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  • Individual Reservations For The Southern Tribes
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    WEST AS A LAND OF CONQUEST. Citing the Sioux as the example, explain the conquest of the Natives. When did the conflicts occur and where did they occur What were the Anglo American objectives and what were the Means What was the outcome As you stated that most all of the Plains Indians were toughs fighters, but the tribes that became the most powerful were the Comanches in the South the Sioux in the North. 1860 Indian sovereignty had been responsible for the governments efforts to erect t perman...
  • Majority Of Indian Reservations
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    Native American Environmental Issues Traditionally Native Americans have had an immediate and reciprocal relationship with their natural environments. At contact, they lived in relatively small groups close to the earth. They defined themselves by the land and sacred places, and recognized a unity in their physical and spiritual universe. Their cosmologies connected them with all animate and inanimate beings. Indians moved in a sentient world, managing its bounty and diversity carefully lest the...
  • Comanche Destruction On The Texas Frontier
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    COMANCHE INDIANS The Comanches, exceptional horsemen who dominated the Southern Plains, played a prominent role in Texas frontier history throughout much of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Anthropological evidence indicates that they were originally a mountain tribe, a branch of the Northern Shoshones, who roamed the Great Basin region of the western United States as crudely equipped hunters and gatherers. Both cultural and linguistic similarities confirm the Comanches's ho shone origin...
  • Alexie's Crazy Horse Poetry
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    Review of The Business of FancyDancing and Old Shirts & New Skins by Kent Chadwick Sherman Alexie... is the Jack Kerouac of reservation life, capturing its comedy, tragedy, and Crazy Horse dreams-those are "the kind that don't come true". The Business of Fancydancing and Old Shirts & New Skins are companion collections, which introduce Alexie's broad skill, incandescent style and moral vision. These are Alexie's first two works, the sure foundation of a significant addition to American literatur...
  • Indians Of Their Lands
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    Indian Suffrage Before the English arrived in the New world and began creating colonies, the American Indians lived in harmony and peace with natures. The American Indians were skilled hunters, farmers and used everything in their environment for survival or for essential necessities. They shared the land together and moved about freely in search of food. The American Indians never considered the lands their property because it's belong to God and no one have the right to buy, sell, nor own it. ...
  • Kind Of Indian
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    Kenneth Lincoln With Sherman Alexie, readers can throw formal questions out the smoke hole (as in resistance to other modern verse innovators, Whitman, Williams, Sexton, or the Beats). Parodic anti formalism may account for some of Alexie's mass maverick appeal. This Indian gadfly jumps through all the hoops, sonnet, to villanelle, to heroic couplet, all tongue-in-cheeky. "I'm sorry, but I've met thousands of Indians", he told Indian Artist magazine, Spring 1998, "and I have yet to know of anyon...
  • My Heart At Wounded Knee The Indians
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    Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee The Indians were being confined to crowed reservations that were poorly run, had scarce game, alcohol was plentiful, the soil was poor, and the ancient religious practices were prohibited. The Indians were not happy that they had been kicked off there land and were now forced to live on a reservation. The Indians then began to Ghost Dance a form of religion it is said that if the Indians were to do this trance like dance the country would be cleansed of white intrud...
  • Indian Cultures
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    Marcus Mc Caleb HUM 290 Comparative Cultures September 20, 2000 On the Rez by Ian Frazier When signing up for this course I thought I would discuss and learn about many different cultures and compare them. However, I did not know that the main concentration of this course would be talking about my culture. My mother is American Black and my father, whom I very seldom speak to, is African American and half Native American. Being so distant in relationship with my father I have never had the chanc...
  • First Canadian Indian Act
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    The first Canadian Indian Act was issued in 1876. Though it has been revised numerous times, this hundred and thirty year old legislation has been left virtually unchanged. Established in order to ensure the assimilation of Native Americans in Canada, the Indian Act instead had achieved the total opposite. It has made this distinction more and has given immense power to the government, letting them control all who reside on the reserves. It was then that the distinction between Status Indians an...
  • 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...
  • Geronimo To Surrender
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    ... wn until May 1883, when Crook located his base camp and took the women and children hostage. The last of Geromino's band finally gave themselves up in March 1884. In May 1885 Geronimo and other leaders were caught consuming home-brewed corn beer, a violation of army rules. While the authorities debated his punishment, Geronimo cut the telegraph wires, killed a ranching family, and slipped back into his old haunts in Mexico's Sierra Madre with 134 warriors. In March 1886, Crook finally manage...
  • Indian Act Of 1927 The Band
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    In a society that is governed by laws no one person can be expected to know them all and how to interpret them. In Canada we have a group of judges that sit on a bench that interpret the laws and rule on cases. This groups of judges is called the Supreme Court of Canada. This essay will deal with four cases that this body of government decided to have the final ruling on. The first case is Her Majesty The Queen versus John Sundown. The second case is Blueberry River Indian Band versus Canada (De...
  • Indian Massacre And Geronimo
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    Proofread The movie Geronimo: An american Legend is an excellent piece of cinamotography. Jason Patrick and Robert Duvall, as usual provide the movie with memorable characters. The movie is shown trough the eyes of Lt. Britton Davis (Matt Dillon) who is sent to assist Lt. Charles Gatewood in Geronimo's (Wes Studi) surrender. Geronimo is then placed in the San Carlos reservation. A dispute between a the military and the indians results in an indian massacre and Geronimo flee's fron the reservatio...
  • The Land The Indians
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    The Effects of the United States Government on the Indians "The responsibility of any nation, and the particular responsibility of elected officials of any nation, is not to justify what has passed for legality but to anticipate the conditions and problems of tomorrow and attempt to deal with them. The current confusion and violence in Indian Country are a result of the failure to do so by generations of elected officials in this country. To continue to perpetuate myths about American Indians wh...
  • Reservation Coyote Springs
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    The main characters of Reservation Blues were affected in different ways by having the choice to stay on the reservation or actually leaving the reservation. The reservation was a place where the Indians could feel at home. Also the reservation was a place that could feel like a closed box to the Indians. Each Coyote Springs band member had a different reason for wanting to leave or stay and he or she each was affected differently also. Many of the other Indians as well as the band members ponde...
  • Indian Culture
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    The text we have studied relates to the integration problem between teh white and Indian population of United States: Indians are called Native-Americans because they have lived there for centuries. White Europeans arrived in the 17th century on their land during the conquest of the new territories. The confrontation of two cultures led to many problems we will discuss later but, basically, we had the Indian culture related to nature, natural living in direct confrontation with the white industr...
  • Messerschmidt's The Trial Of Leonard Peltier
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    One of the modern Native Americans' most prominent leaders, Leonard Peltier, was arrested in the summer of 1975 and eventually sentenced to two life terms for a crime many believe he did not commit. The conviction and imprisonment of Leonard Peltier is an injustice. His prosecution by the United States government represents yet another attempt to snuff out American Indian culture and leaders. The outspokenness of Peltier and other AIM members may be the only reason why Leonard Peltier has sat in...

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