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  • Smith's Experiences As An Indian
    680 words
    In Indian Killer A lexie uses a pulp-fiction form, the serial killer mystery, to frame the social issues facing American Indians. He populates the book with stock characters such as a grizzled ex-cop, a left-wing professor, a right-wing talk radio personality, drunken bums, thuggish teenagers and a schizophrenic main character who serves as the most obvious suspect in a mystery that never quite resolves itself. John Smith, the troubled Indian adopted by whites appears at first to be the main cha...
  • Ponee And Other Savage Indians
    536 words
    Through the eyes of the narrator, John Dunbar, we experience the majesty and magnitude of the American frontier, and the complexity of the relationship between the whiteman' and the Indian'. When John Dunbar met the Indians, he was scared because of the stereotype set by the Ponee and other savage Indians. The Indians had a lot of weird traditions. One of Dunbar's experiences was when they finished the buffalo hunt, they took the heart out, which was still warm, and offered it to Dunbar. This wa...
  • Line Pocahontas And John Smith
    490 words
    While popular and widely watched the movie Pocahontas is an inn accurate portrait of historical event. The Disney Corporation is not known for it's of historical events and when producing the animated film Pocahontas, Disney did not fail in it's nonchalant attitude concerning historic fact. Cartoonists at disney must have been watching adult films when they first penciled out the figures of Pocahontas and John Smith. The young Indian princess was only twelve years old at the time of her first en...
  • John And Pocahontas
    771 words
    Mato aka, also known as Pocahontas which meant "playful one", was born on the year 1595. The book that I had read was Pocahontas: Medicine Woman, Spy, Entrepreneur, Diplomat by Paula Gunn Allen. It was published by HarperCollins Publisher Inc. in 10 East 53rd Street, New York, NY 10022 on the year 2003. She was an amazing person and woman who became famous for standing up for what she believed in. Pocahontas was the daughter of Chief Powhatan which made her an Indian Princess. When she was 12 ye...
  • Smith's Romantic Story Of Pocahontas
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    Biography of Pocahontas For more than two centuries since the death of the Indian princess Pocahontas, legends and stories of romance have been imbedded into our minds, but her dramatic life was more important to the creation of a segment of American history than legend. Around the year of 1595, Pocahontas was born to chief Powhatan, the powerful chief of a federation of Algonquian Indian tribes who lived in the tidewater region of Virginia. She was but one of the many children of Powhatan, who ...
  • Little Indian Girl In Love
    581 words
    Who really was Pocahontas Was she like the Indian girl in the Disney movie, who saved her reservation Yes and no. She was an Indian of the Algonquian Indians. Her father was Powhatan, the chief. Her original name, however was in fact, Mato aka. But Pocahontas mean playful, frolicsome little girl and so they nicknamed her that. The meeting and capturing of her acquaintance, and possible first love, John Smith, was in fact true. But, the saving of him may be as made up and make believe as the movi...
  • Poem Of Cowboys And Indians
    308 words
    Gregory Sullivan 9/20/2003 English 1301, Section 63 Erd rich, Louise. "Dear John Wayne". Rereading America: Cultural Contexts for Critical Thinking and Writing. Ed. Gary Colombo, Robert Cullen, and Bonnie Lisle. Boston: Bedford / St. Martin's, 2001.705-07. "Dear John Wayne" seems to be a poem of cowboys and Indians coexisting together peacefully. The setting is at a drive-in during the harsh heat of August, and instead of smoke being used as a distress signal it is being used to ward off mosquit...
  • Dear John Wayne
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    In Louise Erdrich's poem "Dear John Wayne", she describes the glorification of the white man's extortion of land and life from an Indian perspective. Laying on the hood of a Pontiac in a drive-in movie, a group of Indians watches the face of America's favorite cowboy as he defeats "the Sioux or some other Plains bunch". Their American made car, named after the Ottawa Indian Chief Pontiac, sits in the dark lot in a white man's world. As the movie ends, they realize the bleak reality of their exis...

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