Joseph Brant

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  • Black Women During The American Revolution

    determined the way of life for women of the time. In her essay, Jacqueline Jones argues that gender and race shaped the lives of black women during the American Revolution. They were burdened in ways that differentiated from their male counterparts and whites. Whereas James Taylor Carson argues that Native American life allowed women to have more power and authority. Molly Brant, a Mohawk woman, did not settle for the traditional gender roles that she was expected to undertake, but she raised her power to a new height and made herself known as a Mohawk leader by taking advantage of Revolutionary opportunities. Jones and Carson reveal the contrasts in the lives of black women and Native American women during the Revolutionary. Although these women were living during this same time period, their experiences and ways of life were completely different. For black women, life was extremely difficult and burdensome. As resources were scarce, they were forced to survive with less food, clothing, and other necessities. Native American women did not face the same physical burdens as black women; Molly Brant had a powerful voice in the Mohawk diplomatic system because a women’s voice…

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  • The Ransom Of Mercy Carter Analysis

    The Ransom of Mercy Carter takes place in 1704 and is based off of the historical settlement of Deerfield, Massachusetts. The story follows 11-year old Mercy Carter from the moment she is kidnapped by the Mohawk Indians through her journey to her captor’s Kahnawake Indian Village in Canada. In her time with the Mohawk tribe, she is adopted into one of their families and given a name to resemble her new life as an Indian. Her transformation from an English girl to a Mohawk Indian is the…

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  • The Iroquois: Haudenosaunee

    The Iroquois, now known as the Haudenosaunee, (before, they were known as Kanonsionni, or the people of the longhouse), were an important Native American group that lived in North America long before the Europeans arrived. Composed of five, and later six tribes, (or nations), the Iroquois lived in the eastern woodlands as far back as 1000 A.D. The Iroquois lived in the Eastern Woodlands, in what is now New York. Their land was comprised of large forests located just south of Lake Ontario.…

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  • Joseph Brant: Mohawk Indian During The Revolutionary War

    Joseph Brant was a Mohawk Indian during the revolutionary war, but what had made him special was his story. Of course he was a chief of the Mohawk tribe who served as a loyalist and assisted the British in many different ways during the war but he did much more than that. He was an enemy to the Americans, but he would have been a bigger threat to the world if he were to have lived a little bit longer because they didn't call him "Monster Brant" for nothing. During the war, Joseph was known and…

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  • Literary Analysis Of Swimming Upstream And Trapline By Eden Robinson

    their lives. However, they may have different ways of dealing with their pains and emotions. In the two stories, “Swimming Upstream” by Beth Brant and “Traplines” by Eden Robinson, the victims are exposed to two different problems that both create a trapped environment. Whether it’s internal conflict or against a community, they are forced to resort to ways to help cope with their struggling. Thus, through close examination of “Swimming Upstream” and “Traplines”, it will become evident how both…

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  • Chief Joseph's Last Years Summary

    The book I will be analyzing is, Kopet: A Documentary Narrative of Chief Joseph’s Last Year’s by M. Gidley. It was published in 1981 in Seattle, Washington, United States of America. This book is split up into three different sections: 1. Starting Out from the Meany Papers An introduction 2. Chief Joseph of the Nez Peres A chronology 3. White Witnesses to Chief Joseph’s End A Narrative This book discusses the last few years of Chief Joseph’s life, the white people…

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  • Mob Hysteria In The Salem Witch Trials And The Crucible

    of 205 names he had of communists in the State Department. According the HistoryMatters, McCarthy said, “I have here in my hand a list of 205… a list of names that were made known to the Secretary of States as being members of the Communist Party and who nevertheless are still working and shaping policy in the State Department” (www.historymatters.gmu.edu). This quote demonstrates how accusations were running rampant during the McCarthy Era. If someone as high up as the Senate could be…

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  • Personification In Animal Farm, By George Orwell

    It stated that an animal should never take up the behaviors of man and all animals are equal. Both Old Major and Karl Marx died before being able to witness the revolution that took place because of their ideas and visions. After the Russian Revolution Marx’s ideas were distorted and changed by Stalin, the Soviet Dictator. This event is similar to Old Major’s because once the pigs began to withhold power his ideas and beliefs were corrupted. In Old Major’s speech he introduces animalism and a…

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  • Josef Stalin's Rise To Power And Ruler Of The Soviet Union Essay

    corpses on three or four sides, except where the door was.” By 1938, approximately 8 million Russians were in labour camps with a fifth of all prisoners dying each year, due to the inhumane conditions and weather. To this extent, the labour camps had a negative impact on the Russian people as the threat of being sent to one resulted in fear, which was amplified by the uncertainty of the fate of others they knew who were serving in the camps. Furthermore, the camps denied basic needs such as…

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  • The Perfect Prince And Machiavelli

    Machiavelli, a Renaissance philosopher, had an ideal image for a ruler as he discusses in his book, The Prince. The perfect prince should institute fear, punish the criminals, and know how to handle the hate. However, the prince must also have the qualities of cleverness, wiseness, and to be manipulative. Joseph Stalin, a ruler of the USSR, is often compared to Machiavelli’s idea of a leader. Stalin used tactics to institute fear, control his population, and control others, just like Machiavelli…

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