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American Indian Philosophies & Worldviews

Format:
2½–3 pages, 1” margins, double-spaced, 10-12 pt font. Please do not add a cover sheet. Simply include your name, course number (AIS 320), and Essay 1 at the top of the page (either centered or adjusted left).
Also, no secondary sources are required. You need only refer to the reading assignments (and lectures, when appropriate). However, whenever you cite or quote from your textbook,
The American Indian Intellectual Tradition, please state the page number in parentheses at the end of your citation or quotation. For example, “William Apess brings up the issue of a disputed deed to Marshpee land, which he makes the central part of his argument to the Massachusetts General Court that the state is responsible for redressing the Marshpee’s grievance against Phineas Fish (64-65).” Furthermore, whenever making a direct quote from the book, quotations should be brief, a sentence or two at a time. Please avoid using lengthy block quotes.
Instructions:
Making references to the authors read since your last essay assignment, in
The American Indian Intellectual Tradition, namely Coolidge, Wheelock, Roe Cloud, Parker, Montezuma, Eastman, Zitkala-Sa, McNickle, Deloria, Peterson, and Warrior, answer the following questions:
• How did Dennison Wheelock describe the reservation system in 1913 compared to D’Arcy McNickle in 1938? Give two examples for each.
• How did Eastman describe the Indian’s ability to adjust to American society in 1915 compared to Peterson in 1957? Give two examples for each.
• What do Montezuma (1915) and Warrior (1964) have in common based on their writings? Give two or three examples.

(Make sure write more specific examples to balance the generalizations that make about the readings)

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