If Kathleen, or any of the Godfrey’s were to visit New Mexico they would see reservations as a justice because they were not deserving of an existence as the ancient people. Natives would righteously be put away from society because they were not as peaceful or civilized. Or Natives would need be assimilated until they were more like the ancient people, or more American. Tom’s stories leave a big mess for Natives to clear up. Because of stories like his, they need to vindicate themselves from falsehoods of savagery found in his story.
In a matter of fact, as Red Cloud signed the Fort Laramie treaty of 1868, his authority diminished. The Sioux from the Cheyenne and Arapaho were captivated by Sitting Bull’s aversion towards reservation life and treaties. Sitting Bull was indeed a contribution within the Native Americans. Without him, George A. Custer wouldn’t have conquered, and the tribes would most likely be adrift with all of the occurring conflicts. He was dauntless to endure the United States government policies, and to participate in the tribal wars.
However, the work Buck carries out builds on his reputation, spreading his name throughout Alaska, signifying fame and heroism. The novel shifts from a focus on the work itself to a sense of adventure. Buck’s new reputation foreshadows the role of “ghost dog” that he later takes on, alluding to London’s legacy left behind as a well-known writer. Auerbach then summarizes the main points of his essay, and concludes with insight to the topic of true joy within the wolf. This source would not be useful when writing a research paper because the complex wording makes some of the concepts difficult to
The Dishonoring Warrior Beowulf ‘s prologue begins with a funeral for an old king to which the Danes community presents “no fewer gifts [of]/…battle-weapons and [sic] war-gear, / blades and byrines” as tribute to “support him—[for his] praiseworthy deeds” (Beowulf, 24-44). It can be seen throughout the poem that material items do not only have symbolic value, but also an ancestral reputation within the community since the spear-Danes believed “a young man [should] bring about good/ with pious gifts from his father’s possessions” (Beowulf, 20-1). In other words, one should honor the handed down gifts, as they tend to hold family stature. Although Beowulf, the barbarian, gathers war instruments such as the swords of Healfdene, Unferth, Giants,
True Son understood that the stories would offend the whites when he used to think that the stories were funny and the whites would think that they were funny too. Finally, when True Son ends up being rejected by both the Indians and the whites, nature and living on his own help make him stronger. When he has to leave his Indian tribe, True Son starts getting emotional, but he had to hide it and overcome it, knowing that he would be an outcast and not welcomed anywhere but nature (Richter, 119-120). Also, True Son had to be physically and intellectually strong to live alone. True Son had to be smart in what he did and how he lived.
After the death of Peter, the younger brother, she saw the way the mother blamed Graham for it all and finally understood his pain and frustration. In conclusion, it is easier for people to come up with their own reasoning and their own understanding for the way things happen in the world. Whether it is right or wrong, it is how they understand the world and sometimes they cannot be convinced otherwise. Much like in the book, “Rez Life: An Indian's Journey Through Reservation Life” by David Treuer where an Indian young man is persuaded to conform to more “white” American society when he just wants to learn and express his heritage. There is hate in this world, but there I also love.
The Europeans were notorious for invading foreign lands and finding the natives inferior to their ways, usual because the natives weren’t living like the Europeans. The Native Americans were no exception, the Europeans once found the natives tractable and peaceful. However, they knew little about the natives and took their peaceful nature as weakness. Furthermore, the Europeans thought the natives were inferior was because of their way of life, their religion and the color of their skin. The Europeans cared little about the Native American way of life, they only cared about exploiting the resources of the Natives home; this meant both natural and human.
Furthermore, his silence is also significant because it is similar to stereotypes of strong, stoic Native American warriors who do not unless it is to say something spiritual and profound that is prevalent in the white collective imagination. It could also be representative of how Native American people are silenced in modern
Overcoming a challenge, not giving up, and not being afraid of change are a few themes demonstrated in The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian. Perhaps the most prominent theme derived from the novel is defying the odds, or in other words rising above the expectations of others. Junior Spirit exemplifies this theme throughout the entirety of the book. As Junior is an Indian, he almost expects that he will never leave the reservation, become an alcoholic, and live in poverty like the other Indians on the reservation—only if he sits around and does not endeavor to change his fate. When Junior shares the backstory of his parents, he says that his mother and father came from “poor people who came from poor people who came from poor people, all the way back to the very first poor people” (11).
Wind-Wolf allowed the oppression and racism take the best of him which later caused him to feel ashamed of his race, while Alexie proved to his fellow Indians that they are all capable of succeeding, just like the white kids. Alexie possessed internal strength that Wind-Wolf didn’t have. This made Alexie mentally stronger because he didn’t care of expectations and racism, but instead he used it as motivation to prove others wrong. Quiet on the outside, but fierce as a lion inside, Alexie battled his way through hard times and threats to his life. He fought for himself, but most of all, for his Indian people.
I believe that the Indian Removal Act is a step in the wrong direction because we were not treating the Native Americans like human beings, it went against the constitution, and jackson wanted to build a wall to separate. We the Americans treated the Native Americans as if they were animals. Others might says that they were in our land or that we wanted it because the gold there was our gold not their gold. Truth is they did not want it for the gold they wanted it because that is where there ancestors died and are buried there. They were living there so we can 't just tell people that they can not live somewhere and rip them out of their land and