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  • U S Government Native Americans
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    Imagine your country had been invaded by a very powerful group of people. Before anything drastic could be done these people had invaded your shores and had creeping inward upon your land. At first they acted with scorn and called us names and disrespect. After several groups of our people revolted against these invaders they decided to negotiate certain terms with us. Then after thinking all was well many of these agreements were broken and they started to ship us like freight to areas where th...
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  • American Indian Movement Bureau Of Indian Affairs
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    One of the modern Native Americans' most prominent leaders, Leonard Peltier, was arrested in the summer of 1975 and eventually sentenced to two life terms for a crime many believe he did not commit. The conviction and imprisonment of Leonard Peltier is an injustice. His prosecution by the United States government represents yet another attempt to snuff out American Indian culture and leaders. The outspokenness of Peltier and other AIM members may be the only reason why Leonard Peltier has sat in...
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  • American Indian Movement Washington D C
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    Anna Mae Pictou Aquash, a Micmac Indian rights activist, was born on March 27, 1945 in Shubenacadie, Nova Scotia, the third daughter of Mary Ellen Pictou and Francis Thomas Levi. In 1949 her mother married Noel Super, the son and brother of traditional Micmac chiefs, and the family moved to Pictou's Landing where the family was raised in poverty. Anna lived in a house with no heat, water, or electricity and subsisted largely on the wild turnips and potatoes harvested by her family. Although Anna...
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  • Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee
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    Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee Dee browns Bury My Heart at Wounded knee is a fully documented account of the American Indian in the late 1800 s ending at the battle of Wounded Knee. Brown brings to Attention the storys of torture not well known americans. The way the american indian was Exterminated was best summed up by Standing Bear of the ponca's indians. He said When People want to slaughter cattle they drive them along until they get them to a corral, and Then they slaughter them. So it was ...
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  • Women And Children Wounded Knee
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    Wounded Knee was a terrible event in US history. It showed how the US government didn't understand the Native Americans and treated them badly and unfairly. Big Foot was the chief of a subtribe of the Lakota called Miniconjou. He was very old and had pneumonia. He was taking his tribe to the Pine Ridge Reservation in south-western South Dakota. Most of the women and children in Big Foot's tribe were family members of the warriors who had died in the Plains wars. The Indians had agreed to live on...
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  • Native Americans Wounded Knee
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    In the 30 years after the Civil War, although government policy towards Native Americans intended to shift from forced separation to integration into American society, attempts to Americanize Indians only hastened the death of their culture and presence in the America. The intent in the policy, after the end of aggression, was to integrate Native Americans into American society. Many attempts at this were made, ranging from offering citizenship to granting lands to Indians. All of these attempts...
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  • American Indian Movement Washington D C
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    Describe the overall purpose of their organizational effort Dennis Banks, an American Indian of the Ojibwa Tribe, was born in 1937 on the Leach Lake reservation in Minnesota and was raised by his grandparents. Dennis Banks grew up learning the traditional ways of the Ojibwa lifestyle. As a young child he was taken away from practicing his traditional ways and was put into a government boarding school that was designed for Indian children to learn the white culture. After years of attending the b...
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  • American Indian Movement United States Government
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    ... on Treaties" was a pursuit for the government's recognition on discrimination, sovereignty, and treaty rights. This protest event was designed to attract media attention to Native American concerns in the height of a presidential election. Under the direction of the AIM, large caravans of American Indians began forming and traveling towards Washington. "It was hoped that this march would be the Indian equivalent of the 1963 march by African-American activists" (Vine 46). As members of AIM ve...
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  • Bury My Heart At Wounded Knees
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    Bury my Heart at Wounded Knees This wonderful book brings to light possibly the most important occasion in American past- the genocide and displacement of the native inhabitants of what would become the United States of America thus facilitating the development of the worlds most influential nation. It is hard to picture how most people who read, predominantly those who are American people, would not have their individual viewpoint or outlook changed by the chronological historical proceedings i...
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  • Bury My Heart Heart At Wounded
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    Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee is a compilation of accounts covering a period in American history which should be remembered with shame by all descendants of the Europeans who settled this land. The truths contained within this book show the attempt at the genocide of the Indian nations, which rival that of the Holocaust during World War Two. The parcels are too strong to ignore. Beginning with the long walk of the Navaho where children were stolen and sold into slavery and many died during the j...
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  • Women And Children Wounded Knee
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    Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee The Indians were being confined to crowed reservations that were poorly run, had scarce game, alcohol was plentiful, the soil was poor, and the ancient religious practices were prohibited. The Indians were not happy that they had been kicked off there land and were now forced to live on a reservation. The Indians then began to Ghost Dance a form of religion it is said that if the Indians were to do this trance like dance the country would be cleansed of white intrud...
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  • Bury My Heart Heart At Wounded
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    Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee. By Dee Brown. (New York: Holt, Rinehart, and Winston, 1970. Pp. xv+ 447). Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee is a boring title for such an extraordinary book. This is my second time reading this book. I began reading this book again just to refresh my memory, but once I started the first page I could not put it down. I was a freshman in high school the first time I read it, and the only reason that I read it was because it was required. Now, I am six years older and I r...
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  • York Holt Rinehart Bury My Heart
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    Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, by Dee Brown. New York: Holt, Rinehart, and Winston, 1970. In the Introduction, the author tells how he put together a book of the oral history of the American Indians, based on the government records of council meetings with white officials. In these meetings, all Indians were allowed to speak. They chose their own interpreters, and they told their oral history in their own words. Chapter 1 begins with Columbus, who first called the people Indios (p. 1). Thus, the...
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  • U S Army Women And Children
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    On December 15, 1890 authorities feared that the Sioux's new Ghost Dance? religion might inspire an uprising. Sitting Bull permitted Grand River people to join the anti white Ghost Dance cult and was therefore arrested by troops. In the fracas that followed, he was shot twice in the head. Sitting Bull followers were apprehended and brought to the U. S Army Camp at Wounded Knee Creek in southwestern South Dakota. Moving among the tipi's, soldiers lifted womens dresses and touched their private pa...
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  • World War Ii Color Of Their Skin
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    In our countries past, many minorities have faced discrimination. Native Americans have faced brutal, deadly discrimination; now they are all but extinct. African Americans have also faced deadly discrimination, merely because of the color of their skin. And Japanese-Americans faced inhumane discrimination due to World War II. Firstly, the Native Americans in this countries history have faced unrelenting discrimination because of their ethnic background. At Wounded Knee, the Minneconjou Indian t...
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  • Sitting Bull Wounded Knee
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    1 / 16 / 96 Ghost Dance at Wounded Knee The Ghost Dance came about by a Paiute Indian farmer named Wovoka. Wovoka s Ghost Dance came from a vision he d had in which all the ancestors and buffalo rose from the dead, restoring the old Indian way of life forever. Wovoka added some things from other religions to make the Ghost Dance full fledge religion. One main idea that Wovoka borrowed was the idea of sacred clothing that would protect the wearer from harm. The Ghost Dance religion spread among t...
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  • United States Government World War 2
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    Many things have influenced the United States in its history. Morality, one of these influences, has been both observed and ignored in this history. This essay will show different periods in history when the United States acted in a immoral fashion. The United States treated the Japanese Americans immorally in World War 2 and acted immorally toward Native Americans especially at Wounded Knee. Another of the immoral acts that the US has committed was the My Lai Massacre. In 1940, the United State...
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