I Will Fight No More Forever Analysis

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Following a series of battle between his tribe and the United States Military, On October 4th, 1877 Chief Joseph of the Nez Perce tribe gave a speech of surrender to an aid of General Oliver Howard. Chief Joseph's “I Will Fight No More Forever” describes the effects that U.S. Westward Expansion had Native American tribes.
The literary movement associated with Chief Joseph's speech is Realism. Realism is a realistic approach that focused on common people and depicts life at it is and it treats the material truthful. A quote that is an example of this literary movement from the Chief Joseph's speech when he states “Our chiefs are killed”(Pg 622). This quote is an example of Realism because the common person is Chief Joseph who is the one who
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It involved native americans from being forcibly removed from their ancestral lands. In his speech Chief Joseph states “From where the sun stands I will fight no more forever”(Pg 622). This relates to what is happening during this time period because Indian Removal led to Chief Joseph's tribe from being removed from their home. In the quote Chief Joseph is surrendering and giving in to Indian Removal. The United States wanted Chief Joseph's Nez Perce Oregon native lands so whites can settle there and the U.S. wanted to relocate them to an Indian reservation in Idaho.
Another that was happening in history during this text was Manifest Destiny. Manifest Destiny is a belief from whites that it is a divine right from god to expand westward. In his speech Chief Joseph's states “My People, some of them, have run away to the hills and have no blankets, no food”(Pg 622). This quote represents an effect that Manifest Destiny had on Chief Joseph's tribe. White settlers were encroaching the tribes native lands and the natives had no where else to call home and they would die from freezing and starvation. Manifest Destiny led to Chief Joseph's tribes encroachment of their
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