When the Praying Towns first settled in Plymouth, the Wampanoag were diminishing in numbers, and subject to attacks by other local Indian tribes. Massasoit’s first step in ensuring the safety of his people was to; befriend a white man named Edward Winslow. What turned out to become a lifelong friendship started as two struggling leaders desperately searching for a better way to thrive in uncertain times. The two men quickly created an alliance that was based on an agreement that the Wampanoag and Plymouth settlement would not attack each other, and help defend each other from attacks by local enemy tribes. Finally through this initial alliance, Massasoit was able to start trading and acquiring European weapons, which enabled the Wampanoag to better defend themselves in battle.
Pacettas Rules for Leadership Kevin J American Military University Frank Pacetta had a lot of native talent but he squandered it in his early years with Xerox (Pacetta p.12). Luckily for Xerox and himself, he was never fired and received the training and mentorship that he needed to morph into the type of leader who would take charge of a failing district and turn it into one of the top performers in the country. Mr. Pacettas parents were a large influence on him as a person but also as a leader and boss. His mother had to take care of his brother who was handicap and he heard stories about how great of a boss his father was. Mr. Pacetta would take the never quit attitude from his mother and the business and people savvy of his father and combine them to make one outstanding mentor and leader.
He was captured and raised by Indians at the age of four and believes that his Indian customs are better than the despicable ways of white man. From age four, he was brought up by a devoted foster father and mother, Cuyloga and Quaquenga, and he perceives of himself an Indian. True Son now views himself an Indian, son of Cuyloga and Quaquenga, so he doesn't think the condition that the white captives be taken back to white community refers to him. He swears that ‘by no means would he give up his Indian living. Never!,’ (Conrad Richter, 2004) To the west, unfriendly Indians reject his association with their tribe since he was born white; to the east, antagonistic whites, even members of the Butler relations, act out of racial detestation of Indians.
The difference between the soldier’s and the Indian’s weapons were too great. All the Indians wanted were to live in peace and The Great Father, as the United States President was called, promised this time and time again but his promise was never kept. One of the best known
(Aurelius, n.d.) Book Two in The Meditations by Marcus Aurelius is about how to live your life. It is from the wisdom that his grandfather, Verus, taught him as he was growing up. “Every moment think steadily as a Roman and a man to do what thou hast in hand with perfect and simple dignity, and feeling of affection, and freedom, and justice; and to give thyself relief from all other thoughts. And thou wilt give thyself relief, if thou doest every act of thy life as if it were the last, laying aside all carelessness and passionate aversion from the
These men and women would share their skills and knowledge with their European brothers and because of that, Europeans themselves would eventually learn how to survive in the harsh North American climate. These communities of men and women were the tribes of North American Indians. For the first three centuries of European exposure in what would be known as Canada and the United States, colonists would rely heavily on the Indians for survival. The Aboriginals taught the
It is easy to see why their nationality has been seen as a symbol of strength and pride. They have survived being moved out and seen as outcasts in a country that was originally theirs. We see this as a sign of great survival. Native Americans have every right to be upset. Unfortunately, there are not any other nationalities that are displayed as a mascot, which makes it a difficult case to decide.
Life is too short for people to learn everything in the whole world, so learning should never stop. In the novel The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, Sherman Alexie wrote about Arnold Spirit Junior, the Indian boy who used to live and go to school on his reservation. Arnold was born in a poor family with many health problems, but he is clever, dexterous and always believes in himself. He decides to improve his life by leaving his old school and moving to Reardan, a white high school filled with smart students located more than twenty miles away from his house. In geology class at Reardan, Arnold meets Gordy, the class genius.
The book begins mainly by narrating the initial relationship of the white man to the Indian in the early American years, from Christopher Columbus and the arrival of the pilgrims to the early 1800s. The relationship seemed to be peaceful as the Indians helped the white men settle and survive their first winter. Soon the new settlers start taking over Native American land, at first in a subtle way, and then by any means and with little remorse. Brown describes in every chapter a different tribe with its own battles and how the Indians were not only destroyed but also betrayed. All the tribes seem to describe in their own story how the whites started to obliterate their religion, their culture and their way of life.
His father was even known to have invented special drills for his son to work on specific hockey skills. He also always had a positive outlook on life constantly telling Gretzky that there was nothing that he couldn’t achieve if he set his mind to it (Pearl 389-390). Gretzky’s father is known to have also told him not to let anything stand in his way, and that if you want something bad enough it can be achieved by hard work and dedication. Gretzky responded to all of this positivity by working extremely hard throughout his youth hockey until turning pro at age 17 when he was drafted by the Edmonton Oilers NHL franchise in 1979 (“Wayne Gretzky”). Although Gretzky’s father was a major role in his hockey success and achievements, much of his respect, humbleness,