Pontiac gave his “Speech at Detroit” in 1763 to the Ottawa, Potawatomi, and the Huron Indians. He gave this speech to unite these tribes against the white men that have taken their land and killed their men. At this time, the British had taken over Fort Detroit from the French and the British leaders. While the French before them treated them as allies instead of just subjects like the British did. Soon after this exchange of power, the British had taken most of their land from them.
Many effects of these casualties can be found within Sherman Alexie’s collection of short stories, Blasphemy. Several of these tales show Native Indians experiencing a great deal of trials, tribulations, and unfortunate circumstances. Stories such as “War Dance,” “Basic Training,” and “This Is What It Means to Say Phoenix, Arizona,” display a generational disconnection between Native Indian fathers and their sons. In no way am I saying there was no kind of father-son relationship in these stories because there is; however, there is tension from the younger generation of Native Indians and their parents. In “War Dance”, the last narrator states “I would always feel closest to the man who had most disappointed me” (Alexie 74).
In “Indians in Unexpected Places” by Philip J. Deloria, Deloria makes a very large point to emphasize many different stereotypes that are still present in our society against Native Americans is made. Deloria exposes the issue that as modern non- “Indians” move into the future, society’s idea of a classic Indian is unwavering. The majority of modern society still imagine Indians to be primitive, border-line barbaric, and savage. Focusing on the late nineteenth and early twentieth century, Deloria suggests that as non-Indians streamline modernization of society, Indians are also actively taking part in these improvements on both themselves and all of society. Throughout the points that Deloria is making, he focuses on convincing his audience
Hawkeye Reveals American Indian Culture During the late 18th century, two main groups of people lived in New York, European colonialists and American Indians. Their lives were very different. Europeans considered themselves subservient citizens of a faraway country, while American Indians lived as members of nations in villages. They ate different foods, wore different clothing, and had different organization in their families. In The Last of the Mohicans by James Fenimore Cooper, Natty Bumppo (Hawkeye) is a European man living with American Indians during the French and Indian war.
The Allotment Act The Dawes Act and its supporters sang a very similar tune to southerners who justified slavery as their patriarchal and christian duty. The Dawes Act allowed the President of the United States to survey the reservations Indians lived on and allot its land to heads of households, single persons over eighteen, and to orphans. This meant that the President went into reservations and redistributed the land, upsetting the system Native Americans had previously. Slave owners of the Antebellum South believed that the Black men and women needed to be enslaved, for they could not function without a patriarchal master. Westerners too saw the Native Americans as inferior, and felt that they had to help the tribal people be free of
America has been very unkind to the Native American. Throughout history, from Christopher Columbus’ arrival in 1492, who called the natives “Indios”, thus beginning the label of the Natives as “Indians”, to the 19th Century, a time of enormous hubris, greed, prejudice, Indians suffered enormous violence. From the foundation of the Manifest Destiny in 1845 giving white men all the privilege, while the Native’s saw their culture, and homes ripped away from them. Dee Brown’s “Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee” brilliantly captures the actual truth of the plight of the Native Americans from 1860 to 1890. Dee Brown’s reason for writing “Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee” was to tell the truth of the Native Americans.
The Incorporation of America by Alan Trachtenberg discusses historical trends and events that led to the rise of America as an industrialized nation. The expansion of the West led to booming corporations that helped grow particular industries. Due to the industrial expansion it led to a growth in a variety of industries and the country itself. The Incorporation of America is an argument that the rise of corporatization in the Gilded Age restructured the idea of American culture.
“I said in my heart that, rather than have war, I would give up my country. I would give up my father’s grave. I would give up everything rather than have the blood of the white men upon the hands of my people” (Chief Joseph, 1879 Speech to Congress, Line 78-80, P55). In this case, Chief Joseph had several big decisions to make at the time. After his father’s passing his biggest words to him was that he better not backs down and let the white man take the land with our ancestors.
The Differences between John Smith and William Bradford John Smith and William Bradford were some of the first authors of early American literature. John Smith, a former soldier and pirate, leapt at the opportunity to go to the New World. He helped shape the Jamestown colony and contributed to its government, even serving as a governor for a year. However, one of his most important accomplishments was writing three books about his experiences in the New World.
This article talks about the expedition of Christopher Columbus. The author talks about the goal and how did Christopher plan for this journey. He had to persuade the King and Queen of Spain to finance the expedition. His goal was to travel to Asia in search for gold and spices. However he ended up finding an unknown land (America) that were inhabit by the Native Americans.