Sitting Bull Research Paper

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HTY-110HM-15S2 Native American History and Life Instructor Name: Dr. Peter Skirbunt Student Name: Darrell Wilson The Carlisle Indian Boarding School No one predicted success for Henry Ward Beecher at his birth in 1813. The boisterous son of the last great Puritan minister, he seemed destined to be overshadowed by his brilliant siblings – especially his sister, Harriet Beecher Stowe, author of the classic best-selling novel Uncle Tom’s Cabin. But Beecher found international fame by shedding his father’s fire-and-brimstone theology and instead preaching a gospel of unconditional love and healing, becoming one of the founding fathers of modern American Christianity. He became what might be called “the Forest…show more content…
As a result he was called "Slow" for his apparent lack of skills. At the age of 10, however, he killed his first buffalo. Four years later, he fought honorably in a battle against a rival clan. He was named Tatanka-Iyotanka, a Lakota name that describes a buffalo bull sitting on its haunches. Much of Sitting Bull's life was shaped by the struggles against an expanding American nation. When Sitting Bull was young he was chosen as leader of the Strong Heart Society. In June 1863 took up arms against the United States for the first time. He fought American soldiers again the following year at the Battle of Killdeer Mountain. In 1865 he led an attack on the newly built Fort Rice in what is now called North Dakota. His skills as a warrior and the respect he'd earned as a leader of his people led him to become chief of the Lakota nation in 1868. Confrontation with American soldiers escalated in the mid-1870s after gold was discovered in the Black Hills, a sacred area to Native Americans that the American government had recognized as their land following…show more content…
He put in your heart certain wishes and plans; in my heart he put other and different desires. Each man is good in the sight of the Great Spirit. It is not necessary that eagles should be crows." Sitting Bull's suggestion is that if God wanted to make the Native Americans a white person, God would have already done so. He also suggested that there was no need to make any changes about the Native Americans' cultural traditions and way of life. Native Americans forced on reservations face an increasingly desperate situation with the lack of basic necessities. Many felt the best thing that could be done for the Native Americans was to force the Native Americans to Assimilate, or to take on the white culture and leave behind their own. To do this, many saw the path of least resistance with the Native American children; teach them the white culture while they were young and not already set in their ways. Richard H. Pratt spent eight years in Indian Territory as a commanding officer. Pratt’s solution was to take Indians off of the reservation and integrate them into white society through education. While his motives were positive, he believed
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