A cry from an indian wife

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A Cry from an Indian Wife

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Pssst… we can write an original essay just for you. The Northwest Rebellion of brought to the forefront issues of Indigenous identity in Canadian literary dialogue. The Northwest Rebellion, a five month rebellion against the Canadian government, was fought by the Metis and their Aboriginal allies in what is currently Saskatchewan and Alberta Beal and Macleod. The Indigenous peoples fought this rebellion largely out of fear of assimilation and frustration with the Canadian government Beal and Macleod. Two Canadian Confederation poets wrote poems on this issue of Indigenous identity in the context of the Northwest Rebellion, however, their racial positions place them on opposite sides of the table. Scott believed strongly in Indigenous assimilation through intermarriage and education, as he thought that Indigenous nations had primitive cultures that needed to be replaced with the superior white civilization and culture Fee

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Here, Johnson complicates notions of nationalism and Indigenous identity. Writing about the Red River and Northwest Resistance from the viewpoint of an Indigenous woman whose husband goes to fight white Canadian forces, Johnson explores the conflicted psychology of a person attempting to sympathize with the enemy. Note: This poem was originally published in the periodical The Week on 18 June Click and drag to reorder items.
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. A poem of an Indian wife troubled by the outcry of war was told in a narrative form. The Indian wife bids good bye to her beloved husband as he defends his native country along with his tribe knowing that his life may be put to danger and may not come home alive.