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    Before South Dakota was admitted into the US, It was Sioux land and many other Native tribes land. “The Sioux and the Cheyennes became allies, and by the end of the 18th century, the Sioux had driven away other groups and claimed the Black Hills as sacred land, believing that they were the homeland they were destined to find” (Andrew Mathews 2015, p.10). How was South Dakota even included in the US? Well according to (Andrew Mathews 2015), the US government made false promises about the hills and

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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

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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

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    With the arrival of Anglo-Americans, Native Americans lost much more than just their land. Tribes were forced onto reservations, stripped of their culture, wealth and place in society, with no hope of regaining what they owned unless by complete assimilation. For the latter half of the 19th and early 20th centuries, many Anglo-Americans continually pushed for Native Americans to abandon their cultures and “savage” ways. However, despite the many attempts to force Natives into Anglo-American culture

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    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

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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,

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    There is one, fairly recent event in my life that has created what I believe to be a lasting impact on me. When I had the opportunity to volunteer for the Yes on V campaign (also referred to as Amendment V) this year, I learned far beyond just basic politics. This action in the scope of my life has left a positive impact on me for a few reasons. First, the actions and events that led up to my acceptance of this opportunity helped shaped my perspectives on not only politics, but the world in general

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    Black Hills Vs Badlands

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    Hills and The Badlands is of extreme importance. Without the conservation of natural resources The Black Hills and The Badlands would cease to exist. Without The Black Hills and The Badlands South Dakota’s economy would be in trouble because tourism is one of South Dakota’s largest industry (“Travel South Dakota”). Every natural resource inside of The Black Hills and The Badlands needs to be preserved. If one natural resource is not preserved it will have a negative effect on one or multiple other

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    The Sioux were a Native American tribe of the Great Plains. This tribe is comprised of 3 majors sub-divisions. They lived in the major northern plains, however they would sometimes end up in other states for periods of time. The last major conflict fought by the Sioux was the 1890 battle of the wounded knee which resulted in the massacre of more than 200 members of the tribe. They 're tribe was famous for they 're hunting and warrior culture. They 're tribe was a Native American

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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

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    Lakota Creation Myth

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    These lands are sacred to the Lakota Sioux for many reasons. First and foremost, their creation myth is based in the Black Hills of South Dakota and Wyoming. Wind Cave is located in the Southern Black Hills and plays an important role in their creation myth. Ostler states that the Lakota believe that the “first people [and the buffalo] originated within the earth and came through Wind Cave’s

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    Bootleg Pheasants The South Dakota pheasant, a treasured resource fully protected by a regulated hunting season, provisioned the pantries of law-abiding residents with savory meals. During the fall hunt, shotgun toting men and boys with highly trained bird dogs tramped through the farm fields in pursuit of their prey. Subsequent to a successful hunt, wives and mothers canned the birds in quart jars to preserve the meat. During prohibition, roast pheasant under glass became the ultimate in fine

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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

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    Lakota Military Power

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    people. "The Lakota are one of many tribes that were moved off their land to prisoner of war camps now called reservations. The Pine Ridge Reservation, the subject of today 's slideshow, is located about 75 miles southeast of the Black Hills in South Dakota. It is sometimes referred to as Prisoner of War Camp Number 334, and it is where the Lakota now live. Now, if any of you have ever heard of AIM, the American Indian Movement, or of Russell Means, or Leonard Peltier, or of the stand-off at Oglala

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    the Wounded Knee Massacre What was the Wounded Knee Massacre? The Wounded Knee Massacre or the Battle of the Wounded Knee was the last armed conflict between the Great Sioux Nation and the United States of America. It occurred at Wounded Knee, South Dakota on December 29, 1890. The United States Army used Hotchkiss cannons while Sioux warriors were poorly unarmed. Hundreds of woman children and old men died in a bloody massacre spoken of by Black Elk and President Harrison in the Wounded Knee Massacre

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    “Americanize“ us, but it only helped at destroying our culture. We had a Ghost Dance movement that started in 1888. The dance spread rapidly throughout because for us, it was meant for a deliverer to come to rescue us and restore our lands. In South Dakota the dance movement alarmed the white authorities, American soldiers. They banned the ghost dance from the Lakota reservations and the Indians did not listen. In December of 1890 nearly two hundred Indians, twenty five soldiers died. Consisting

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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

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    poverty throughout the United States. Not because they are lazy or indifferent but simply due to a wide variety of circumstances that are often beyond their ability to control. Such a situation exists on the Pine Ridge Reservation in southwestern South Dakota, the home of the Lakota Sioux [see map on pg. 7]. This is not an inviable place to live. Isolated, impoverished, underdeveloped, rife with extensive problems, the reason why anyone would remain there is far from apparent. The Pine Ridge Indian

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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

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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

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