By Laura S. Jeffrey
the 10 americans profiled during this e-book will not be primary to a couple humans, yet their innovations definitely are.
Today, we take without any consideration units similar to televisions, microchips, lasers, or even the tremendous Soaker water gun. in the final 100 years within the usa, artistic participants resembling these brought during this booklet have driven expertise past the desires of quite a few years ago.
Each of those inventors begun with an idea for bettering a few point of existence. via ingenuity, labor, and ability, they made their principles a reality.
Includes profiles of William Lear, Philo Farnsworth, Beatrice Kenner, Gertrude Belle Elion, Gordon Gould, Charles Ginsburg, Robert Shurney, Jack Kilby, Stephanie Kwolek and Lonnie Johnson.
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These early treaties with the Plains Indians merely formalized the status quo on the Plains south of the Platte. The Indians were clearly dominant, but the wasichu were not going away. As long as the wasichu kept moving through, and did not stay—except at a few designated forts—they were generally not perceived by the Indians as a serious threat to their way of life. The indigenous peoples of the Plains accommodated the wasichu for their value as a source of guns and other supplies, either by way of trade or the generous grants being made through the Indian Bureau.
High Forehead, a Minneconjou man camping with the Brulé, shot a lame cow belonging to a group of immigrants passing through on the Oregon Trail. A complaint was filed with Lieutenant Hugh Fleming, the post commander at Fort Laramie. He was inclined to let the matter slide in order to maintain peaceful relations with the Indians. However, a capricious young recent West Point graduate, Lieutenant John Grattan, insisted that he lead a detachment to arrest the man who had shot the cow. Fleming agreed, apparently with reluctance.
During the Sun Dance, the wikasa wakan would typically receive visions that would be important to his respective band or tribe. Political leadership, meanwhile, usually went to men within the group who were most skilled at exercising such power. Unlike Europe, tribal leadership on the Plains was less about hereditary titles than about proving one’s ability to lead. The itancan, the leaders whom the wasichu traditionally called “chiefs,” could enforce strict discipline and demand uncompromising allegiance—but only so long as they had the strength of character to command respect.