Charles Eastman: Main Character, He was a Doctor who was once part of the Sioux Indian tribe. He spent his life fighting for the well-being and rights of the Indians. Elaine Goodale: She was a teacher on an Indian reserve who married Eastman and also spent her life looking out for the well-being of Indians and making the most out of the reservation. Sitting Bull: He was the leader of the Sioux tribe that wouldn’t have any part of Americanization or sign any government form to move from their lands. Red Cloud: another Indian chief who only wanted peace with the white men.
Body tattooing was common to both genders. The Winnebago’s named themselves the Ho-chunk. The Ho-Chunks are originally from the Illinois and Wisconsin by the Great Lakes. In the 19th century the U.S. government forced the Winnebago and Ho-chunk tribes to move their reservations west of Wisconsin to Minnesota, North Dakota and finally in Nebraska. Through these moves, many tribe members returned to previous homes.
What does it mean to be an Indian man? Lastly, what does it mena to live on an Indian Reservation?” • Protagonists in his work show a constant struggle with themselves and their own powerlessness among white American society. • Influences: evoke sadness, while using humor and pop culture • Film: Created the first all-Indian movie “Smoke Signals” and based the screen play off two of his short stories. This movie took top honors at the Sundance Film Festival • Awards: ’92 National Endowment of the Arts Poetry Fellowship • ’93 PEN/Hemingway award • ’94 Lila Wallace-Readers digest writers
Indian Removal Act Indians have been here in the United States long before anyone. They had taught the first settlers how to survive on their own, until the aspect of expanding and claiming lands became an issue. For years after the first settlers came to America, Indians had been fighting for their land desperately. It is not until, 1830 when Andrew Jackson propose an act in removal of the Indians and push them to the west of the Mississippi River- the Indian removal act. There are many arguments dealing with this act either for or against it.
Brian Cedeno Red Means Blood Louise Erdrich exposes us to a heartfelt story about two Native American brothers whose relationship changes as time passes by. An internal and external factor push the brothers far apart, but at the same time creates a bond that is thicker than blood, Erdrich uses symbolism through native American Chippewa’s and the connection to American modernism to paint a picture for the reader. The story is narrated by the younger of the two brothers Lyman Lamartine, a young boy who is a Chippewa Indian that lives on a reservation in Northern Dakota. Lyman is a young boy who carries the responsibility of an adult In fact; Lyman points out that his “ One talent was I could always make money. I had a touch for it, unusual
Although some trading post and white settlers have arrived in this area, the law of the land was made by the Indians. He struggles during his first winter with an inadequate rifle and no knowledge of how to comfortably survive. An example, is when the chief of the Crow tribe, “Paints-His-Shirt-Red,” observes a starving Jeremiah chasing trout in a frigid river while he [the chief] has a stringer full on his horse. His luck turns when he has an unexpected encounter with “Bear Claw,” Chris Lapp, who mentors him on the ways of the land. Lapp takes him in and shows him the way of the land, and after gaining the skills required to survive in the mountains, he sets off on his own
Penney goes to state that “although there were many who condemned the use of alcohol in the fur trade, and still today, it was part and parcel of the business in Minnesota during the 1830s.” (pg. 118) For the Indians in the Dakota region, smoking pipes and and tobacco played a pivotal role in their social and religious agendas. Some of their religious rituals actually required the usage of smoking tobacco. The Ghost Dance took place during the late 1880’s and 1890’s, which promised a way life that consisted of an abundance of buffalo’s and “no-whites” (North American Indian Art pg.112). A traditional Arapho Ghost Dance dress displays crows that were considered messengers, magpies who were the guardian spirits, the Arapho cedar tree and turtle that were part of their origins.
The Sioux were also one on the tribes found by Lewis and Clark on their journey. The Sioux lived in Great Plains in states such as; north Dakota, South Dakota, Kansas, Nebraska, Wyoming etc. The Sioux took advantage of available horses that were originally brought to the Americas by Cortez and the Spanish in 1519. The horses were used for mobility to pull their tepees when they traveled and need to hunt buffalo.
Leave Us Alone By: Denise Meza Vine Deloria takes a new approach at addressing issues that Native Americans have had to face for several years. In Deloria’s “Custer die for your sins: An Indian Manifesto” a general concept of “leaves us alone” is addressed. Circe Strum agrees with his general argument but her study of identity in “Blood Politics: Race, Culture and Identity in the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma” reveals contradictions. Vine Deloria is known to be the first to write an overview of Indians and be successful in doing so. In Custer Die for your sins Deloria attempts to cover several different issues that the Indians have encountered and continue encounter due to ignorance.
Experiences of the Native American Sheila Barkwell Cultural Diversity 09/08/2013 Rich Urfer Experience of the Native American The Native American are an important part of American history. At one time Native Americans lived peacefully and were content and established with their lands. Then, there came a time when they were forced to fight to protect their lands. Many Native Americans were killed while others were forced off of their lands by U.S. laws that were passed by various United States Presidents. This paper will demonstrate the different challenges that the Native American had to endure throughout history, and often still do.