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  • Sue Monk Kidd's The Secret Life Of Bees

    Sue Monk Kidd’s The Secret Life of Bees is an exemplary novel which reveals the racism, sexism, and overall discrimination that unfolded in the south. The Secret Life of Bees transports the reader to the year of 1964 in South Carolina, where racial tensions were almost as high as the temperatures and people were surrounded by oppression. During this humid summer a young girl named Lily Owens runs away from her abusive father T. Ray, in search of her mother's past and the truth behind her tragic death. After a scuffle breaks out between her housekeeper Rosaleen and some choleric white men, Lily decides to take her along for the ride as they head towards Tiburon S.C.; the location written on the back of a picture of black Mary. Lily and Rosaleen soon find a jar of honey with this elusive picture and locate the women who make it, here they find out the truth behind what Lily has grown up knowing: Lily shot her mother when she was just two years old. Sue Monk Kidd effectively uses a female presence throughout the novel to guide Lily along the way as she matures into womanhood. From the beginning, Kidd has used Rosaleen as a caring “mother figure” to help raise and supervise Lily as she grows from child to adolescent. As milestones passed for Lily, Rosaleen was the one there to experience them with her since her father was abusive and could never fill the role of a mother. For example when Lily was reflecting about the void in her life (a mother) she recollects when, “The day I…

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  • Theme Of Identity In The Secret Life Of Bees

    The search for identity in The Secret Life of Bees Identity is defined as the “condition or character as to who a person or what a thing is; the qualities, beliefs, etc., that distinguish or identify a person or thing” (Dictionary.com). Each person is born with the ability to eventually find their true identity. In a world of societal pressures, this process can be a difficult journey. Through the influence of others and experiences a person’s identity begins to unfold. The identity is a…

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  • Little Bighorn Case Study

    In the Little Bighorn Battle on June 1876 between the Lakota and Cheyenne people verse the United States. The conflict was the cultural change and clash between the two: on one hand there is the Lakota and Cheyenne were they are buffalo/horse people, and on the other hand there is the United States is industrial/agricultural people. From 1868 the US and Lakota negotiated on the Fort Laramie Treaty; however, that made conflict towards the other tribes (National Park Service Website). This…

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  • What Is Chad Koel's Journey?

    career field. “My first class in mass communications was taught by a man by the name of Marv Bossart, and he was the local news anchor at WDAY.” Marvin Bossart taught at Minnesota State University Moorhead (from now on to be referred to as MSUM), where Chad attended. Chad made it clear that Marv had been the anchor at WDAY for thirty plus years by the time Chad was his student. “He was just a fantastic guy, and very influential for me, as kind of a mentor.” Chad would later end up working at the…

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  • Pros And Cons Of The Dakota Access Pipeline

    These hypothetical questions posed to you are the realities of the Standing Rock Sioux Native American Tribe right now. The Dakota Access Pipeline debate as to whether or not it should be relocated from the Sioux Native American reservation is presently taking place due to its construction being merely half of a mile downstream from protected sacred land. The Dakota Access Pipeline has already been relocated once before further south from Bismarck due to concerns that pipeline leaks would…

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  • Pine Ridge Reservation Essay

    services to many Native nations and tribes, including the Oglala Lakota, yet this Act is not showing any improvements. Below, we will explore the main reasons for this deficit and those include The Treaty of Laramie of 1868, the lack of importance shown towards education, the lack of jobs, and finally what all of these causes lead up to statistically. The Pine Ridge Reservation is home to the Lakota Indians and is located in the black hills right under one of America’s most prestigious…

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  • Crazy Horse The Strange Man Of The Oglalas Analysis

    After reading this excerpt from the book Crazy Horse: The Strange Man of the Oglalas by Mari Sandoz this passage gave Crazy Horse’s thoughts about the encroachment of the white man into Indian territory. The influential leader of the Oglala Sioux Tribe, Crazy Horse, held out against the government's efforts to imprison the Sioux on reservations. Almost all the Native Americans were sent to reservations by the late nineteenth century (Pollard, pg. 571). Crazy Horse was involved in many battles,…

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  • Dakota Tribe Research Paper

    give the reader sort of good view of the Dakota tribe. Essentially, the word Dakota means ally in their language, which is the Dakota Sioux language. The Dakota people are a Native American tribe located in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and South Dakota and North Dakota. The Dakota people are First Nations band government in North America and the largest division of the Siouan family. The Dakota tribe is divided into the western Dakota and the eastern Dakota. In this paper, I will be explaining…

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  • How Did The Dakota Indians Kill Native Americans?

    After six weeks of fighting with many casualties on both sides, the then governor of Minnesota, Henry Sibley led a final onslaught against the Dakota Indians. The Dakota warriors were subdued and captured; about three hundred and three Sioux warriors were tried and sentenced to murder for their involvement in the war. Out of the number, thirty-eight of the warriors were publicly executed on December 29, 1962; the rest was commuted to various life sentences by Abraham Lincoln, who was the…

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  • Chickadee Analysis

    Historical Fiction: Chickadee I have chosen the novel Chickadee by Louise Erdrich for the exploration assignment to address what the historical novel is able to accomplish that a conventional text of the same subject could not. Chickadee is the continuation of a story and fourth book in a series by Erdrich that began with the novel The Birchbark House that introduced a seven-year-old Ojibwe girl named Omakayas. Chickadee takes place in mid-1800 Minnesota and picks up the story with Omakayas…

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