Over the weekend, I took the time to explore two museums. The first museum I visited was the D.I.A , also known as the Detroit Institute of Arts. The D.I.A was a very beautiful, multicultural, and unique place. I also took the time to visit and explore the Charles H. Wright Museum of Detroit. Luckily, these museums weren’t too far from each other they were roughly 5-7 minutes apart. The Charles H. Wright Museum was also very beautiful, it was more appealing to me because it is a museum that exhibits and highlights the history of the African American culture. The Charles H. Wright museum also happens to be the largest African American museum in the world.
Western, a genre of short stories that are set in the American west, primarily in the late of the 19th century (“Western” 598), and still being told until today by films, televisions, radio, and other art works. The major of moving to the west was because of the Homestead Act, 1862 (“U.S. Statues at Large” 392) which would give lands to people who stayed there for five years. This lead to a huge wave of immigrants moved to the West, and they had to face to many hardships and conflicts such as Indian attacks, tornadoes, blizzards, and illnesses.
Most events and places of historical value nowadays holds little value in our lives. We confine ourselves to our interstates and highways, following the long line of motel chains stopping for maybe two minutes to take a picture just to say we were there. We take nothing away from these sites that is of real value. We barely scratch at the surface of information and true meaning of what happened at these historical sites. Rinker Buck explains his own experience with removing himself from this cultural norm
When the Sioux migrated to the Great Plains area, they most certainly came across the the Badlands in their discovery. The name “Badlands” is derived from the Lakota phrase makȟóšiča, meaning Land of Bad Spirits. Today, some Lakota believe that the Badlands are a place to be avoided because it is where bad spirits exist. This paper will discuss the geographic location, geological formation, Lakota legends, reasons the site is visited, time or seasons to visit and Lakota stargazing associated with the site. When applicable, Lakota words will be provided.
Given that this “visit” was more like a virtual experience, I was still able to access a couple of my senses, just as if I was at the actual exhibition. Through the use of anecdotes and detailed images, I am able to see all of the personal experiences an individual had while practicing a particular dance and what it meant to them. In this exhibition, there are ten different dances displayed, including the: Yup´ik Yurapiaq and the Quyana (Thank You) Song Dance, Yakama Girl’s Fancy Shawl Dance, Cubeo Óyne Dance, Yoreme Pajko’ora Dance, Mapuche Mütrüm Purun, Tlingit Ku.éex ' Entrance Dance, Lakota Men’s Northern Traditional Dance, Seminole Stomp Dance, Hopi Butterfly Dance, and finally, Quechua Danza de Tijeras (Scissor Dance). All parts of the exhibit were insightful, but the two that sparked my interest the most were the Yup´ik Yurapiaq and the Quyana (Thank You) Song Dance and the Quechua Danza de Tijeras (Scissor Dance).
I enjoy all kinds of art. When I was a kid, I went to multiple art exhibits (unfortunately, I do not have much time to do that anymore). On the other hand, I am not good at making art. In addition to enjoying art, I also enjoy history. I watch T.V. shows relating to history as much as I can. I have always excelled in history classes. In this essay, I will compare and contrast Tenochtitlan and the figurehead of Andrew Jackson. These two artifacts are very much unlike each other.
Brief Summary: This book is geared for nine years old and up. This chapter book includes colored pictures throughout the book. Famous Figures of the American Frontier is a series of clear and concise biographies of best-known frontier men and women and settlers of the West.
Until the 1860s the land between the Missouri river and the Rocky mountains was largely uninhabited desert land that we now consider the old west. Though many passed through in search of greater fortune and religious freedom it was only home to few native american groups and fur trappers. Following the Civil War and in conjunction with the California Gold Rush and the expansion of railroads the old west saw in influx of people moving from the eastern states and making home in this barren land, though not without risk. As is often depicted in old movies and books, violence and crime were rampant in the young male dominated towns of the old west. Even though there is exaggeration in media there is no doubt that the Old West was a violent and
National American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month is celebrated during the month of November every year since 1990 when it was declared by President George Bush. This is a perfect time of year to talk to students about what it meant for Christopher Columbus to “discover” America and what it meant for the Native people when pilgrims began arriving on the eastern shores. American Indian culture is very alive in the state of Montana where I live, however, that may not be so depending on what part of the country you live. Our students see a great deal of traditional Native American apparel and tools but that doesn’t mean that they understand the history and meaning behind it all. Take this month as an opportunity to educate your students
The historical site that I visited was the Overland Trail Museum in Sterling, Colorado. The main part of the museum that I will focus on is the Pioneer Village that they have there. I really liked this museum, because it is a more hands-on museum than other museums that I have visited. In the village, they have many different buildings. These buildings included Garrett Barber Shop, a schoolhouse, Evangelical Lutheran Concordia Church, a doctor 's office, a Dailey Store, The O 'Connell House, a Filing Station, a train station, and a train car. Every time you went into one of these buildings, there was a brief summary of where the building used to be located and the building was filled with things you would have found in that building a long time ago.
In the end, Dances and the comanches go out to kill the white soldiers because the white soldiers killed Dances wolf Two Socks and his wolf Cisco. Dances says, “ I got two, Dances with wolves yelled back. He lifted his chained hands into the air and cried out with these”(303). Dances kills the white soldiers with the chain on his hands and put the chains on the body of the dead sargent.
Wild West shows were the amusement parks of our time. They were full of fun and entertainment. These shows were also responsible for the images of the “Wild West” we think of today. In the book, True Grit, Mattie hears that Rooster Cogburn is in a Wild West
One pleasant afternoon, my classmates and I decided to visit the Houston Museum of Fine Arts to begin on our museum assignment in world literature class. According to Houston Museum of Fine Art’s staff, MFAH considers as one of the largest museums in the nation and it contains many variety forms of art with more than several thousand years of unique history. Also, I have never been in a museum in a very long time especially as big as MFAH, and my experience about the museum was unique and pleasant. Although I have observed many great types and forms of art in the museum, there were few that interested me the most.
Genres help promote the true culture of not only the history museum but of El Paso’s history and helps tourist understand the cities strong historic culture. For instance, the genres have a section for current exhibits, one being about Fort Bliss and the strong relationship between the city and the US Military. It makes readers understand the long-term bond the city has with Fort Bliss. This shows readers passionate affiliation the city has for the Army installation and how the museum supports troops. “Fort bliss, a giant in itself, is a rich part of El Paso’s history and community” http://history.elpasotexas.gov/exhibitions/current-exhibitions, this shows readers that some exhibits are true to El Paso’s history and
I was pleasantly surprised on how much I enjoyed visiting the Centennial Village historical site in Greeley. I happened to visit this museum on the perfect day because there were children from different schools dressed up and “living” how the people in Northern Colorado lived more than 100 years ago. With the children all dressed up like people used to dress, and doing the chores that they used to take on really made it the feel like I was back in time. I got to experience dozens of historical sites, live animals, schools, and businesses that really helped me understand part of Northern Colorado’s history.