October 5,1877 it is a cold, dreary day and we are on the run from the US army. Let me just take you back to the beginning well, we are the Nez Perce tribe we had moved from our mainland in the Pacific Northwest to a reservation in Idaho.Now white people are trying to take us off the reservation because gold was found on the land.Chief Joseph refused to surrender but we ended up having two, because a couple of the teen NA boys snuck off and killed some American soldiers.Which made their leader angry with us and ordered soldiers to remove us from the land no matter what it took, but by the time they got to our reservation we were gone. My family and I were sad to see that both places we called home were both gone, but we left with no arguing.I
A nation is not conquered until the hearts of its women are on the ground. Then it is done. No matter how brave its warriors or how strong its weapons.- Cheyenne Proverb. In “Round House” this quote was fitting because the sexual assault on the mother nearly destroyed her and the family. You see the ripple effect of the family falling apart without Geraldine Coutts, Joe cannot stand to see his once beautiful strong mother drift away from reality after the attack.
Imagine everything about where you lived changed completely. Sadly on December 29,1890 this happened to the Native Americans. They were living their life calmly and normal until a tangle of events started to happen that led to the death of possibly three hundred Native Americans. The death were of innocent people and some that weren't even fighting back upsettingly these death also included women and children. Events leading up to this even started when the United States Government began to forcefully relocate the Native Americans tribes onto reservations.
The Native Americans reaction to the Dawes Act was the Ghost Dance. It was popular in the Great Basin and was associated with a prophet named Wovoka. They believed that all white people would die and the dead Native Americans would return to earth if they lived together in peace with the whites, abandoned white influences, and danced a particular dance. The Ghost Dance was popular amongst the Sioux that lived in the Dakota territory. The military authorities eventually outlawed performing the dance.
In Homestead in Idaho, Geneva is dying and struggling to stay alive. In a panic to save her children from suffering, “She took the gun again and turned it to the crib… You will be with me… The trigger once, then again...” (Section 7, Homestead in Idaho). By shooting her daughter, Geneva accepts responsibility for making Solomon, her husband, feel as though he had to go to town to work for her to be happy. Both Marilyn and Geneva experience the same moral dilemma. They use moral motivation as a way to reconcile their deaths as an action to save others from suffering.
His belief in the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit shapes him into the kind of guy someone would want to be like. “The Shack” first starts over Labor Day weekend in Oregon with Mack talking to his daughter, she begged Mack to tell her favorite story,the legend of the beautiful Indian maid who killed herself for her people and the man she loved. It sparked questions and reflections in Missy’s mind. She wanted to know why God asked his own children to die. Mack said that they weren’t forced to die, but did so for their love of their people.
(Anon., 2010) In the movie, Mulan’s leadership was portrayed through her actions in the movie. First of all, she planned to take her father’s place to be a soldier after she saw her father suffering from the body illness and her mother feels sorrowful that her husband has to return to the battlefield. Hence, she gave up her woman identity and be a man to fight for her family without announcing them. She cut off her hair which means a lot to the people in the past, and full armed that show her determination. Then, she manage to organize the scattered soldiers by proving herself.
Just like the battle of Washita which was a very bloody battle that was more of a slaughter than a battle. They destroyed native food supplies, lodging and even killed the natives horses. Ranald Mackenzie's slaughter of over 1000 native american ponies was considered overkill and a waste of resources. The Sioux, Cheyenne, and even the Arapahos pushed the northerners out of the Dakotas, but the rumors of gold in North Dakota cause the whites expansion to explode to the Dakotas. This caused the natives to be forced out of their home or killed.
It was fear because in the beginning of the story it played a big role like in Chapter Two, page 13 when the destruction of her tribe begins and her parents die, it says “ Amari needed her parents to come get her, to tell her not to be afraid, to run with the underbrush for safety.” Amari was afraid because she was confused and her people were being slaughtered. This impacted the story by her village being
“To Indians tribe means family, not just bloodlines but extended family, clan, community, ceremonial exchanges with nature, and an animate regard for all creation as sensible and powerful” (Lincoln 1983:8). The author understands the loss of the Ojibwa’s strength who is continuously victimized to physical and spiritual loss. Fleur Pillager and Nanapush lose their land due to her inability to pay taxes. Both acts make the Native Americans leave their traditional hunting and gathering practices. It is a reason for the loss of traditional ways of life.
He caused the death of hundreds of Indians. The Indian Removal Act was put in place to get land from the Indians to expand America. Courts told Jackson that he couldn 't take the Indians land. While the law was passed by congress. Andrew Jackson didn 't care he forced them walk to new land and hundreds of Indians died which was the Trail of Tears.