Initially, the Fascist Guardia Civil (the Fascist Army) arrive at her village to kill all supporters of the Republicans – hence the killing of Maria’s father. Other supporters of Maria’s father are killed, including Maria’s mother, who was not explicitly supportive of the Republicans, but shouted “Long live my husband”14 before she was shot. The presence of the Guardia Civil provides a more official, detached and “orderly” nature to the initial violence. Indeed, Maria describes the Guardia Civil “leaning against their rifles” and “waiting to shoot more”15. The imagery of the Guardia Civil “leaning against their rifles” suggests the normalization of violence in war, and thus by extension the detached and ritualistic nature of the executions.
In Rowlandson’s narrative we experience her encounter of her town being raided by Indians. Rowlandson mentions early in her narrative about violence as the townspeople were struck in the head with clubs by Indians. We then experience another who “begged of them his life” (Rowlandson 269) to no despair of the Indians as he was then clubbed in the head. This violence in the opening scene sets the tone for the rest of the narrative as what is to come from these violent natives. Children were stripped from their parents and houses were burned in this act of cruelty from the Indians.
The Bosnian genocide was a series of mass killings of the Bosnian Muslims between 1992 and 1995. The genocide was committed by the Serbians, who saw it fit to rid Bosnia and Herzegovina of the Muslim culture. It was one of the bloodiest and gory periods in Bosnians history, and will forever be etched into the memory of the survivors, who had to witness the violence and traumatizing actions taken by the Serbs. Future genocides like the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina can be prevented as long as the United Nations is doing their part and checking in on the current leaders, and if law enforcement in that country has the right to severely punish any acts of racially-based violence, in order to make an example of the person committing those acts, to discourage others from following.
They feed on it, breathe on it. Don't give him what he wants’”(Alexie). The quote is a detective talking about the Indian Killer and how he is a terrible person who is just killing people because he wants attention. This is just one of the many racial profiling examples that Sherman Alexie puts in his literature. Sherman Alexie ties his own experiences into all of his books, such as in this book he lives in Seattle, Washington.
During the Sixteenth century Bartolome de las Casas, a Bishop of Chiapas, was in New- Spain looking over the region. While there, he had noticed that innocent Native American men, women and children were murdered in mass quantities. Therefore, he exercised his opinions in a series of documents to show his point of view on what sins the Spaniards are committing on the Indigenous people. Bartolome de las Casas write gruesome seeing’s of plain out murder of Indigenous people in Chiapas.
They have killed his horse, they have killed his wolf, and he knows the time will come when they kill the Indians. This recognition is made clear and most significant in the film by showing the journal washing down the river showing that the past is no longer a part of his life. He has a new life and different future. Dances with Wolves knows that more soldiers will come looking for him and he does not want to lead them to the people he has come to know as his
Everything started to be tightened after the night of 18 February 1965, when the state troopers of Alabama suppress a peaceful march in Marion. During the suppression, an Alabama state trooper intentionally, in my opinion, shot Jimmie Lee Jackson when he tried to protect his mother from the violence of the state troopers. At the funeral of Jimmie L. Jackson, Doctor King mentioned in his speech that, “He was murdered by the brutality of every sheriff who practices lawlessness in the name of law. He was murdered by the irresponsibility of every politician, from governors on down, who has fed his constituents the stale bread of hatred and the spoiled meat of racism. He was murdered by the timidity of a federal government that can spend millions of dollars a day to keep troops in South Vietnam and cannot protect the rights of its own citizens seeking the right to vote.
The United State caused the death of Several Native Americans with no sympathy but willingly executed a man for doing the exact thing that their government allowed. When comparing these two major events, the Trail of Tears and the Bataan Death March, one
Hitler became impatient while waiting for the Jews to die in the ghettos so he held a conference in Wannsee on January 20, 1942 to decide the next step for purifying Germany. Hitler, along with 15 other scholars, decided to deport all Jews to extermination camps and kill the majority of them in gas chambers. Hitler prohibited the Jews from fleeing the country so he was able to purge the entire population. One of the largest death camps in Germany, Auschwitz, was a result of the Wannsee Conference. This camp was known for the gas chambers that killed 6 thousand Jews a day (The Holocaust Notes, pg 4&7).
As a starting point, Arnold’s family, friends, and figures of authority in the reservation are clear evidence and reflection that the government 's attempt to assimilate the Indian population to the US society led to the destruction of the Indian culture. One of the most infamous attempts at assimilation made by the white society were the residential schools. Residential schools were places where Indians were taught to forget who they were and had a main motto that stated, “Kill the Indian, but save the person.” (Assimilation of Native Americans). In the novel, after Arnold threw a book on Mr. P’s face, they have a talk about the incident in Arnold’s porch.
The Klu-Klux-Klan was a white supremacist group that opposed “Reconstruction” and equal rights for freed slaves (Hook Exercise). They, to my standards, really would do whatever it takes to stop Reconstruction, even if it meant killing innocent people for that. John W. Stephens, a former senator from Caswell, was brutally murdered by none other than the Klu-Klux-Klan in a Grand Jury room (Doc. A Par.1). John W. Stephens was stabbed five to six times then even hanged on a hook in the same jury room.
The Fords announced they had taken down the notorious outlaw Jesse James to the authorities and were convicted of murder and sentenced to death by hanging; however, the governor quickly pardoned them. The people of Missouri where outraged with the methods utilized to take him down and considered it a cowardly assassination. The Fords began traveling the country reenacting the death of Jesse James to the obsessed public until Charlie Ford committed suicide in the 1884, Bob Ford was shot and killed 10 years later. Six months after the murder of Jesse his brother Frank surrendered in Missouri and stood trial over the next several months for crimes in Missouri and Alabama only to be acquitted. Frank continued out his life in quiet, holding several jobs from a door greeter, to livestock trader.
These agents harassed and shot at workers, while bosses (especially in the non-unionized areas) fired anyone who tried to join the union. In 1920, union members set up camps for homeless miners outside of the Stone Mountain Coal Company mines, but two detectives were sent out to evict the workers at gunpoint. In the event later known as the Matewan Massacre, a gunfight erupted by the policeman Sid Hatfield (who was sympathetic to the miners’ cause) and the detectives who had illegally evicted the homeless workers. This inspired violent revolts of the mine workers who were fighting to join the UMWA, and in Logan and Mingo counties, any worker caught supporting the union was arrested. Even more miners rebelled when Sid Hatfield was murdered in a surprise attack by detectives outside of a courthouse (Sid was there to face charges for sabotaging a coal mine).