January 20th 2017 marked the day that president elect Donald Trump took his oath to office. Perhaps one of the most controversial electoral processes in the history of the United States’ presidency, the possible implications of Donald Trump’s leadership will most likely make this one for the history books. His speech seemed surprisingly reasonable, astonishingly efficient, and very impactful in comparison to what many were expecting from him, because of the negative and possible detrimental image he has created in the minds of many Americans. Regardless, Donald Trump delivered a strong, decisive speech using unifying diction, well directed symbolism and varied syntax.
In these two speeches, both Geronimo and Sitting Bull both focus on the same point of the white man taking over the land. Sitting Bull was more effective in my opinion for many reasons. One reason is that Sitting Bull is more emotional in his diction. When talking about the white man Sitting Bull exclaims, "..and their love of possessions is a disease in them"(P.2). Native Americans did not have a love for possessions and did not idolize them like the white man did, Sitting Bull calls it a 'disease' emphasizing the love that the white men have is like a infectious disease. One main point that is effective for Sitting Bull is the fact that he talks about the white men taking away the land that the Native Americans were granted in a treaty. Sitting
The history of Native Americans was full of violent, cheats and sadness. From Spanish conquerors, English settlers to U. S Government, Native Americans lost their battles against these parties with greater power. As a result, their home lands, people and culture were consistently threatened by different societies. By the middle of the 19th century, most Native Americans were forced to live in the Indian Reservations, where harsh life continually facing challenges. In 1879, President Rutherford insisted a more aggressive posture in acculturates Indians into Mainstream of American society. The government was given a more sincere role to change Native Americans lifestyle, and obligated to educate and
Petalesharo’s writing reflected the treatment of Native Americans during the 1800s. Being a Native American himself, Petalesharo was able to give perspective on a point in history typically viewed from a white man’s opinion. The excerpt “Petalesharo” explains how the Native American was able “to prevent young women captured by other tribes from being sacrificed”, making Petalesharo well liked by the Americans (588). Petalesharo gave the “Speech of the Pawnee Chief” infront of Americans to convey the differences between Native Americans and Americans through emotion, logic, and credibility, which showed how the two groups will never be the same, but still can coexist in the world together.
Historians who practice historiography agree that the writings from the beginning of what is now known as the United States of America can be translated various ways. In James H. Merrell’s “The Indians’ New World,” the initial encounters and relationships between various Native American tribes and Europeans and their African American slaves are explained; based on Merrell’s argument that after the arrival of Europeans to North America in 1492, not only would the Europeans’ lives drastically change, but a new world would be created for the Native Americans’ as their communities and lifestyles slowly intertwined for better or worse. Examples of these changes include: “deadly bacteria, material riches, and [invading] alien people.” (Merrell 53)
Throughout the 1800s the U.S. Government fought against many Indian tribes because of the rich land that promised gold. Sitting Bull and many others “set aside their differences in the face of intolerable abuse by the U.S. Government” (www.californiaindianeducation.org). Sitting Bull fought in wars and united with other tribes to protect his land. Since Sitting Bull worked to preserve his land he allied with the other tribes to fight against the government. The wars resulted in reservations that are still currently active today.
Native Americans were greatly affected by the expansion of the United States during the 1800s. As the U.S. moved west, they stole large amounts of Native American land by settling the land and killing the Natives who once lived there. Also during this time, their culture was being taken from them due to assimilation. While United States citizens were expanding into the west, many Native American lives were lost. They were also responsible for destroying a major food and supply source for Native Americans.
Native Americans flourished in North America, but over time white settlers came and started invading their territory. Native Americans were constantly being thrown and pushed off their land. Sorrowfully this continued as the Americans looked for new opportunities and land in the West. When the whites came to the west, it changed the Native American’s lives forever. The Native Americans had to adapt to the whites, which was difficult for them. Also, the extinction of buffalo affected them negatively and the domination of the whites disrupted their surroundings. The Westward Expansion impacted the Native Americans land and culture.
He was a young boy who watched everything carefully. He was a brave warrior who was willing to die than surrender. He was a Lakota Sioux leader who fought to protect his people. All of the phrases above described Sitting Bull. Sitting Bull was a Native American leader who should be respected because he was brave, generous and responsible.
A hero by definition means someone who is admired, idealized for courage, or outstanding achievements. Sitting Bull who was a man that fits in all those categories was born in 1831 at Grand River. There are many heroes in this world, but Sitting Bull was viewed as a hero to many people. His inspiration against racism, helping his people in anyway he can, and the saving of many indian lives. Some people might see Sitting Bull as villain, but that depends on which point of view you take.
While we read a handful of chapters in Black Elk Speaks, one chapter in particular caught my attention more than the rest. Chapter 21, “The Messiah” was a rather captivating one, in not only its content, but also the unfolding of the previous two chapters that leads up to the content in that of chapter 21. The aspect of chapter 21 that are most captivating to me is the realization of everything that is taking place out west, while Black Elk isn’t present. While these chapters not only give us insight to the Wasichus’ movement west and the treatment to which they displayed towards the Black Hill people, we are also exposed to the individual struggle to which Black Elk himself is overcoming. For his in particular, he’s not only an individual who is suffering from
Sitting Bull was 59 when he died at Grand River, South Dakota on December, 15, 1890. He was shot by Indian police because people was afraid that he was making a movement
difference was Sitting Bull thought the best for the people was to fight for the land.
As a young country, the United States was a land of prejudice and discrimination. Wanting to grow their country, white Americans did what they had to in order to make sure that they were always on top, and that they were always the superior race. It did not matter who got hurt along the way because everything that they did was eventually justified by their thinking that all other races were inferior to them. A Different Mirror by Ronald Takaki describes the prejudice and discrimination against African Americans and Native Americans in the early history of the United States. We see how the leaders of this country, Thomas Jefferson and Andrew Jackson, had prejudice thoughts about these two different ethnic groups, how prejudice was built into society and the
If the U.S. Government chased you from your home, what would you do? If you were told you need to live on a restricted land within a confined area or face death what would you? If you had hundreds of other people affected by your decisions, what would you do? Sitting Bull, famously known as the great warrior chief of the Lakota Sioux Tribe, was in this situation. He had to make decisions with hundreds of his Lakota Sioux member’s lives at stake. This essay will capture Sitting Bull’s use of Inspirational Motivation and his Conceptual Approach to Team Building as a visionary leader. In addition, this essay will prove why Sitting Bull was an ethical leader by explaining his use of Resiliency, the Four Pillars of Fitness and