The book explains vividly the slaughtering tragedy where the American and the Indians are killing each other without mercy. In this book, the author gives a clear thesis of the events that happen. He develops the story well from the point where the families from Arkansas move through the Utah territory during the Utah War conflict. They arrive at Salt Lake City and eventually stopping to rest at mountain meadows where they are attacked by the militia leaders. The author tries to put the bigger picture in the mind of the reader so that one can understand that the attacks are made due to intruding in other people's
The Native Americans reaction to the Dawes Act was the Ghost Dance. It was popular in the Great Basin and was associated with a prophet named Wovoka. They believed that all white people would die and the dead Native Americans would return to earth if they lived together in peace with the whites, abandoned white influences, and danced a particular dance. The Ghost Dance was popular amongst the Sioux that lived in the Dakota territory. The military authorities eventually outlawed performing the dance.
For example in “Violins Of Hope” a person named Amnon Weinstein is ashamed of talking about the Holocaust while his wife Assi Bielski isn’t. This is because as the narrator states,” Once, [Weinstein] asked about his grandfather and says his mother silently opened a book about the war and pointed to a pile of bodies. Then Weinstein married Assi Bielski, whose father was a famous Jewish resistance fighter… was amazed at how happily the Bielski family talked about the war…. Her family killed Germans, by quantities, not by one. My family was all killed by the Germans.” (Paragraph 13-15).
On the other hand, under the leadership of Black Kettle, the Cheyene Indians had resoted to peaceful alliances with the US government and at a particular time he travelled to Denver with the aim of affirming his peaceful accords. However, on 29th November that year, after a night of heavy drinking, Chivington ordered the massacre of the Native Indians. The massacre majorly led to the deaths of children and women and since then it has been referred to as the Sand Creek
The Indian version of the Wounded Knee Massacre was spoken by multiple Indians, including Turning Hawk, Captain Sword, Spotted Horse, and American Horse. In the Indians versions, the Indians recalled how the killings conducted by the whites were near indiscriminate, from men to women, from school children to infants, which makes the reader feel more sympathetic for the Indian’s side. In American Horse’s statement, he mentions that, “Right near the flag of truce a mother was shot down with her infant; the child not knowing that its mother was dead was still nursing, and that especially was a very sad sight. The women as they were fleeing with their babes were killed together, shot right through, and the women who were very heavy with child were
Ishi the Last Yahi, 1992, directed and produced by Jed Riffe and Pamela Roberts, is a documentary on the life of a native American named Ishi, the timeline from when he was he was captured by white settlers to the time of his death. The film used many pictures, voice recordings and still clips to engage the audience. Ishi’s friends and family were killed by white settlers, disease, and starvation. Before Ishi could die of starvation, he left his home and went to California where he captured and placed into a mental institute. An Anthropologist by the name of Alfred Kroeber from the university of California, went west in search of Native Americans.
One reason is because they supposedly “poisoned a spring and an ox carcass near the central Utah town of Fillmore.”11 After reading the book Massacre at Mountain Meadows, I now believe that it was a spore to have poisoned the spring and killed the ox around that time being transferred through meat to people, which would end up killing them. I understand that some of the men “threatened to join the incoming federal troops against the saints.”12 One man even went as far as to claim, “he had a gun that killed Joseph Smith,”13 him being one of the men the Mormons most admired. If I were to be one of these wagon train emigrants travelling through, I would have been becoming more and more frustrated and maybe even have said what some of the men said to the Mormons, with even if what the emigrants said were true, they didn’t deserve to die for. The rising tensions between the emigrants and the Mormons continued to grow, which as I know set the tone and helped lead up to the
They put you in an electric chair for killing people! !” In that sentence Johnny had just killed Bob and and he hadn 't thought about going into that electric chair he just saw that Bob and the Socs were drowning ponyboy and did what his heart told him to do. Ponyboy was also very startled that Johnny would do such a thing. And was even more scared that they would kill Johnny for killing Bob. “I said we’re going back to turn ourselves in.” (Hinton, 87) Johnny was very brave in
We support him and his orders that led to the killing of an entire nation. That is absurd! This day should be dedicated to the native Americans to honor their History and Culture. To teach their ways before Columbus and his men infiltrated their minds with European ways. They are people, great people who deserves remembrance.
In the song Indian Sunset by Elton John and Bernie Taupin show different ways of how others identity has affected people you love are affected and the ways you act to change your identity. In the song the Indian Tribe is attacked and got attacked in his being forced to leave their area this caused many loved ones to be killed and what the quote leads to is have one soldier of the tribe thought that death would be the best way for peace. “And the red sun sinks at last into the hills of gold. And peace to this young warrior comes with a bullet hole.” ( John and Taupin ) The quote above reflects how different situations evolve or how the outcome end is based on a person's identity. in the quotation you can see how one thought that that was the fastest way to paste because a lot of his loved ones had been killed.