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  • 1890 The Ghost Dance Cult
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    The Ghost Dance Cult The Ghost Dance Cult was a religous movement among Native Americans during the late 1800's in the far west. It offered the Indians hope of spiritual renewal and a return to their old way of living. The religion promised that dead Indian ancestors and game animals would comeback to life. It was first adopted by Indians in what is now the state of Nevada in the late 1860's. The religion was revived in 1889 by several different Californian tribes. By 1890 The Ghost Dance Cult w...
  • Dance Chief Illiniwek
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    The Struggle for Chief Illiniwek Imagine going to a University of Illinois sporting event and not seeing Chief Illiniwek perform at half time. This may soon be the case. Many Native Americans feel that the symbol of Chief Illiniwek portrays a racist stereotype, but because Chief Illiniwek represents the pride for athletics, as well as respect for the University of Illinois itself, he should not be dismissed as mascot and swapped with some common, unoriginal replacement. The dismissal of the chie...
  • Tecumseh And Some Other Warriors
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    Tecumseh, Shawnee war chief, was born at Old Piqua, on the Mad River in western Ohio. In 1774, his father, Puckeshinwa, was killed at the Battle of Point Pleasant, and in 1779 his mother, Methoataske, accompanied those Shawnees who migrated to Missouri, later died. Raised by an older sister, Tecumpease, Tecumseh would play war games with other fellow youths in his tribe. Tecumseh accompanied an older brother, Chiksika, on a series of raids against frontier settlements in Kentucky and Tennessee i...
  • Suquamish Indian Cemetery Near Seattle
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    When stories are told about the American Indian it is usually the Indians that are looked upon as the heathens. They are portrayed as savages who spent most of their time raiding wagon trains and scalping the white settlers just for fun. The media has lead us to believe that the American government was forced to take the land from these savage Indians. We should put the blame where it belongs, on the U.S. Government who lied, cheated, and stole from the Indians forcing many Indian leaders to sur...
  • Karana And Ramo
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    BOOK REPORT ISLAND OF THE BLUE DOLPHINS By: Scott Odell COPYRIGHT 1960 Pages: 192 This book is about an Indian girl named Karana. The story takes place in the early 1800's. Karana and her tribe live on an island shaped like a dolphin swimming on its side. There are also many dolphins swimming around the island so its known as the island of the blue dolphins. Karana's fathers name is Chief Chowig. Karana little brothers name is Ramo. Karana's big sisters name is Ula pe. One day Aleutian sea-otter...
  • Chief And Billy
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    The clock in the old rusty 1962 station wagon was about to strip 12: 00 am fo what seemed like the millionth time on the Odule's family vacation. The phrase "ARE WE THERE YET? !" has been the only noise that the family has heard for the last 300 miles. Young Billy was so excited to finally visit his dream, to visit the Ghost Town of Chief Long horse. The year before Billy had read a book about a Indian tribe that suddenly vanished into thin air when a chief left on a hunting trip and never retur...

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