Analysis Of Custer Died For Your Sins

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Throughout the years, many historians have studied Native Americans, and each had their own ideas on the culture. Even though they had different thoughts the comparisons of all the historians are extremely interesting. As the years go on and historians developed new ideas about Native Americans the more positivity is brought to the subject. When the first historians began talking about the natives, they had a negative outlook on their culture, and whether they belonged here or not. But as the time progressed historians began to accept their beliefs, and they were welcomed into society compared to before.
Vine Victor Deloria Jr. was a historian that had very strong views on Native American during his time. The book, Custer Died for Your Sins:
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Not only is he a historian for American Indian history; he also belongs to the Te-Moak Tribe of Western Shoshone Indians who live in the Nevada region. The book speaks about the violence that occurred after the colonization throughout the West. Since Blackhawks family was very much affected by the violence that went on during this time; he allows personal aspects of life to come into the reading. He sides clearly with the reasoning behind why so many of the American Indians turned to violence at times. As the times went on, and more and more colonization began to happen the American Indians were having a tough time adjusting to a lot of the new technology and lifestyles that were introduced to them. In their minds, rightfully so, they needed to protect not only themselves, but their families. As raids and wars started to begin Native Americans lived with the fear of what was to come. They would turn to violence during their trying times over the years. Blackhawk justifies through his story why it was their only option to turn to …show more content…
In his book he discusses different aspects of the Native American tribe, The Crow’s, lifestyles. He talks about how politics, social life, and culture as well as new surroundings play a role in how they adapted a to their new life. It also gave a significant role in how close the tribe was to one another and to other tribes. As the book goes on Hoxie explains how interactions with the outside world allowed the tribe as a whole continue to adapt to the new culture, and interventions that were being introduced by the English. As the book goes on he makes it a point to the audience that The Crow tribe, and their experience through the years affected American history as whole, but not just Native American Indian history. Hoxie also compares what they went through to what has happened over the years after the Indian Removal. For example, a lot of the treatments that the different races were facing overtime were the same way the colonist’s and the government treated the American Indian’s during the years up until 1995 when the American Indian Movement

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