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Many residents of Wounded Knee who were held hostage by the Oglala Lakota refused to leave, agreeing with their captors about the corruption of the Pine Ridge Reservation leadership.
The first reservation set aside for the Apache tribes was on the Mexican border. The Indians were allowed to continue their raiding parties into Mexico, as long as they agreed to leave Americans unmolested.
Many Cherokee intermarried with Scots-Irish settlers, came to own and farm land (some even owning slaves), and adopted the English language and religion. Their status as a sovereign nation was upheld by the US Supreme Court but was continually undermined by Andrew Jackson and those who believed that states had the right to ignore Federally-negotiated treaties.
Tecumseh's and his younger brother's (known as "the prophet") message of Native confederation and rejection of contact with American lifestyles was aided by the occurrence of a solar eclipse during a time when William Henry Harrison specifically asked Indians to look for any sign that the vision had any supernatural confirmation.
Most evidence indicates that the Wampanoag Algonquin enjoyed benefit from allying with Europeans, fearing encroachment from the much stronger Narragansett people to the west. It wasn't until trade "currency" broke down and increasing waves of English arrived in New England that these early agreements had no further meaning for either group.
The legal question probed in the 1950s Texas Hernandez case was not one of guilt or innocence, but rather, was entirely concerned with whether Latinos were entitled to trial by juries that included any Mexican-Americans members. This was somewhat ironic in that unlike African-Americans, Mexican-Americans were considered legally "white" and without 14th Amendment protections. Local laws simply forbid them the many rights that might have been protected if they had special status.
Booth's early plot (planned before Lincoln's second inauguration) was to kidnap the President, take him to Richmond, and ransom him for Confederate prisoners.
The March of Dimes (and the new idea of asking little from many) was specifically aimed at an economy in shambles, one where the government had little experience intervening and the rich had stopped their philanthropy. At the same time, even at the height of the polio epidemic, it was more rare to contract the disease than it was of being injured seriously in a car accident.
Oppenheimer gave an invited lecture to the New York Mineralogical Society at the age of ten. His early skill and aptitude for science often made him scornful of others' understanding and obtuse to others' personal motivations.
Though reviled by many Republicans for agreeing to a deficit-reduction plan that raised taxes, many economists believe that Bush saved Reagan's legacy by partially solving such problems as the savings and loan bankruptcies and the increasing costs of Social Security. His failure to attain re-election may be attributable to the death of the ferocious campaign advisor Lee Atwater - one of the only people able to convince Bush to emphasize his achievements and point out the flaws of his opponents.
George Bush might never have gone into oil exploration or politics if he had not been turned down for a marketing/sales position at Proctor & Gamble after finishing college at Yale.
Clemente was always haunted with a mystical identification with the dead and a belief that he would die young. It dated back to the time of his sister's accidental death when he was a small boy in Puerto Rico.
After the first edition of Leaves of Grass was panned by critics, Walt Whitman carried a letter of cautious encouragement from Ralph Waldo Emerson wherever he went.
Minek and his relations were brought to New York City at the request of anthropologist Franz Boaz. Though progressive for his time, Boaz housed the Inuit in the basement of the American Museum of Natural History and had Minek's father's skeleton cleaned and catalogued after he died of a respiratory disease.
Facing financial ruin in the 1910s, Cody tried to make a motion picture of his "Wild West" show - but having no feel for character personalization and close-ups, he unsuccessfully filmed the movie as massive movements of cast and animals - all from a distance.
The final installments of the series cover the successes and failures of solutions to segregation (busing, affirmative action in professional contracts and higher education) and conclude with a treatment of the unresolved issues that remain.
Despite Kit Carson's tremendous versatility as a "mountain man," scout, guide, and government operative, most of his fame was based on completely fictitious and lurid tabloid novels of the 1850s - books the illiterate Carson himself was unable to read.
These episodes document the incorporation of a unique black cultural identity into educational, artistic, and athletic aspects of American society and the more radical tactics (including the Attica Prison take-over) employed to facilitate this change.
These episodes document increasing division of opinions on how racial equality was to become a reality, including King's ultimate rejection of Vietnam but inability to sway the more radical activists.
The original Grand Central Depot, constructed by Cornelius Vanderbilt in 1871, sat astride a massive network of tracks almost impossible for the public to navigate. The switching was so tangled and confused that a tragic steam train collision occurred in 1902. The conversion to electric trains and underground passenger boarding was financed by the then-novel concept of generating income by leasing or selling the surface land to other developers.