Pine Ridge Indian Reservation

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    On June 25, 1876, approximately six fateful months after the Commissioner of Indian Affairs issued a strong ultimatum requiring all Native Americans in the northern plains to relocate to a designated reservation, the Lakota Sioux, Northern Cheyenne, and Arapaho Native American tribes remained in the golden, rugged foothills of south-central Montana, near the Little Bighorn River ("Battle of the Little Bighorn"). Lieutenant George Armstrong Custer was attempting an element of surprise attack with all his troops as they marched forward to the massive camp to terminate the tribes. But the Native Americans were ready to fight, and they had no crippling doubts or fears. In the words of Low Dog, an Oglala Sioux, "I did not think anyone would come…

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    Is Peltier Guilty

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    death of the two agents, the argument of the documentary is compelling because the evidence proving Peltier guilty was either fabricated or tampered with by the FBI which gave the trial an unfair, biased outcome. The documentary does a good job raising questions about the FBI’s prosecution of Peltier and what had happened on the day of June 26th, 1975. On this day, two FBI agents by the names of Jack Coler and Ron Williams were said to be following behind the vehicle driven by a suspect of a…

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    Leonard Peltier is an imprisoned Native American. He lived on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation and was arrested after an incident on the property. May events lead up to his arrest. The first incident happened on February 27, 1973. Members of the American Indian Movement, or AIM, staged a seventy-two-day occupation of land called, Wounded Knee. Their mission was to protest injustices against their tribes, such as violations of the many treaties. The United States government responded with a…

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    Reel Injun Analysis

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    South Dakota Indian Studies Online – INED 411/511 Write A Movie Review Assignment – 30 Points Name: Reel Injun (2009) Reel Injun is a movie about the portrayal of Native Americans in Hollywood and how it has evolved over time. It includes a wide cast of Native American actors, writers, activists, and others. The main theme of the movie is how the United States of America has made Native Americans into “mythical beings” through many overt and subliminal tactics (Diamond, "Reel Injun"). This…

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    The Badlands Formation

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    The Badlands is in the Southeastern corner of South Dakota, located to the East of the Black Hills. It was declared a national monument in 1929, and then was declared a national park though an act of congress in 1978. (Stoffer 2) The park is most known for its rugged, desolate appearance, with jagged rocks and interesting formations. The core of the “badlands” (meaning the “badlands” associated with Badlands National Park) is part of a dissected plateau region bounded by the Cheyenne River (to…

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    American Land, Eve Darian-Smith dives in and explicitly discusses the contemporary social issue in regards to Indian versus non-Indian oppositions about the growth of Indian reservation casinos. She begins by explaining the ill treatment of Native Americans in the United States from the time when Columbus came to shore and proceeds to explain how this led to their handling and stereotyping by the non-Indian population. To this day, the assumptions made about Native Americans contribute to…

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    connection with American Indian culture. Additionally, both of the narrators are on some sort of journey of discovery. By connecting both of the narrators’ similarities, it is possible to see how they impact the understanding of Indian culture as a whole. The narrator for Winter in the Blood uses first person, while the narrator in House Made of Dawn uses third person. The narrator in House Made of Dawn focuses mostly on the life of Abel, while the narrator of Winter in the Blood focus is on…

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    Territorial Expansion DBQ

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    Representatives (Doc B) with most of the supporting voters coming from the south (Doc B). The War of 1812 truly had no outcome but it did solidify the American’s independence and starts and era of increased expansion and nationalism. In 1828, Andrew Jackson was elected as president and his main policies were anti-Indian and expansionist. To clear out more space for expansion, Jackson forced the six American Indian nations to relocate into American Indian reservations far away from the Atlantic…

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    The reservation of Indian The reservation of Indian was filled of bloody at first. In the early 19th century, the United States was expanding territory. They hold the" go west", which triggered the conflict between new immigrants and the local Indians. In order to protect the new immigrants, at that time, the U.S. government established many so-called Indians "reservation", so a large number of Indians were rushed to the barren reservation. This so-called reservation is prisoner and even…

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    The Absolutely True Diary of A Part-Time Indian, by Sherman Alexie, focuses on the effects of colonialism on Native Americans, the pressures of assimilation historically and contemporarily, and cultural appropriation. Junior, a Spokane Indian teen who chooses to leave his reservation school, Wellpinit, attends a predominantly white school off-reservation called Reardan. While there, many of Junior’s friends and family die from alcohol related incidents. It is interesting that this occurs because…

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