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  • True Son And Half Arrow
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    It is the fall of 1764, and the relations between white settlers of western Pennsylvania and Indians of the Ohio area are strained. Nevertheless, the ambitious white Colonel Bouquet and his troop of 1,500 men march into Indian country and demand the return of whites who have been kidnapped by the Delaware Indians. True Son, a fifteen-year-old white boy who has been raised by Indians since the age of four, is one of the white prisoners who is going to be returned. True Son loves his Indian way of...
  • Indians From The White Man
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    The Ghost Dance The Ghost Dance was a very important custom performed by many Indians during the 1880's through the 1890's. During the 1890's, the Indian civilization started to die. The Ghost Dance was a dance that tried to bring back the dead and bring back the ways of the Indians. During those times the Indians were having a hard time dealing with all of the white men. The white men were trying to push the Indians out of their land. In these times, the white man had basic control over the res...
  • Indians On Reservations
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    The Indian Frontier of the American West tells a story of the different Indian tribes and whites from 1846 to 1890. This period of time is very famous in American history. It produced some of the most widely heard of names in the battles between Indians and whites. These names include Chief Joseph of the Nez Perce tribe, Sitting Bull of the Oglala Sioux, Cochise, Geronimo, and Mangas Color adas, and John Ross of the Cherokee Nation. These names are still very respected among historians and are s...
  • Indian 160 Acres Of Land
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    Mean Spirit With oil being discovered on Native American property in Oklahoma during the early 1920's, it was a chance for whites to get rich and it was the start of the demise of a stable Native American civilization. As a result of the Dawes Act of 1887, reservations were divided into plots given among the Indians. The plots gave each Indian 160 acres of land, which they were supposed to farm for 25 years and then they would become citizens of America. The land that was left over was to be sol...
  • Drop Of The Indian Population
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    The Trail Of Tears Gloria Jahoda, the author of The Trail of Tears talks about how Indian populations dropped and how white people are the ones responsible for the drop of their population. The white men are not responsible for the drop of the Indian population. Johoda makes all Indians sound like defenseless children. Johoda is making excuses for Indians because Indians let the white man take over their lives and life style. Indians would do everything that was asked of them by the white man in...
  • Cherokee Indians Didnt
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    The Indians had many little confrontations with the white settlers and the white government. The Indians didnt always get along with the white people. Even though the Cherokee Indians were a very peaceful tribe they had wars with the whites. All the wars that the Indians went through they lost land or something valuable to them like faith, homes, life styles and sometimes their life. The first major war with the white people the war between 1775 and 1795. (Fremon, Page 17) They lost all of the l...
  • White Fang From Gray Beaver
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    Title: White Fang Author: Jack London Publisher: Signet Classic, Published in 1991 Main Characters: One Eye was the father of White Fang, leader of a wolf pack, cunning and fearless. White Fang was half wolf, half dog. He was born in the wild but raised by Indians, had the wit and strength of a wolf and loyalty of a dog. Kiche was the mother of White Fang. She was a smart dog and had much fury in her. Lip Lip was dog in the Indian camp that tormented White Fang at a young age but later was torme...
  • Whites True Son Johnny
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    A Light in the Forest The book The Light in the Forest takes place in the 1700's in Pennsylvania and Ohio. A young white settler named John Butler was taken from his family and raised by members of the Leni Le nape Indian Tribe. The Indians took him during a raid. The Indian couple that adopted him was Cuyloga and Quequenga. Cuyloga and Quequenga had recently lost their son to a plague, that they called the yellow vomit, and adopted John to replace the son that they lost. They renamed John as Tr...
  • 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. ...
  • Indians By The White Man
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    Ceremony Throughout Ceremony, the author, Leslie Silko, displays the internal struggle that the American Indians faced at that time in history. She displays this struggle between good and evil in several parts of the book. One is the myth explaining the org in of the white man. As common in Indian cultures they create a myth to explain why the white people came to them. The author begins to show the Indians feeling of hopelessness by showing in the myth, on pages 132-138, that there was no way t...
  • Indians On Reservations To White Settlers
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    Indian Genocide The United States government used military force to follow a policy of genocide toward the Native Americans. Politically, the policies of removal, concentration, and assimilation caused the death of thousands of Native Americans. Economically, the United States government used military force whenever any valuable resource was discovered on Indian Land. Socially, the near extermination of the Buffalo caused starvation and death among the tribes. The evidence clearly indicates that...
  • Indians With The White Settlers
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    American Treatment of the Indian Tribes The American Indian lived a life being one with nature. In their way, they understood the ecological demands of the land and knew that if they took care of the land the land would take care of them. They possessed an untouched wisdom living in harmony with the environment. They hunted the land for buffalo, which provided food and clothing for the ages to come. In time they would almost become non existent at the hands of the "white" man. They would come to...
  • Values Of Indians And Whites
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    The Light In The Forest: Analysis Conrad Richter presents a historic fictional work describing the colonial frontier in The Light in the Forest. True Son, born as John Butler, was captured by the Lenny Le nape Indians at the age of four. He was adopted by them and raised as the son of their chief, Cuyloga. He became a part of the Indian culture. Later the Indians made a treaty with the whites and all white captives were to be returned to their people, including 15-year-old True Son. However, Tru...
  • White Settlers And Indians
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    Indians were the original occupants of this land we call America. They lived off the land and were quite content. But, when white settlers came here to colonize, it became inevitable that the Indians ways were going to end. The white settlers were more interested in spreading out and starting new homes than the tradition that stood in their way. Having better weapons and better technology, the white settlers killed Indians at the drop of a hat. Since communication was difficult, treaties, if att...
  • Sioux Indians
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    1. The film Dancing with Wolves takes place in South Dakota in 1863. John Dunbar is the main character who hurts his leg in battle and is sent to the frontier on a new mission as a Lieutenant. When Dunbar arrives in South Dakota he is there alone, no one else had made their way their yet. Dunbar gradually starts to live with the Indians and become one of them getting the name Dancing with Wolves. Another main character is Standing with Fist, who marries Dancing with Wolves. Standing with a Fist ...
  • Indians And Thought
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    Indian Project The Indians had every right to fight. Their land was being taken away by the whites. They were forcing them out by starving them and compressing them into small reservations. Many of the Indian leaders had felt safe before the whites began attacking and invading their territory. The whites provoked the Indians into war according to Ten Bears when he said, "My people have never first drawn a bow or fired a gun against the whites. There has been trouble on the line between us, and m...
  • 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...
  • Cherokee Indians
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    On August 23, the "Trail of Tears" had begun for the Cherokee Indians. The Government (white men) was forcing the Indians of its tribal land to the west to unfavorable land. The Cherokee embarked on the long bitter journey to Oklahoma from Georgia. Make shift stockades were constructed by General Winfield Scott before the actually journey began. The army started to gather Indians on May 23 to put them in the newly constructed stockades (prisons). They Indians were treated unfairly no warning was...
  • Indians And White Servants
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    By: Eric E. Williams Slavery was not born of racism, but racism was the consequence of slavery. The Indians were the first instance of slave trading and slave labor in the New World. England and France followed the Spanish practice of enslavement of the Indians. The only restraint to Indian slavery was to those Indians who refused to accept Christianity and to the warlike Caribs on specious plea that they were cannibals. Negro slavery involved vital imperial interests. Europeans saw that Indian ...
  • Sioux Indians Separate From The Settlers
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    Essay: Minnesota Uprising of 1862 "If they are hungry, let them eat grass for all I care". Andrew J. Myrick, a trader from the Redwood Agency or Lower Sioux Agency, said this about the Indians on August 4, 1862, when a crowd of angry Indians broke into the Upper Sioux Agency storehouse and stole one hundred sacks of flour. Also, this is what most of the white settlers thought about the Indians. The conflict between the white and the American Indians was a growing problem and it was obvious that ...

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