Lakota people Essays

  • Crazy Horse Research Paper

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    Crazy Horse or Cha-O-Ha (“In the Wilderness” or “Among the Trees”) was a Native American war leader of the Oglala Lakota. He took up arms against the U.S. Federal Government to fight them for encroachments on the territories and way of life of the Lakota people. This leads to a victory at the Battle of the Little Bighorn in June 1876. Four months after surrendering to General Cook in May of 1877, Crazy Horse was fatally wounded. He was wounded by a military guard while allegedly resisting imprisonment

  • Bravery In Joseph M. Marshall's Book 'The Lakota Way'

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    In his book, The Lakota Way, Joseph M. Marshall III describes bravery as “Facing the possibility, and sometimes the probability, of death and great bodily harm as without a doubt one of the most daunting realities any human being can confront.” Bravery was essential to the survival of the early people of the Lakota Nation. It takes bravery even today to trek through life and to be successful. There are many ways for people to be brave today. Of the twelve Lakota virtues described by Marshall,

  • Essay On The Ghost Dance Movement

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    Towards the end of 1890 on the Pine Ridge and Rosebud reservations in South Dakota, the US military and Sioux Native Americans got into an altercation. Around 300 men, women, and children died with casualties from both sides. By January 15, 1891 all of the Sioux had surrendered and war was averted. The main reason for the battle was the Sioux Native American’s resistance to the U.S. Army and white expansion which triggered The Ghost Dance movement. One event leading to the Battle of Wounded Knee

  • Sitting Bull Thesis

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    Sitting Bull was a Hunkpapa Lakota chief and holy man, born in 1831 in present-day South Dakota. Son of honored Sioux warrior Returns-Again, Sitting Bull idolized his father and wanted to be exactly like him, but he struggled initially in skill; he lacked natural talent for violence, and thus was deemed “Slow” in his early years. A few years later at fourteen, he would assist in war against a rival tribe. He would be given the new name of “Tatanka-Iyotanka”; a Lakota phrase meaning “a buffalo sitting”

  • Nadowesmen And The Sioux Indians

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    A lot of nativedi nations lived on the Great Plains including the Sioux. The name Sioux comes from the sioun word “Nadowessi” which means little snake.The sioux indians originally came from Asia. These Native Americans lived in the territory of Minnesota, Wisconsin, and North and South Dakota etc. A Frenchman, moved into Sioux territory in the seventeenth century and took control of much of their land. The Sioux Indians were a powerful tribe with a rich history. The sioux

  • The Argument In Jon Krakauer's Into Thin Air

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    the key elements and perseverance, and the key to survival. Through his own personal experiences, Krakauer highlights the intended purpose of the novel and sets numerous tones. Krakauer examines what it is about Everest that has compelled countless people, including himself, to ignore the concerns of loved ones, and willingly subject themselves to such risk, hardship, and expense. Written with emotional clarity and supported by his unimpeachable reporting, Krakauer 's eyewitness account of what happened

  • Kitty Calavita's Invitation To Law And Society

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    discusses the subtleties of law, and its influence on everyday life, and this is especially apparent in Buck’s case. Many do not know the history of law and policy shaping reproduction, however, Buck’s case is another example of how the government and people in power tried to regulate who could, and who could not, have children. The story of Carrie Buck is about individuals in power, and their influence on society and law, to shape the society and law that would best fit their needs or

  • Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee

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    out of 5 because it was a good movie, but it was kind of hard to follow along. When it was going from Charles as a kid to him as an adult was kind of confusing. I would recommend this movie to people who are into the history of Indians and people who are older than 12. I would only recommend it to those people because if you do not understand what is going or what they are talking about like me then you will not get the storyline or what is happening. If you are too young then you will think this movie

  • Essay On Mandan Indians

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    men were hunters and sometimes went to war to protect their families. Only men became Mandan chiefs. Mandan women were farmers and did most of the child care and cooking. The Mandans frequently fought with the Dakota Sioux and Shoshones. The Mandan people have contributed to modern America by making beautiful artwork, having ceremonies, clothing and helping Lewis and Clark. The Mandans wore flamboyant, and exquisite clothes. They were especially famous for their elaborate warbonnets which were decorated

  • The Hateful 8 Analysis

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    apparent there is a blizzard coming, Warren hurries only to find a carriage coming along, he hurries to the rider and asks if he can come in as he realizes he won’t be able to make it to Red Rock through a blizzard. The rider informs him that the people inside the carriage have paid him handsomely for a private ride and to ask them if he may join. As Warren pulls up to the side he is met with a gun. Inside the carriage is a hefty man known as John Ruth, a fellow bounty hunter, who is also transporting

  • John Colter: A Mountain Man

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    In the early beginning of building America mountain men discovered many different regions of the United States but one mountain man in particular made discoveries and saw the country in ways that no other mountain man had before. John Colter the mountain man contributed to building America by traveling across the United States with Lewis and Clark, learning the wilderness, and discover Yellowstone, Jackson Hole and leading the Missouri Fur Company to help develop the culture of America. In his earlier

  • Cabeza De Vaca Dbq Analysis

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    It is quite surreal that one can survive for two years in the wilderness. On the rafts that drifted from Panfilo de Narvaez’s ship, there were many people who did not survive. Those people became weak and they lost their minds. The amount of people remaining was four in a year, and one of the four was Cabeza de Vaca. Then that leads to the question: How did Cabeza de Vaca survive? Cabeza de Vaca survived because of his success as a healer, his wilderness skills, and most importantly his respect for

  • Personal Narrative: The Nez Perce Tribe

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    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

  • Little Bighorn Mission Command Analysis

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    Scribbles on Scrap: A Mission Command Analysis of the Battle of the Little Bighorn The massacre at the Little Bighorn in 1876 was one of the most recognizable battles in American history. The defeat of the 7th Cavalry Regiment and the slaughter of 268 Soldiers by the Sioux serves as an enduring subject of study for contemporary military professionals. The basic modus operandi for command principles in the times of the Indian Wars loosely mirrors the mission command philosophy of today; however

  • Sacred Spirit Music Analysis

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    The next stimulus we used was a piece of music from the CD Sacred Spirit. Our class split into two groups: the Sioux people in the village and the American Soldiers in their barracks. The Sioux people were happy and joyful as the previous evening they had been celebrating killing the buffalo, whilst the soldiers were preparing to massacre them. Each of us had our own personality, for example I was a reluctant devout Christian soldier, Sam was eager to kill the Sioux, James was the Sioux chief and

  • Essay On Importance Of Indigenous Cultures

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    The world is very admiring with its internationality. The different cultures and traditions. In this essay I am going to convey the meaning on why it is so important to preserve the indigenous cultures. An important thing to note is that the generations before us preserved the indigenous and natural cultures for us, so we should do the same for the many decades to come. One of the many reasons why we need to appreciate the indigenous cultures is that they link us to the past. Through the indigenous

  • Comanche Tribe Fact

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    Comanche Captors: Fact or Ford’s Fiction? Located in the southern region of the Great Plains, the Comanche conglomerate occupied a formidable existence. They hunted buffalo, resided in in “tepees”, and experienced a tumultuous relationship with white settlers (“The Comanches”). However, much like how the Comanche tribe eventually were forced to surrender their land, they have been forced to surrender to stereotypes formed around their culture. The primary propagator of these generalizations appears

  • Film Analysis: The Lone Ranger

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    be returned as they kill Cavendish with the silver bullet. When Tonto and John had captured Cavendish at the silver mine, Tonto demands John to kill Cavendish with the silver bullet. John refused to do it, he believes that using a gun and killing people is not justice, and Cavendish should be taken down lawfully. When Tonto attempted to kill Cavendish himself, John knocks him unconscious and brings Cavendish in alive. By following his belief of justice, he brought Cavendish in to Cole, which he later

  • Character Analysis Of Dances With Wolves

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    strong barrier between them, the Americans believing the Native Americans to be uncultured and thieving, whilst it is shown that the Sioux think the Americans are murderers and evil. The film shows that the Native Americans are very peaceful, spiritual people who work together and love each other as a family. They give symbolic names based on significant features of a person (e.g. Stands With A Fist got her name because she punched a woman who was being cruel to her) and they smoke ‘peace pipes’. They

  • The Meaning Of Nature In Wharton's Ethan Frome

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    nature by taking out those animals who can’t find enough food to stay alive. The winter season is already vengeful before this story even began by taking away Ethan Frome’s mother and is also the same season his wife got sick. This is showing us that people also face the same hardships