Oglala Lakota

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  • The Black Elk, The Lakota Tribe Of The Oglala Lakota

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    from this high hill of my old age, I can still see the butchered women and children lying heaped and scattered all along the crooked gulch as plain as when I saw them with eyes young.” These are the words of Black Elk, the medicine man of the Oglala Lakota, the tribe that was attacked by Wounded Knee Creek. The massacre included the killing of civilians, including women and children, by the Seventh Cavalry Regiment. Leading up to the massacre, the Lakota’s land had continually been seized by the

  • Popular Culture: The Slender Man

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    Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past few you’ve probably heard about the stories about a creature known as The Slender Man. He looks like a man, but he’s very tall, some say up to 8ft tall, with elongated, stick thin arms and legs. Some art depicts him with black tentacles that protrude from his back which he can retract at will. His face is blank and featureless, almost although it is covered by a thin veil and he’s always wearing a black or pinstripe suit with coattails and sometimes

  • A Qualitative Study of the Oglala Lakota Sioux: the Devastating Implication of Substance Abuse

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    Unit 5 A Qualitative Study of the Oglala Lakota Sioux: The Devastating Implication of Substance Abuse Submitted by Michael L. Albiston “I certify that I have read A Student's Guide to Academic Integrity at the University of Oklahoma, and this paper is an original paper composed by me for this course. Except where properly cited and attributed, it has not been copied or closely reworded from any other source and has not been submitted as a whole, or in part, for credit in any other course

  • Avatar Analysis

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    environment plays a highly influential role in their lives. As John Bowker tells us, very often “native religions find their inspiration in the natural world” (Bowker 2006, 198). In the novel Black Elk Speaks, we see this particularly within the Oglala Lakota Sioux’s strong ties to nature through the flowering stick, thunder spirits, wildlife, and more. Similarly, the film Avatar presents us with the Omaticaya clan of the Na’vi people, and their deity Ey’wa, rooted both figuratively and literally in

  • The Lakota Summary

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    several films, read our first book, and had some class discussions. These three things provided me with a great deal of information on the 1975 FBI shooting at Pine Ridge and on Native American/American Indian myths and legends. In the films Incident at Oglala and Murder on a Reservation, I learned a great deal about the 1975 FBI shooting at Pine Ridge and have developed my own opinion about the incident. I learned that on June 26, 1975 two FBI agents, Ronald Williams and Jack Coler, followed a red pick-up

  • Black Elk: Uniting Christianity and the Lakota Religion Essay

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    Black Elk: Uniting Christianity and the Lakota Religion The Battle at Little Bighorn River, the Massacre at Wounded Knee and the Buffalo Bill Show are historical events that even Europeans have in mind when they think about the Wild West and the difficult relationship between the first settlers and the Native American Indians. But what do these three events have in common? The easiest answer is that the Battle, the Massacre and the Buffalo Bill Show all involved Native Americans. However

  • Analysis Of Jeffrey Ostler's The Lakotas And The Black Hills

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    The Lakota, an Indian group of the Great Plains, established their community in the Black Hills in the late eighteenth century (9). This group is an example of an Indian community that got severely oppressed through imperialistic American actions and policy, as the Americans failed to recognize the Lakota’s sovereignty and ownership of the Black Hills. Jeffrey Ostler, author of The Lakotas and the Black Hills: The Struggle for Sacred Ground, shows that the Lakota exemplified the trends and subsequent

  • Native American Religion Essay

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    European lack of cultural understanding created tensions, between Native Americans and Europeans, and later between Native Americans and Euro-Americans, that eventually erupted into open warfare and resulted in great bloodshed between cultures. For the Lakota

  • Red Cloud's War

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    no less than $600 million (Sanford, William R. Oglala 38), causing the War for the Black Hills between the Sioux and the US Army (Waldman 294-295). Red Cloud chose not to fight in the war but continued to work hard to preserve his rights and culture (Red). At the end of the war, the great chief was forced to give the Black Hills away and move to the Pine Ridge Agency on Great Sioux reservation in South Dakota (Waldman 295; Sanford, William R. Oglala 40). Even on the reservation, he continued to stand

  • Essay about Black Elk and the History of the Lakota Native American

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    major role in retelling the history of the Lakota Native Americans. Having witnessed the Battle of Little Bighorn and living through the transfer of Native Americans to the Pine Ridge Reservation, Black Elk can attest to the treatment endured by Native Americans. Black Elk tells the story of a people injured in war and subject to sufferings for the years to follow. Black Elk was born in 1863 in Wyoming (“Black Elk”). He would later become the Oglala Lakota holy man (“Black Elk – 1863-1950”). Chief