Tag Archives: Origin Story

John (Wap-Tose-Note) Ramsey-(Nez Percé)

Biography | Historical and Cultural Context | Critical Commentary | Further 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

The Sanpoil is a tribe of Native Americans located in Washington state.  Their name derives from the Okanagan dialect, and means “gray as far as one can see”.  They, along with the Nespelem tribe, as well as other additional tribes, … 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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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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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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Louis Runnels (Sanpoil)

Biography | Historical and Cultural Context | Critical Commentary | Further Reading The Struggle Against Darkness  

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Further Reading

“Chapter VIII. — Native Life. The Chippewa Indians.” Bay County Past and Present. Ed. George Ernest Butterfield. Bay County, Michigan: U of Michigan, 1918. 33-41. Bay County Past and Present. C. & J. Gregory, 23 Sept. 2008. Web. 05 May … Continue reading

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