Category Archives: Assimilators

Historical and Cultural Context

Historical and Cultural Background of “My Home in Idaho” and the Nez Perce Tribe The essence of John Ramsey’s “My Home in Idaho” revolves around the theme of Indian and White relations between the Nez Perce tribe and the surrounding … Continue reading

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Critical Commentary

“My Home in Idaho”: Literary Merit and Inclusion in this Anthology John (Wap-Tose-Note) Ramsey’s, “My Home in Idaho” presents a blatantly factual representation of the memories Ramsey had of his home after being at the Carlisle Indian School for two … Continue reading

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Biography

Biography of John Ramsey  Before he was John Ramsey, a model student of the Carlisle Indian School, he was Wap-Tose-Note a member of the Nez Perce tribe of Idaho. According to his student records, Ramsey was enrolled in the Carlisle … Continue reading

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John (Wap-Tose-Note) Ramsey-(Nez Percé)

Biography | Historical and Cultural Context | Critical Commentary | Further reading

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The Indian, The Man, and The Canon: A close analysis and examination of Elmer Simon’s “The Indian – A Man”

Elmer Simon | The Indian – A Man (Full Text)   Shortly after my first reading of Elmer Simon’s 1896 piece, “The Indian – A Man” (The Red Man), it was clear to me that this was a piece well … Continue reading

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Elmer Simon

Who Is Elmer Simon? The Indian – A Man (Full Text) At the most basic level, Elmer Simon was a Chippewa native American who graduated from the Carlisle Indian School on April 13th, 1896. On a deeper level, however, he … Continue reading

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Further Reading

Capasso, Roberta. Sky Woman Lives in Me. Lulu Publishing Services, 2016. Cress, Joseph. Indian School had a Big Brother in Man-on-the-Bandstand. The Sentinel Newspaper, 2017, http://cumberlink.com/news/local/communities/carlisle/indian-school-had-a-big-brother-in-man-on-the/article_6b02f72f-4b9e-5c64-a886-747c90d81335.html. Accessed 14 May 2017. Gerencser, Jim, Rose, Susan, Triller Doran, Malinda. Carlisle Indian School Digital Resource Center. Carlisle Indian School … Continue reading

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Emma Newashe (Sac and Fox)

Biography /  Cultural and Historical Context / Close Reading / Further Reading “The Merman’s Prophecy” By Emma Newashe The spring had not arrived in all its splendor, but it’s coming was clearly seen, for the buds on the trees were beginning … Continue reading

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Further Reading

Works Cited: “Carlisle Indian School Digital Resource Center.” Emma Newashe Student File | Carlisle Indian School Digital Resource Center. N.p., n.d. Web. 14 May 2017.             “History of the Tribe.” History of the Tribe – Sac & Fox. N.p., n.d. Web. … Continue reading

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The Legend of the Big Dipper by Clarence A. Smith

I USED to take great delight in listening to the stories told by my folks. Here is one which I can recall from memory· I will tell it in my own words: Once upon a time there were six brothers … Continue reading

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