Tag Archives: Assimilation

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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Further Reading for The Legend of the Big Dipper

Kroeber, A. L. (Alfred Louis), 1876-1960; Jesup Arapaho Expedition (1899-1901). The Arapaho (Kindle Location 1808). New York : [Published by order of the Trustees, American Museum of Natural History. Dorsey, George Amos, 1868-1931; Kroeber, A. L. (Alfred Louis), 1876-1960. Traditions … Continue reading

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Close Reading

The origin story, “The Merman’s Prophecy”, by Emma Newashe, depicted the legend of the merman and his prophecy to the Sac tribe about the importance of their location and native land. Newashe created her own iteration of the Sac’s origin … Continue reading

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Cultural and Historical Context

Emma Newashe was a member of the Sac and Fox tribe in Oklahoma. The Sac and Fox tribe, also natively called the Sauk and Fox tribe, used to be two separate tribes until they were forced to combine due to … Continue reading

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Critical Commentary of The Legend of the Big Dipper

Through his retelling of the Big Dipper story and evidence from his biography, it becomes clear that Clarence A. Smith was an assimilator. Firstly, the main theme in the biographical work done on Clarence A. Smith was that he was … Continue reading

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Historical and Cultural Context of The Legend of the Big Dipper

The legend of the Big Dipper is a legend which has embedded itself in American Folklore, today it remains one of the best known and prevalent star formations in the North American night sky. Clarence A. Smith’s retelling of the … Continue reading

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Autobiography of Clarence A. Smith

Clarence Smith was the writer of The Legend of the Big Dipper in Volume One, Number Two of The Indian Craftsmen, a publication put out by the Carlisle Indian Industrial School. Clarence entered the school when he was eighteen in … Continue reading

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Biography

Emma Suzanne Newashe was born in 1892 on the Shawnee Reservation in Oklahoma. Her parents were both Native American: her father, John Nahaoshe, Sac and Fox member, and her mother,  Susan “Waw-paw-que” Clark, Shawnee member. Both Emma and her brother, … Continue reading

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Critical Commentary

“A Legend of the Pottawatomi” is an origin story that explains the start of the Pottawatomi Indian Race. Origin stories are also known as “narratives”, “creation stories” or myths”. However it is important to note that “creation stories” are focused … Continue reading

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