The Potawatomi were given the task of keeping alive the Sacred Fire. At the time of first contact by the Europeans, the Potawatomi people were living in what is today lower Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois and Wisconsin. To the west of Lake Michigan, the Potawatomi land base extended from Illinois to Green Bay, Wisconsin. The Potawatomi signed 42 treaties with the United States government which is more than any other tribe. In 1833, the Potawatomi lost all of their land east of the Mississippi River in the Treaty of Chicago.
Certainly, Indians of the Great Plains region experienced fundamental changes after the horse was introduced to their societies. This paper examines the major changes in historiography that took place from 1914 to 2003. In researching the horse for this paper, three topics emerged as the most studied and documented areas of change by scholars. The first topic is the concept of the mounted warrior and the research question of how the horse changed Plains warfare. The second involves how the horse affected many societies by attacking egalitarianism, leading to the creation of a rank-social
In the 1970’s Peltier travelled to the Midwest and there he met Russell Means, Dennis Banks and other people who had formed the American Indian Movement in 1968, Minneapolis. He participated in the movement’s struggles mainly involving treaty rights (Messerschmidt, 1999). The Pine Ridge Reservation was the main bone of contention. The Sioux obtained this piece of land after the Indian Reorganization Act of 1934. Their social-economic structures of the marginalization process were that: it exceeded 4,500 square miles (Linder, 2006).
The book My People the Sioux written by Luther Standing Bear is a revisit to the past by a master storytelling. Written in 1928 by Standing Bear, his story leaves the impression that history is not always told from the same perspective. Luther Standing Bear in English was also known as Plenty Kill,(Ota Kte) by his Sioux family. The book portrays the dramatic and life changing events of his life and the life of the Sioux. The traditional way of life for the Sioux and all Native American was called into question as the westward expansion of the United States unfolded.
Native American Tribes Native Americans are indigenous people. They were said to be the first people in America. They settle in different parts of the country and formed tribes. In 1492 there were over 300 Native American languages. There are several tribes but some of the popular ones are the Sioux, Cherokees, and Chippewa’s.
SIOUX TRIBE NAME: The word Sioux is actually a French term that translates as enemy. Although Sioux has now become a widely recognized name for a particular Native American Indian tribe it was a title given to them by the invaders. The Sioux people prefer to call themselves as Lakota. Basically the Sioux people, as they have come to be known, were divided into various different tribes. Some of the most prominent tribes that made up the Sioux nation include Oglala, Brule, Sans Arcs, Hunkpapa, Yankton, Minnwkonjou, Sisseton, Mdewakantonwan and Wahpeton.
For the next 175 to 200 years, the Iroquois managed to dominate other Native American groups and to remain free of both British and French rule. did you know? • Both the U.S. Constitution and the founding charter of the United Nations are based on ideas found in the Iroquois constitution, known as “The Great Binding Law.” • Iroquois women had many more rights than colonial American women. • More than 50,000 Iroquois live in the United States today. The Iroquois Way of Life The league’s The totem, or tribal symbol, of the Iroquois “The World on the Turtle’s Back” is an Iroquois (GrPE-kwoiQ) creation story filled with conflict and compelling characters.
The Indians had been persecuted, harmed, and removed from their land by whites ever since the very first years of colonization in America, and Western movement caused the final blow to these people. The Cherokees of Georgia made efforts to learn the ways of the whites by opening schools, adopting a written constitution, and even turning to slaveholding. For these efforts the Cherokees, along with the Creeks, Choctaws, Chickasaws, and Seminoles, they were named the “Five Civilized Tribes.” But, these efforts were not good enough for the whites. In 1830 Congress passed the Indian Removal Act, providing for the transplanting of all Indian tribes then resident east of the Mississippi. In 1838, the US army forced the Cherokees from their homelands in the Trail of Tears into Indian Territory.
English 1020 2/19/12 Essay One: Fiction Buffalo Soldiers The short story Buffalo Soldiers told a story about soldiers that got ambushed by Native Americans. The buffalo soldiers were African-American cavalry regiments of the United States Army that were stationed in the west. It tells of a person’s first encounter in a battle and how he handles it. It also describes how the cavalry as a whole reacted in the site of battle and confrontation. The character that narrates the story, handles the situation of battle very poorly.
The Removal Act stated that the United States Government had the right to forcefully move the Native Americans to different lands as long as they compensated them for the land that they had to give up in the east. The US Government did not give the Native Americans any say regarding their move. Once the Removal Act signed into place they had to follow it. The move negatively impacted on the tribes’ health, their population and their way of living. Out of about 15,000 Cherokee that were forcefully moved to the West, about 4,000 died on the road there.