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Spirit Car by Diane Wilson

Journey of Native Americans through a war with White people.

Megan Long

on 6 December 2009

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Transcript of Spirit Car by Diane Wilson

Spirit Car by Diane Wilson History FOr 8,000 to 10,000 years
the land that became Minnesota
belonged to the Indians, but in the
1850's the white settelers came
into the territory and the dominance
of the Indians broke down quickly. 1862 was the turning point due to a large uprising
Santee Sioux as they eventually were crushed by the whites.
8 people were sentenced to be hang. Background of the memoir The book starts out with a war between the Dakota people and the whites. Many of the Indians didnt agree with how they were being treated at the time. Many Indians were killed in the battle and many Whites along with them. Rosalie went through many hardships as some of her family dies. Rosalie has seven children and one of her sons fights in the war. Rosalie took all of her children because she heard gunshots she followed her son to see if he was okay. Culture This book recreated certain moments in history and through the author's own imagination she has the ability to know earlier generations of her family. In the process, she discovered just how deeply her identities are influenced by the forces of history. This memoir uses personal experience
to illustrate broader social
and historical context. This quote from the book
explains how her exquisite metaphores
create a cultural image that is important to her.
“One day I realized that the wind had its own voice and the land listened to my footsteps. And my entire backseat was filled with relatives who wondered why I wasn’t paying more attention to their part of the family story. "
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