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  • How Adversity Has Changed My Life

    unfamiliar yet beautiful Alaskan forest. Looking up from the base of the mountain, we saw a distant peak and summiting that peak became our only goal. My perception that this was a simple climb was shattered as the incline began to increase and the trail became hazardously icy. With burning legs and struggling lungs, I resolved to take a momentary rest and began to consider retreat. As this attractive idea lurked in the outskirts of my mind, I reminisced previous experiences of my life where my…

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  • Cherokee Indians In The 1800s

    The Cherokee Indians had lived in northwest Georgia, but in the 1800s many whites begin to settle there. Georgia believed the state had the right to this land because it was within the borders of Georgia, but the Cherokee Indians had lived there for centuries and felt they had a right to the land. Many Cherokees adapted a more American lifestyle and some became plantation owners or store owners. The Cherokee Nation also created a constitution that was similar to the Constitution of the United…

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  • Indian Removal Unjustified

    The removal was very unjustified because we were unfair and made a lot of people die, we did.This is why the Indian removal act was unjustified and how America can be towards others. Imagine how it would feel to lose your home and have to walk about 1,000 miles to get to your new home.“The Cherokees lost approximately one-fourth of their people to disease, malnourishment, and hardship.”This is only one hardship they faced.√The removal was unjustified because the native Americans owned the land…

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  • African American Discrimination Research Paper

    Being an American means more than just being given an opportunity to live freely. There are numerous hardships that one must strongly endure to call themselves a full-fledged American. Discrimination in the United States was always prevalent in history; however, it reached a high during the 1870s, around the time the Jim Crow Laws had been established in the United States. From then on, America has made steps to reduce this, but it only became worse for minorities before it got better. They had…

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  • The Fort Laramie Treaty: The Great Sioux Nation Reservation

    The Fort Laramie Treaty in 1868 stated that the Great Sioux Nation Reservation that included the Black Hills in western South Dakota be exempt from any and all white settlement until the end of time. With this the tribe was given protected hunting rights under the treaty. Until European Americans discovered gold in the black hills around 1874 and from that moment the Sioux reservation and its peoples would, again, have their lives disturbed by the government and its “promises”. The famous…

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  • African American Conflicts

    Throughout history, the United States of America has been involved in numerous conflicts. These conflicts have involved cultures all over the world and as a result we often see prejudice in our own country. This prejudice is often directed towards the citizens that have cultural ties to the perceived enemy. Having such a diverse culture within the U.S. is considered to be a good thing, but during times of war it can trigger harsh and negative treatment towards individuals that are looked at as…

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  • Essay On The Cherokee Removal

    To take something and claim it as yours, when you never owned it in the first place...the United States government and public supporters sought to justify the removal of Cherokee Indians in the 1820 and 1830s, and tried to move them west of the Mississippi river. Big supporters like Lewis Cass and the state of Georgia played a big role in justifying the removal. Lewis Cass wrote essays to support, and Georgia told the Cherokees to either abide by Georgia law, or get out. United States and…

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  • The Education Of Little Tree Chapter Summary

    The Education of Little Tree; A Book Review The book “The Education of Little Tree”, by Forrest Carter, highlights the invasion of and mistreatment inflicted upon Native Americans, specifically the Cherokee tribe. The book is set in the 1930’s depression era, and begins by telling the story of Forrest and his life with his grandparents, due to the passing of his parents. One day, as Forrest rode the bus with his “granpa and granma” as he called them, an example of racial discourtesy arose. The…

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  • Nez Perce Indian Tribe Case Study

    Conflict and Relocation of the Nez Perce Indian Tribe The conflict with, and eventual removal and relocation of the Nez Perce by the US government during westward expansion, damaged native American culture by forcing Natives from their ancestral lands that once held their heritage for hundreds of years. Manifest Destiny, meaning the West and other parts of the North American continent would justifiably and inevitably belong to the US, became a term commonly used as pioneers began westward…

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  • How Does Krakauer Show Self-Reliance In Into The Wild

    Self-Reliance in Into The Wild Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer is an understanding of one man's hunger for self-reliance in the world. In 1990, Christopher McCandless leaves everyday society to venture into the wild with a goal of reaching Alaska and living on only his surroundings. Chris truly believes “that you should own nothing except what you carry on your back.” (Krakauer,32). He starts his journey with a car that gets flooded in the desert so he decides to hitchhike. Hitchhiking and…

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