In the essay, Algonquians and Iroquoians: Farmers of the Woodlands, Peter Nabokov and Dean Snow describe the complexity and vitality of the societies and cultures of two groups of Indians, the Algonquians and Iroquoians, as they existed in 1492. The life of both groups depends on fishing, hunting, and gardening. They lived between the Atlantic coastline and the foothills of the Appalachians, and they are considered as the importantly factors in the drama of initial contact between Europeans and Native Americans. The costume of life, tradition, and the particular of cultures of the Algonquians and Iroquoians are the main pictures of the first Americans who lives around 1492. Algonquians mostly lived along the river where they could go fishing and hunting.
In 1865, the white men wanted to open a road in the Powder River country, and none of the Indians were pleased with this because of how much land was already taken from them (Pg. 124 Brown). “..Our women and children will starve, but for my part I prefer to die fighting than by starvation,” (Pg. 130, Brown), Red Cloud said this at a peace conference, although Red Cloud wanted peace he cared for his people more and didn’t want them to starve so he took a stand against the white men. All through the summer of 1866 Red Cloud’s ally White Chief was involved in a relentless guerrilla war fare.
Black Hawk’s Symbolic Suicide In Black Hawk’s Farewell Speech at the end of the Black Hawk War, Black Hawk uses ethos and pathos to not only finalize his surrender but also to memorialize his warriors and, more generally, the Sauk Nation. By implementing character-building and feelings into his speech towards his enemies, Black Hawk tries to prove that he was committed into trying to defend his people and that removal from their land is not what the Sauk Nation deserves. Black Hawk quickly establishes his credibility by saying, “You have taken me prisoner with all my warriors. I am much grieved, for I expected, if I did not defeat you, to hold out much longer, and give you more trouble before I surrendered” (qtd. in Drake).
Light in the Forest also uses symbolism when True Son is on the river, ready for the ambush. First of all, True Son hated the clothes that the White Men wore because they were to constraining. Secondly, True Son was told that the Indians never killed children, but he was told wrong. The Indians killed a little white girl and used her clothes to make True Son look White so that the White people would feel pity. The symbol in that is that girls clothes are smaller and tighter than boys clothes, and since True Son must wear them, he feels like he can’t do anything because they are a girl’s white clothes.
Me and my best friend use to go fishing with her dad all the time the only bad thing about it was that we would get ticks. They also had their own weapons for fighting and hunting, they made snare traps to capture bears, and deer by bending over small trees. They used bows and arrows, lances, war clubs, knives and tomahawks for fighting. Americans also like to hunt deer, bear, duck, and turkey. When I was growing up my best friend’s dad used to go hunting every season and bring
Connection with Nature Native Americans have a remarkable connection with nature. They see and hear things that common white man would not. The trees and the birds communicate with them to show them signs for their benefit. This connection is depicted in the books The Education of Little Tree by Forrest Carter and Walking the Trail by Jerry Ellis. In The Education of Little Tree the connection to nature is taught to Little Tree by Granpa and Granma.
“Fear Hurts” The character that I have chosen to write about is Augustus Sullivan, or Gus, the guide for General Moustache who directs the American soldiers into battle after they hear that the Native Americans had slain 25 white people. Gus, who is a well-respected white man of the United States Army, is someone who Zits tries to immediately control away from Gus’ intentions, but he is unsuccessful (Alexie, p. 85). Instead, he guides the white people, the same people he had grown to hate, into a Native American camp to slaughter his ancestors. He watches as Indian men, women, and children are obliterated by the men he took to their camp, as people are murdered at ferociously close distance. When all hope for any Indian survivors is lost, a “white soldier races towards Bow Boy” and “without stopping, the white soldier reaches down and picks up Bow Boy.
The short story Animals of the Amazon forest is a story about the different animals of the Amazon rainforest and how they have adapted and changed to better suit their environment. Thus the purpose of the story is to inform the audience of the differences between animals in the Amazon rainforest and the animals elsewhere in the world. Due to this purpose, the audience of the story are adventurers keen on visiting the Amazon rainforest. An alternative audience can be people who want to know the differences between animals in the rainforest and those not. The significance of the context and the different stylistic features of the story aid the purpose of the story.
Huron believed that everything existed in the nature including animals; plants and rocks had spiritual power in them. Their view of nature reflected in their way of living. Being hunters and agriculturists, they lived in small villages in the midst of nature. Rather than seeking to own the land around them, they inhabited land and lived harmoniously with the nature. They made farmland in the forest by controlled burning in a small area and cultivating crop in that area.
The first people of the Arctic, hunted walrus and eat dogs when they went hungry, they also hunter caribou and fish in small groups. The Inuit followed the wales, seals and caribou. The technology was a great difference between the native groups. The people of Atlantic Canada for example constructed fish traps, made bows and arrows, they also made spears, clubs and long stemmed pipes. They made birchbark canoes, show shoes and the unique technology of the toggle head spear.