Robert Lindneux displayed the Native Americans looking deathly tired and weak during the Trail of Tears. There were many of them all ages moving by horse, wagon, or walking. This shows Robert Lindneux wants us to visualize the hardship that Native Americans were forced into. The painting was created after the Westward expansion showing that it was not a good idea. William Weatherford, in “Adventures Among Indians”, stated “...my people are all gone--I can do no more than weep over the misfortunes of my nation.
Disease played a major role in the destruction of Indian life. Early settlers brought a plethora of diseases that attacked and easily destroyed the unadapted immune systems of the Native Americans. These diseases killed many Native Americans and had severe impacts on their population. An example can be observed in the article when it describes how the Caddoan population lost around ninety-six percent of its population due to disease. Another example of how disease devastated the natives can be seen in the article when it describes how a single Spanish soldier that suffered from smallpox spread the disease to the Incas which eliminated half of their population.
She only spent time with her friend Damian and she did all that she could to stay clear of Regina. She talked about her conflict with Regina instead of confronting it, yet once Cady arrived she was ready to change her style to a dominating style so that Regina could finally be taken down (Hocker & Wilmot, 2014, p.
In Similar ways, Rowlandson and Jemison had protestant backgrounds during the initial time of their capture. More so, both women did not attempt to run away from their captors, especially during a time of war between colonists and Indian tribes. However, Jemison chose to stay with the Seneca Indians due to her being kidnapped a much younger, and more impressionable age than Rowlandson. Jemison had come to embrace the Indian way of life, which Rowlandson refused to fully adapt due to her much early conditioning as a Puritan. These are the comparative ways in which the Indian capacity narratives of Rowlandson and Jemison have been defined, yet with the differing aspects of Jemison’s earlier conditioning as a teenager in the decision to stay with the Seneca
She admits, “Her marriage to Leonce Pontellier was purely an accident, in this respect resembling many other marriages which masquerade as the decrees of Fate…closing the portals forever behind her upon the realm of romance and dreams” (Chopin 18). In marrying Leonce, Edna abandoned her hopes for love and adventure. Although she thought that she would outgrow her childish desires, Edna still yearned for something more in her life. She did not fit her role as a housewife, “In short, Mrs. Pontellier was not a mother-woman… They were women who idolized their children, worshiped their husbands” (Chopin 10), Edna is not one of them.
He argues for what he believes is right even if it might not seem ethical. “I never said my wife were a witch, Mr. Hale; I only said she were reading books!”(Miller 68), after Giles sees his wife get arrested. This shows he is being stubborn and is fighting for what he believes even if it may seem that it is not the proper way to handle the situation. Another reason Giles is stubborn is because in the text it states, “I have evidence. Why will you not hear my evidence?”(Miller 78).
By Edna conforming to society’s expectations, she was able to question what she truly desired. If Edna did not conform, then Edna would have not understood that she longed for independence and the novel would have no solidified
As it is explained earlier that Zade and Soraya distorted and commercialized Scheherazade, Randa and her husband have no interest in looking back at their heritage nor are they interested in East at all. Consequently, they try desperately to assimilate within the American society so that they acquire whiteness status. Indeed, this is the second option that most Arab Americans sometimes resort to even if it costs too much. The Night Counter doesn’t recommend such an option nor does it consider it as viable. Randa, Fatima’s daughter, announce her plan for assimilation by dying her hair blonde, changing her name to Randy and her husband’s name Bashar to Bud.
In the epic poem Beowulf, the plot is centered on a heavily masculine view. As a result, many of the themes depicted were male-dominated, which left very little leeway for women to influence the story. Jane C. Nitzsche, however, was able to point out the ways in which Grendel’s mother represented how the Germanic ideals of women were able to be shifted, ultimately showing how women could not be confined into a single feminine role. The first instance where Grendel’s mother had shifted roles was after Grendel’s death. Not having a husband, Grendel’s mother was unable to pledge her primary loyalty towards the accepted Saxo Grammaticus dominant figure.
Because of sexist opinions of the time, many people believed that a woman had no power to create change, especially in government since she could not vote. Women themselves believed this societal expectation, and although Grimke does not reject society’s idea of femininity and womanhood entirely, she specifically rejects their supposed political incompetence in a rebuttal. Using evidence from general and specific political movements in England, all of which were greatly aided by the support of women petitioning the government, Grimke assured her audience that “When the women of these States send up to Congress such a petition our legislators will arise, as did those of England, and say: ‘When all the maids and matrons of the land are knocking at our doors we must legislate.’” (Grimke, 192) This summary of her somewhat vague past points is similarly nonspecific; however, this is still effective since simply alluding to historical events rather than explaining them was sufficient for an audience that knew more about England and its history than contemporary Americans do today.
Many tribes were affected by this act but the major tribes affected are cherokee, chickasaw, creek,seminole,choctaw these tribes were most damaged as also the most civilized. They knew their own language and had many of their own invention to their way of life. When the Europeans came to native homelands they brought deadly diseases and that brought many deaths just about 3,000 Choctaw died and many more tribes suffered but in 18 38 the cherokee were forced out of their homeland and joined the march of tears. On there way over 4,000 were killed or died this brought native populations down 98 % of native americans died during the trial the government was trying to get as many tribes as they could to sign treaties. Chief black hawk leader of the fox and sauk tribes was a victim of the government 's “persuasive” tactics meaning they tortured and abused the natives to get them to sign treaties but some florida indians fought back for several years but the U.S. had power, weapons and numbers.
Mary Beth Norton seems to have entered into a single-minded telling, trying to link the Indian wars as the sole answer to “Essex County Witch Trials”. The French and Indians were involved in an up rise of accusations, sure. But Norton’s reasoning behind how the Indian wars had not happened, maybe these trials would not have occurred, does not make sense. Norton tries to wiggle her out of it by stating that she does not believe that the Second Indian War caused these trials but that it “created the conditions that allowed the crisis to develop as rapidly and as extensively as it did.” As an example she uses “repeated spectral sightings of the black man” and “establishes a crucial connection” found throughout records on Salem, as a direct link
Denise K. Lajmodiere “American Indian Females and Stereotypes: Warriors, Leaders, Healers, Feminists; Not Drudges, Princesses, Prostitutes.” National Association for Multicultural Education (2013): 104-109. Web. 7 Sept. 2015. This article, written by native female author Denise K. Lajmodiere highlights the racial stereotypes that surround Native American women and how they are historically inaccurate.
He lived with her and the two later married. Commiting fornification was not the only unusual thing she did. Sarah tried to claim her late husband’s estate to use for Alexander and herself, denying her two sons of their inheritance. This was considered very unorthodox for a woman at this time. The Salem witch trials Documentary Archive and Transcription project points out that Sarah would be affecting the progress of the community here “By aspiring to deny her two sons of their wealth and social position, she threatened the growth and stability of Putnam family alliances in Salem Village” (Carroll).
There is one scene in the book that shows the protagonist being the oppressor, and not the oppressed. Harper, the oldest of Mr. children, gets married to a woman completely different from Celia. She is strong-minded, assertive, and does not take anything from anyone. Harper was not used to his wife’s strong personality, so he asked both his father and Celia their opinion on how to handle his wife. Both Mr. and Celia agreed that Harper should beat Sofia into submission.