Tag Archives: Legend

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

Sadie M. Ingalls was a member of the Sac (Sauk) and Fox Tribe in Oklahoma. There are three recognized Sac and Fox groups in the US: The tribe of the Mississippi in Iowa, the nation of Missouri in Kansas and Nebraska, … Continue reading

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Critical Commentary

“The Legend of the Tacquish” depicts the story, origin, and cultural value of the “Tacquish”, an evil spirit in the Arrowhead Springs in San Bernardino, California. The legend starts buy describing to detail the exact location of the legend. The … Continue reading

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Agnes V. Waite

Biography | Historical and Cultural Context | Critical Commentary | Further Readings The Legend of the Tacquish Arrowhead Springs is the name given to a resort in the mountains just north of San Bernardino, in Southern California. It is named … Continue reading

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Emma Newashe (Sac and Fox)

Biography /  Cultural and Historical Context / Close Reading / Further Reading “The Merman’s Prophecy” By Emma Newashe The spring had not arrived in all its splendor, but it’s coming was clearly seen, for the buds on the trees were beginning … Continue reading

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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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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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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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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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