Luther Standing Bear Analysis

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In both of theses articles Native Americans face adversity. They are treated harshly and are forced to do the hard work of the white men that they don’t want to do even though they think they are doing the right thing, and their names are changed to Christian ones. In the other there is misconception of who she is and feel differently when they leave her reserve and is one of the very few who are at her schools. Ote Kte was taken away from his family and Captain Pratt tried to strip him and others of their culture as well as harshly disciplining them. By being treated this was a made the Indian culture inside of him strong, it says in the article, “Captain Pratt never did manage to kill the Indian within Luther Standing Bear. In some ways, you could say, he made that Indian stronger,” this shows that even when you are treated horribly and may thought you lost yourself, you will always have your culture deep down. After graduating from the boarding school Ota Kte goes back to his reserve and starts up a school in order to properly educate his people. As for Shanice she feels that people think Native American people are poor and they live in …show more content…
They both want to help their reserve and they come back in order to make it better. However Ota has faced much worse things than Shanice because no one has tried to take away Shanice’s culture and has been harsh to here, like people have been to Ota Kte. However the both have had their challenges but they have managed to get passed them and help their people.
In conclusion, Native Americans are not people who live in teepees and move place to place. There may be tribes with few people but they are just like all of us and they want to help their people. Even when faced with challenges Ota and Shanice don’t just give up and abandon their people they prevail and help their

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