Wells Journal Entry - We sat around the campfire listening...

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We sat around the campfire listening to our tribal leaders telling stories of our ancestors and the challenges that they faced with hunting, fishing, and the pale faces. We were told that our tribe name Sioux means little snake. (Indians.org) Our people mostly inhabited the Plain States, following the buffalo. (Facts for Kids) Buffalo is our main source of food. The stories that made me shiver in my seat were the stories of the pale faces, how they brought so much death and destruction to not only our tribe but also the entire Indian nation. I would huddle close to my mother when our chief would tell these stories. I was scared that this would happen to our village. Pale faces steal our land, crops, and kill our hunters. They force us to live like them or suffer their wrath. They call us savages, but they are the savages. Their leader passed a law to remove our people from their homes and move them to less desirable locations calling it the Indian Removal Act. (Britannica, 2011) Our journey was later called the Trail of Tears (Trail of Tears, 1942) The pale faces would invade our villages some would take our people and use them as slaves; others
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This note was uploaded on 09/20/2011 for the course ETH 125 125 taught by Professor Jordan during the Spring '10 term at University of Phoenix.

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