Ojibwe Essays

  • Crane Lake Origin

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    what would be the story behind it? Crane Lake is named after the most important totem of the Ojibwe and the otter is also a totem. Rankin which was Cook and before that, Che-pah-gua-ne-ne-ha, Anishinabe for 'a place of portage ' is clearly

  • The Chippewas/Ojibwe Tribes

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    Douglas Dalton Professor Bober ANTH 3440 6 March 2018 History of The Chippewas/Ojibwe Tribes History and Culture Ojibwe, or Chippewa, tribe of Native Americans does not have the same share of recognition in the modern culture, despite being one of the largest one in terms of population size and. A tribe of nomads that were always moving along with the weather, ready and willing to adapt to new circumstances, they similarly attempted to adapt to the invasion of the European settlers between 18th

  • Women's Role In Native American Literature

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    Native Americans are pre-Columbian inhabitants of North America and South America. The native people of Canada are commonly known as First Nation people while the native people of United States are known as Native Americans. Women played a very important role in Native American society. Before the European colonization, the situations of Native Americans were good. They were the creator and preserver of culture and tradition. They were not only the housekeepers or caretakers of children but they

  • White Earth Indian Reservation Case Study

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    Many people often forget about the native americans when it comes to the history of the United States. In fact much of its history revolves around them. In particular there are seven Indian Reservations just in Minnesota. The White Earth Indian Band is located in the North - Central region of Minnesota in the White Earth Reservation. It is located 68 miles east of Fargo, North Dakota and 225 miles Northwest of Minneapolis, St. Paul, Minnesota. The reservation is contained within the Becker,

  • Dbq Essay

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    Were the Ojibwe after Confederation were they united or divided? Ramjot 8A Many groups were not unified after Confederation and I believe the Ojibwa was one of those groups that were divided instead of united. First of all, the French gave them alcohol in exchange for furs and got them into bad drinking habits, which also affected their health in bad ways. Most Ojibwe and other First Nations got really stressed out after the Government was taking them away from their tribe and putting

  • Four Souls Character Analysis

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    The story of Four Souls is all about revenge. The main character, Fleur Pillager, is a member of the Anishinaabe- the Ojibwe. The exposition focuses on the beginning of Fleurs journey to take back the land that was stolen from her. Fleur had to leave her reservation in order to regain her land, and seek revenge on John Mauser, the man who had stolen it. She walks all the way from her reservation to Minneapolis and Saint Paul, Minnesota. Fleur successfully landed a job in the Mauser house as a laundry

  • Louise Erdrich Love Medicine Analysis

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    How is your feeling when you are falling in love? Most of the people say “it is awesome” because they “fall in love with the most unexpected person at the most unexpected time.” How do show your love? Every person has his or her own ways to show his or her love; therefore, Erdrich’s character – Grandma Kashpaw in Love Medicine also has her own ways. According to Louise Erdrich: “Love Medicine was named for the belief in love potions, which is a part of Chippewa folklore. The novel explores the

  • Socio-Cultural Issues In Native American Literature

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    Native American literature is comes the under the umbrella term of “American literature” which sprouted during the period of Native American Renaissance. It commences with the oral tradition of the amble of Indigenous cultures of American and it reaches the evolutionary transformation in the aspect of writing. The writing of the Native American writers deal with their rich cultural heritage, ethnicity, identity, transracial issue, multi (bi)-cultural conflicts, history, religion, mythology, folklore

  • Brief Summary Of Ojibwe's Mistake

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    The Earthmaker decided to try one more time. He put this figure in the hearth to bake and this figure was baked just right, and it became the red people. The red people became many tribes, and they spread across the land. Among these tribes were the Ojibwe, the Ottawa, and the Potawatomi. A man

  • Gekinoo Amaagejig Analysis

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    Kingship and how he relates to the community. That he fact that he has down syndrome does not mean he cannot play a role in the community. Peacock also talks about Native culture and his fear about the next generation being passed down the traditional Ojibwe language. I find it interesting how he mentioned that the language it what makes defines natives (59). That without the language that apart of themselves would be lost forever. What I admired the most about his reading was passionate and determined

  • Tribal Identity In Louise Erdrich's Four Souls

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    Tribal identity cannot be generalized, defined, or explained. If tribal identity could be succinctly explained, then it could also be explained away. If tribal identity could be explained, it could be reduced to such a definition, and eradicated. For tribal identity to survive over time, it must also change with time. For one to maintain tribal identity, they must adapt to modernity. Modernity is inevitable and unavoidable; modernity is also injustice. Modernity is filled with harm and ulterior motives

  • Video Analysis: The Powow Trail

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    For my reading response this week, I decided to talk about the stories I heard on the website, TheWays.org. The videos were so powerful and just amazing to watch. The first video I watched was the one called, Waadookodaading, which was about an Ojibwe language school (theways.org). There is such a large problem of these tribes losing their languages because they aren’t being passed down to the next generation. The video discussed how important language is to culture and how language give specific

  • Identity In Painted Tongue's Identity

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    and therefore his knowledge of his own culture is not perfect. Painted Tongue works hard to reaffirm his identity because he is not confidant of it, and he reaffirms it more strongly when he thinks that he is disrespected or that his identity as an Ojibwe warrior is put in doubt, for example when he is at the hospital after breaking his nose and he feels disrespected by the nurses. However, when the doctor does not speak down to him, Painted Tongue sees that "he was white but his nose looked very much

  • Aboriginal Canadian Culture Essay

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    Conveying Aboriginal Canadian Culture into the Classroom When I enter the world as a certified teacher, I plan to teach in elementary schools. As I am in the primary/junior program here at Lakehead, I am studying to be able to teach grades from kindergarten to grade six. Although I am certainly not picky, I would prefer to teach grades three and up as I have had more experience working with children of that age in and outside of the school environment. While it may seem unorthodox, I would prefer

  • Mni Sota Dakota History

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    Known by North Americans as the ‘Land of 10,000 Lakes’, lies at the northern end of the Mississippi River and the westernmost point of the inland waterway that extends through the Great Lakes and the St. Lawrence Seaway to the Atlantic Ocean. The Ojibwe and the Dakota were among the Native people who first made this land their home. European settlement in the area began in1820 with the establishment of Fort Snelling. By 1849, Minnesota became a U.S. territory and on May 11, 1858, Minnesota entered

  • Lester Iradell Horton's Interest In Dance

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    that his interest in dance was sparked by his fascination with American-Indian culture after watching tribal dances and the work of Japanese performer, Michio Itō. Horton began to study the Iroquois and Red River Indians, as well as the Penobscot and Ojibwe tribes. Alongside studying tribal dances, he began to train in ballet with a local teacher in Indianapolis, Theo Hewes. Nevertheless, the real story doesn’t start until the late 1920s. In the late 1920s, Horton moved to California to begin his career

  • Summary: Custer Died For Your Sins

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    In the third grade, I was asked to draw a picture related to Thanksgiving for a drawing contest to win a Toys R Us coupon. I remember the only knowledge I had of Thanksgiving was what my grade school teachers had taught me: the Pilgrims, people who wore tall, black hats shared a joyous meal with Indians, who were known as wild people who wore togas around their waist and feathers on their heads. Being a ignorant little boy, I drew what I thought Indians had to do to catch the turkeys as my picture;

  • Ecocriticism In English Literature Essay

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    Karen Louise Erdrich is a renowned Native American writer; has produced fifteen novels, volumes of poetry, children books, short stories and a memoir. She is one of the notable tribal members of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa (Ojibwe) Indians. Her novel Love Medicine has won her the National Book Critics Circle Award in 1984 and would set the stage for her later works The Beet Queen, Tracks and The Bingo Palace often noted as tetralogy. Erdrich owns Birchbark Books, a small ¬¬independent

  • Lake Huron Map Description

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    Right at the beginning of this century a map was produced that had been commissioned by Lieutenant Governor John Graves Simcoe just before he retired in 1796. Although no lakes appear north of the Severn River the details of Lake Simcoe, the Severn River and the southern parts of Georgian Bay itself are a great improvement over any before it. The stage had been set for moving north into native land. Captain Henry Bayfield surveyed Georgian Bay and the bay of Parry Sound in 1822 giving many

  • Louise Erdrich's The Last Report On The Miracles At Little No Horse

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    Renowned author, Louise Erdrich, seamlessly portrays the duality of her characters as well as their struggles with identity in her novel, The Last Report on the Miracles at Little No Horse. By doing so, she creates a relatable story that connects with her readers, which therefore allows for a total immersion into the story as her characters are so strongly developed. These unique identities of Erdrich’s characters seem to live within them like a natural portion of their existence. For example,