South Dakota Essays

  • Personal Narrative: Lakota Native American Reservation

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    My most influential experience that taught different perspectives of the world is when I studied abroad in the U.S. state 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

  • Criticism Assignment On John Linke's Speech

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    I attended the State FFA convention on April 11th, 2016 in Brookings, South Dakota. Here there was three sessions with different types of speakers each night. I decided to do my criticism assignment on John Linke a speaker on the second night. His speech was a retiring address from the position as Treasure of South Dakota FFA officer. His main goal was to motivate or persuade people to think about the little things they can do to keep their eyes on the big target. Throughout the speech he gave examples

  • Personal Narrative: A Montana Fishing Trip

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    A Montana Fishing Trip As we walked down to the river, the birds were making a whistling noise, and it was quite annoying because the birds were so loud Will and I could barely hear each other. When we were walking down to the river on a rock that was on the path was a famous quote from Muhammad Ali and it was about the river and it said “Rivers, Ponds, Lakes, and Streams - they all have different names, but they all contain water. Just as religions do - they all contain truths.” While we were getting

  • Monument Synthesis Essay

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    not be effective or honored such as the Crazy Horse Memorial in South Dakota. People have to favor a monument being put in place in order for it to work. An example of this would be the Crazy Horse Memorial sculpture being developed in South Dakota. Lawrence Downes argues in Source C (Downes), “The Crazy Horse Memorial has some of the same problems: it is most definitely an unnatural landmark. Some of the Indians I met in South Dakota voiced their own misgivings, starting with the fact that it presumes

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 River Otters

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    Introduction Chirp! Cries a gleeful river otter as it slides down a muddy slope into the water. The river otter belongs to the weasel family, with its North American relatives that include the mink, fisher, ermine, badger, wolverine, skunk, and the marten. The typical male river is about three feet long and weighs about eighteen pounds. They are even similar to their cousin, the skunks, that spray a “musk” from two glands under their tail. However the “musk” doesn’t stink, in fact it smells sweet

  • Ishi The Last Yahi Analysis

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    Ishi the Last Yahi, 1992, directed and produced by Jed Riffe and Pamela Roberts, is a documentary on the life of a native American named Ishi, the timeline from when he was he was captured by white settlers to the time of his death. The film used many pictures, voice recordings and still clips to engage the audience. Ishi’s friends and family were killed by white settlers, disease, and starvation.  Before Ishi could die of starvation, he left his home and went to California where he captured and

  • Dance With The Wolves Analysis

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    The movie, Dances with the Wolves, reveals Lieutenant John Dunbar’s wild life. He experiences an injury in the beginning and embarks on a quest when he gets healthy. He discovers Fort Sedgwick and meets Native Americans. Kevin Costner directed and produced this long lasting movie that almost continues for four hours. Throughout the film, John learns many skills from the Indians,including; a different language, different types of war strategies, life skills, and friendship/relationships. During

  • Wounded Knee Massacre Analysis

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    The Indian version of the Wounded Knee Massacre was spoken by multiple Indians, including Turning Hawk, Captain Sword, Spotted Horse, and American Horse. In the Indians versions, the Indians recalled how the killings conducted by the whites were near indiscriminate, from men to women, from school children to infants, which makes the reader feel more sympathetic for the Indian’s side. In American Horse’s statement, he mentions that, “Right near the flag of truce a mother was shot down with her infant;

  • Argumentative Essay On Setback

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    S – SETBACK Setback – Facing a circumstance that may affect you in a negative way. “A slingshot has to be pulled back in order for it to propel forward” – Hayley Mulenda. Losing isn’t running a race and falling down; losing is falling down, and refusing to get up again and carry on running! In life we all go through setbacks; not everything is going to go our way, and that’s okay! Let’s deny that life is perfect, and if there’s one thing we all have in common it’s that we all have experience

  • Chief Joseph's Beliefs And Beliefs

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    Chief Joseph Chief Joseph was a great leader, he liked peace. He was tired of always running away. He was born on March 3,1840. He died on September 21,1904. Chief Joseph lived for 64 years. Most of his life was running away from the U.S army. He surrendered on October 5,1877 he told the U.S army “Hear me, my chiefs! I’m tired, my heart is sick and sad. From where the sun now stands I will fight no more forever.” This took place in the Bear Paw Mountains of Montana. After he surrendered

  • 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

  • Racial Uplift In The Philippines

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    The late 18th and early 19th centuries marked developments in the global presence of the United States as it acquired many new territories ranging from Alaska to the Philippines. Through the Roosevelt Corollary and the dollar diplomacy, politics shaped broad relationships between America, Latin America, and the Pacific Ocean. The Guano Islands Act along with the relations with Hawaii and Panama represent the economic impact of foreign relations. Cultural relations stemming from racial superiority

  • 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

  • Dbq Monument And Memorial Analysis

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    Monuments and memorials are made to immortalize an important person or event. There are many factors that go into the making of a successful memorial or monument, but what factors should be more important? Even though people believe that the design of the monument should be considered the most important factor because it can alter the purpose of the monument, the most important factors are the meaning because it gives the monument a purpose, and the location because it can degrade the monument 's

  • Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee Analysis

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    scenes in which they attempt to negotiate for land with the Sioux Indians. The Sioux refuse to sell their land, so the United States forces the Sioux to pay for the western expansion with life, land, and freedom. The Sioux Indians had lived on the Dakota Territory for longer than the white men had been in North America, and they would rather die than allow the United States to take their land. The U.S. government used this as an excuse to murder the Indians, making it easier for them to take the lands

  • The Argument In Jon Krakauer's Into Thin Air

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    Kayleigh McFarland English IH Mrs. Walker March 6th, 2018 February Outside Reading: Analytical Question: What is the argument in Jon Krakauer 's Into Thin Air? Jon Krakauer 's Into Thin Air details the story of the disaster in which several climbers died on the slopes of Mt. Everest in 1996, as witnessed by Jon Krakauer. Krakauer recounts the events of the ill-fated expeditions from his own personal experience and makes several suggestions as to what may have led to the climbers being caught high

  • Effects Of Western Expansion

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    Western Expansion Western expansion is the populating of the western part of the United States. This event took place in the mid 1800s to the early 1900s, and it was the western area of the United states expanding to the pacific area of America. This event took place in result of the Manifest destiny, gold rush of 1849, the homestead act, and railroads. The primary groups that were involved with western expansion, were the Native americans