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    organized his book, but it was done in a very nice uniformed way that was easy to follow. After reading, it makes sense as to why it was constructed the way it was. This book not only discusses information about Chief Josephs last years but also the white men that were there with him and Meany. These are the white men that Gidley mentions to have known Chief Joseph and Meany. Albert M. Anderson (1862 – 1928) was a businessman and an Indian Agent, and Edward S. Curtis…

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    American Land, Eve Darian-Smith dives in and explicitly discusses the contemporary social issue in regards to Indian versus non-Indian oppositions about the growth of Indian reservation casinos. She begins by explaining the ill treatment of Native Americans in the United States from the time when Columbus came to shore and proceeds to explain how this led to their handling and stereotyping by the non-Indian population. To this day, the assumptions made about Native Americans contribute to…

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    connection with American Indian culture. Additionally, both of the narrators are on some sort of journey of discovery. By connecting both of the narrators’ similarities, it is possible to see how they impact the understanding of Indian culture as a whole. The narrator for Winter in the Blood uses first person, while the narrator in House Made of Dawn uses third person. The narrator in House Made of Dawn focuses mostly on the life of Abel, while the narrator of Winter in the Blood focus is on…

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    Representatives (Doc B) with most of the supporting voters coming from the south (Doc B). The War of 1812 truly had no outcome but it did solidify the American’s independence and starts and era of increased expansion and nationalism. In 1828, Andrew Jackson was elected as president and his main policies were anti-Indian and expansionist. To clear out more space for expansion, Jackson forced the six American Indian nations to relocate into American Indian reservations far away from the Atlantic…

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    The reservation of Indian The reservation of Indian was filled of bloody at first. In the early 19th century, the United States was expanding territory. They hold the" go west", which triggered the conflict between new immigrants and the local Indians. In order to protect the new immigrants, at that time, the U.S. government established many so-called Indians "reservation", so a large number of Indians were rushed to the barren reservation. This so-called reservation is prisoner and even…

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    The Absolutely True Diary of A Part-Time Indian, by Sherman Alexie, focuses on the effects of colonialism on Native Americans, the pressures of assimilation historically and contemporarily, and cultural appropriation. Junior, a Spokane Indian teen who chooses to leave his reservation school, Wellpinit, attends a predominantly white school off-reservation called Reardan. While there, many of Junior’s friends and family die from alcohol related incidents. It is interesting that this occurs because…

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    The “Indians” Racism in this country has lived on throughout many generations and even centuries. In its early days this country went through slavery, and even the civil rights movement which segregated many blacks of the time. Racism, however, also was a part of this country before it even became a country and was known just as North America. In the Late 1400s Spanish settlers in search of the new world set off to explore and find new land. What these settlers were expecting, however, was that…

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    Reservation Full Of Pain

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    Reservation Full of Pain ”You can’t wake a person who is pretending to be asleep” - Navajo Proverb. There is no denying the fact that there are times when people bunker down because it's all too hard, they pretend to be asleep, because everything seems overwhelming and too large to tackle. Native Americans, who have been moved on reservation land that the white government didn’t value, suffer poverty that is so systemic that it seems impossible to solve even on an individual level. Sherman…

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    Sherman Alexie Challenges

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    A wise person once said, ‘’ Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.’’ People can have a simple life if they found ways to not make it complex. Within the novel, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time by Sherman Alexie states the main character complication he faces in the book. Junior demonstrates his struggles and difficulties in the story and find ways to fix them. Therefore, the author depicts a hassle Junior faces when it says, “ I was actually born with too much…

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    Native Americans also had hardships forced upon them by the government. The 1887 Dawes Act redistributed their tribal lands, and sold a lot of it to whites. The Natives were told to assimilate to “civilized” ways and farm so that they could become American citizens. Within fifty years, tribal land had been cut down from 138 million to eighty-six million acres. When some natives tried to find comfort in the Ghost Dance, this scared troops and caused them to attack their reservation. They…

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