Tag Archives: white-Indian relations

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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Cultural and Historical Context

To further understand the historical and cultural contexts of the story, both the identity of the author and characters in the story must be understood. Furthermore, it is also important to understand the chronological context and setting in which the … 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

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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The Indian – A Man (Full Text)

Original Piece | Elmer Simon | The Indian, The Man, The Canon   This piece, written by standout Carlisle Indian School student Elmer Simon, features a clear, multi-layered argument for the social equality of Native Americans (Referred to in the … 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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Elmer Simon

Who Is Elmer Simon? The Indian – A Man (Full Text) At the most basic level, Elmer Simon was a Chippewa native American who graduated from the Carlisle Indian School on April 13th, 1896. On a deeper level, however, he … 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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