Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Past Wars Reflected In Myself

 My four main backgrounds consist of :  German, Jewish, Cree First Nation, and a family of Cowboys.


The German's and Jewish populations in WWII suffered from the Holocaust. Many Jews were held in concentration camps, where many different sorts of torture occurred. This means that a quarter of my family would performing genocide and torturing another quarter of my ancestors. The Germans used the Jews As a scapegoat for all the misfortunes from the first World War. This picture is of Hiltler Saluting his army. His army performed most of the genocide and torturing to the Jews.

Many natives were killed due to cowboys coming to Canada and trying to change natives lives for "the better". Residential Schools were set up by missionaries to get native children to adopt christian and white ways. Some of my family were enrolled in these schools. One family member was killed beacuse he had severe stomache pains but could not explain it in English so the teachers ignored him. His appendix exploded and led to his death. This picture is of some native students outside a residential school, as you can see they are not wearing their original clothing but clothing adopted from caucasians.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

My other Ancestory

I will start with the rest of my fathers side of the family, then I will go on to my mothers side of the family. My father's mother's ancestors came from Norway and Sweden. Many of my ancestors were cowboys, or ranchers. my great grandmothers uncle owned one of the largest ranches in North Alberta and possibly Canada. He drained the Kluscan lake in order to recieve 45 000 acres of land. At this ranch there were many head of cattle "At one point about 2 000 head of Hereford, shorthorn, and crosses grazed on this range" (Dika Livestock 25). This side of my family consists largely of ranchers.

My mother's, mom's side of the family is ancestor from Cree First Nation. Ancestors travelled by foot from around Edmonton all the way to Sturgeon Lake Reservation. My mother's father's side is mainly Jewish, however I do not know very much background from my mother's side, but these are the more important points.

So as you can see my background consists of 4 main different races from around the world.