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-In one of the cultural milestones of Native America, the novel Cankpe Opi Waniyetu (Wounded Knee’s Winter) was published too much critical acclaim. Co authored by a Sioux tribesman Tahca Sapa and a Shawnee man Lalawethika,​ the novel was the first of its kind for Shawnee and Sioux culture, a semi-fictional account of a soldier fighting in the North American Theatre of the Four Year War. The novel was published at a crucial time for Wanci Oyate as the people and the nation itself were at a crossroads, politically and culturally. The divisions between the traditional way of life and the new ideas coming from Canada and the other American countries were becoming more and more pronounced on a daily basis. Cankpe Opi Waniyetu was seen as a response to this, coming from two soldiers who had fought during the Four Year War.+In one of the cultural milestones of Native America, the novel //Cankpe Opi Waniyetu// (Wounded Knee’s Winter) was published too much critical acclaim. Co authored by a Sioux tribesman Tahca Sapa and a Shawnee man Lalawethika,​ the novel was the first of its kind for Shawnee and Sioux culture, a semi-fictional account of a soldier fighting in the North American Theatre of the Four Year War. The novel was published at a crucial time for Wanci Oyate as the people and the nation itself were at a crossroads, politically and culturally. The divisions between the traditional way of life and the new ideas coming from Canada and the other American countries were becoming more and more pronounced on a daily basis. ​//Cankpe Opi Waniyetu// was seen as a response to this, coming from two soldiers who had fought during the Four Year War.
  
 The novel itself was semi-autobiographical with details from both the author’s experiences during the War being used for it. The plot concerned a young Sioux Man, who’d lived a fairly traditional life going off to War with several friends, each one representing traditional virtues of the Sioux people. The novel focused on their travels as they fought the Battles of the War, with the Battle of the borders culminating in the death of the last of the protagonist’s friends. The Battle for the protagonist culminates with him losing his hunting knife, a weapon which he had inherited from his family for generations,​ forcing him to pick up a rifle dropped by a dead soldier and thus starting his transition to leaving his own way of life and adopting another. The novel itself was semi-autobiographical with details from both the author’s experiences during the War being used for it. The plot concerned a young Sioux Man, who’d lived a fairly traditional life going off to War with several friends, each one representing traditional virtues of the Sioux people. The novel focused on their travels as they fought the Battles of the War, with the Battle of the borders culminating in the death of the last of the protagonist’s friends. The Battle for the protagonist culminates with him losing his hunting knife, a weapon which he had inherited from his family for generations,​ forcing him to pick up a rifle dropped by a dead soldier and thus starting his transition to leaving his own way of life and adopting another.
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 The novel follows the protagonist’s training in the Shawnee Army, losing all of his previous ways of thought as he became part of this new Army. The finale of the novel took place at the Second Battle of Cleveland where, armed with his new rifle, the protagonist fights the enemy and aids in the victory, the final scene of the novel being the end of the battle, when the protagonist walked through the carnage, lamenting the destruction of his traditions and ideals, but realising that it had saved his people. Knowing that there was no choice, the protagonist shouldered his gun once more and returned to his unit, ready to fight once again. The novel follows the protagonist’s training in the Shawnee Army, losing all of his previous ways of thought as he became part of this new Army. The finale of the novel took place at the Second Battle of Cleveland where, armed with his new rifle, the protagonist fights the enemy and aids in the victory, the final scene of the novel being the end of the battle, when the protagonist walked through the carnage, lamenting the destruction of his traditions and ideals, but realising that it had saved his people. Knowing that there was no choice, the protagonist shouldered his gun once more and returned to his unit, ready to fight once again.
  
-The novel was of huge importance not only in its native lands but also further as the two authors were contacted by a Canadian publisher who felt that the story could spread wider. The novel, when finally printed became a huge success with copies soon reaching Britain which then started to sell the novel. Compared to Don Quixote in terms of literary significance,​ Cankpe Opi Waniyetu became the first great tragic novel produced by Native American culture and would soon take its place as a literary masterpiece.+The novel was of huge importance not only in its native lands but also further as the two authors were contacted by a Canadian publisher who felt that the story could spread wider. The novel, when finally printed became a huge success with copies soon reaching Britain which then started to sell the novel. Compared to //Don Quixote// in terms of literary significance, ​//Cankpe Opi Waniyetu// became the first great tragic novel produced by Native American culture and would soon take its place as a literary masterpiece.
  
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 The Californian Republic had its first national election on the 21st only to go through the pains of political turmoil as the white settlers clashed with the growing Chinese community on the Western Coast and the Mormons in the Eastern lands were refused to bring forth a candidate of their own. The Constitution of the Californian Republic was very unpopular with many people seeing it as a way to replace the Mexican ruling class with another. The political turmoil increased as Juntism became popular amongst the common people; the simple political philosophy was seen as an answer to their problems. Although weak at first, the Juntist Revolutionary movement was quickly gaining support along the Western Coast and further inland. The Californian Republic had its first national election on the 21st only to go through the pains of political turmoil as the white settlers clashed with the growing Chinese community on the Western Coast and the Mormons in the Eastern lands were refused to bring forth a candidate of their own. The Constitution of the Californian Republic was very unpopular with many people seeing it as a way to replace the Mexican ruling class with another. The political turmoil increased as Juntism became popular amongst the common people; the simple political philosophy was seen as an answer to their problems. Although weak at first, the Juntist Revolutionary movement was quickly gaining support along the Western Coast and further inland.
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