The website I chose for this assignment is http://www.legendsofamerica.com/na-ghostdance.html. I chose this website because it looked like it had a lot of information about my topic and there were pictures on the side to help me. It also was last reviewed not too long ago so that shows that the information should be reliable and trustworthy. This site is related to what were are talking because the Ghost Dance movement basically led to the Wounded Knee Massacre. The Wounded Knee Massacre was a battle between the Sioux Indians and the whites. The battle was the last major massacre between the Native Americans and the United States Army. The showdown killed over 100 Native Americans, declaring the U.S. as “victorious”. One thing that I found interesting about the origination of the Ghost Dance is that it came from a man’s (Wovoka) dream during the Solar Eclipse. He dreamt that he was taken into the spirit world and saw all Native Americans being taken to the sky and the Earth swallowing the whites. He claimed that, by dancing the round-dance continuously, the dream would become a reality. Many Indians took his message and became dedicated to this belief. Another thing that fascinated me was the Indians beliefs to …show more content…
They truly wanted justice in the United States and most of the time, they were shot down. However, with this belief that the white men could soon be gone, they would do basically anything to get that. After the all, the white men were the ones holding the Indians back. In conclusion, this article has taught me that you can believe in something that may not be realistic. The Indians thought it was reasonable, but of course looking at it now from my point of view, I know that it was not. Besides that, I can still see where the Indians were coming from in doing what they believed would help
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The sun dance is a unique ceremony that is central to the religious identity of the Indigenous peoples (although it is practiced by many tribes today as a prayer for life) of the Great Plains. This ceremony began around the eighteen and nineteenth century and has become one of the most important practices done by Native Americans done today. The tribes that practice that Sun Dance at the time and now are the Arapaho, Arikara, Asbinboine, Cheyennem Drow, Grow, Ventre, Hidutsa, Sioux, Plains Cree, Plains Ojibway, Sarasi, Omaha, Ponca, Ute, Shoshone, Kiowa, and Blackfoot tribes. Off course the ritual varies from one tribe to another.
During the period 1860-1890, western expansion negatively impacted the lives of Native Americans, by turning their lives upside-down under the order of the orders of the federal government. I say this because The Americans massacred the friendly Indians, Disrespected the culture and beliefs by slaughtering the buffalo, and Forcing Indians to assimilate to American culture. Native Americans were negatively impacted by Americans because of the western expansion and in doing so it lead to the incorrect assumption which in fact lead to the massacre of friendly Indians. In the morning of November 29th Colonel Chivington allowed a surprise attack on the friendly native americans which lead to the death of mostly women and children. The Native
In the 1970's, Christopher Bruce, along with his followers, didn't agree with the military dictatorship of Pinochet's bloody coup. Pinochet's bloody coup, which occurred on September 11, 1973, was a military coup d'état, which resulted in the murder and torture of tens of thousands of people. Bruce conveys his attitude towards this coup throughout the video he directed called The Houston Ballet: Ghost Dancers. In this video, Bruce explicates the vicious coup and displays his opinions through the use of indigenous dance movements to represent to the oppression of the people. The ghost dancers' movement represents a larger meaning behind the tragedy the Chilean government and its people faced during the coup through the use of the symbolism
Eventually, the Armed force stifled the Indians and constrained onto reservations, where they were permitted to administer themselves and keep up some of their conventions and culture. However, as white Americans pushed ever westbound, they clashed with Native Americans on their tribal grounds. A number of these white pioneers saw the proceeded with routine with regards to local customs as brutal and heinous. They trusted that union into standard white American culture was the main satisfactory destiny for Native Americans. This conviction was regularly framed in religious terms; many white Christians contended that lone by surrendering their profound customs and tolerating Christian authoritative opinion could the Indians be "spared" from the flames of hellfire.
Summary In chapter 19 of Burn My Heart at Wounded Knee written by Dee Brown is based upon a tribe by the name of Soiux are upset over the assassination of Sitting Bull. The leaderless Hunkpapas free Standing Rock and meet with Big Foot’s Minneconjous near a different Ghost Dance camp called Cherry Creek. Those Minneconjous and Hunkpapas,.
Bruce Joel Rubin’s “Ghost the Musical” was performed at American High School, by the American High School Performing Arts department, directed by Troy River. The cast presented an incredible performance that made the audience instantly fall in love with Molly and Sam. Richard Wong whom conducted the orchestra uplifted the music of each scene. The remarkable acting of the cast along with the many special effects was an incredible way to bring the script to life. “Ghost the Musical” takes place in modern day New York City and is a story of the strength of love between the main characters Molly (Natalie Dunn) and Sam (Marcus Bautista).
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.
The Sioux culture and day to day life was changed by the European settlers and the United States government, and for the most part the changes were negative. The government tried to stifle the Sioux culture and religion with schools for children, and force. Many Sioux were forced onto reservations where it became harder for them to live their lives as they normally would. The American history up until then had been Native American, but when the Europeans came, the course of history changed. The Native Americans, particularly the Sioux Tribe, were influenced and affected by the European settlers who formed the U.S. government, which changed American culture and history.
The American government lied and evoked an illusion of wanting to keep the natives safe, calling the removal “the lesser of two evils”. Saying that the Indian removal was to allow the Natives to “pursue happiness” on their own terms. Americans were stricken with horror when the surviving soldiers of the Bataan Death March recalled their struggles. Even though the difficult and brutal situations the American soldiers suffered through was precisely what transpired during the Trail of
This is because of the different meanings each tribe is trying to tell. Along with music, dance is also personal and important to Native American culture. An article on Legends of America states that dance is “used as both a common amusement and a solemn duty” (Legends, 1). Many dances that Native Americans have in their culture play a large role in their beliefs and religions and other ceremonies and other times Native cultures would dance as a way of celebration and to give thanks for their success (Legends, 1). Most of the time tribes just dance to the sound of drums and their own voices, however, there are times when flutes and other wind instruments are incorporated.
Both sides of each party were fighting for something that they wanted for their people. Even though both things wanted were not the same, they still inspire both parties to aspire the savage actions that did occur. The white man did have a reason to do the things they did, which is okay since it was an act of self defense. But what they had done was push farther than they need too to prevent it from happening again. Which made the Indians strike back in their act of self defense.
The usual Western way of coping with some concept or ritual that seems 'other' or strange, is to search for an equivalent that will familiarise and anaesthetise the shock that there are other ways to exist and interact. The myth of the “vanishing Indian” is thoroughly brought out in Source 2 of Morgan’s Ancient Society, where the author’s superior, keen tone to the description of Native Americans and how they were all “savages” and were incapable of adapting the concepts of modern American civilization. As a result, Morgan’s thoughts were that Americans would pervade Native American territories, expecting American Indians to fail to subside to their way of life and thus result in war between the two, eventually leading to the decimation of Native
They later went and violated these Treaties. The U. S. was aggressive when removing the Native Americans later as The Native Americans resisted the westward movement between 1785 and 1929 threat to their very existence. They were later forcefully removed by the U. S. which justified itself by Manifest Destiny; it was the right and obligation of white Americans to expand the nation. The in the Battle of Horseshoe Bend with the Cherokees in 1814. The U. S. accused the Native Americans of the crime of not respecting "the power of the United States of America They thought we were an insignificant nation that we would be overpowered by the British."
During the 1920's many historical events took place in the United States. Many imagine the glitz and glam but, curious Edward S. Curtis traveled to the areas enriched with Native American culture. In which he captured the beautiful Indian dancers of America titled: Buffalo Dance, Hopi.1 The Buffalo dance was a spiritual ceremonial event that included men, women, boys and girls of a specific tribe.2 The dance was to show how thankful the North American Indians were to have the necessities needed for survival.3 Additionally, the dance was a gathering sense of unification, this is exactly what Curtis conquered in his photograph.
How is dance influenced by other styles of dance and other people? Many dances were influenced by other styles of dance and other people. Irish dance was one of the many dancing styles that was influenced by other people and different styles. The appearance of Irish dancers was influenced by the Celts. There Celtic designs are showcased on the dresses of these dancers.