When I Was Fairly Young Boy Of About Ten, I

886 words - 4 pages

When I was fairly young boy of about ten, I ran across a book titled Red Hawk. I immediately became engrossed into the tale and spent all of my free time devouring the words page by page. The story was a combination of fact and fiction. It followed the life of a young Indian boy named Red hawk from age ten to his tragic death in the Battle of the Bighorn. While it did follow the life of one character, it also demonstrated the plight of the Ogallala Sioux Indians during this time period. Being raised in the heart of the Big Horn Mountains, I have always been lured to the myths of the Indian culture. Equally, I was appalled by the white mans aggressive destruction of the Sioux Nation.The beginning of the story tells of a young Red Hawk, playful, mischievous and yearning for his acceptance into the tribe as a man, and the challenge he must face do so. The first hunt is a test of manhood. Red Hawk sets off on this adventure with both excitement and trepidation. To succeed brings him acceptance, to fail brings another year of being considered a mere boy. The hunt, the kill, and the celebration are portrayed in a way only a young boy also seeking acceptance can relate to. This was not unlike my first hunt. To succeed meant acceptance into manhood, to fail meant another year of boyhood. The bonds of our hunts were not to kill for the sake of killing but the taking of food for our survival.The Ogallala Sioux were a people of the land. Not only did they reap their harvest from the land, they also were at peace with the land. All of their beliefs, lore, religion, and actions were based on an earthly premise. Their fear and respect were to the Gods of Wind, Fire, Rain, and the Earth. I was much attuned to their belief, take not from the land what you cannot return or cannot use. I learned in school of the near extinction of the Bison Buffalo when whites first entered the prairies of the west. Most disturbing was the fact that it was not for their meat to survive, but for their hide to prosper. The skinless bare animals were left to rot in the sweltering sun. I hung my head in shame at the senseless waste.The story progressed to Red Hawks' rise to Chief of not only his tribe but also the entire Sioux Nation. The parallelism to today's political struggles is uncanny. The infighting, negotiating, and soothing of ruffled feathers was as prevalent...

Find Another Essay On When I was fairly young boy of about ten, I

When I was a Kid Essay

1603 words - 6 pages young urban professionals. The south end was a popular place to work, but when the day ended, these young men and woman got into their BMWs, Porsches, and other toys and drove to safe ground. Most found their way to surrounding towns: Westport, Wilton, New Canaan, and others. Other people, like my parents, crossed town through East Norwalk to our home in the northern end of town. Sometimes I would hear my father boast to far off relatives that we

Am I the Same Self I was Ten Years Ago?

1173 words - 5 pages objects are two sides of the same coin”. In other words, objects and human beings were the same yesterday or ten years ago that we are today. Although we may have changed in many different ways over time, the same self or object is still present today as the same self was back then. While I agree with these beliefs, I’ve only to argue one statement that I learned throughout this course. Self, is seemingly none other than your soul or the inner

Revenge Essay When I was younger I had the desire to win, I couldn’t stand losing; it was the worst feeling a young

1334 words - 5 pages Revenge Essay When I was younger I had the desire to win, I couldn’t stand losing; it was the worst feeling a young, immature 11 yr old could ever feel. So when St Mary’s Primary School won the Armando cup my friends and I were going through a period of torment. The only way to resolve this was by getting revenge on St Mary’s. Robert Owen Memorial Primary School versus St Mary’s Primary School was the clash

Cover Girls         When I was in first grade I wrote,

1630 words - 7 pages Cover Girls When I was in first grade I wrote, in a letter to myself that "In the year 2000 I will be 17 years old. I will have long blonde hair, and a stamp will cost 25 cents " Prior to that letter I had been told by a peer that blond hair equals beauty. From that day forth I would sit on the sunny side of the car. This was a vein attempt to lighten my dark locks. At age six I realized I was born with a disadvantage because I had brown

about the life of adolf hitler. when he was a boy. to when he was in jail. to when he was ruler of germany.

1800 words - 7 pages Army.Germany surrendered in 1918, and he was very upset about that. He thought that it was the Jews and the Communists who betrayed Germany and this was when he might have started to think Anti-Semitic. After the World War I Germany was all messed up. Without a real Government to control it, a lot of groups tried to take control. One day a big communist group started a big riot but another group of ex-soldiers that also included Hitler held them

Analyzing the Frilm Ten Things I Hate About You

1799 words - 7 pages Analyzing the Frilm Ten Things I Hate About You Analyse the first ten minutes of the film. How do the first ten minutes give us information about the setting, characters and genre of the film? How is it designed to appeal to the target audience? ====================================================================== The first ten minutes introduce us to all the main characters, and give us an idea of their

Transformations:'The Taming of the Shrew' by Shakespeare to 'Ten Things I Hate about you'

1564 words - 6 pages in order to express its ideas?The process of transformation of Shakespeare's 15th Century "The Taming of the Shrew" to the 20th Century "Ten Things I Hate About You" has been dramatic but at the same time retained the essential ideas of the original text. This means that while the original plot TTOTS has been altered in 10 Things, the themes are still the same. Problems of human relationships and the importance of social structures are present in

The Developemet and Change of Katarina's Character during the film "Ten Things I Hate about You"

757 words - 3 pages This is an essay on the changes and developments of Katarina Stratford throughout the course of the filmOver the course of the film "Ten Things I Hate about You" both Katarina Stratford and Patrick Verona's characters have changed and developed due to the situations and experiences that both have been involved in. The conflicts experienced by Katarina Stratford have developed and affected both her judgement and her characters outlook on life.The

Is Junger's film 'Ten Things I hate About You' an unsuccessful transformation of Shakespeare's play 'The Taming of The Shrew'?

920 words - 4 pages cheeks to stop her from passing out when she was intoxicated, mostly because Patrick actually cared for her.Another reason for why ‘Ten Things I Hate About You’ is an unsuccessful film is because there is minimal violence from the play as most of it has been excluded from the film because things such as beating your servants and hitting your younger sister would not be acceptable in today’s society. Most violence in the film takes

The Transformation of Shakespeare's "Taming of the Shrew" to the Film "Ten Things I Hate About You".

1053 words - 4 pages Transformations"The Taming of the Shrew", written by Shakespeare in the 16th century explores the values and ethics of people living in the Elizabethan period, focusing on the financial advantages of marriage. Now, over four centuries later, Shakespeare's work is still being enjoyed by our contemporary society through the film "Ten Things I Hate About You", the tale of two mismatched sisters with an overprotective father. Because these texts

When I Was in Hell by Harold Aguiar

1271 words - 5 pages were eating at a very crowded restaurant uptown on an early Sunday morning. It was about 2:45 am and there were a lot of people there getting something to eat after leaving the club. Two young ladies that I had never seen before were seated in the table right next to Sabrina and I. The music playing out of jukebox was all right and had me in a zone, when all of a sudden without any warning Sabrina begins to scream out at the top of her lungs at

Similar Essays

When I Was A Little Boy.

1178 words - 5 pages Ever since I was a young kid I have always been interested with aircraft. Iwas so curious of how airplane's fly. I remember taking my toys apart to seehow it works. As a kid I wanted to go to the airport to watch the airplanesland and fly and pondered how this happens. Other kids wanted to go to theamusement places. As I grew older I became more and more interested inaircraft and the technology behind it. I always involved myself with

College Entrance Essay About How When I Was Young And Who I Am.

505 words - 2 pages with an uneasy feeling in my stomach and an overwhelming sensation of helplessness. My brain was an unorganized center of ideas and suggestions that made no sense. My brain delivered no knowledge of any sort of distinguishing landmarks. Pick one, I thought - left or right. Which direction I chose, I can't remember, because that was about ten years ago. What I can remember is how relieved I was when I began to recognize my surroundings. A jolt of

A Story About When I Was Younger

834 words - 3 pages . Feigning what I was sure to bean excuse to stay home from the trials of kindergarten, my sister hadbeen home sick, but I hoped my aunt and I could go to the candy storealone. My aunt was sitting in the great room, perched on a chairlooking at me. My mom followed close behind. Not really noticing, butfeeling apprehensive anyway, I asked my aunt if we could go to thecandy store. I got about half way through my sentence when I was cutoff by my mom

This Essay Is About Memorys From When I Was Younger.

948 words - 4 pages Jewelry with Memories Built In.As I was looking in my jewelry for a necklace to wear I found many of my old jewelry. I found my old heart ring, my beaded necklace, my Statue of Liberty necklace, my patriotic necklace, and my teddy bear necklace. These pieces of jewelry bring back so many memories.The first piece of jewelry I found was my old heart ring. My ring was a gift from my mother. She gave it to me when I was very little on Christmas. I