“Because My Father Always Said He Was the Only Indian Who Saw Jimi Hendrix Play “The Star-Spangled Banner” at Woodstock,” Sherman Alexie, the author, depicts a very rare, but normal image of a Native American family. Victor, the narrator, father beat a National Guard solider during an anti-Vietnam war rally. The incident was documented, seeing that his father a Native American. In result of this incident, Victor’s father was imprisoned for two years. After being released from being imprisoned, the first thing his father did was go back to Woodstock, where he says he was he was the only Indian to see Jimi Hendrix’s famous performance of the “Star-Spangled Banner”.
His grandmother was a very important person in his life. She was very culturally and personally important and familiar as the strong, black woman who was in the head of her family at all times. Within this painting he surrounds her with items she had loved. There's a dish filled with grapes, bananas, and apples; a family bible; and a painting made by her daughter. Motley reveals his sentimental connection with his grandmother by doing that particular concept.
It was a late, around nine o’clock, on Saturday April 20, 2013 when a few of us from Bear River High School decided to go to Senor Frogs to celebrate Olivia’s birthday. Olivia and I use to be best friends back in elementary school that is until we transferred to high school and she destroyed my reputation over jealousy. I didn’t care much for celebrating her birthday, however, I had been in love with her boyfriend Tyler ever since I laid eyes on him freshman year. Nonetheless, Olivia made sure he never knew who I was. I went to every school event, every pep rally, and every party just so that he would notice me, but in the end I always went home unnoticed.
Less than twenty-four hours after the riots ended, the Stonewall was back in business. Although, there was no alcohol and there was little music, but people celebrated. They hugged and they kissed one another, reflecting on what had happened. Many people went out and spread the word of what had happened that night. (Bausum, Ann) Many people were waiting to see if there would be something public about it, or that everyone who was at Stonewall was going to be arrested, but there wasn’t.
There are over 132,000 public and private K-12 schools and over 2,600 universities across the nation (U.S. Department of Education). It is highly likely that as a kid, you were subject to random fire drills during the school day usually about once a month. These drills came as a surprise every time but were a break from the boring day of elementary schooling. However, after being in college for just over 4 months, it has become the bane of my existence. But don’t tell me you wouldn’t be peeved if you found out that your 8 AM lecture was
I set out with hopes of planning a successful shindig after not experiencing one for seven years! I spearheaded the planning process; I was also responsible for contacting many family members. Although organizing a reunion is nothing like a wedding day festival, it still requires a lot of time, location scouting, and efforts. It was daunting indeed and I was confronted with the realities of what it requires to throw a great family reunion. After much scouting and speaking to several travel agencies, hotels and resorts, I came across silver sands Jamaica.
This began much back and forth visiting during which the hosts communicated their desire for hard to obtain gifts from their guests. A three day festival in late February or March culminated these exchanges with dancing and an abundance of gifts. Shamanistic rituals are no longer practiced, although some elders have information about these rites. Song and dance have remained. Yup’ik people had celebrated Kivgiq for many centuries.
It was about six hours later and we went and got John and he was just like normal again. We walked back to sit with Dave and Susan and they were having such a wonderful time enjoying the music and all of the positive people there. It’s hard to describe what it smelt like at Woodstock. It was a mixture of marijuana and cow manure, and a little bit of armpit because of people not being able to shower or bathe. Finally, it was our last day at the festival and I remember waking up to Jimi Hendrix playing the Star Spangled Banner but it wasn’t the original, he was playing it in his own way but it was outstanding.
“Some people had heard about it on the team but they were just rumors and we [the players] were never contacted about it and asked our opinion.” Also, Besst commented, “It’s been a tradition since I can remember and I don’t get why they are taking it away from us. Homecoming week has always been about pride, and showing off the jersey is special to us because we’re not allowed to wear it any other night of the year. It’s always been a tradition to wear them on Homecoming and wearing them on something like senior night just wouldn’t be the same.” Not many high schoolers new about this until it was announced, and most were very upset and thought the idea wasn’t a good one. Senior Megan Johnson said, “I’ve never been able to wear a jersey for homecoming, and the one year that my date was on the football team, I would have to buy it.” It was this reaction from the student body that led to the results of the
The tradition of the lottery has been carried out for so long in this village that nobody even knows the reason for its occurring in the first place and nobody questions it. When Old Man Warner, the oldest man in the village, is told about other villages giving up the tradition of the lottery, he says that they are, “[A] pack of crazy fools [...]. There [has] always been a lottery [...]” (Jackson, 4). There is no reason why there has always been a lottery except that every year on June 27th, they held the lottery. Old Man Warner conveys the idea that the lottery is essential for the villages progress.
On Sunday March 6, 1988 the Board of Trustees at Gallaudet University released the next president via press release. This vote presidency was important because it was the first time there had been 2 deaf candidates. By this time the school had been around for 124 years and never had a deaf president. When the sole hearing candidate was chosen by the board the deaf community was outraged and confused. Since the Board decided not to announce the decision in front of the student body at the campus, many deaf people decide to march from Florida Avenue to the Mayflower Hotel, a few blocks away.
The people in Kemper County, Mississippi have had enough of the clown craze going on throughout the U.S. these past couple of weeks that the Board of Supervisors called for an “anti-clown ordinance” (White par. 2). The ordinance is to remain in progress until November 1st for the safety of the people on Halloween night and before that (White par. 3). This law will only aim at anyone wearing clown attire and makeup or just a mask, even if the person is only trick-or-treating.
The NA meeting had a guest speaker named Adam, the most surprising thing about meeting were candor and humor evoked by the speaker. Adam acknowledged that he has been addicted to drugs for seventeen years, and this behavior started when he was in the 7th grade. Adam was genuinely outspoken and humorously shared being in and out of treatment facilities over 28 times costing hundreds of thousands of dollars. The group really identified with the speakers story, and this was exhibited by laughter and comments from the crowd. Actually, I didn’t have any perceived notions about attend NA meeting, my only contention was to better understand this community.
Stonecipher told the man that Shipp would probably not agree with that, but the man countered that Shipp did agree, and there wouldn’t be anybody on guard that night (Linder). After testimony was given from 31 witnesses, the trial was recessed until June (Linder; “Shipp”). When the defense presented its case, only one defendant admitted that he was at the lynching that night, but he didn’t participate in the lynching (Linder). When Shipp testified, he told the court that he had no idea that a lynching was planned that night (Linder). When he found out about it, he ran to the jail, but was “seized from behind by several men” (Linder).
All elementary history classes do discus in great length Christopher Columbus’s accidental discovery of the Americas during the month of October, but they jump straight to the founding of Plymouth Rock as far as U.S. History is concerned as soon as the months change. Indeed, most youth are lucky if their history classes mention Jamestown by the time they reach High School, and most American adults have never even heard of the lost colony of Roanoke. Even as adults, most Americans are unaware of the Dutch settlers nor of the Russian colonies along the Pacific Northwest (which Loewen does not mention either), but they do know that the French were at least in Canada by the time of the American