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    dominant influence on the standard of life of people all over the world. The Native American myths relate to stories of creation, heroic deeds and journeys. When cultural and psychological developments that make a civilization defy scientific explanations, myths intervene to provide explanations that would satisfy the psyche of the society. Myths are faith-based. They are not the subjects of arguments and counter-arguments, they are to be listened to, experienced and enjoyed for self-satisfaction. Myths help to satisfy the physical as well as the cultural appetite of human beings. Important myths dominate in customs, major ceremonies and they assist one in spiritual progression. There is a myth my friend relayed to me by the…

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    Gary C. Anderson wrote the biography Sitting Bull and the Paradox of Lakota Nationhood in an effort to tell the story, from Sitting Bull’s perspective, of how the Lakota nationhood were committed to defend their land as well as examine the goals and purposes of the American culture to dominate upon them. Despite the factionalisms, encouraged by the federal government, in the Lakota that led to the division of the nationhood, Sitting Bull is considered one of the most significant and influential…

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    Bear Butte Research Paper

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    Butte was the most sacred to the Cheyenne and to the Lakota peoples. The Cheyenne called it Noaha vose and Nahkohe vose meaning the giving hill and bear hill. The buttes origin story for the Cheyenne comes from the legend of Sweet Medicine. (Kinsella “Bear Butte: Crossroads of History”). Sweet Medicine travelled to the sacred butte, where the mountain opened up for him so that he was able to go inside. Inside, the butte it looked like a tipi that had many sacred spirits inside. “The spirits…

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    Lakota Tribe The Lakota Tribe was one of the many northern native american tribes. They were the only tribe to win a battle against the Americans, a battle known as the Battle of Little Bighorn.. They still exist today, and live in South Dakota, North Dakota, Minnesota,and Nebraska. Religion, tools, and food were some of the most important things in their culture. The Lakota’s tools were very well-developed. They used bows, arrows, spears, clubs, and shields made from buffalo hide. They also…

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    Red Cloud Legacy

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    Red Cloud’s legacy lived on long after he died. In 1939, Rudie Adams proposed that a sculpture be built to honor Chief Red Cloud. The design, however, never reached completion (Designs). In 1980, the U.S. Supreme Court ordered that the Sioux be paid for the land that had been stolen from them, but the chiefs would not accept the money, saying that the Black Hills still were not for sale. Although the war had ended long ago, it continued to be remembered and Red Cloud’s defiant nature lived on in…

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    tribe. For every tribe, there is a chief who ensures that their people are taken care of. It is common for tribes to change chiefs, whether it be passed down from generation to generation or given to a man who had shown bravery. Given all of the different tribes and chiefs, it is safe to say that they have made history on not only their tribes, but the American history as a whole. This essay in particular focuses on a specific chief by the name of sitting bull. The Lakota chief gives a perfect…

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    Crazy Horse Memorial The Crazy Horse Memorial was made by Korczak Ziolkowski on June 3, 1948. It is carved from the mountain in the Black Hills South Dakota. The monument is a tribute to a Native American war hero. He is known for fighting the battle against George Armstrong Custer at the Battle of Big Horn (http://www.cnn.com/2012/11/05/us/crazy-horse-memorial/). Crazy horse was a member of the Teton Sioux tribe; he was an Oglala Lakota warrior: who was pointing into the distance riding a…

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    forced to give up their way of living, rituals and beliefs, and take drastic measures to prove their equality. In the words of Mary Crow Dog, “I do not consider myself a radical or revolutionary. It is white people who put such labels on us. All we ever wanted was to be left alone, to live our lives as we see fit. To govern ourselves in reality and not just on paper. To have our rights respected” (Lakota Woman, 111). Native Americans did not choose the life they were forced…

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    and love,” said Oglala Sioux Chief Red Cloud. Many people, such as Chief Red Cloud, have stood up for their beliefs. In taking a stand, one represents a cause or opinion through their words and actions. Protesting, rebelling, and fighting are all examples of taking a stand. Chief Red Cloud of the Oglala Sioux took a stand in history when he refused to give up his tribe’s land, proving the strength of the Native Americans and creating opportunities for better American Indian rights in the future.…

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    “For some Native peoples, the horse still is an essential part of daily life. For others, the horse will always remain an element of our identity and our history. The Horse Nation continues to inspire, and Native artists continue to celebrate the horse in our songs, our stories, and our works of art.” – Emil Her Many Horses Emil Her Many Horses is one of the many curators at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington D.C. More specifically, he is the curator in the Museum Scholarship at the…

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