Here is the famous "Crying Indian" video, if you want to watch it with the music. For an example of the "anti-racism as a maneuver to establish sophistication or superiority" theory I gave, see here. I should say that I support the political views of the speaker, but I think the way she presents her views indicates an elitist attitude that has a very loose relation to anti-racism. (Note on second video: "Redneck" is an insult that means a rural or uncultured person.
Reading: Red Jacket (214-16), Tecumseh (216-18), Apess (482-88), Black Hawk (570-74), Boudinot (577-80), Emerson (585-88)
Questions: Tady, Ted, Teresa, Ting Ju, Vincent, Viola, Winnie
Sharon = 71. Indicate several of the techniques Red Jacket uses to gain control of the "means of representation" in English. Would any of these be relevant to Taiwanese aboriginal groups writing in Mandarin?
Sherry = 72. Indicate several of the techniques Tecumseh uses to establish a "Pan-Indian" rhetoric. Would any of these be relevant to Taiwanese aboriginal groups?
Sydney = 73. The Norton editors tell us that Apess' "Indian's Looking Glass" has unusual stylistic features which make it more like an oration than an essay. Indicate some of them. Then, discuss how Apess challenges the opposition of "black" and "white" that he finds at the core of the English language.
Tracy = 74. Would you say Apess' position is closer to that of cultural separationists like Pontiac, Red Jacket, Tecumseh, and Black Hawk, or that of cultural assimilationists like Occam and Boudinot? Give evidence for both views of him.
Zoe = 75. Give evidence to support Schmitz's claim (quoted on 571) that Black Hawk's autobiography is "a Sauk history advocating a Sauk politics."
Ken = 76. Why is the Cherokee Phoenix published in two languages? What does Boudinot mean when he says it is a "national newspaper"? And what is the meaning of the title?
Meg = 77. Why do you think Emerson considers the letter to Van Buren a "scream" or "shriek" (586) that "oversteps the bounds of decorum" (587) with a "burlesque character" (588), instead of a "thesis" (586)? Give evidence from the letter.
Natalie = 78. Why do you suppose that the literary style of Indian writers like Occam, Apess, and Boudinot stay more closely to the precise or "neoclassical" style of writers like Hamilton, Jefferson, and Franklin, rather than reflecting the more imaginative or "romantic" style of writers like Emerson, Thoreau, and Hawthorne?