Category Archives: The Conflicted

Further Readings

Lasly, Mary. “Sac and Fox Tales.” The Journal of American Folklore.  Vol. 15, No. 58 American Folklore Society (Jul. – Sep., 1902), pp. 170-17. Lewis, Orrin. Sac and Fox Culture and History. Website, 1998. Accessed May 15, 2017. http://www.native-languages.org/sac-fox.htm Lookingbill, Brad. “Sac … Continue reading

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Biography

According to the 1910 U.S. Census, Joseph F. Tarbell (so se teio nen tat te) was born in 1890 in Hogansburg, a hamlet of the town of Bombay, which borders the St. Regis Indian Reservation in Franklin County, New York. … Continue reading

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Historical and Cultural Context

The Close Association of the St. Regis Mohawks and the Roman Catholic Church The St. Regis mission was started because many Mohawks were forced to move out of the Mohawk Valley in New York by European settlers, and the Mohawk … Continue reading

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Critical Commentary

The Carlisle Indian Industrial School, started by Richard Henry Pratt in 1879, was created with the intention of assimilating indian children into the culture of the European white settlers.  It was based on Pratt’s theory: “kill the indian, save the … Continue reading

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Further Reading

Scan of The Indian Craftsman and story: Tarbell, Joe F. “Story of Tekakmetha.” Indian Craftsman Feb. 1909: 30-31. Carlisle Indian School Digital Resource Center. Dickinson College. Web. 14 May 2017. School Records and Letters: “Joseph Tarbell Student File.” Carlisle Indian School … Continue reading

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Joe F. Tarbell (Mohawk)

Biography | Historical and Cultural Context | Critical Commentary | Further Reading “STORY OF TEKAKMETHA” by Joe F. Tarbell   Once there lived an Indian chief who had a beautiful daughter. She wanted to become a Christian and go away … Continue reading

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Critical Commentary

Delos Lone Wolf’s graduation speech appears to represent an ideal “assimilator” of the Western education he received at the school, however a deeper look into the speech in fact also shows a “resistor” voice. He advocates for the refinement of … Continue reading

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Critical Commentary

Sadie Ingalls’ origin story is concise, but filled with meaning. Themes of sin invade the text, as does the conflict between the individual and the community in this carefully worded yet ambiguous piece. Sadie’s crow suffers several faults. First, he forgets … Continue reading

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Historical and Cultural Context

In the late 1860s, President Ulysses Grant was first of many to find a solution to the US “Indian Problem” via assimilation and landholding. This Peace Policy called for the relocation of Indians from their ancestral homes to allocated pieces of land … Continue reading

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Biography

Delos Lone Wolf, a member of the Kiowa Nation, is estimated to have been born in 1868. It appears that he is related to a well known Chieftain named Lone Wolf. He came to the Carlisle Indian School on July 4, 1892 … Continue reading

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