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A Review of Sitting Bull and the Paradox of Lakota Nationhood by Gary C. Anderson Survey of American History 1103.007 Colin Gross
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1. Did American nationalism have to come at the expense of cultural diversity? The author of Sitting Bull and the Paradox of Lakota Nationhood , Gary C. Anderson believed strongly that American nationalism should not have come at the expense of cultural diversity. In this novel, Anderson writes about how the Lakota Nation and Sitting bull were forced from their land and invaded by the American way of life. He believes that the cultural diversity of Sitting Bull and his tribe was completely taken away from them when the Americans decided to over take their lands. The American nationalism was the idea that everyone that lived in the United States was going to have one culture, with one language and then the nation could truly come together as one. This on the other hand was against many of the cultures and morals of the Native Americans. The Native Americas all across the United States were having to conform to the life and culture of an everyday American because it was the only way to fit in and be accepted. Sitting Bull was one of the last leaders of an Indian tribe that tried to resist the movement of American culture onto their land. Why should a cultural group that has been doing the same thing forever have to change in order to help something that they didn’t even believe in? This is the very question that went through Sitting Bull’s mind and also the minds of many of the Indians in Lakota Nation. 2. Why does the author consider Sitting Bull to be a seminal figure in American history? Gary C. Anderson considers Sitting Bull to be a seminal figure in American
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Sitting Bull Paper #1-3 - A Review of Sitting Bull and the...

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