Category Archives: Resistors

Historical and Cultural Context

John Bear is a classic example of rebellion- an individual who despite being raised to adhere to the rules, having attended three specific schools for Native Americans, never followed the rules. Within months of arriving at the Carlisle Indian School, … Continue reading

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Critical Commentary

The primary sources that are considered are the following: an exchange between Harvey K. Meyer, a clerk to the superintendent, Julia Bear, John Bear Junior’s mother, and J.W. Dady, the superintendent of the Red Cliff Agency in Bayfield, Wisconsin. transcribed … Continue reading

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Biography

John Bear Junior was born on May 2nd, 1891, and was one of 7 children by John Bear Senior and Julia Bear. Although there is conflicting documentation about the time periods of his academic attendance before attending the Carlisle Indian … Continue reading

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Further Reading

North American Indians in the Great War The Harrisburg Telegraph Carlisle Indian School Digital Resource Center John Bear Hearings before the Join Commission of the Congress of the United States…  

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Critical Reading

The short story, “Catherine, the Faithful Ojibway”, is a love story that recounts the fatal feelings that an Ojibway woman and British fur trader develop for one another during an incredibly tense time between the two races. The short story … Continue reading

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John Bear Junior (Chippewa)

Biography | Historical and Cultural Context | Critical Commentary | Further Reading Letters Regarding John Bear Jr’s Court-Martial, Expulsion, and Detainment

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Further Reading

N/A. “Culture.” Seneca Nation of Indians. Seneca Nation of Indians, n.d. Web. 15 May 2017. Mohn, James, and Thomas Doeblin. “The Blood Groups of the Seneca Indians.” American Journal of Human Genetics 19.6 (1967): n. pag. The National Center for … Continue reading

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Biography

Charles Waterman was born in August of 1880 outside of the Cattaraugus Reservation in Erie County, New York. His parents, Phillip Waterman and Marry E Winnie, were both of the Seneca tribe and native to the upstate New York area. … Continue reading

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Cultural and Historical Context

To further understand the historical and cultural contexts of the story, both the identity of the author and characters in the story must be understood. Furthermore, it is also important to understand the chronological context and setting in which the … Continue reading

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Further Reading

“BIA Official Website.” BUREAU OF INDIAN AFFAIRS (BIA) HISTORY. BIA, 5 Dec. 2017. Web. 15 May 2017. C. L. “From War to Self-Determination: A History of the Bureau of Indian Affairs.” American Studies Today Online. American Studies Resources Centre, Aldham … Continue reading

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