Analysis Of Dead Man By Jim Jarmusch

History, memory, and event are words similar in the vernacular. In any evaluation of the past these terms must be separated. Each has a distinct definition in histography. Each contributes to the myths which characterize the values and ideals of a specific population. The historical mythology of the Old West of America, overlapping and conflicting stories render it impossible to write one definitive history of the Old West.
To do so, the author must decide whether is history a set series of events that are recited in order, a set of morality tales reflected by thoughts and feelings of their witnesses who lived the tale on, it the legacy of the event in the act of remembering for the following generations. Is there a predictable a set pattern
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For Twain the story of a man was more important than observed facts the myth, directed how and what a person was. Similarly in “Dead Man” the main Character William Blake is blamed for the murder of a wealthy man’s son and the son’s girlfriend. The story is about Blake is running away from the law along with a Native American named Nobody. Nobody speaks in William Blake poems which the white people think are Native American spiritual sayings. As the story progresses, we see the myth arise about Mr. Blake’s story and how the characters evolve to the point that eventually the character becomes the myth in the stories. These stories both analyze the East versus West culture. Many direct puritanical descendants from the East tried to manipulate and isolate the people who already lived in the West of the Mississippi (the native people) while idolizing the settlers who brought “civilization” to the West. Meanwhile the people of the West questioned societal norms as a society mostly filled with men rewrote gender normality as a matter of …show more content…
The Native Americans had been honoring one site. The archeological survey proved the location of the event was in another area of Sand Creek. Meanwhile the American Government simply wanted to place the location of the national park on the “right” spot. While the descendants living on the reservations believed the location of honor should be the place the tribes had visited since the massacre. They thought even if the location was not accurate, it had earned ceremonial honor by the Native Tribes as worship. There was also the understanding resentment of the long history of Anglo-Saxons dictating Native American history. Is blamed for the loss of many traditions from tribes. There is merit to this concern. The whites established schools in the eighteen hundreds designed to destroy old beliefs and separate children from families and communities. There remains mistrust of the United States government. For this reason, the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) was created for the Native Americans to have control of their history. The National Park Service is regarded to be accurate in marking and treatment of the location of the burial sight of those who had died in Sand

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