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Journalism & Communication
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The Struggle between Native Americans and Whites Character Write Up from Bury my Heart at Wounded Knee and Black Robe Student Name: Professor: Course: Outline Introduction 3 Sitting Bull 4 Father LeForgue 7 Impact as a Whole 11 Conclusion 12 Works Cited 13 Introduction In America’s history, the interaction between the white newcomers and the Native Americans has been significant, and the outcomes of these interactions have had resounding impacts into the modern day.
Bury my Heart at Wounded Knee is a movie based off a book, that considers the story of how the West was won from the perspective of those who were in the West. In essence, the movie does not examine how the white man ‘won’ the West, but how Native Americans lost it. One of the most significant aspects of this film is that it takes an in-depth look at the way that Native Americans felt about the White man’s intrusion onto their lands and their responses to it. Black Robe tells of the same tension between White man and Native Americans, although in this case the story is set in Canada. Most importantly, however, Black Robe takes a different perspective on Native Americans. In this case, many of the actions and interactions of the Native Americans are painted in a harsher light and few explanations are given for many of their actions. The purpose of this essay is to examine these two movies from a personal and contemplative perspective, considering what the struggles and portrayals of the various sides mean to me as a person. ...
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