Anh Nguyen HIST 120 online December 12, 2015 Tecumseh and the Quest for Indian Leadership by David Edmunds In this biography, David Edmunds studies the life of legendary Shawnee leader Tecumseh and his pivotal role in defending the Native American way of life. Tecumseh was born to Pucksinwah and his wife Methotaske in March, “1768”, in what is currently known as Ohio (17). Tecumseh had many siblings, Chiksika and Tecumapease were his oldest brother and sister (17). Then came Sauwaseekau who was brother to Tecumseh and another sister named Menewaulakoosee, after her Tecumseh was born, after that two more sons were born and after that a set of triplets that included Tenskwatawa, the Shawnee Prophet.
Sitting bull Sitting bull was born in 1831. Sitting bull was a Teton Indian chief. Sitting bull joined his first war at age fourteen and earned a reputation for bravery in battle. In 1868 the Sioux accepted peace with the United States government, but when black hills in the late 1870 's a group of white prospectors invaded Sioux lands.
Whitely, Peter, 2002, Ties that Bind: Hopi Gift Culture and its First Encounter with the United States The Hopi people had a unique culture of their own. They tried to fight against the Hispanics who tried to take their land and also tried to make peace with president. I am going to talk about who the Hopi are and where they live, the gender roles between men and women, and the Hopi’s idea of gifts.
The Battle of Horseshoe Bend had a major significant impact on the expansion of the United States. This battle ended the Creek War successfully with General Andrew Jackson clearing the Mississippi Territory for the American expansion. This endeavor catapulted his career and made him the one our memorable Presidents. General Jackson knew what would advance his career and this was obviously it. I believe he was motivated by competition with fellow officer, General John Coffee, and what happened to him as a child when he encountered the Indians for the first time.
Trail of Tears: The rise and Fall of the Cherokee Nation Many know the“The Trail of Tears” to be the removal of Cherokee from one place to another. Yet this book tells more than just the Cherokees movement to the East of the Mississippi River. It is written by John Ehle who is “a sixth-generation North Carolinian, who grew up on land once used as hunting grounds by the Cherokee.”, and is currently 89 years old according to his biography. This book was chosen because even though the story about the Trail of Tears is known this book explained the story of Cherokee people living their life before they were ordered to move onto another location and re start their whole life.
Frederick Jackson Turner was a major figure among American historians who lived during the years between 1861 to 1932. His famous essay, “The Significance of the Frontier in American History,” was published in 1893 and he became known for his studious exploration of American history during the United States’ westward expansion. Frederick Turner stated in an interview that his interest in the study of American frontier’s past, because of his upbringing in Wisconsin which is a newly emerged state from its own trail-blazing past. Turner earned his master’s degree from the University of Wisconsin and where he met a noteworthy teacher, Professor William Francis Allen, who guided him toward the study of history. Turner attended John Hopkins University
As a part of the Indian Removal Act of 1830, Native American people were forcefully assembled and made to endure one of the longest walks from Georgia to Oklahoma on what has become known as the Trail of Tears. President Andrew Jackson’s motives for movement of the Native people to a new territory was to eliminate the Native race by stripping the victims of their vital resources needed for basic survival. After 178 years of expansion and growth in the United States of America, the circumstances for Native Americans remain unchanged. President Jackson’s sentiments have permeated the present society in issues associated with the physical and emotional fight to decolonize. Decolonization is both the individual and communal effort to regenerate
The seventh president of the United States was Andrew Jackson. He was accused of the slaughter of the Cherokee Indians, but can he be found innocent. There are a few reasons for his innocence like, he did give the indians two years to get ready for departure instead of kicking them out automatically. Also he actually didn’t want to remove them at first. He also told them that they would find food and clothing for all .
This land has been enriched over centuries. One of the most important thing is that he talks a lot about the different Cherokee chiefs throughout the book. From John Ridge to John Ross and explaining the process they did to deal with the problem of removal. This book gives some strong argument and very good explaining about what happened in the removal of the Cherokee tribe by providing explanation and justifiable proof. Even though the author made excellent claims, we notice a little confusion there.
During 1978, The Longest basically Walk generally was organized to support tribal sovereignty and particularly bring sort of more attention to Indian affairs. The absolute biggest event to specifically help AIM actually was the occupation of the Bureau of Indian Affairs building which basically helped AIM kind of present their 20 points to the kind of White House during the Trail of Broken Treaties march in Washington D.C. On November 1972, when AIM mostly sent 20 points to the US government, straight to President Nixon to really be accurate, during the Trail of Broken Treaties march, which kind of is fairly significant. These 20 points really were solutions to problems of very Native Americans that the US government failed to make an effort to fix or improve, which basically is quite significant.
Dances With Wolves is a historical drama/ Western war film directed and produced by Kevin Costner. The leading actors include Kevin Costner, Mary McDonnell, and Graham Greene. The film is also said to be an adaptation of a novel of the same title written by Michael Blake. Costner stars as the main character of Lieutenant John J. Dunbar. The plot follows the growing relationship between Lieutenant Dunbar and a group of Lakota Native Americans during the Civil War after Dunbar takes a liking to their lifestyle.
The American’s reconciled democracy and genocide and characterize it as freedom by the people by interpreting their genocides as their manifest destiny. They also characterized democracy and genocide as freedom for their people by concurring the land of the native people, making native people’s land to American people’s land. Andrew Jackson killed many Native Americans in his past, and took command of the military in charge of killing Indians. Jackson was elected for US senator, became the judge in the Tennessee Supreme Court for six years, and after he became the President of the United States. The American people looked up to Jackson because he was their leader, which was why Americans accepted the genocide of indigenous people.
Did you know Abraham Lincoln was our sixteenth president well here are some facts about him. He was born in a log cabin. He Became our sixteenth president. And last he was assassinated on april 14 ,1865 by actor John Wilkes Booth.
In her book, Andersson quotes a New York Times article on the death of Sitting Bull that ended with a comment that said Indian police made a “good Indian out of him.” This plays on the proverb that the only good Indian is a dead one. This was a harsh and unsympathetic thing to say about a deceased man but it shows the views of whites towards Native Americans, especially those Native Americans who were considered “plotters” or troublemakers. This type of insensitivity was common in most newspapers; however, some did attempt to run more pro-native stories. Those that did often looked for the reasons behind why the Ghost Dance had taken roots and often pinned blame on the federal government for pushing natives to such desperation.