel Nelson Miles and surrendered his rifle. ‘Hear me, my chiefs. I am tired,’ he said. ‘My heart is sick and sad. From where the sun now stands I will fight no more forever.’ With those words he ended the war between 750 Nez Perce–500 of them women, children, and elderly–and 2,000 soldiers, a four-month battle that had ranged across 1,200 miles. “I am tired of fighting,” he told Miles. “Our chiefs are killed. The

  • Indian Genocide

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    tried to assimilate them. “The beads we made by hand are nowadays made in Japan,” shows how the whites took over the Indian’s culture and commercialized it. Another situation in which the government practiced assimilation and concentration was with Chief Joseph and the Nez Perce. Joseph’s tribes were cooperative and sold their land to the whites as long as they got to live in their valley, but eventually the whites wanted all their land. The Indians fled and tried to make it to Canada, but 30 miles from

  • Chief Joseph Research Paper Outline

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    The Chief of Realism: Chief Joseph Thesis: The taking of land by the white settlers affected Chief Joseph, which influenced him to write his surrender speech, “I Will Fight No More Forever.” What was occurring in America at this time was the French and Indian War, or the Seven Years War. This war indicated that the Native Americans were willing to fight to the death in order to protect and keep their land out of the hands of the settlers. Historical Background: Realism The Civil War, 1861-1856 The

  • Contrast Essay: The Mcgillivray Moment And Chief Joseph Surrenders

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    Compare and Contrast essay "The McGillivray Moment" and "Chief Joseph Surrenders" are both about struggles the Native American Indians went through in their lives and their encounters with the settlers of North America. The settlers of North America were not courteous to the rights the Native Americans had and to their traditions. The McGillivray Moment is a meeting known as the "apogee of Washington 's optimism.". This shows Washington actually cared about what happened to the Native Americans

  • Chief Joseph And The Neez Perce War Book Analysis

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    I Will Fight No More Forever “I Will Fight No More Forever” Chief Joseph and the Nez Perce War by Merrill D. Beal is a book that opens up the readers eyes to the challenging life of the Nez Perce. Beal’s reason for writing this book was to deepen modern Americans view of past Native Americans and show the Indian-white relations of the past. The author also hoped to clear misconceptions and myths about Native Americans, in particular the Nez Perce tribe. The author’s contribution to our understanding

  • Lord of the Flies

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    gathered into a mock assembly by the sounding of the conch, one yelled “A chief! A chief! (p.18)” in desperation for leadership in the midst of an awfully boisterous crowd. “Lets have a vote, (p.18)” yelled another. The boys were not accustomed to a society that was ungoverned as it was in the adult word. They wanted to recreate that structure to maintain that sense of order in the group of boys. Ralph won the vote for chief in account of his image. The boys’ saw that “there was a stillness about

  • Themes of Government in Lord Of The Flies

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    vote in the book Lord of the Flies. ‘A chief! A chief!’ ‘I ought to be chief,’ said Jack simple arrogance, ‘because I’m chapter chorister and head boy. I can sing C sharp.’ Another buzz. ‘Well then,’ said Jack, ‘I—’ He hesitated. The dark boy, Roger, stirred at last and spoke up. ‘Let’s have a vote.’ ‘Yes!’ ‘Vote for chief!’ ‘Let’s vote—’ ‘Him with the shell.’ ‘Ralph! Ralph!’ ‘Let him be chief with the trumpet-thing.’ ‘All right. Who wants Jack for chief?’ With dreary obedience the choir raised

  • Contrasting Ralph and Jack in Lord of the Flies

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    the position as leader at the beginning of the story, when the rest of the boys vote him in as chief.  He carries this position until Jack and his fellow hunters break away from the group.  Ralph makes it his job to set out the rules to organize a society.  Ralph always thinks of what is best for everyone and how they will all benefit from his decisions. Rules and standards are set when Ralph is the chief.  He orders the group to build the basic necessities of civilization, shelters, and most importantly

  • Tradition: Lost And Kept

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    crops are drying out, and the tribe's Chief is called upon to remedy the situation. Following their tribe's tradition on asking the gods for assistance, the Chief discovered the only way to eliminate the drought is by sacrificing his daughter in a traditional ritual. The events that follow will show how the tribe's customs will be kept and lost. Tradition is shown in many parts of the story. The first example of tradition is evident in the scene where the Chief speaks to the ancestors to change the

  • Natty Bumppo

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    “Go my children; remember the just chief of the palefaces, and clear your own tracks from briers!”(The Prairie; pg.123) The trapper, Natty Bumppo, is remembered as one of the greatest chief of all palefaces. He is represented as the good and bad of both cultures, which shows more concern for others than him. Natty, was a skilled warrior that no matter what the consequences were he was up for a challenge. In addition to Natty, he was a symbol to both the white and red skins. By the end of Natty’s

  • Fear in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest and The Scarlet Letter

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    Fear To live with fear and not be overcome by it is the final test of maturity. This test has been "taken" by various literary characters.  Chief Bromden in Ken Kesey's One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest and Reverend Arthur Dimmesdale in Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter both appear to have taken and passed this test. It first seemed as though the Chief was going to fail this test of maturity in the mental ward that he was committed to.  He had locked himself up by acting deaf and dumb.  He had

  • The Rise of Social Isolation in America is a Chief Factor in the Proliferation and Continuation of Suburban Sprawl

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    The Rise of Social Isolation in America is a Chief Factor in the Proliferation and Continuation of Suburban Sprawl At the very backbone of the body of reasons for which sprawl has accelerated so much in recent decades is the changing social culture in America. One must remember that sprawl is all about people, and one of the greatest factors that drive the trends of their behavior is culture. It is true that there are many other factors (I.E. economic) at play in the manifestation of sprawl

  • Chief Seattle

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    Chief Seattle When stories are told about the American Indian it is usually the Indians that are looked upon as the heathens. They are portrayed as savages who spent most of their time raiding wagon trains and scalping the white settlers just for fun. The media has lead us to believe that the American government was forced to take the land from these savage Indians. We should put the blame where it belongs, on the U.S. Government who lied, cheated, and stole from the Indians forcing many Indian

  • A Sociological Look at JAWS

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    island that depends on its summer tourist business. When the summer season in threatened by a series of shark attacks three men are sent out to track down a great white shark. The three main (human) characters are Brody (Roy Scheider), the police chief, who came to the island from New York looking, so he thought, for a change from the fears of the city. There's Quint (Robert Shaw), a caricature of the crusty old seafaring salt, who has a very personal reason for hating sharks. And there's Hooper

  • lord of the rings

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    Ralph is twelve years old with blond hair, and is the most charismatic of the group. He is described as being built "like a boxer," is somewhat charismatic and is chosen for chief, who makes it his job to lay down rules and try to organize a society. Throughout the novel he is always in conflict with Jack, who wants to be chief himself. Ralph and Piggy agree with each other’s ideas, but Ralph doesn’t realize how important Piggy really is to him until the very end of the novel. Although Ralph never