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Native Americans and Alcohol - Native Americans as a whole have been typecast as drunks ever since the coming of the white man’s “fire water.” TS Naimi, MD et al. reports that alcohol is responsible for 11.7% of all American Indian and Alaska Native deaths, compared to 3.3% for the U.S. general population (939). This disturbing discrepancy reinforces the age old notion of the “drunk Indian.” Generalizations aside, is there some truth to this stereotype. Are Indians more likely than other races to be drunks. Of all the races, “Native Americans have the highest prevalence (12.1%) of heavy drinking…A larger percentage of Native Americans (29.6%) also are binge drinkers” (Chartier and Caetano 153)....   [tags: Native Americans ]
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Environmental Injustice Endured by the Native Americans - Native Americans have suffered from one of America’s most profound ironies. The American Indians that held the lands of the Western Hemisphere for thousands of years have fallen victim to some of the worst environmental pollution. The degradation of their surrounding lands has either pushed them out of their homes, made their people sick, or more susceptible to disease. If toxic waste is being strategically placed near homes of Native Americans and other minority groups, then the government industry and military are committing a direct offense against environmental justice....   [tags: Native Americans]
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The Southeast Native Americans: Cherokees and Creeks - The Native Americans of the southeast live in a variety of environments. The environments range from the southern Appalachian Mountains, to the Mississippi River valley, to the Louisiana and Alabama swamps, and the Florida wetlands. These environments were bountiful with various species of plant and animal life, enabling the Native American peoples to flourish. “Most of the Native Americans adopted large-scale agriculture after 900 A.D, and some also developed large towns and highly centralized social and political structures.” In the first half of the 1600s Europeans encountered these native peoples....   [tags: Native Americans ]
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Native Americans: Good or Evil People - Over the course of history, there have been many different views of Native Americans, or Indians, as many have referred to them. Some have written about them in a positive and respectful manner while others have seen them as pure evil that waged war and killed innocent men, women, and children. No matter what point of view one takes, though, one thing is clear and that is if it were not for these people the early settlers would not have survived their first year in the new land now called the United States of America....   [tags: Native Americans]
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The Native Americans' Lack of Materialism - People have been living in America for countless years, even before Europeans had discovered and populated it. These people, named Native Americans or American Indians, have a unique and singular culture and lifestyle unlike any other. Native Americans were divided into several groups or tribes. Each one tribe developed an own language, housing, clothing, and other cultural aspects. As we take a look into their society’s customs we can learn additional information about the lives of these indigenous people of the United States....   [tags: Native Americans, USA, ] 610 words
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Native Americans and Their Intrinsic Relationship with Western Films - Dances With Wolves, directed by Kevin Costner, and The Searchers, directed by John Ford, looks into the fabric of this country's past. The media has created a false image of the relationship between Native Americans and White men to suppress the cruel and unfortunate reality. Both directors wanted to contradict these stereotypes, but due to the time period the films were created, only one film was successful. Unlike The Searchers, Dancing With Wolves presents a truly realistic representation of Native Americans....   [tags: Native Americans ] 941 words
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American Treatment of Native Americans - Before, during, and after the Civil War, American settlers irreversibly changed Indian ways of life. These settlers brought different ideologies and convictions, such as property rights, parliamentary style government, and Christianity, to the Indians. Clashes between the settlers and Indians were common over land rights and usage, religious and cultural differences, and broken treaties. Some Indian tribes liked the new ideas and began to incorporate them into their culture by establishing written laws, judicial courts and practicing Christianity, while other tribes rejected them (“Treatment”)....   [tags: history, native americans]
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Culture Conflicts: Native Americans versus The White Man - People had already been living in America long before the white man ever “discovered” it. These people were known as the Native Americans. Most of them had lived peacefully on the land, for hundreds of years until the early 1800s when white settlers began their move west. As these white settlers came upon the Native Americans, they brought with them unwavering beliefs that would end up causing great conflicts with the Native people, who had their own set of values. It was clear that the white man and the Native Americans could not live among each other peacefully for their values and culture were much too different....   [tags: native americans, land, conflicts]
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The Negative Impact on Native Americans Caused by Settlers - American Indians and Native Americans refer to the descendants of indigenous people who populated the North American continent for centuries previous to the arrival of European settlers. These native groups were arranged into tribes and nations. Each tribe or nation preserved long-held cultural traditions that were swayed by provincial and environmental indicators that differ among them, and the cultural customs of these tribes cannot be typecast into one pattern. They learned to hunt, fish, battle the severe weather conditions, construct shelters or housing, and grew grains....   [tags: Native Americans, English Settlers] 930 words
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Native Americans Graves Protection and Repatriation Act - There has been a lot of controversy regarding human remains and the field of archaeology for some time. The Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) protect the Native American’s rights over their human remains and cultural items. Proposed by the Morris Udall, former Congress Member for Arizona second District, NAGPRA was passed by the Congress in November 1990. The congress’ intention was to facilitate the repatriation of the Native Americans skeleton and cultural remains that were held in museums and federal agencies....   [tags: native americans,nagpra,human remains]
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The Effects of Colonization on the Native Americans - The Effects of Colonization on the Native Americans Native Americans had inherited the land now called America and eventually their lives were destroyed due to European Colonization. When the Europeans arrived and settled, they changed the Native American way of life for the worst. These changes were caused by a number of factors including disease, loss of land, attempts to export religion, and laws, which violated Native American culture. Native Americans never came in contact with diseases that developed in the Old World because they were separated from Asia, Africa, and Europe when ocean levels rose following the end of the last Ice Age....   [tags: Native Americans Colonization History Essays]
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Native Americans and Diabetes - Native Americans and Diabetes Since the arrival of Columbus in 1492, American Indians have been in a continuous struggle with diseases. It may not be small pox anymore, but illnesses are still haunting the native population. According to statistics, Native Americans have much higher rates of disease than the overall population. This includes a higher death rate from alcoholism, tuberculosis, and diabetes than any other racial or ethnic group. Recent studies by Indian health experts show that diabetes among Indian youth ages 15-19 has increased 54% since 1996 and 40% of Indian children are overweight....   [tags: Native Americans Health Essays]
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The Views of Native Americans and Europeans - The Views of Native Americans and Europeans During the 16th and 17th centuries, when the Europeans started to come over to the new world, they discovered a society of Indians that was strikingly different to their own. To understand how different, one must first compare and contrast some of the very important differences between them, such as how the Europeans considered the Indians to be extremely primitive and basic, while, considering themselves civilized. The Europeans considered that they were model societies, and they thought that the Indians society and culture should be changed to be very similar to their own....   [tags: Compare Contrast Native Americans Essays] 915 words
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Native Americans Of North Carolina - American Indians had been living in North Carolina for at least 9,500 years before European explorers first encountered them in the 1520's. For the past several decades an increasing number of Americans have been identifying as American Indians. For centuries before European contact, these native people lived in harmony with the natural environment, taking no more from the land than they needed to survive. Of all the states in the Union, North Carolina has witnessed the largest increase in Native American population during the past 100 years, based upon official government census documents....   [tags: Native Americans US History] 1023 words
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The Relationship Between Oklahomans and Native Americans - The Relationship Between Oklahomans and Native Americans I. Introduction When the name Oklahoma is mentioned, there are certain things that come to the minds of many people and one of those things are Native Americans. Native Americans and Oklahoma share a special bond that neither one of them ever thought would come into fruition. This special bond between Native Americans and Oklahoma is something that started with great hesitance but has blossomed into something great. During this paper, the evolution of this relationship between Native Americans and Oklahoma will be discussed....   [tags: Native Americans Oklahoma History Essays] 4498 words
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Native Americans in Poverty a Losing Battle: The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie - ... This creates an infinite circle of impoverishment. The main character of the novel, Junior, makes the hardships of being in poverty clear in this statement: “It sucks to be poor, and it sucks to feel that you some- how deserve to be poor. You start believing that you’re poor because you’re stupid and ugly. And then you start believ- ing that you’re stupid and ugly and because you’re Indian. And because you’re Indian you start believing you’re destined to be poor. Its an ugly circle and there’s nothing you can do about it.”(Alexie 13) Junior states that there is nothing that anyone can do about being in poverty, believing that there is no way to change one’s future....   [tags: no escape, native americans]
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The History of Native Americans - The United States was a new nation in the 18th century when most of the world was divided among the European imperialist governments. Looking right of religion, technology and military power, people from these nations began to claim the land and lock up new worlds of natural resources to meet their needs, that is why some decided to immigrate to the United States seeking freedom and the opportunity for economical improvements; but this search for improvement, among other things, only brought suffering and death to Native American tribes....   [tags: Native American History ]
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Native Americans and Alcohol - Northern Native Americans were faced with many great hardships with the arrival of the Europeans, Spanish and the French. American Indians had thrived on American soil for thousands of years with great prosperity. Living among each other in a local economy and communities The Native Americans created a civilization that was harmonious with the land and spiritual world that surrounded them. They were able to sustain their survival from the living plants and animals that lived among them in this over abundant country and all of it's rich resources....   [tags: Native American History]
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19th Century African and Native Americans - The 19th century was a hard time for the African-Americans and Native Americans of the U.S. Treatment of these people by the White society brought about much pain and suffering for their races. This is because race played a large role in society during the 19th century, because of this, African-Americans and Native Americans were treated poorly in their relationship with the White Society. It was largely believed that the African-Americans role in society was one of inferiority to the White race....   [tags: social issues, natives, african americans]
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Native Americans And Treaties with the Government - “We must protect the forests for our children, grandchildren and children yet to be born. We must protect the forests for those who can't speak for themselves such as the birds, animals, fish and trees" Chief Qwatsina’s of the Lakota Tribe. The plain natives, a respectful people, took from the land what they needed and always gave back. The settlers that came thought they were smarter and more advanced than the natives, and viewed the natives as being inferior. In reality it was the exact opposite....   [tags: Native American Tribes, Beliefs, Traditions]
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History and Relocation of Native Americans - 1. Trace the history of relocation and Indian reservations. In what ways did reservations destroy Native American cultures, and in what ways did reservations foster tribal identities. Be sure to account for patterns of change and consistency over time.   When one hears the word “relocation”, I assume, they think of taking one thing exactly as it was and placing it in a different location, but placing it as it was and with the same resources. Relocation is a loaded term because before the word relocation came about settlers of early America were forcefully pushing native peoples off their homelands; they just didn’t have the term “relocation”....   [tags: Indian Reservations, Native American Cultures]
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Repression of the Native American Society - Intro: Ever since the first white settlers arrived at America in 1492, the Native American population has been seen as a minority. People who weren’t as good as the new “white” settlers and unfit to live the new found land of America. As America expanded westward with the Louisiana Purchase and war with Mexico that ceded the south west to the U.S. as a result of the treaty of the 1803 Guadaplupe-Hildago Treaty, white settlers continued to move westward. They found rich fertile land, but there was a problem....   [tags: Native Americans] 1185 words
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The Isue of Native Americans and Whites - In my opinion, it is debatable if the first encounters between Native Americans and whites were peaceful but the historical consensus in our nation is that they were. Being a card holding member of the Cherokee nation puts me at a unique perspective on the issue of Native Americans and whites as I was raised to understand a different history than generally portrayed in history books. Our book states that Columbus was highly intrigued by the natives that he encountered. Columbus said he thought natives could easily be converted to his religion....   [tags: perspective of a member of the Cherokee nation] 913 words
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The Treatment of Native Americans on Reservations - The Treatment of Native Americans on Reservations Ever since white men came to the New World, they were never at peace with the native peoples. One of the first white men to come to North America was Sir Walter Raleigh, who took the Indians he met as slaves as early as 1584. In the years that followed, settlers forced the Native Americans further and further west. By the year 1850, there had been many attempts at peaceful negotiations and uprisings on both sides, but the government eventually decided that reservations were the only way to contain the Indians and have peace....   [tags: indian tribes, spaniards, slaves]
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The Culture and History of Native Americans - Native American, or American Indians, have a rich culture comprised of struggle, strife and success. For this paper, i will discuss the Native American Culture and it's history. History Spotted Tail, Lakota Sioux Chief stated: "This war did not spring up on our land, this war was brought upon us by the children of the Great Father who came to take our land without a price, and who, in our land, do a great many evil things....This war has come from robbery from the stealing of our land. (Lazarus 1991)....   [tags: disease, unity, identity] 779 words
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The Disappearance of Native Americans in California - “To discover, understand, and encounter the cultures and intricate natures of the California Indian people, it is necessary to search the past” –Nancy Wahl. Tracing back in California history, Spanish explorers, commanded by Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo, found the tip of what is now Baja California in the year 1533 and named it "California" after a mythical island in a popular Spanish novel. It is evident that from the time Spanish monarchs set foot in California, the world as Native Americans knew it was never the same again....   [tags: Demographics]
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Treatment of Native Americans by Europeans - Native Americans have faced increasing encroachment by European and Euro-American settlers since the discovery of the Americas by Europeans in 1492. Beginning with the Caribs, mistakenly labeled as Indians by Christopher Columbus, continuing with the ‘Indian Wars’ waged by the U.S. government against such tribes as the Lakota and Apache, and lasting until today, native peoples have had to adjust and adapt constantly to survive. Native peoples have had to use and balance their ‘historical agency,’ or the ability of a people to affect the world around them throughout history, against the ‘structural forces’ set up by outsiders and foreign governments, which seek to limit their impact on the wo...   [tags: Indian Wars, Columbia River]
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Alcohol Abuse and Native Americans - The impact of various kinds of substances to cultural groups has historically been precipitated by the significance of particular substances on different cultural groups (Moore, 2010).This is mainly because the long term usage of these substances leads to the integration of the consumption of the substance into the cultural patterns of the given group. One such group that has been affected by the extensive usage of a particular substance is the Native American community. According to the Associated Press (2014, August 28), as noted on the MSNBC website, out of ten deaths among the Native American population, one is Alcohol related....   [tags: Substance Abuse]
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Native Americans and their Survival - Ever since I was a little kid, I have always been interested in Native Americans and their history. In this paper, I will bring you through the history of the Native Americans and how they were able to feed themselves. Native Americans developed many different weapons such as the spear, harpoon and Clovis projectile points and also developed techniques for how to catch their prey. Many of Native Americans soon died because of the diseases that the Europeans brought with them, small pox in particular....   [tags: Food, History]
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Mental Illness in Native Americans - In Sherman Alexie’s novel Indian Killer, there are many characters who struggle with mental disorders. Alexie states “She was manic-depressive and simply couldn’t take care of herself,” this is just one of the mental illnesses suffered in the book (212). Mental disorders are prevalent in the United States. All races are at risk of mental illness. In the article "Mental Health and Substance Abuse Characteristics Among a Clinical Sample of Urban American Indian/Alaska Native Youths in a Large California Metropolitan Area: a Descriptive Study" Daniel Dickerson and Carrie Johnson state “AI/ANs [American Indians/ Alaska Native] between the ages of 15 and 24 have the highest suicide rates in the U...   [tags: stress factors, child abuse]
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Portrayal of Native Americans in Film - When Columbus first set foot in the New World, he believed that he had arrived in the islands just off the coast of Cipango, known today as China. Thinking this, he called the people that he met Indians, as they lived on the islands that he falsely believed were the Indies. The term Indian spread back to Europe, as did the term Indies, and to this day, Native Americans are known as Indians, and the Caribbean islands are referred to as the West Indies. The Indians populated a much greater area than Columbus could have imagined, covering the land of two Continents....   [tags: Native American Stereotypes in Film]
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Native Americans and Cultural Assimilation - ... The Great Spirit communicates with humans through intermediaries that reside in nature, which makes Native Americans to live harmoniously with the earth. Everything on earth is considered a spiritual being that needs to be respected to keep the world in balance. Unlike the Christian God, the Great Spirit does not punish people for behaving bad or not believing in Him; the life out of balance with the earth and the community is the only punishment one can bring on him/herself. Consequently, such little tension or anxiety over salvation allowed Native Americans to focus on this-world....   [tags: white culture, history, conflicts] 1945 words
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The History of Native Americans - Native American were the first to inhabit the country America.They lived about 40,000 years ago.Native American has a rich history.Native American lived in many tribe.They were very religious.They fought in many battles.Native American had a history in which they struggle, strife, and triumph. Native American lived in tribes.In which they built cities. They got food by hunting and fishing. Some tribes had a forms of trade, and money was used.Native American lived in Hogan, Teepee, longhouse, and cedar plank house.The men were hunters, warriors, and protectors, while the women tended to the children, their homes, and farmed....   [tags: culture, religion, tribes]
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Native Americans Shaping the Beginning - ... It brought luxuries and items that were needed to countries that requested them and it encouraged more trade throughout the countries. Though this was advantageous for the Europeans and those that they traded with, was this very beneficial to the Natives. While some think that the beneficial far outweighed the harmful, the Natives were being harmed. Their labor was given unwillingly and the further colonization of their native land brought illnesses that they had not seen before, that helped the Native populations into further decline, they destroyed the land that the natives had cultivated as their own, and they forced them into a religion that they didn’t believe in....   [tags: colonization, slavery, decimation]
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The Worth of Native Americans - ... The physical aspect, is that it hurt their population; the Native Americans that die, the less the culture lives. When you get dependent on something like the mental health help, and you need it, and it’s taken away, you have to learn how to adapt to life without it. That couldn’t be very easy. When living in a world where you are told, and constantly reminded that you will not amount to anything but a Native American, it influences all of the choices that you make. Native Americans were expected to fail; not matter what they did....   [tags: worthless, suicide, overcome, land]
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Native Americans and Mental Health -   Many people believe that Native Americans are a disadvantaged group of individuals in many ways. Culturally, in that many of the cultures of the various tribes across the Americas were taken from them by Europeans and their descendants. Socially, in that they are unlike other minorities in the United States because of their extra-constitutional status; and even medically, stemming from the general belief that Natives are at a higher risk for disease than other ethnicities due to tobacco and alcohol use, especially when used together (Falk, Hiller-Sturmhöfel, & Yi, 2006)....   [tags: depression, genetics, Indian Removal Act]
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Representations of Native Americans in Dances with Wolves and The Searchers - “Film is more than the instrument of a representation; it is also the object of representation. It is not a reflection or a refraction of the ‘real’; instead, it is like a photograph of the mirrored reflection of a painted image.” (Kilpatrick) Although films have found a place in society for about a century, the labels they possess, such as stereotypes which Natives American are recognized for, have their roots from many centuries ago (Kilpatrick). The Searchers, a movie directed by John Ford and starred by John Wayne, tells the story of a veteran of the American Civil War and how after his return home he would go after the maligned Indians who killed his family and kidnapped his younger n...   [tags: Film, Native American Studies, Movies]
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Native Americans and Human Identity - 1. Human Identity (Who are we as human beings. What are basic problems facing humanity) Well story of where humans came from is quite plentiful when it comes to native Americans so out of so many to choose from I choose the Inuit creation story. Where the Indians believed that the earth was created by the mystical being called the raven. He was described as a man with a Ravens beak. One day he Raven dragged up the earth from the water. Then he speared the ground in it and that kept it in place....   [tags: Human Destiny, Cosmology, Morality]
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Problems Afflicting the Native Americans - The American Indians are still fighting for more benefits and rights. To get a realistic impression of the Native Indians, it is absolutely necessary to look at them from all the sides and to realize their problems. Though the reservations in the USA, in fact, are on a different level of development. The problems of the Native Americans are varying and of different graveness. But one problem produces the next, in many cases. So there is no shortage of the worrying aspects among the American Indians definitely in the reservations as well as outside....   [tags: US History, Social Issues]
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Health Interventions for Native Americans - When compared to the U.S. population, American Indians undergo significant health disparities. Steps to a Healthier Anishinaabe adopted a distinctive framework to put into practice health promotion intervention activities in multiple American Indian communities in Michigan. This allowed each community to design interventions to their specific culture and health priorities. The article describes the community-tailored health programs, which included a community-based framework and states that programs that are multisite are a promising method to reducing health disparities in minority populations....   [tags: disparities, disease, research] 528 words
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The Genocide of Native Americans - Memoirs are a window into events of the past or peoples lives. The more that people read memoirs, the more people understand about the world around them. That is why many memoirs are considered to be classics. There have been many different Genocides throughout our history. According to the merriam-webster.com a genocide is “the deliberate killing of people who belong to a particular racial, political, or cultural group” (genocide). Many famous memoirs have come from these genocides, and many have come from events that do not exactly classify as genocides....   [tags: bosnian genocide, holocaust]
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Trickster Tales of Native Americans - Kind and selfish, deep and shallow, male and female, and foolish and wise aren’t always words that are associated with each other, quite the opposite in fact. However, when it comes to the trickster tales of Native Americans, each word is associated with the other and describes more or less the same person or animal. To Native American people a trickster affects the world for an infinite number of reasons, including instruction and enjoyment. A trickster, like the name implies, is a cunning deception....   [tags: Literary Analysis] 837 words
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Native Americans: The Pequot Tribe - Pequot tribe is a Native American nation in Connecticut State which is federally recognized by the United States government. It was recognized in 1983 by the congress and is considered to be the eighth tribe to be recognized by the United States government through congressional procedure. There are different views regarding Pequot tribe based on its past history and the tribe’s present activities. This paper deals in discussing views of various sources regarding the Pequot tribe and compares various present findings of the tribe in modern society....   [tags: connecticut, heritage, history]
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Christianization among Native Americans - Wrong actions can affect your surroundings negatively, and can clearly have profound effects on people, animals, or nature. One of the examples that have led to the destruction of culture and nature is colonization. Colonization is the mistreatment of a weak country by a powerful country, moving their people into the territory of interest, and exercising power to rule over the people, and the land. Some of the colonization that took place ended up eradicating people’s spiritual and religious beliefs and replacing it with theirs....   [tags: American History]
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Representation of Native Americans - I went to a high school where the mascot was a Native American Warrior. I had come from a middle school where the mascot was a dog, so the transition to a human mascot seemed odd. I later learned in high school history classes that Native Americans were repressed peoples. When institutions and sport groups were being formed, powerful mascots would be adopted. The mascots were preferably fearless and dangerous creatures. Because of rising issues with Native Americans during the 1800s and reservation issues in the 1900s, attention would be drawn to Native Americans....   [tags: Culture, Mascots, Negativity]
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The Systematic Destruction of the Native American Nations in the 1830's - In the 1830’s, the American government decided to relocate the Native American peoples to territories west of the Mississippi. The government came up with many reasons that the Native Americans had to move. Those tribes that did not move voluntarily were forcefully relocated from their ancestral lands. This forced move would later be known as The Trail of Tears. The American government came up with many reasons that the Native American peoples needed to move west of the Mississippi. Many Easterners felt that the move would protect Native American culture.1 Many Indians tried to assimilate into the white culture in order to stay on their ancestral lands.2 But the settlers did not like the I...   [tags: Native Americans]
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Injustices to Native Americans - In 1886 during a speech in New York future President Teddy Roosevelt said; “I don't go so far as to think that the only good Indians are dead Indians, but I believe nine out of every ten are, and I shouldn't like to inquire too closely into the case of the tenth.” Though this was over 250 years after Jamestown and almost four decades after the Trail of Tears Teddy Roosevelt’s attitude toward Native Americans in the late 19th Century seems to have changed little from many of those men and women who first colonized America....   [tags: U.S. History]
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Discrimination Against Native Americans - Discrimination Against Native Americans Contrary to popular belief, discrimination of Native Americans in America still widely exist in the 21st century. So you may ask, why. Well, to answer that one question, I will give you 3 of the countless reasons why this unfortunate group of people are punished so harshly for little good reason. So now, let’s get into it, shall we. First of all, the unemployment rates are usually low in some areas like in many other races. They are at its worst around Alaska, Northern Plains, and Southwest Regions....   [tags: unemployment, stereotypes, racism] 564 words
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Integrating Holistic Modalities into Native American Alcohol Treatment - Alcoholism is identified by severe dependence or addiction and cumulative patterns of characteristic behaviors. An alcoholic’s frequent intoxication is obvious and destructive; interfering with the ability to socialize and work. These behavior patterns may lead to loss of work and relationships (Merck, 1999). Strong evidence suggests that alcoholism runs in families (Schuckit, 2009). According to a study published by Schuckit (1999) monozygotic twins were at a significantly higher risk of alcoholism if one twin was an alcoholic....   [tags: Native Americans ]
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Oppression of Native Americans - Two-hundred years ago, there was a scientific study on the brains of Native Americans called the craniology and phrenology. The Europeans examined only indigenous people’s heads and were forbidden to use any European’s brains. The Europeans did three experiments, such as decapitating the tops of the heads and filling them with sand to see if their brains were smaller than blacks. The Europeans also looked at the bones and said that if the bones were in a certain way (such as natives cheek bones being up higher) the person was thought to be stupid....   [tags: history, craniology, phrenology]
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Historical Challenges That Native American Women Have Faced - Martha Garcia and Paula Gunn Allen both write in their essays of the challenges that Native American women have historically faced and continue to confront to this day. Major contributors to these challenges are the stereotypes and misconceptions by white male anthropologists and missionaries who studied the Native American tribes and found the women subservient and passive. Both of these authors strongly disagree in this characterization of Native American women and instead portray them as important and honored members of their tribes who will struggle but will continue to have a tremendous impact on the future of their tribes....   [tags: Native Americans] 757 words
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The Native Medicine Wheel - The Native Medicine Wheel is spiritual energy; it is a wheel of protection. There are four different colors on the wheel Red, Black, Yellow, and White. Each color represents something, air, water, fire, earth. Ancient stone structures of Medicine wheels can be found in southern Canada, South Dakota, Wyoming, and Montana. The center of the medicine wheel represents the creator and the spokes represent symbolic signs that are different to each tribe whoever constructed that wheel knows the unique signs....   [tags: Native Americans] 926 words
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Native Americans In Oregon - Oregon has historically been home to hundreds of thousands of people including dozens of Native American tribes dating back before 9500 B.C. As various tribes made the journey across the Bering Strait to relocate, many chose areas in the Northwest to settle. Some of the first to the Oregon area were the Kalapuya Indians who inhabited Oregon more than 8,000 years ago and although many different tribes called our state home the Kalapuya is just one example of people native to Oregon. The Kalapuya tribe settled in many places but mainly in Eugene, Oregon where they lived for several centuries and had tribes that ranged from Southern Washington to Southern Oregon....   [tags: Native American Indians] 963 words
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Native Americans - Towards the development of the United States of America there has always been a question of the placement of the Native Americans in society. Throughout time, the Natives have been treated differently like an individual nation granted free by the U.S. as equal U.S. citizens, yet not treated as equal. In 1783 when the U.S. gained their independence from Great Britain not only did they gain land from the Appalachian Mountains but conflict over the Indian policy and what their choice was to do with them and their land was in effect....   [tags: indian land, king of england]
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Native Americans - Wovoka received a message that was said to come from God. In order for this vision to come true, they had to do a round dance that had a leader to lead the ceremony and they made a circle to dance a ritual for five days. If the ceremony is performed the wild game would come back and evil would be erased from the earth. They also had to agree to live peacefully with the white man, love each other, not fight, must work, no stealing or telling lies and abandon the old tradition of war and self mutilations....   [tags: ghost dance,wovoka, lakota indians]
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Native American Education - Native American Education Through the years minority groups have long endured repression, poverty, and discrimination. A prime example of such a group is the Native Americans. They had their own land and fundamental way of life stripped from them almost unceasingly for decades. Although they were the real “natives” of the land, they were driven off by the government and coerced to assimilate to the white man’s way. Unfortunately, the persecution of the Natives was primarily based on the prevalent greed for money and power....   [tags: Native Americans]
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Native American Education - Through the years minority groups have long endured repression, poverty, and discrimination. A prime example of such a group is the Native Americans. They had their own land and basic way of life stripped from them almost constantly for decades. Although they were the actual “natives” of the land, they were forced by the government to give it up and compelled to assimilate to the white man’s way. This past scarred the Native American’s preservation of culture as many were discouraged to speak the native language and dress in traditional clothing....   [tags: Native Americans]
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Native American Voices - Lesson 5 Short Answers Q1. Based on this chapter, in what ways does Eastman seem to distance himself from white culture and ally himself with Native American culture. In the midst of the Ghost Dancers uprising, Eastman declares that “it is [his] solemn duty to serve the United States Government” (718). Though he does not side with the “malcontents” (719), Eastman allies himself with the Native American people. Eastman refers to his fellow Native Americans as “my people” (717), identifying himself with them....   [tags: Native Americans] 1529 words
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Native American Education - The modern American society is best defined by its education. The “American dream” is founded on going to school, getting a good job, and becoming successful. Ironically, the actual native peoples of this country are actually the least likely to attain this dream. The largest obstacle they face is lack of proper education. The standard educational practices being used for the instruction of Native American peoples is not effective. There are many pieces to this road-block, and many solutions. This can be rectified by having more culturally aware teachers and parents, and by teaching the general population more about the Native American cultures....   [tags: Native Americans]
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Native American Youth - Native American Youth The United States educational system faces a major challenge in addressing the disenfranchisement of youth due to poverty and racism in the schools. The U.S. Census Bureau, 2006 found that “currently about one-quarter of Blacks, Hispanics, and Native Americans are living in poverty in the U.S. compared to less than 10% of Asian Americans or Whites.” (Hughes et al. 2010, p. 2) Hughes, Newkirk & Stenhjem (2010) identified the stressors children living in poverty faced caused young adolescents to suffer mental and physical health issues which resulted in anxiety, hypertension, fear and depression....   [tags: Native Americans ]
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Europeans and Native Americans In The New World - Europeans and Native Americans in the New World Disease and Medicine along with war and religion were three ways American history has changed. When the colonists came over from Europe they unknowingly changed the world forever in ways they couldn't have imagined. These effects were present to both Native Americans and Europeans. Some of these changes made life easier for both Native Americans and Europeans but some made relations worse too. And some effects wouldn't show up until it was too late....   [tags: Early American History] 1110 words
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Native American Museum - George Gustav Heye Center - The Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian is a fascinating building at the Bowling Green area of Lower Manhattan. It’s close to Battery Park that displays an elegant view of the water. You can see ferries floating by headed towards Staten Island, since South Ferry Terminal is nearby. It allows you to appreciate the hidden gems of the city located in the outskirts Manhattan. One of those very treasures is the museum mentioned previously. The Museum of the American Indian is directly in front of the Bowling Green Park with a water fountain at the center....   [tags: Native Americans ]
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Spanish Assumptions Towards Native Americans - There are millions of people in the world, with different understandings, values and ways to look at things. When you first meet someone, you make assumption from the way they act and dress, but that’s not all there is to a person. When Cortes arrived in the new world he didn’t understand the values of the Native Americans and how their beliefs differed from those of Cortes and his people. Cortes took everything that was part of the Native American culture and turned it into something that was evil or unmannered....   [tags: American History] 788 words
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Indigenous Native Americans - When one first thinks of the Indigenous Native American tribes, like those who greeted the Pilgrims arriving at Plymouth Rock, the first image is often of uncivilized people. The arriving foreigners often described the Indians as a “savage people” whom they believed needed saving. They imposed their European culture and religion on the natives and pushed them away from the Eastern Seaboard into the interior of North America. While this was the belief at the time, the truth is, these Native Americans were far more advanced, as they possessed advanced farming techniques and medical treatments that are still in use today....   [tags: farming, culture, medicines] 570 words
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The Impact of the White Man on Native Americans - The coming of white settler to America had major impacts on the Native Americans. The Natives were very vulnerable to getting diseases from the Europeans since they never had exposure to the European's disease and had no immunity to them. Small pox was brought over to America by slave trips. The Cherokee people also didn't have proper treatment for the diseases they caught. They would use their traditional remedy of plunging in a cold stream, which was the worst treatment possible for the diseases the caught from the Europeans....   [tags: settlers, manifest destiny, westward expansion] 1077 words
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Benefits of Trade for Europeans with Native Americans - In the mid 1800’s trade with Native Americans in the North West was extremely popular. One of the names associated with early trade in the North West is Hudson’s Bay Company. Hudson’s Bay was an English company that would trade goods to the indigenous people for furs, provisions, and other things. Trade with Native Americans was extremely popular during this time because the Native Americans desperately wanted what the Europeans had. That is why I think that the Europeans were benefited more by this trade agreement then the indigenous people of the North West....   [tags: trade, goods, indigenous, agreement, cultures] 624 words
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Native Americans and Their Interactions with the Western World - To reveal the main ideas, facts the paper presented Native Americans in the United States today, particularly social, economic and political situation of the Indians as indigenous inhabitants of the American continent, representatives of one of the races living on the territory of the modern United States of America. The author focused on the Native Americans influence on American culture and how its traditions and values helped shape the development of a multicultural society. Still, as it was predicted, this influence was better analyzed through the prism of mutual influence – Native Americans to the rest part of American society and vice versa....   [tags: Cultural Interaction ...]
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Diabetes and Native Americans: A Cultural Epidemic - A major problem facing people of the United States is the increase in diabetes rates, with some of the highest rates fall upon people of Native American origin. Food, language, and traditions are three big components that define the Native American culture, but could alterations to the very components that define these indigenous people also be contributing to their demise. Many factors have contributed to the declining health of Native Americans, but most notably, changes in eating habits and inactive lifestyles are the two of the main culprits leading to the high diabetes rates among the Native American population....   [tags: health, genetics]
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The Effect of Removal Policy on the Native Americans - The United States government's relationship with the Native American population has been a rocky one for over 250 years. One instance of this relationship would be what is infamously known as, the Trail of Tears, a phrase describing a journey in which the Native Americans took after giving up their land from forced removal. As a part of then-President Andrew Jackson’s Indian Removal Act, this policy has been put into place to control the natives that were attempting to reside peacefully in their stolen homeland....   [tags: Trail of Tears, Cherokee Nation]
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The Relationship with the Native Americans Throughout History - ... Clair in 1791 which was the largest defeat of whites by Indians thus far (Faragher 206-207). Conflicts continued to escalate as the mood in the nation became one of Indian resentment of whites and American supremacy over the “savages”. Political injustices became more and more common as time passed and in the 1830s, the Indian Removal Act was passed which shifted Indians out of settlers’ way onto unwanted and largely useless lands farther west. Many tribes were not happy about this, especially “civilized” tribes who were assimilating into Us culture....   [tags: land, removal, trade] 1374 words
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Hispanic and Native Americans Culture in California - Upon initial research of the rich heritage of California the two minority groups that stood out as especially influential in historic California and today’s society are the Native Americans and Hispanic Americans. To better understand and identify with these minority groups we must identify the common themes within their day to day life. By researching each culture’s common family traditions, religious beliefs, arts & entertainment, and language one can gain a greater appreciation of many different kinds of people, and in turn have more effective relationships in a multicultural society....   [tags: Culture ]
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Discrimination Against Native Americans and Asians - ... Counselors should empathize with American Indians and listen to them. 2. What role can counselors play in fostering a stronger acceptance of services by Native American and Asian American communities. (1-2 paragraphs) Counselors can play many roles in fostering a stronger acceptance of service by Native American and Asian American communities. According to Baruth & Manning 2012, "it is a counselors task to help these clients accept and value their culture and to help them resolve difficult conflicts that can impede personal and social growth (p.149)....   [tags: counselors, racism, stereotypes]
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Pre- European Influence on Native Americans - From Native American “Two Spirited” peoples to fundamentalist Christians, the views of and acceptance of sexuality by Americans shows a nation that can’t make up its mind. The status quo when it comes to the ideas of gender identities and roles has shifted vastly many times. For many, the opinions of the masses affected daily life in every aspect from the clothes they wore, the family they lived in, to the life paths they followed. Pre- European Influenced Native Americans Many Native American tribes were matrilineal....   [tags: cultures, gender roles, tribes] 2957 words
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The Crucial Role of Native Americans - For the better part of American history, the Indians have been viewed and portrayed as dimwitted, helpless victims that aimlessly stood by while the Europeans conquered their land, but this view has recently come under fire and has been overturned, as it was determined to be misleading and inaccurate. Two historians that have questioned the legitimacy of past beliefs regarding the Indians are Charles Mann and James Axtell. Each has made it plainly clear in their articles that the actions of Indians should no longer be treated as useless footnotes on the pages of history....   [tags: Colonial America] 756 words
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Substance Abuse among Native Americans - Reflecting on the many western movies of my youth, it can be clearly recalled that the Native Americans were either scalping Euro Americans or getting sloppy drunks so they could not function physically and/or mentally. This abuse of alcohol and, in general, acceptance of drunken behavior beyond recollection of actions or knowledge of one’s environment, was widely accepted as the norm by Euro Americans outside of the Native American world and far from the arid, treeless reservations. Although tribes vacillate with regard to the use of alcohol and drugs, substance dependence is one of the principal sources of health problems facing Native Americans....   [tags: alcoholism, drug addiction]
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Native Americans vs. European Colonists - The European colonists and the Native Americans of North America had very different views on nearly everything they encountered in their lives. Living in vastly different cultures lead both groups to have two extremely different outlooks on four main topics; religious beliefs, the environment, social relations, and slavery, differences which the colonists used to their advantage when conquering the peoples of the New World. The colonists, by saying that the Native Americans were primitive and savage because of their differing and seemingly illogical attitudes, were able to do things that they could never have done to people they believed to be equals....   [tags: religious beliefs, environment, social relations]
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Native Americans' Civil Rights Struggle - The Native Americans have come across long journey of difficult times since the occupation of their land by European settlers. There are still two sides of a coin- a world of civilization and a world of underdeveloped society in this one country- USA. The paradox is that the constitution which seems to be a model of democracy to many nations of the world lacks a lot for not acting accordingly. Those organized and unorganized struggles of Native Americans were challenged by the heavily armed white majority settlers....   [tags: Historical Massacres, Equality, Democracy]
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Native Americans and the Whiteman's Influence - “The biggest of all Indian problems is the Whiteman (Basso pg. 3).” The elusive Whitman is not a recent problem for the American Indians. For the Western Apache this problem first came to light in 1853 after the Gadsden Purchase was finalized. The Whitemen invaded the western Apache’s Arizona territory not with peace, but with demands and open hostility. Thus began a brutal thirty year war that led to Apache defeat (Basso pg. 24). The creation of reservations in 1872 was not enough for the Whitemen....   [tags: American Indians, Dangerous Joke]
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History of Native Americans in Brazil - Like many Latin American countries, Brazil was originally inhabited by over two thousand distinct Native American tribes who’s history goes back over 10,000 years. However, they left scarce written records, hence little is know about them. Even so, today, Brazil is home to the largest population of un-contacted people in the world. During the age of colonization, Portugal flourished as it expanded its territories in both Africa and India. Yet, competition among colonizers increased as Portugal continued to zero-sum vie for territory against Spain....   [tags: portugal, trade, colonies] 531 words
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The Relationship between the Environment and Humans as Shown by the Native Americans and the English Settlers - The relationship held between the environment and humans is sacred and ever-changing. Both the Native Americans and the English settlers used the land to their advantage, but they had different goals in mind. The English Settlers were more interested in creating civilizations and killing animals so they could make a profit. Native Americans were more interested in using the land and the animals that they killed in an efficient manner. Native Americans were natural born warriors, they were not schooled and they suffered from a lack of farming abilities, but their capability to adapt to their surroundings was unmatched and gave them a greater appreciation for the land they lived on....   [tags: Environment, Humans, Environmentalism, Native Amer]
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