Essays Tagged: "Lakota"

Discusses the main message of John Neihardt's book "Black Elk Speaks"; uses specific examples and Black Elk's experiences.

hat Neihardt could pass on the power of his sacred visions and the knowledge that he possessed as a Lakota holy man. Both parties involved, Black Elk and John Neihardt, wanted to provide an everlastin ...

(4 pages) 102 0 3.0 Mar/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

United States Policies toward the Sioux Indian Nation.

rding the activities of Native Americans were even more ruthless. For example, a treaty between the Lakota and the government promised food and provisions for the Lakota provided by the government in ... at Fort Laramie. The main intention here was for the government to end the hostilities of the famed Lakota warrior Red Cloud. In this treaty the government agreed to abandon the Bozeman Trail and shut ...

(5 pages) 81 0 2.0 Apr/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

"from Black Elk Speaks: III. The Great Vision" by Neihardt.

more than just Black Elk, the holy man; it is also the story of people and nations, especially the Lakota-Dakota-Nakota Sioux nations.Black Elk was called to holiness through his vision from the "oth ...

(2 pages) 62 0 3.0 Oct/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Commentary and analysis of "Dances with Wolves".

hn Dunbar can be considered an undeveloped spiritual person, yet at the end it is apparent that the Lakota tribe indirectly assisted Dunbar in becoming a spiritually mature individual.At the beginning ... surrounding environment or cultures. John Dunbar was insensitive to the beliefs and culture of the Lakota. Originally, he believed that they were savages and that all the Lakota tribe wanted to do wa ...

(3 pages) 83 0 4.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

Sitting Bull and the Paradox of Lakota Nationhood

A Hunkpapa Lakota chief named Sitting Bull and the history of the Lakota nationhood was the chosen subject of G ... problems because even though Americans saw the lands as an unoccupied region, Sitting Bull and his Lakota or Sioux people knew it as their homeland. While the Indians were living their normal lives b ... rican were killing each other in small battles over the land that was sacred to many tribes and the Lakota's "owned". The government noticed this and set up The Fort Laramie Treaty of 1968. This meant ...

(11 pages) 151 1 2.5 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Biographies

"Sitting Bull" This is more of a biography of Sitting Bull though the assignment was about how he is a "hero". It would have been an A paper if it was just about his history.

Sitting Bull was the supreme Indian during his time. He was a chief and holy man under whom the Lakota tribes came in coalition in their struggle for survival on the northern plains, Sitting Bull ... ned defiant toward American military power and scornful of American promises to the end. At a place Lakota called "Many Caches" for they had dug there, Sitting Bull was given the name Tatanka-Iyotanka ...

(2 pages) 44 2 5.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Who can fill the big shoes Pope John Paul II left behind?

key role as pope in a very troubled world facing the horrid prospect of a nuclear world war. Kiril Lakota turned out to be a revolutionary pope who extended his papal influence beyond the boundaries ...

(7 pages) 27 1 4.3 Apr/2005

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith > Christianity

Standing Rock Indian Reservation

s. Some being immigrants that have just stepped foot on American soil. There are others such as the Lakota and Dakota Indians who are a part of the Great Sioux Nation, whose land is Standing Rock Indi ... ugh.The Great Sioux Nation is located in both North and South Dakota. It also holds the name of the Lakota Nation, Dakota Nation, or the Nakota Nation. The people of the Sioux Nation refer to themselv ...

(4 pages) 32 0 3.0 Apr/2005

Subjects: History Term Papers

Native American Studies: History of the Sioux Tribe

ch was given to the tribe by the Ojibwa Indians, their enemies. The Sioux generally call themselves Lakota, Dakota, or Nakota, meaning “allies.”There are four branches of the Sioux. The largest ance ... four branches of the Sioux. The largest ancestral branch is the Teton Sioux who use the native name Lakota, comprising several other bands among which is Oglala, a second branch is Santee Sioux who us ...

(4 pages) 48 0 3.7 May/2007

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Sitting Bull

age when he killed his first Buffalo. At the age of fourteen he joined a raid against the Hunkapapa Lakota's (sitting bulls tribe) enemy, the Absaroke. Known later as the Crows. They were very formida ... Bad things always happened when the white men came into contact with the Indians. Although the Lakota had come in contact with the white men before but trouble started to heat up in the early 185 ...

(2 pages) 19 0 0.0 May/2001

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Red Cloud's Revenge

er seen alive again. Seven months after the tragic bloodshed of the Fetterman Massacre by a band of Lakota; Sargent Seamus Donegan was stationed near Fort Phil Kearney recovering from the horror and b ... away from his destination Seamus along with the small camp he stopped at was attacked by a band of Lakota Indians. Narrowly escaping with his life, Donegan set off again to Fort C.F. Smith and fatefu ...

(3 pages) 15 0 5.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: History Term Papers > Central & Southamerican History

"The Journey of Crazy Horse" by Joseph M Marshall III The book report was a summary and response/reaction paper to the Lakota History of Crazy Horse.

interested in being a warrior. Each time he was involved with killing a white man or protecting the Lakota during a war, helped him in becoming more of a warrior and leader of his people. Then he was ... ed Crazy Horse, was given the nickname of the Light Haired One because unlike all other boys in the Lakota tribe his hair and skin were constantly getting lighter while he grew. Growing up, Light Hair ...

(8 pages) 33 0 3.0 Sep/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > World Literature > Authors

How the Federal Government Helped Develop the Trans-Mississippi West

eir safety; however, the treaties were loosely followed and ignored for the most part. In 1868, the Lakota were having conflicts with the US Army. The Lakota were angry that the army kept coming into ... into their territory. This led to Red Cloud's War. Congress passed the Fort Laramie Treaty with the Lakota and other tribes to resolve the issue. The treaty was to bring peace between the whites and t ...

(6 pages) 13 0 2.3 Oct/2009

Subjects: History Term Papers


ugh, it wasa much better wagon road, however it had its flaws. It just happened to pass through the Lakotaand Cheyenne's hunting grounds. The Indians had warned the first wagon train againstcrossing. ... le traveled the trail, despite Indian attacks.Something, had to be done. In the spring of 1866. The Lakota and other were invited to FortLaramie to try and negotiate a treaty. However during the negot ...

(11 pages) 1 0 0.0 Aug/2014

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Language Studies > Writing