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InLuther Standing Bear saw the Sioux warriors return from the large-scale attack on a big hunting group of Pawnees in Massacre CanyonNebraska. Luther was taught to be brave and unafraid to die, and was determined to do heroic deeds to bring honor to his family.
Luther saw attending the Native American boarding school as similar to counting coup. Like many other Carlisle students, Luther had high personal regard for Captain Pratt. Carlisle gave its students opportunities to interact and live in the white world.
During the summer months students were enrolled in an "outing program" which found them in jobs with white families for which they earned their first wages. Whites believed the Indian children could not be civilized while wearing moccasins and blankets.
Their hair was cut because in some mysterious way long hair stood in the path of our development. They were issued the clothes of white men.
High collar stiff-bosomed shirts and suspenders fully three inches in width were uncomfortable. White leather boots caused actual suffering. We did not believe it. When the moon eclipsed, we readily believed our teacher about geography and astronomy. Those who remained at school were sent to the mountains for a vacation trip.
I was among the number. When we reached our camping place, we pitched out tents like soldiers all in a row. Captain Pratt brought along a lot of feathers and some sinew, and we made bows and arrows. Many white people came to visit the Indian camp, and seeing us shooting with the bow and arrow, they would put nickels and dimes in a slot of wood and set them up for us to shoot at.
If we knocked the money from the stick, it was ours. We enjoyed this sport very much, as it brought a real home thrill to us. It made me wonder what sort of people the whites were, anyway. Perhaps they were glad to have Custer killed, and were really pleased to shake the hand with the man who had killed him!
The paper stated that he was the Indian who killed General Custer! The chief and his people had been held prisoners of war, and now here they were to appear in a Philadelphia theater.
So I determined to go and see what he had to say, and what he was really in the East for. I had to pay fifty cents for a ticket. The theater was decorated with many Indian trappings such as were used by the Sioux tribe of which I was a member.
There were two women and two children with them. A white man came on stage and introduced Sitting Bull as the man who had killed General Custer which, of course, was absolutely false.
Sitting Bull arose and addressed the audience in the Sioux tongue, as he did not speak nor understand English.
I see so many white people and what they are doing, that it makes me glad to know that some day my children will be educated also.
There is no use fighting any longer. The buffalo are all gone, as well as the rest of the game.Preface. Now that my Systematic Theology is again being reprinted, the Preface can be very brief.
It is not necessary to say much about the nature of the work, since it has been before the public for more than fifteen years and has been used extensively.
Luther Standing Bear helped create the popular 20th century image that Native American culture is holistic and respectful of nature. Luther Standing Bear's classic commentaries appear on college reading lists in anthropology, literature, history and philosophy, and leave a legacy and treasure of Native American wisdom.
Dear Twitpic Community - thank you for all the wonderful photos you have taken over the years. We have now placed Twitpic in an archived state. Sep 29, · In Luther Standing Bear's first statement he emphasizes his belief that the ways of his Indian ancestors are superior to the beliefs that men put into practice today.
He tells of how his people felt a connection with nature and made it their job to live in harmony with it, rather than trying to control it. INTRODUCTION. The special subject of the greater part of the letters and essays of Schiller contained in this volume is Aesthetics; and before passing to any remarks on his treatment of the subject it will be useful to offer a few observations on the nature of this topic, and on its treatment by the philosophical spirit of different ages.
View Essay - Nature from EDUC at University of Houston. (Standing Bear, 53). He mention that the idea of being around nature does unify a community and forms a unity between the animals, the%(2).