Once European men stepped foot onto what is now known as North America, the lives of the Native Americans were forever changed. The Indians suffered centuries of torment and ridicule from the settlers in America. Despite the reservations made for the Natives, there are still cultural issues occurring within America. In Sherman Alexie’s, The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven, the tragic lives of Native Americans in modern society are depicted in a collection of short stories taking place in the Spokane Reservation in Washington state. Throughout the collection, a prominent and reoccurring melancholic theme of racism against Native Americans and their struggle to cope with such behavior from their counterpart in this modern day and age is shown.
In the 1870s there was a few reservations for the Indians and the U.S. government did want the Black Hills for the gold in the mines. In the movie people were starting to rebel against the whites who were trying to keep peace, but if one stepped out of line they would be killed. At the beginning of the movie they mentioned the battle with Crazy Horse and that he died in combat, which is also true because he died in the Battle of Little
This compelled the Indians to move onto reservations and give up the right to hunt. By the same token, is of course the loss of life suffered by the Indians. They fought to keep their land, and perished without success. Overall, the Indians were the only side paying for the United States to expand westward, and the United States was forcing them to do so. Is it right to treat people this way, or should someone have stopped this before it
Because of Opechancanough’s attack, the colony faced another starvation period. Many of the English died, due to lack of a food supply. The Company went bankrupt, Native Americans continued to send threats, and the colonists lived in misery. The Company’s charter was revoked, and the Company reached its final demise. James Horn theory is very evident throughout the book: Jamestown’s failure was inevitable.
The diseases also undermined the authority of the Native American leaders; the leaders lost the respect of their people because they could no longer keep their people from dying, this forced them into mourning wars. Mourning wars were fights that happened between the Native American
It was a tragic loss for the village. While at the funeral of Ogbeuefi Ezeudu, Okonkwo’s gun went off and killed Ogbeuefi son. His son was a British messenger and killing someone with his occupation was a crime. Consequently, him and his family had to be exiled. He wanted to defeat the British in every way but he had lost the support and respect of his clansman because of his actions.
This punishment of the whole population showed that Sherman had no interest in a united country. He was more interested in disciplining the seceding states. In “Sherman’s March to the Sea,” F.O.C. Darley depicts a house burning, a child weeping at the side of his mother, and an old man struggling to go on all while Sherman’s men march toward the fleeing Confederates. Through the destruction of civilian towns and plantations, Sherman damaged countless lives mentally and economically.
According to a painting by Robert Lindneux in 1942 in order to commemorate the suffering of the Cherokee people as a result of forced removal. In 1838 and 1839, as a result of President Andrew Jackson’s Native American removal policies, the Cherokee nation was forced to give up its land and migrate to new territories. The journey is known as the “Trail of Tears” because of its horrible effects on the natives. During the journey, the Cherokee faced hunger, disease, and exhaustion. Over 4,000 died on this journey.
Part two of the Northeast covers the death and destruction those europeans caused with diseases, where 90% of the population died in some instances. Pure greed over their land, with the terrible massacres that happened to the tribes was also covered and how they wore down the Indian’s to not fight. The Southeast covers generally the same tragic situations that took place with the tribes in that region. It also covers the distinction of the farming techniques they acquired along with trading techniques and their cultural relationships among other natives and Europeans. The Southwest covers archeological questions and the deep history with many tribes including the Apacheans who migrated southwards from Canada and Alaska.
Lan told Kien, “‘What a cruel time… and so very long. The war swept away so many people’” (52). When she says this she feels her own pain, but also pain for others. She knows that there are women like her that are grieving for the loss of loved ones because of war. Throughout the war Lan lost many people and she tells Kien that he is the only one to come back.