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    The author writes, “While discussing the day’s events around a campfire most infantrymen predicted more unpleasant news…” (pg. 3) The troops discovered a woman who was present during the battle and described to them what she had witnessed. The woman’s recollection of her experience opens up the story to a chronicle of the events which happened during the battle. The reader is given details regarding to Custer’s entrance and also each opponent’s fighting style: “Instead, Reno’s men dismounted and formed a skirmish line. Then they began to retreat. They ran very fast, she said, dropping guns and cartridges. She was disgusted by the conduct of these whites, saying they must have been seized with panic worse than that which seized her own people.” (pg. 7) As the plot approaches its conclusion, the reader is taken back to the aftermath of the battle and receives a tale told by a Cheyenne woman named Kate Bighead. She delivered a short story about the corpses she saw laying on the battlefield, one in particular she identified as General Custer: She said two Southern Cheyenne women were at the Little Bighorn and when the fighting ended they went to the battlefield. They saw Custer. They knew him well…they recognized him even though his hair was short and face was dirty. (pg. 422) Although the plot of this story does not have a chronological structure, it develops a more personal connection because the characters in the story are directly speaking to the audience as they give…

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    Black Hills Gold Rush

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    This investigation examines the historical question of “to what extent did the Black Hills Gold Rush of 1874 lead to the Great Sioux War of 1876?”. The key sources chosen to support this investigation are a book of compiled historical information from the United States Department of the Interior and an interview of a Native American woman that lived through both the Black Hills Gold Rush and the Great Sioux War. These are relevant because one has access to an extensive database of government…

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    Sioux Gold Rush Report

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    of Sources This investigation examines the historical question of “to what extent did the Black Hills Gold Rush of 1874 lead to the Great Sioux War of 1876?”. One key source chosen to support this investigation is a treaty written in 1868 between the the United States (U.S.) government and the Native American nations of the Dakota Territory regarding ownership and land rights of the Black Hills. The other source is a firsthand account from a Cheyenne woman that lived through and experienced…

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    Hill’s Document, Klan Violence Against Blacks The Klan wanted him to stop preaching and giving other black people hope. Making other black people feel as if they are worth more than they are seen as. The Ku-Klux sees it as black people “stepping out of place.” A place that was made for them, a place they needed to sit quietly in. I believe Hill wasn’t killed because of the large impact he had on other black people. They knew people trusted him and his word, so they felt they would get more out…

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    Slaves actually played a big role in the revolution. African Americans fought in the Battle of Lexington and Bunker Hill. They also participated in Fort Ticonderoga. Bunker Hill was an extended version on the battles of Lexington and Concord fought in 1775. British defeated the americans at the Battle Of Bunker Hill. Blacks were told by Dunmore that if they enlisted into the British Army they would be freed from slavery. November 1775 congress choose to leave blacks out from enlisting due to…

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    18th centuries, and finally into the Southern Plains by the early 19th century. In 1867, the Kiowa moved to a reservation in southwestern Oklahoma. Their name was most given with the meaning “Principle People”. Today they are federally recognized as Kiowa Tribe of Oklahoma with headquarters in Carnegie, Oklahoma.The Kiowa language is still spoken today and is part of the Tanoan language family. As of 2011, there are 12,000 members. The Kiowa emerged as a distinct people in their original…

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    The North technically won the Civil War but the South was victorious at the end. From Schurz perspective he said that “Northern victory had freed the slaves, he observed, but it had not changed the former slaveholders’ minds about blacks’ unfitness for freedom” (Roark et al 434) that being said the South went through a lot of trouble to prevent the slaves from having their rights. “Reconstruction did not wait for the end of the war (Roark et al 435).” Reconstruction took place in 1865-1877…

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    Bear Butte Research Paper

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    their own origin story for the Butte. Bear 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…

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    Riveter Revisited: Women, The War, and Social Change details the lives of “the real Rosie the riveters” through oral history. Gluck interviews multiple women that lived during World War 2 as they expose the real aspects of daily life of women during WW2. Throughout this book these interviewee personal stories gives life to the iconic symbol of the Rosie The Riveter character portrayed in the mass distributed poster by J. Howard Miller that became a symbolic depiction of working women during war…

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    Mount Rushmore Essay

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    How many of you have ever visited a memorial or monument before? Tons of monuments have been built in the United States as memorials dedicated to important events or people in American history. Yet, the most fascinating monument has been Mount Rushmore Memorial. Mt. Rushmore is located in South Dakota’s black hill national forest and it is one of America’s most popular tourist attractions. This monument is best known for its four gigantic carved sculptures depicting the faces of the U.S…

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