BLACK ELK SPEAKS: SUMMER READING About Black Elk Speaks Introduction In August 1930, the Midwestern writer John Neihardt went with his son Sigurd to the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota to speak with Black Elk, an Oglala Sioux. Neihardt was in the process of completing A Cycle of the West, an epic poem concerning the history of the American West. He had published the fourth section, The Song of the Indian Wars, and was looking for material for the final section, The Song of the Messiah. Neihardt had earlier become acquainted with Indian culture when he lived near the Omaha reservation at Bancroft, Nebraska, and he knew Black Elk's reputation as a holy man and the second cousin to the great Sioux Chief Crazy Horse. When the two men met, Black Elk recognized that Neihardt was a sympathetic listener, someone interested in the spiritual world and in Indian history.
And they also have a long history for their struggles with the new settlers. In this research I will focus on the Native Americans of the western part of the United States and their history, especially the time of the removal, around the nineteenth century. I will divide my research into two main parts. In the first part I will talk about every part of the western Native Americans’ locations, their geography and an overview of the changes that were brought into them after the European colonization. In my second part I will focus of the time of their history of their removal to the Indian territories and reservations, which we are currently studying in class.
As a Boy Scout I recited in every meeting “The Scout’s Oath”; which states, “…to help other people at all times” (Boy Scouts of America Website). I believe this value became part of me in my early childhood. Soon after graduating from high school, when it came time to choose a career path, I chose public service and became an Emergency Medical Technician. Eventually, I upgraded career my training and became certified as a Paramedic. I have enjoyed a twenty-four year career of public service.
With the big support of my older brother who is also an Eagle Scout, he helped influenced myself becoming an Eagle Scout. They all helped push me to become the Eagle Scout that I am today. Becoming an Eagle Scout was a twelve year process. The oath of the Boy Scout’s is “On my honor I will do my best; to do my duty to God and my country; to obey the scout law; to help other people at all times; to keep myself physically strong; mentally awake and morally straight. The Boy Scout oath is the Duty to God and country; it’s also Duty to other people, and Duty to self.
How does Harper Lee use Scouts first day to introduce us to important aspects of the novel? Harper Lee has a unique style of writing that she uses to bring out characters emotions and personality’s in ‘To Kill a Mocking Bird’. She uses themes she hopes with evoke the readers sympathetic and empathetic feelings. Lee uses this style in the school scene (chapter 2 and 3) to introduce the reader to new information about the town ‘Maycomb’ and the life style of its occupants through the teacher and pupils of Scouts first class. Each child in this chapter represents their family (as how every member of a family acts goes towards their reputation) and children like ‘Walter Cunningham’ show the reader the economic problems in Alabama at the time, while children like ‘little Chuck Little’ showed how all the boys in Macomb had been brought up with the manners to be a proper gentleman, with the exception of ‘Burris Ewell’, who showed the meaning of what was thought of as ‘white trash’.
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Accomplish One Margaret Brindley University Cumberlands November 2, 2014 \ Accomplish One The accomplish assignment this week is from the text book Crafting and Executing Strategy and is the first case study entitled Mystic Monk Coffee. Students are asked to read the case study and then to answer the assignment questions. The first question for discussion is asking if Father Daniel Mary established a future for the Carmelite Monks of Wyoming, what is his vision, what his vision is for Mystic Monk Coffee, and the mission for the Carmelite Monks of Wyoming. Father Daniel Mary has put much thought and prayer into establishing a future for the Carmelite Monks of Wyoming. At the present time only thirteen monks can live at the monastery.
Journal Response #10 4/20/2012 Based on the readings by the Native American authors, how might these groups of people relate themselves in similar ways to the traditional past and modern life? In the stories “The Way to a Rainy Mountain,” “The Man to Send Rain Clouds ,” and “Coyote Holds a Full House in His Hand,” we are able to dig into the lives of some Native Americans tribes to discover the complexities of their cultures. Both of these authors, Momaday and Silkon write about their heritage in their stories, which makes them more convincing since they are told from the point of view of someone who has experienced the Native American way of life. All of these Native American writers are able to convey to the reader a strong sense of knowledge about their cultural traditions, landscape of their regions and their understanding of modern life. Furthermore, as the author of the biography of Silko, the writer of “The Man to Send Rain Clouds ,” and “Coyote Holds a Full House in His Hand,” remarks, “She concentrates on the everyday life of the people she knows, the distinct mythical, historical, and present-day worlds in which they simultaneously exist.” Consequently, living between two worlds and two cultures adds to the life experience of many Native Americans who blend their ancient traditions with modern life to create a unique life experience.
Dear President Obama, My name is Yash Bhardwaj and I am a student at West-Windsor Plainsboro High School North. For the past few weeks, we have researched different genocides in class, decided whether or not the hegemon of that time took the right decision in handling the genocide, and we presented our findings to the class. After much thought, I have come up with some advice for how the United States of America, as a hegemonic nation, ought to respond to genocides occurring in the world today. Since the United States is the hegemon, it has to take some role in the solution of any genocide that occurs. It is only when the hegemon takes action that the genocide ends can be seen.
Their culture is rich in ritual ceremonies that last around nine days to treat the ill, for physical as well as mental aspects of their lives (Carey, 2011). The Navajo have a unique history of being Pastoralists, their Navajo kinship, their beliefs, values, sickness and healing rituals are important aspects within their native cultural lifestyle. The Navajo people are a pastoralists and agriculturalists society (Navajo, 2004). They often moved their sheep and horse herds during the summer and winter months to more flourishing areas for water, grasslands and to hunt for their family’s survival (Navajo, 2004). They lived in what is called hogans (Eck, 1998).