Elks Essay Examples

Black Elk Speaks Essay

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Black Elk Speaks The division in the world among the races always was and will be one of the biggest issues that the people have to deal with and solve. Many cultures, Indian culture is one of the examples, were affected by the persecution of the people who were though to be “superior” to others. Indian culture was persecuted by whites, which wanted to wipe off the Indian civilization from the face of the world. The Native Americans wanted the same as anyone would, peace and freedom for their people. The Native Americans did not consider “white way of living righteous” for them, they were spiritual and had a different outlook on life, and did not want interference from outside world.

In the book Black Elk Speaks, being the…show more content…

Throughout Black Elk’s life, their community was moved from one place to another, when they reached other destinations after awhile they had to fight whites and to live through loses and hard times. Black Elk always had the visions of the people dancing and the Grandfathers that were symbolizing villages in many dreams that he had to save. By telling the dreams to the village, they powered themselves and were going to fight in small groups relying on spirits to help them in, saying “today is a good day to live”.
The Black Elk realized in having the power to cure people as few other spiritual leaders could. Black Elk, being a little afraid, always influenced his friends into fighting believing and thinking always about his vision, which seemed reality to him. All his life he was getting more strength after losing someone close to him, this was a sign of the flow of powers to him from the spiritual world. Going through sorrow and despair, Indians had to stand up for themselves. Indians were proudly keeping on fighting the Wasichu, many times left with two horses and wounded.

The book showed that the Indians’ destiny was to roam through the world in finding a better life, which they could not find anywhere, because they were persecuted and being destroyed.

When Black Elk was older and wiser, he started to realize how wrong he was in following his visions

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You’re on the home stretch! The fall semester is half way over…which means registration for the spring semester is open for current and returning students at SCC. It’s not only time to pick what classes you want, but it’s also time to start figuring out how to pay for those classes.

If you haven’t already started applying, here are a list of scholarship opportunities at SCC. Outside of SCC, the top ten most generous scholarship programs include Intel Science Talent Search, Siemens Competition in Math, Science and Technology, NIH Undergraduate Scholarship Program, Elks National Foundation Most Valuable Student Competition, Davidson Fellows, Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholarships, Collegiate Inventors Competition, Coca-Cola Scholars Program Scholarships and Gates Millennium Scholars.

The trick about landing a hefty scholarship is writing a killer scholarship essay. Not sure how to go about it? Here are some tips:

1. Pay attention to details of the application. Be sure to provide all of the information they ask for – otherwise you are just setting yourself up for failure!

2. Get organized. Brainstorm to generate some good ideas, then create an outline to help you get started writing.

3. Demonstrate originality and creativity. To catch the attention of the reviewers, find a hook that will get the reader interested right away.

4. Show, don’t tell. For example, if you’re describing an activity you participated in, don’t describe it in general terms. Be specific! What duties did you perform? What affect did it have on your life or the lives of others?

5. Develop a theme that fits SCC or the scholarship. What sort of student is the college or the scholarship program looking for? Include elements in your essay that complement the college’s or sponsor’s expectation (without pretending to be someone you aren’t).

6. Turn in a professional-looking essay. Write a second draft to catch mistakes and better organize your thoughts. If possible, type and doublespace your essay. Check spelling and grammar. Also, share your essay with friends, family or teachers for another proofread.*

What tips do you have for writing a scholarship essay? Comment below!

*Tips provided by the Infinite Scholars Program.

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