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Native Americans Prophets and the White Man
A look at Native American prophets and their dealings with whites in the late 19th century.
# 142270 | 1,250 words | 5 sources | 2008 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2008 in History (U.S. After 1865) , Native-American Studies (General)

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This paper examines three Native American prophets who dealt with whites in various ways as they sought to renew the cultures of their tribes in the face of an invasion of white settlers on lands they hunted for thousands of years. The paper discusses how Wovoka sought accommodation and equality in the next world, Skolaskin sought a way for his people to maintain their traditions in a fast-changing world and Wraps up his tail sought to expel the invaders in a heroic though ultimately doomed effort at resistance.

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"One of the most fascinating aspects of the American west and the struggle for the land between Native Americans and the white settlers who would eventually expropriate the plains of the American west, is the often ignored religious aspect that often drove American Indians in particular. In particular, the rise of three Native American prophets during the late 19^th century is of particular interest, since it coincides with some of the most heinous massacres perpetrated against them by the federal government (Elliott 1998, 6). Perhaps the most famous is the Sioux

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