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The Navajos Struggle for Survival There are many ways to define the word resistance One way that the Standard College Dictionary defines it as To strive against the act of resistance act counter to for the purpose of stopping preventing defeating etc Thats how the dictionary defines it Personally my definition of resistance is the act of being against someones orders rules or demands The reason why we resist some of these orders rules or demands is because our belief morals and religion come into play The way that we were brought up plays a big role in our ability of making our own decisions If we were brought up one way and someone tries to force us to become someone else or to mold us into something else we would not feel right Due to the fact that we grew attached to many ideas beliefs and religion The only natural thing to do is to refuse to give in to the idea of change Its a basic and a natural instinct Thats exactly what the Navajos carried out The Navajos rejected the idea of being force to become civilized even after being put into the Bosque Redondo Camp The only thing to do now was to survive and by all means refuse to accept the idea of becoming civilized There were several activities that the Navajos executed while they remained at the camps which showed there resistance against the ideas of General Carleton of forcing them to become civilized One of the activities that the Navajos resisted against was the idea of sending their children to school and get educated To the Navajos it seemed like a good idea but they had other things in mind Such as worrying how are they going to gather the next meal to feed their families They were living in the worst conditions imaginable No food shelter or extra spare of clothes They were
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