Category Archives: Graduation Speech

The Indian – A Man (Full Text)

Original Piece | Elmer Simon | The Indian, The Man, The Canon   This piece, written by standout Carlisle Indian School student Elmer Simon, features a clear, multi-layered argument for the social equality of Native Americans (Referred to in the … Continue 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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Delos Lone Wolf (Kiowa)

Biography | Historical and Culture Context | Critical Commentary | Further Reading Delos Lone Wolf’s Graduation Speech An oral account of Delos Lone Wolf’s graduation speech can be found in the March 1896 publication of The Red Man.  The entire issue commemorates … Continue reading

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