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But there are things which you have said to me which I do not like. They were not sweet like sugar, but bitter like gourds. You have said that you want to put us on a reservation, to build us houses and make us medicine lodges. I do not want them. I was born under the prairie, where the wind blew free and there was nothing to break the light of the sun. I was born where there were no enclosures and everything drew a free breath. I want to die there and not within walls. I know every stream and wood between the Rio Grande and the Arkansas. I have hunted and lived over that country. I live like my fathers before me and like them I lived happily.
When I was in Washington the Great Father told me that all the Comanche land was ours and that no one should hinder us in living upon it. So, why do you ask us to leave the rivers and the sun and the wind and live in houses? Do not ask us to give up the buffalo for the sheep. The young men have heard talk of this, and it has made them sad and angry. Do not speak of it more. I love to carry out the talk I get from the Great Father. When I get goods and presents I and my people feel glad, since it shows that he holds us in his eye.
-Parusemena (Ten Bears), Speech at Medicine Lodge Creek Treaty Meeting,
The Plains Indians eventually surrendered and move onto reservations primarily as a result of which of the following?
a. Addition of Buffalo soldiers to the U.S. Calvary
b. The almost complete extermination of the buffalo
c. An inability to adapt to European American culture
d. Promises by the U.S. government that they would retain their sovereignty
(1) Anglo-Saxon literature has similarities with the literature of the Middle Ages. (2) Because the English epic Beowulf tells a story that predates the arrival of Christianity in England, it is saturated with pagan ideas and symbolism. (3) However, it also contains Cliristian themes and references to Christian symbols. (4) In fact, some scholars believe that monks may have added Christian elements to the original Beowulf story. (5) By the Middle Ages, Christian themes in literature had largely replaced pagan themes. (6) Beowulf is älso effective as an exciting adventure story.
To strengthen support for the main idea, the writer could discuss the history of the medieval Christian church mention a differing opinion from a secondary source include an analysis of Beomulf's pagan and Christian themes contrast the religious beliefs of various medieval writers