Lakota people Essays

  • Lakota Creation Myth

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    rise. A new day will begin in the Black Hills, just like it did hundreds of years ago. And just like hundreds of years ago, the Lakota consider the Black Hills to be sacred lands. However, some aspects have changed, as the Lakota can no longer call the land their own. The Lakota have spent over 100 years fighting for physical reclamation of

  • 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,

  • Crazy Horse Chapter 9 Summary

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    Little Hawk, and Red Cloud, High Back Bone, and other Lakota. They dominate every camp they come across and become a real force of the land. Crazy Horse saves many of his fellow warriors over the trip and gains more respect from others. Upon returning home, he receives news that Black Buffalo Woman decided her husband would be a boy named No Water. He becomes heartbroken by her decision and stays in his parents’ lodge for several days. The Lakota find out that the whites set up camps near them for

  • How Did Custer Feel Pressure To Defeat The Lakota

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    Crow helped Custer to defeat Lakota Sioux because the Lakota Sioux were trying to take over the land of the people of Crow. So, in hopes of saving their territory, Crow scouts helped Custer and his men. How many Indians assembled along the banks of the Little Bighorn/Greasy Grass? How many were warriors? More than 6,000 Indians gathered along the banks of the Greasy Grass and 1800 of them were warriors. Why did Custer feel pressure to attack quickly? What made him think he could win? Custer was

  • 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

  • The Black Hills War

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    and Crow) and the Sioux (Lakota, Dakota, Cheyenne, and Arapaho). Taking place under two presidencies and resulting in hundreds of casualties on both sides, The Black Hills War made great impacts that would continue to affect Natives for generations. The United State’s extensive relationship with the Native Americans has its intricacies to say the least. With the arrival of English settlers at Jamestown in 1607, there were undoubtedly uncertainties amongst the Native people as to whether or not these

  • 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”

  • Summary Of The Book 'Black Elk Speaks'

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    because she wanted to be bought like a woman. Black Elk talked about when they moved camp to stay away from the soldiers and that they found “yellow metal” that was useless to them. There was a chief that would sacrifice himself for the good of his people and did not have many horses like most chiefs would. The soldiers had to lie to him to get him to a point that was suitable to kill him and the age of 30. A quote from Black Elk about a fight with the Wasichus. The quote is, “I made up my mind that

  • 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

  • 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

  • Black Elk Summary

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    the visual images that Black Elk gives when he talks about the village or war party made up of all the different nations. The number of people that must have been there in order for you to not be able to see all of the tepees that were in the valley is truly astounding. That would have been an amazing place to be. I would have loved to see how all of the people intermingled, and interacted. There might have been a very large intermixing of families at the event. I would assume that members of

  • Sitting Bull Essay

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    Tȟatȟáŋka Íyotake, or Sitting Bull, the notable Hunkpapa Lakota Sioux holy man with audacity, was a Native American who endured the years of resistance to United States government policies. The result of this phenomenon was the overpowering conquer of United States army officer George A. Custer. This also included his 7th Calvary at Little Big Horn. During his strife for survival on the North American Great Plains, Sitting Bull was known to amalgamate with other tribes, such as the Sioux. From all

  • Dances With Wolves Essay

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    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. Costner does an excellent job of handling the movie. As a result, the film won 7 Academy Awards, as well as a Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture. I believe

  • How To Write An Essay On Sitting Bull's Vision

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    On the fifth day of June, 1876, a man had a vision. Sitting Bull, a Hunkpapa Lakota spiritual leader, was in Sundance when he had visions of American soldiers falling upon his territory like grasshoppers falling from the sky. He knew that this vision would come to be true, considering the conflicts between the Indians and the US government. Sitting Bull told his people to prepare for battle. Consequently, news of Sitting Bull’s vision spread like wildfire throughout camp. Within the next few days

  • Personal Narrative: Lakota Native American Reservation

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    of South Dakota to study Native American Culture. We lodged at Pine Ridge Indian Reservation (Lakota: Wazí Aháŋhaŋ Oyáŋke), which is actually an Oglala Lakota Native American reservation. When we arrived on Oglala Lakota Native American reservation, there was an immediate cultural shock. The town look like deserted area with small local stores. Everyone knew each other, and it was obvious that the Lakota Native Americans have a lot of pride for their culture because they love their land and their

  • Indians Influence On Native Americans

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    Cheyenne leader, had just finalized negotiations on a new peace treaty, meaning “they had no reason to expect an attack”. Chivington’s army consisted of over seven hundred men, all heavily armed with guns. The Indian village only had about five hundred people and most were innocent women and children. Unfortunately, two hundred Native American men, women, and children were killed in the ambush and their body parts were mutilated and brought back to Denver to be put on display by Chivington’s men. This

  • Battle Of Little Bighorn Essay

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    and strikes, and the Sioux Wars. Especially The battle of the little Bighorn, was a crushing defeat for the 7th Cavalry Regiment of the United States Army under George Armstrong Custer. The 700 men strong 7th Cavalry Regiment were defeated by the Lakota, Northern Cheyenne, and Arapaho, which were leaded by several important war leaders, including Crazy Horse and Chief Gall, Sitting Bull. The reason of the Sioux Wars, and so also of the battle of the little Bighorn, was that the Native Americans

  • Battle Of The Little Big Horn Analysis

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    On the 25th of June 1876 on the ‘greasy’ grass of Dakota the Battle of the Little Big Horn occurred. Sioux and Cheyenne Indians defiantly left their reservations, outraged over the continued intrusions of whites into their sacred lands in the Black Hills. They gathered in Montana with the great warrior Sitting Bull to fight for their lands. Determined to resist the efforts of the U.S Army to force them onto reservations, Indians under the leadership of Sitting Bull and Crazy Horse wipe out Lieutenant

  • 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

  • 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