Saskatchewan’s Indian People
Five Generations, Deiter -McArthur, Pat
Brundage and Lahey in their book it’s clearly seen the Saskatchewan’s Indian first generation had the freedom to choose how their future would be which gave them a pleasant mood (Brundage and Michael 379). These enabled them not to give up on their language, religion, and their political structures which they negotiated with the Europeans to retain their tribal culture. In the second generation, the theme of oppression is clearly brought out by the author as the Indian people required passes and permits to sell their agricultural produces which created a depressed mood for them.
The author of the article is Pat Deiter-McArthur who was an India Citizen of the fifth generation. In the article, she states that she has freedom, choice, strength, and obligation to his friends and other who knew no freedom. The work Saskatchewan’s Indian People Five Generations was first published in 1992 by the historian Olive Dickason in his book the Canadas First Nations. The type of writing is expository where the author talks about facts. Other writers later used the piece and absorbed in the books hence its popularity. Primarily, the writing itself is a historical analysis of the Indian people from the first generation to the fifth generation and how things have changed since they came into contact with the Europeans.
Moreover, the article takes into account historical tragedies that happened during the time such as tuberculosis becoming a major killer to the Indian community and how the second generation of the Indian people was subjected to oppression by the government and denied political rights and freedom of worship. The author’s purpose is to preserve the culture and beliefs of the Indian tribe. The controlling idea is the historical injustice of the Indian community by the settlers. The intended audience is mainly the fifth generation and the entire world telling them the ordeals the community has gone through. This is seen through where the author states that the fifth generation does not understand their native language and the community is subject to assimilation and separation from their history and culture.
The author uses historical discipline method of research to put his work together. The author’s main aim is to pass the culture of the native Indians to the current fifth generation and later generation about their history and the things the community underwent in the hand to the European settlers. This is to say that the primary purpose of the article is to preserve the history of the Indian community. Importantly, the theme of freedom is brought up in the fifth generation of Indians can make choices, assimilate, integrate and intermarry. The author arranges the reading historically starting with the things that happed earlier followed by the more recent ones. More information about the about the subject matter can be found on historical book of early invasion by the settlers.