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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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Critical Commentary

The Struggle Against Darkness is a rather short story which seems to combine many elements of other Sanpoil stories.  As a result, Runnels submitted a text that is incredibly encompassing of many Sanpoil stories, and thus has high cultural value. … 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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“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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