Essays Tagged: "Sioux"

Assimilating America.

first few days, the faculty forcibly cut her hair. The cutting of the hair is very symbolic. To the Sioux people, long hair is a highly valued trait. Her hair signified to her that she was still Sioux ... racism in its philosophy (Daniels). The result was terrible. Bonnin became isolated from her fellow Sioux because of her assimilation. But she still faced racism from the people she was taught to be l ...

(4 pages) 152 0 2.5 Apr/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Political Science

Indian Chief Sitting Bull.

Indian name was Tatanka Iyotak. When he was fourteen, Sitting Bull joined his first war party. The Sioux were fighting hostile tribes and white invaders. Sitting Bull was soon to be known for his bra ... ttle. His tribe also admired his generosity and wisdom.After he gained the trust and respect of the Sioux Tribe, Sitting Bull became the leader of the Strong Heart Warrior society. In the first year a ...

(2 pages) 70 0 3.0 May/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Biographies

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

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 "other world," and this g ...

(2 pages) 62 0 3.0 Oct/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

"Importance of the Sioux Women in the Sioux Camp".

This essay was written to discuss the importance of the Sioux women in a SiouxIndian Camp, their jobs, expectations and most generally all their daily chore ... chores, also why they did these things and how it might have affected everyone else in the camp.The Sioux women in the SiouxIndian Camp were seen as more or less even in importance as the men were in ... e men were in many books I have read, but as I wrote I this essay I changed what I had thought. The Sioux women had to do indoor and some outdoor work, were as the men only did out door, but you might ...

(3 pages) 26 0 3.4 Nov/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

This essay is on immigration

ypocritically close their borders? In the beginning of the first article is a quotation from an old Sioux chief to a former vice president. The chief offers his advice to the vice president saying "Be ...

(1 pages) 78 0 0.0 Dec/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues

The Ghost Dance and Battle of Wounded Knee

many people ripped from the land they owned for most of their lives, one of these people being the Sioux Indians. There were many battles within the governments relocation program of the Sioux people ... their ancestors, and only Indians would live there.This new religion was being taught at all of the Sioux reservations now. Big Foot's band, which consisted mostly of women who had lost their husbands ...

(9 pages) 95 0 3.0 Dec/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers

The Fort Laramie Treaty was just another hoax to the Indians.

others did not. Most times, such refusals led to war or attacks between the two groups. "Red Dog, a Sioux chief who had visited Washington, told U.S. commissioners that when he was there he did not pu ... "Congress passed a law taking the Black Hills and extinguishing all Lakota rights outside the Great Sioux Reservation" (Calloway, 273).The Indians never did receive the things that were promised to th ...

(2 pages) 31 0 4.0 Feb/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers

"The Chiefs Daughter" by Rosemary Sutcliff

all over without anybody accompanying him. It sounds to me as if he is an Irish boy living a young Sioux boy's life, which is a lot better than being locked away in a small, dark jail cell that you a ...

(2 pages) 12 0 0.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Commentary and analysis of "Dances with Wolves".

are sitting in Dunbar's camp. During this time, Dunbar is trying to learn a few basic words in the Sioux language, such as buffalo. The Native Americans also put forth an effort to communicate with D ... . Dunbar's spiritual development comes in this basic communication.After learning the basics of the Sioux language and being able to hold a conversation with the tribe's members, he is invited to the ...

(3 pages) 83 0 4.0 Mar/2004

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

Comparing lives of Zitkala-Sa and Anzia Yezierska

n from mainstream white culture.Zitkala-Sa was born in 1876 at a reservation in South Dakota from a Sioux Indian mother and white father. The Sioux Indian was being oppressed and they were forced to l ... ooked down at Native American's culture, tradition, and religious beliefs. So, they forced to adapt Sioux children to white society by letting them go to white school. On her way for heading to Missio ...

(5 pages) 52 0 5.0 Jun/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Dances With Wolves

The Sioux Tribe: Are They Really Savages? Think back to the 1860's in America. There was a count ... racism and prejudice. Although the white men think of Native Americans as ruthless barbarians, the Sioux's characteristics in Dances With Wolves show that they are only benevolent, sympathetic indivi ... als looking for freedom. In this movie where there are many brutal killing scenes, not once did the Sioux people intentionally harm other humans without just cause. The illustrious buffalo hunt was on ...

(3 pages) 23 0 0.0 Apr/2001

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

The Journals Of Lewis And Clark

ce given to them.On August 29, 1804 they were again in the company of another tribe of Indians. The Sioux. They were well received there. As was the Sioux custom a fat dog was presented as a mark of r ...

(5 pages) 17 0 0.0 Oct/2001

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Buffalo And Small Pox In The American West 1860's

ic encounters. One major area of contact with the indigenous peoples and the Europeans was with the Sioux Indians in what is now known as the state of Wyoming. "In the 1868 Treaty of Fort Laramie, the ... ion was because the United States knew that the buffalo were a big part in the way of life with the Sioux. They had great spiritual background as well a having a dependency on the life of the indigeno ...

(7 pages) 11 0 3.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Buffalo And Small Pox In The American West 1860's

ic encounters. One major area of contact with the indigenous peoples and the Europeans was with the Sioux Indians in what is now known as the state of Wyoming. "In the 1868 Treaty of Fort Laramie, the ... ion was because the United States knew that the buffalo were a big part in the way of life with the Sioux. They had great spiritual background as well a having a dependency on the life of the indigeno ...

(7 pages) 19 0 0.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

"Dances with wolves"

, and Two Socks, a wolf he befriends.Over time Dunbar becomes lonely, until he is discovered by his Sioux neighbours. At first the Indians and Dunbar are held by the language barrier, but soon they be ... that accustomed to them, he even helps to defend the settlement, against the Pawnee, providing the Sioux warriors with rifles and ammunition. He is accepted as a full member of the tribe, and given t ...

(3 pages) 26 0 3.0 Aug/2007

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

Dakota Indians History: Treaties

here prior to myself, and how it was it obtained? Through the scrutiny of the treaties between the Sioux and the United States- beginning with the Pike Treaty of 1805 through the spring of 1863, Amer ... roduced held nine miles up the Minnesota River from Fort Snelling between the United States and the Sioux Indians known as the Pike Treaty of 1805. Pike's ultimate mission was to "establish United Sta ...

(9 pages) 1020 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Dakota Conflict

the late payments.One of the short-term causes was the result of the treaty signing at Traverse des Sioux. The Indians gave up twenty-four million acres. They were promised reservations, assistance fo ...

(3 pages) 621 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

When I was fairly young boy of about ten, I

orn. While it did follow the life of one character, it also demonstrated the plight of the Ogallala Sioux Indians during this time period. Being raised in the heart of the Big Horn Mountains, I have a ... yths of the Indian culture. Equally, I was appalled by the white mans aggressive destruction of the Sioux Nation.The beginning of the story tells of a young Red Hawk, playful, mischievous and yearning ...

(4 pages) 506 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

How the Federal Government Helped Develop the Trans-Mississippi West

hite man. This was known as the Ghost Dance and was feared by many whites who lived near the Dakota Sioux tribe. In 1890, the US Army was called to stop the Sioux from performing the ritual but instea ... the ritual but instead of peaceful negotiations, a battle ensued. This battle was a massacre of 200 Sioux and was known as the Battle of Wounded Knee. Geronimo and the Apache Wars were also very influ ...

(6 pages) 13 0 2.3 Oct/2009

Subjects: History Term Papers

Dancing With the Wolfs Movie Summary by Priscilla Rodriguez

and repairing it, meanwhile he records his thoughts in a journal he kept. Days passed and a nearby Sioux indian tries to steal John's horse, but he wakes up in time and kinda scared off the Indian, b ... n who was cutting her wrist under the tree. His generosities earn him respect from the tribe called Sioux With that last encounter the Sioux indians become curious with what they called a 'white maN', ...

(3 pages) 3 0 0.0 Nov/2013

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies