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Unformatted text preview: • Since Europeans arrived, na have been fighting for their rights After the mayflower • Words spoken in film are nipmus, an algonquain dialect • Wampanoag were on the land first o Pilgrims came and half of the population died during first winter o With the Wanpanoag’s help, pilgrims were able to prepare for next winter this was a time of o thanksgiving- celebration of pilgrims survival and recognition that they probably wouldn’t have survived without assistance of Indians. Was a time with Indians were welcomed o Symbolizes where the relationship stood as of the fall of 1621 Diseases • 9/10 died by diseases left by European sailors Trail of Tears • Theme- promises made with the Indians never kept. o Examples: treaties, John Ridge and his marriage to white women- told that if he was educated like whites, he can become like the white. John Ridge- An Indian is almost considered accursed. The scum of the earth are considered sacred in comparison. If an Indian is educated yet he is an Indian, and the most stupid andconsidered sacred in comparison....
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- Spring '08
- John Ridge, algonquain dialect Wampanoag, Cherokee nation literate, Cherokee Heritage Center