The Indian prefers the soft of the wind darting over the face of the pond, the smell of the wind itself cleaned by a mid-day rain, or scented with pinion pine.” First Perce states that the white man only conquers the land then leaving everything else behind. This implies that the white man pays no close attention to the land. That he only sees as a mission or enemy that needs to be conquered. Then leaving sentimental objects such as father’s grave. Then sarcastically says “perhaps it is because the red man is savage and does not understand.” Saying that their tatics make no sense, that wasting so much is smart or more civilized, and which must be because he is “savage”.
While his time there, Wind-Wolf’s teacher labeled him as a “slow-learner” because he did not know the things an average kindergartener knew. The teachers and the students talked him down and Wind-Wolf felt somewhat ashamed, dumb, and embarrassed. All he wanted was to fit in with all of the other kids in his class. He was constantly teased for having long hair and he begged his mom to cut it off. She tried to convince him that in the Indian culture, long hair is a sign for masculinity and balance but Wind-Wolf was too hard-headed to understand.
By reading the principal’s speech, Richard was saying what the white power wanted him to say and to Richard this would be giving in to the very thing he hated so much. Richard was willing to leave school without a diploma instead of this. White people alienated Richard from his environment because he did not accept the way of life that other black people did. Richard’s relatives never understood Richard and because of this he was alienated from his family and his own people. Shorty is the young black boy who gets beat by the white people and jokes about it.
Instead it’s Gail who confronts and persuades Wes to take action, “What about the…damage…[that’s] already been done?” As a young boy David saw his father as more of a weak man than a stronger one. David was disappointed by his father who would not carry a six shooter like more traditional Sheriff’s. He never dressed as an official Sheriff instead preferring to wear “…boots and Stetsons; my father wore brogans and a fedora”, against the traditional stereotype of Western Cowboy. When David discovers that his idol Uncle Frank was raping Indian women, including Marie Little Soldier, who he
Also, her lack of intelligence has left her with no job and an inability to get a job. In the story, there are many reasons contributing to Jean’s feeling of emptiness and difficulty in her life. To begin, her husband, Ross feels as though he has married beneath himself, and he does not love her anymore. Their marriage was most likely caused by Jean getting pregnant with their son, which made Ross feel like he had to marry her out of force. In the story, Ross specifically tells their son, Kevin that he should try not to marry beneath himself because he will end up stuck in the same situation as him.
He is showed as a victim because he was kidnapped as a child from his parents. Then, when he is returned to his white parents later in the story, he is hostile towards them and believes he is an Indian. He is very hostile towards the white people when they tell him he is white and they tell him he has to go home to his white family, “I’ll never go back to Pennsylvania,” (9). This shows that he became a victim of the Native Americans because they made him think that the Whites were bad people. Another example of how symbolism in characters is shown, is how he uses True Son’s Native American father, Cuyloga, as a symbol for Knowledge and Wisdom.
These Indian women were hesitant to expose Frank because the white people of Bentrock were ignorant of the opinion’s of an indian, this is supported when David says ‘I knew what he was thinking; she’s an Indian – why would she tell the truth?’. It was not until Marie Little Soldier refused to be examined by him and spoke up by saying something to Gail Hayden that the true nature of Frank was revealed. It was this courage that Marie displayed that allowed justice to be served. Although she lost her life because of it, she was a huge part of the reason he was stopped from molesting any more of his patients. From the beginning Wesley Hayden has the odds stacked against him, he is introduced as a weak and oblivious character, who lived under the shadow of his brother Frank and felt the pressure put on him by his overpowering father.
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. When True Son Arrives in Paxton, he is forced to contend with
Jesse Duggan was an influential figure in protagonist’s formative years; her fear of the western culture lead her to condition her son into white society: “they belong to the white side of the fence. You’ve got to prove you do and don’t you forget it”. She isolates him from his traditional culture and instils in him the stigmas of the lesser breed. The persona’s frequent self derogatory remarks about being “a mongrel” and “born under the curse of Ham” indicate how society’s treatment of ‘Noongars’ has affected him. Socialization has isolated the protagonist, denying him his cultural identity and stifling his hopes.
The word civilized, as defined by Websters, means to have an advanced or humane culture, society, etc.. White men did not see the Indian culture as advanced or humane and therefore began forcing white man's way of life upon the Native American Tribes. "Civilize them with a stick" is a horrific rendition of the life of a Native American child plucked from her village at a young age and forced into an old