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Love and Lust in Indian Literature - ... Another example of this great strength of love is in the section of the Sakuntala in which the great king woos a simple hermit girl with whom he falls in love. The girl plays the blushing and undecided nature that is expected of her, but instead of becoming angry and forceful with her, the kind pours out his unadulterated emotion. When the girl’s friends bring up the point, “We’ve heard that kings have many loves. Will our beloved friend become a sorrow to her relatives after you’ve spent your time with her?” the king responds both candidly and emotionally with, “I have many wives but my noble line rests on two foundations: the sea-bound earth and this friend of yours!” This exaltation of binding love is unrelated to how the king physically feels about the girl because he is willing to place her above all of his other wives, regardless of kingly precedent....   [tags: Indian Literature] 1301 words
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Indian Removal Act - ... Since California wanted to become a state it would make the balance of free and slave states unequal once again (Out of Many 383). “The Compromise of 1850 was actually five separate bills embodying three separate compromises” (Out of Many 383). “First, California was admitted as a free state,” and the people living in Mexico got to decide by popular sovereignty whether it would become a free state or a slave state (Out of Many 383). This left “fifteen slave states and sixteen free states” (Out of Many 383)....   [tags: American History, Cherokees, Indian Tribes] 1181 words
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The Role of Women in Indian Life - Women were important in Indian Life, because they kept the group going, they kept them in food, not by hunting, but when the men come back they prepare the meat, and make it edible and preserve it for weeks to come. Whether the band will starve or not is down to the women. If the tribe needs to pack up and leave, it’s down to the women to do it quick and efficiently, and it’s up to them to carry it. When the men are out hunting the women have to collect sticks to hang the skins off it, so it can dry out to be used for tipis, for coats and saddles....   [tags: women, indian, native americans, feminism, gender,] 419 words
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Ernest Hemingway's Indian Camp - Ernest Hemingway Indian Camp From a fishing trip the local doctor is summoned to an Indian village to assist a woman in labour. With him are his young son and an older male relative. Although all women helped the pregnant Indian woman, the men "moved off up the road". They want not to hear her screaming. The men are fed up with it. Maybe it is also an Indian ritual that only women are allowed to see the woman being in labour. The Indians are not interest in the childbirth. Hemingway brought a metaphor in: "dark"....   [tags: Ernest Hemingway, Indian Camp] 842 words
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Lack of Unity During the French and Indian War - In previous wars, such as The French and Indian War, the colonists lacked unity. During the French and Indian War, the Indians mocked and laughed at the difficulty of pulling and working together to fight and win. The Sugar Act and Stamp Act, tax raising revenues, sparked anger among the colonists. As England issued more unfair taxes and restricted the right to protest against the unjust laws, Americans saw the importance and the strength of acting as one unified nation. Nevertheless, despite the efforts of reconciliation, such as the Olive Branch Petition, England continued to trample on the rights of the colonists, leading to a war for freedom....   [tags: French and Indian War, Revolutionary America, ] 621 words
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Postcolonialism in Ernest Hemingway's Indian Camp - Ernest Hemingway attempts to describe the interactions of white Americans and Native Americans in his short story “Indian Camp.” By closely reading this short story using a Postcolonialist approach, a deeper understanding of the colonization and treatment of the Native Americans by the white Americans can be gained. Hemingway uses an almost allegorical story as he exposes the injustices inflicted by the white oppressors through his characters. Through his characters Hemingway expresses the traits of the colonizer and the colonized....   [tags: Ernest Hemingway, Indian Camp] 1721 words
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The French and Indian War Led to the Revolutionary War - The French and Indian War, which happened between 1754 and 1763 was a stepping-stone for what would become known as the Revolutionary War. The French and Indian War was originally a dispute over the Ohio River Valley. The French considered it their territory, where as the English considered it theirs. While it was a territorial dispute between the countries, the war took place in the colonies. The colonist fought bravely beside the British, whereas the Indians sided with the French. At the beginning all the countries wanted was to claim the Ohio River Valley as their own; however, the outcome of the war was very different....   [tags: French and Indian Wa, Revolutionary War, history, ] 800 words
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French Indian War - The French and Indian War The French and Indian war raged from 1754 to 1763. Its roots began long before the first shot was fired, about 100 years before between the French and the English. The French and Indian War was not fought between the French and the Indians, but the two allied with the Canadians against the English. It was the catalyst for the Seven Years War, from 1756-1763, which was brought over into Europe, the Carnatic Wars, and it eventually lead to the American Revolution....   [tags: Wars French Indian War France Native American]
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IITian: Indian Institutes of Technology - The purpose of this report is to help the student community understand the culture and life of IITian. Also to discuss major issues and things to be given care or attention at IIT. This will help the IIT system to understand the problem and thinking of students. Also will give students a brief idea about IIT and will help them to take their decision well. We adopted a proper methodology for this project, we prepare the survey, questionnaire discussing with professor. After that we selected the target students to have the variety and all kinds of possibility....   [tags: Informational Research Paper IIT Indian Technology] 962 words
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American Indian Movement: Activism and Repression - American Indian Movement: Activism and Repression      Native Americans have felt distress from societal and governmental interactions for hundreds of years. American Indian protests against these pressures date back to the colonial period. Broken treaties, removal policies, acculturation, and assimilation have scarred the indigenous societies of the United States. These policies and the continued oppression of the native communities produced an atmosphere of heightened tension. Governmental pressure for assimilation and their apparent aim to destroy cultures, communities, and identities through policies gave the native people a reason to fight....   [tags: Indian Native American History Essays]
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Life-Size Indian by Beth Piatote - What is the value of one’s culture. Native culture is an integral part in a person’s life. A person consists of many different characteristics, such as personality and appearance; however, what makes a person more unique would be his own culture. Native culture is what a person grew up with and identifies him as, thus losing or forgetting it would mean losing himself. Although it is important to remain with one’s culture, many people end up losing it. This is the consequence of living in America, where people with diverse cultures exist....   [tags: Culture Piatote Indian Native American] 1581 words
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Symbols and Symbolism - Light and Dark in Hemingway's Indian Camp - Light and Dark Symbolism in Hemingway's Indian Camp The thematic usage of light and dark throughout "Indian Camp" symbolizes racial prejudice as well as the personal growth of the protagonist. The narrative showcases a world of Indian oppression and bigotry that degrades Indians to the role of dark ignorant stereotypes. The white men, on the other hand, seem to live in a self-made utopia of light and understanding. This concept of the lighter skinned white man holding supremacy over the darker skinned Indian permeates throughout the entire narrative....   [tags: Ernest Hemingway, Indian Camp] 604 words
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Cultural and Racial Inequality in Hemingway's Indian Camp - Cultural and Racial Inequality in Hemingway's Indian Camp Hemingway's "Indian Camp" concerns Nick Adams' journey into the unknown to ultimately experience and witness the full cycle of birth and death. Although Nick's experience is a major theme in the story, cultural inequality also is an issue that adds to the the story's narrative range. Throughout this short story, there are many examples of racial domination between Nick's family and the Indians. Dr. Adams' and Uncle George's racist behavior toward the Native Americans are based on the history of competition between Caucasians and America's indigenous peoples....   [tags: Ernest Hemingway, Indian Camp] 578 words
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Analysis of The Indian in the Cupboard by Lynne Reid Banks - Analysis of The Indian in the Cupboard by Lynne Reid Banks For this month’s book report I read a book called ‘The Indian in the Cupboard’ by Lynne Reid Banks. This book was about a boy named Omri and his small Indian toy. For Omri’s birthday he received a small Indian toy from a friend and a small cupboard from his brother. Omri put his Indian in the cupboard and to his surprise when he opened the cupboard the Indian toy had come to life. Omri has to keep his Indian a secret for fear of an adult finding out....   [tags: The Indian in the Cupboard Literature Essays] 939 words
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Turning Point in Ernest Hemingway's Indian Camp - Indian Camp Ernest Hemingway's "Indian Camp" is a story in which a man looks back upon a very influential event in his childhood. The story tells of a young boy named Nick, who watches as his father aids in the birth of a young Indian child. The circumstances that arrive during this event shape the "older Nick's" perception of his father, as well as life and mortality. Nick experiences his first eye-opening experience in the lines on page sixteen which describe the screams of the woman....   [tags: Ernest Hemingway, Indian Camp] 459 words
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Analysis of Defining the ‘American Indian’ by Haig A. Bosmajian - Analysis of Defining the ‘American Indian’ by Haig A. Bosmajian “One of the first important acts of an oppressor is to define the oppressed victims he intends to jail or eradicate so that they will be looked upon as creatures warranting suppression and in some cases separation and annihilation” (Bosmajian 347). The writer, Haig A. Bosmajian, begins his essay with these words in “Defining the ‘American Indian’: A Case Study in the Language of Suppression.” In his essay, which targets mainstream Americans, he attempts to show his readers how language has been used in American history to “justify” the oppression of the American Indians....   [tags: American Indian Haig A. Bosmajian Essays]
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Indian - In American Asian Indians form one of the smallest minorities, yet in their homeland has the largest population in the world. America was influenced by their beliefs before the first immigrant. Many of the Indians came to American as early as the turn of the century, in which they where denied citizenship until a congressional act granted it in 1946(Lee 106). Most of them are now artists, writers, musicians, and scientists. Asian Indians have supplied numerous contributions to the culture and immaculate being of US; majorities of these contributions regulate to the science field....   [tags: essays research papers]
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Cherokee Indian Marriages - ... “The basis of marriage for Cherokee descent was strictly matrilineal through seven exogamous clans. The clan, not the marriage, was seen to unite Cherokees for life,” says Fox (2003). Marriage was a very important custom, not only to the couple, but their families as well. Aside from typical stereotypes people have about the marriage customs in the Cherokee society, couples were never forced by family members to marry against their will. However, Cherokee children sometimes married someone they did not prefer to fulfill their parents’ wishes (Fox, 2003)....   [tags: American Indians]
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Indian English - There are over 350 million English users in India, making Indian English one of the most widely spoken varieties of English in the world. Indian English has been used and developed since the East India Company began trading in India, four centuries ago. While the language is easily identifiable as an English, it differs in many areas. Phonological differences exist, from the additional stress put on vowels to the accent used. There are lexical differences, such as the shortening of words to form new ones with different classes, or the extensive use of initialisms....   [tags: Language]
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The Indian Wars - The Native American’s land was walked upon without respect or remorse, taken, and they were forced onto reservations that were in terrible conditions against their will. The settlers moving west caused the Native Americans and settlers to compete against each other and cause major conflicts between them. I think the Indian Wars could and couldn’t have been avoided because settlers had to move since the illnesses were so bad in the east, and they thought the diseases wouldn’t be in the west, and because they needed the extra land....   [tags: 19th Century America]
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The Expatriate Indian - Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge (1995) and Kabhie Khushi Kabhie Gham (2005) were movies that highlighted a very interesting phenomenon; the expatriate Indian. A more colloquially used term would be the NRI (non- resident Indian). Featuring the protagonists as NRIs wasn’t common until the early 1990’s. Before that the NRIs were shown as antagonists with bad morals and poor ethics. It was definitely a big change in Hindi cinema when this new representation took place. All along throughout the 1960’s 1970’s and 1980’s Hindi cinema handled issues on the progress of the nation....   [tags: India] 1190 words
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The Indian Culture - A culture where guests are treated as gods, family members live under the same household until death, and have the belief that gods and spirits play the significant role in determining their life all refer to the same topic, the Indian culture; a rich and diverse culture which is very unique in many ways. This culture includes the qualities of various other cultures and it results into a modern and acceptable tradition. Respecting elders, honouring heroes, cherishing love, and following traditions make up the major components of the Indian culture and its followers....   [tags: Literary Review] 1397 words
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Indian Industrialization - 2.2 Indian Industrialization: As we have described above a region or a country needs industrialization for the overall development of its citizens. India is no exception. History of Indian industrialization can be traced out from the ancient time. Researchers showed that India was one of the main centres of trade in Asia in Medieval age. The ‘Silk Road’ as coined by Richtofen (1877) refers to a major trade route linking China with South-western and Central Asia and India by the Han Dynasty at around 202 BC (chinaculture.org, 2008)....   [tags: Economics] 1036 words
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Indian Culture - Religions. There are many religions that started in India. The two most well known religions are Hinduism and Buddhism. The other religions include Jainism and Sikhism, while Christianity and Islam are also practiced in India. The graph below shows the dispersion of religion in India14: Your browser may not support display of this image. The majority of people in India are Hindus as they make up 80.5% of the population, whereas Islam is in second with 13.4%. Hinduism is considered to be one of the oldest religions and the only major polytheistic religions that is currently being practice, making it unique compare to other major religions....   [tags: Culture] 1454 words
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Indian Economy - The Indian economy is an interesting thing on one side we see Middle aged men in Imported Cars , Tall buildings with luxury apartments , five star hotels and clubs full of people spending thousands and posh luxury office’s It feels like money just spills out of the pockets of the rich to make this capitalist utopia of the few . We also see slums , factories with horrible workings conditions , Beggars and rag pickers on the roads living on less than the bare minimum needed to survive .When I was 12 years old I saw a women feeding her child of a trash can and in my hand was a burger from a fancy American fast food joint ....   [tags: India] 1177 words
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Indian Industrialization - ‘We need industry, growth, investment’ was the concluding comments of a member of parliament from the state of Orissa, India (rediff news, 2007). He echoes the general view of his fellow citizens that industrialization is a must for a sustainable growth and better life. The chapter would be divided into various sections to analyze the relevant areas in detail. The first section would provide a comprehensive review on requirement of Industrialization for the development. This would be followed detail study of Indian Industrialization segregated in three different parts Growth, Maturity and Future....   [tags: Industrialization ] 595 words
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Indian Experience - ... First is to organize the beneficiaries for group-oriented economic activities. Second is to formulate as the same time implement poverty alleviation programs. And lastly, ensure greater participation of the people. In addition, even the Seventh Plan documents insists that the official bearers of voluntary organizations should not be elected members of the political party and that they should declare that they will adopt constitutional and nonviolent means in order to be associated with the formulations and implementation of plan programs (GOI:1985-68)....   [tags: ] 2167 words
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The Indian's New South - The Indians' New South Europeans came to the colonial Southeast because of the previous success other explorers had in the Caribbean and its surrounding island finding an abundance of gold, silver, and other treasures. What the explorers found in the colonial Southeast was deeply disappointing to them; there was no treasure there. However, rumors and wishful thinking kept the Spanish searching for treasure, even though they were faced with a hostile Indian presence. The continuing presence of the Spanish in the Southeast only contributed to the immigration of other European nations....   [tags: Colonial Southeast History Indians] 934 words
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Cheyenne Indian Tribe - Who really are the Cheyenne Indians. According to historians, they were Indian people who became nomadic and moved to the Great Plains in the 18th century (Berkin 366). Another tribe, the Souix, developed the name of "people of a different language" for the Cheyenne. Some people said that the Cheyenne did not exist until the mid-1600s or at least this is when the earliest known records were found. They are one of the most famous and prominent Plains tribes, too. At first, this tribe moved from the Great Lakes region to the North Dakota area....   [tags: Native American Indians] 1678 words
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Western Perceptions of the American Indian - Western Perceptions of the American Indian In this reflective essay, I discuss how the Europeans perceived the American Indians and the factors that shaped these perceptions. I have paid particular attention to the first-hand accounts of the encounters with the natives, written by Western explorers, missionaries, and visitors to the New World. It is particularly interesting to note how these accounts were distorted and exploited by different groups, each trying to mold the situation in their own way....   [tags: Indians Native American Essays]
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The Genocide of the Chiricahua Indian Tribe - The Genocide of the Chiricahua Indian Tribe United States history is taught in public schools from the time we are able to understand its importance. Teachings of honorable plights by our forefathers to establish this great nation are common. However, specific details of this establishment seem to slip through the cracks of our educational curriculum. Genocide by definition is the deliberate and systematic destruction of a racial, political or cultural group. The Chiricahua Indian Tribe of the American southwest and northern Mexico suffered almost complete annihilation at the hands of the American policy makers of the late nineteenth century, policy makers that chose to justify their means by ignoring their own tyrannical ways....   [tags: Apache Indians Native Americans History Essays]
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Indian Music - Indian Music The music of India is one of the oldest unspoken musical traditions in the world. The basis of for Indian music is “sangeet.” Sangeet is a combination of three art forms: vocal music, instrumental music (Indian music). Indian music is base upon seven modes (scales). It is probably no coincidence that Greek music is also base upon seven modes. Furthermore, the Indian scales follow the same process of modulation (murchana) that was found in ancient Greek music. Since Greece is also Indo-European, this is another piece of evidence for the Indo-European connection (Dance and music of India)....   [tags: Music History Musical Arts Essays India] 1106 words
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Indian Nationalism - Indian Nationalism Factors Promoting Nationalism Racial arrogance - on the part of the British created resentment by Indians. They were treated as second-class citizens and were given only the poorest jobs. British in positions of power, such as General Mayo (Viceroy of India) openly made statements of racial superiority. Educated Indian professionals - felt they were denied equal opportunities within the "machinery" of British rule (such as the Indian Civil Service). They founded a nationalist movement that initially sought equal status for Indians and eventually sought full Indian independence....   [tags: Asian Asian History] 341 words
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Indian Suffrage - Indian Suffrage Before the English arrived in the New world and began creating colonies, the American Indians lived in harmony and peace with natures. The American Indians were skilled hunters, farmers and used everything in their environment for survival or for essential necessities. They shared the land together and moved about freely in search of food. The American Indians never considered the lands their property because it's belong to God and no one have the right to buy, sell, nor own it....   [tags: essays research papers] 1457 words
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Indian Persecutions - The text we have studied relates to the integration problem between teh white and Indian population of United States : Indians are called Native-Americans because they have lived there for centuries. White Europeans arrived in the 17th century on their land during the conquest of the new territories. The confrontation of two cultures led to many problems we will discuss later but, basically, we had the Indian culture related to nature, natural living in direct confrontation with the white industrial and urban culture....   [tags: essays research papers] 330 words
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Indian Contributions - President Bush “The strength of our Nation comes from its people. As the early inhabitants of this great land, the native peoples of North America played a unique role in the shaping of our Nation's history and culture. During the month when we celebrate Thanksgiving, we especially celebrate their heritage and the contributions of American Indian and Alaska Native peoples to this Nation.” The contribution of the American Indian to the English language is something that is often overlooked. These words range from such common English words as "raccoon," "moose," "quahog" and "mackinaw" to literally thousands of place names: "Chicago," "Tallahassee," "Cheyenne," "Hackensack," "Keokuk," "Rockaway," and many others....   [tags: essays research papers] 544 words
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Indian Killer - In Indian Killer Alexie uses a pulp-fiction form, the serial killer mystery, to frame the social issues facing American Indians. He populates the book with stock characters such as a grizzled ex-cop, a left-wing professor, a right-wing talk radio personality, drunken bums, thuggish teenagers and a schizophrenic main character who serves as the most obvious suspect in a mystery that never quite resolves itself. John Smith, the troubled Indian adopted by whites appears at first to be the main character, but in some respects he is what Alfred Hitchcock called a McGuffin....   [tags: essays research papers] 648 words
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Indian Cuisne - India which is also called 'The Republic Of India', is a very large country in South Asia. By size is it the 7th largest country in the world. It also the 2nd most populated democratic country in the world. It is nearly surrounded by water but connected at the north end of the country the the rest of Asia. On it's south is the Indian Ocean. On the west, the Arabian Sea and on the east the Bay Of Bengal. It is connected to countries such as China, Nepal and Pakistan which also have had an affect on India's cuisine....   [tags: India Food] 900 words
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Indian Frontier - The Indian Frontier of the American West tells a story of the different Indian tribes and whites from 1846 to 1890. This period of time is very famous in American history. It produced some of the most widely heard of names in the battles between Indians and whites. These names include Chief Joseph of the Nez Perce tribe, Sitting Bull of the Oglala Sioux, Cochise, Geronimo, and Mangas Coloradas, and John Ross of the Cherokee Nation. These names are still very respected among historians and are seen throughout history books used in schools across the nation....   [tags: essays research papers] 1046 words
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Indian Independence - Indian Independence During the Second World War (1939-45), India supported the Allied Forces with both money and military. The part India played was very important as the support had a large impact on the result of the war. Without India, the Allied would have lost to the Axis. Before the partition in 1947, India was a colony under British rule. India had an army of over two million in 1945. A lot of the soldiers served the allies. 700,000 (three-quarters of the Indian's military) of them joined the 14th Army in Burma....   [tags: Papers] 1108 words
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Indian Genocide - Indian Genocide The United States government used military force to follow a policy of genocide toward the Native Americans. Politically, the policies of removal, concentration, and assimilation caused the death of thousands of Native Americans. Economically, the United States government used military force whenever any valuable resource was discovered on Indian Land. Socially, the near extermination of the Buffalo caused starvation and death among the tribes. The evidence clearly indicates that the United States government used military force and economic pressures to conduct a policy of genocide towards the Native Americans....   [tags: essays research papers] 1267 words
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Indian Nationalsim - Indian Nationalsim Indian nationalism was not a simple unification of Indians against colonial rule. There were many complexities involved in forming an organization that sought to speak on behalf of the people, and many of these challenges were posed to the Indian National Congress because their leadership consisted of the Hindu elite. In 1885, the Indian National Congress was formed through the initiative of Allen Octavian Hume, and it quickly became the chief organization representing the will of the common people and sought to lead the Indians in their struggle for freedom....   [tags: Papers] 644 words
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indian history - Chapter 6 Indian Removal Policy -- White settlers believed that Indians stood in the way of their progress -- 1820's Isaac McCoy, Baptist minister, believed that Indians would like to live in Kansas present idea to Sec. Of War Calhoun -- William Clark, Superintendent of Indian Affairs negotiated treaties (agreements) with the Kansa and Osage Indians n to insure move of Indians Congress passes the Indian Removal Act of 1830 n promised the land in Oklahoma for “as long as the grass grows and the rivers run” n which was until 1906 n Trail of tears -- forced marches to insure move of Indians n Five civilized tribes n Choctaw, Chickasaw, Creek, Cherokee, Seminole n Cherokee adopt republican form of gov’t....   [tags: essays research papers] 1215 words
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Indian Betrayal - Indian Betrayal Looking back at the history of the United States, there are many instances and issues concerning race and ethnicity that shape the social classes that make up the United States today. There are many stories concerning the American Indian that are filled with betrayal, but there is probably none more cruel and shameful as the removal of the Cherokee Indians in 1838. Blood thirsty for money and property, the white settlers would soon use dirty methods to drive the Cherokee out of their home- lands....   [tags: Papers] 1221 words
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An Indian Democracy - An Indian Democracy Donald Grinde is the author of The Iroquois and the Founding of the American Nation, one of the earliest books to argue for an Indian influence on the formation of the American democracy. Since Grinde’s publication and Bruce Johansen’s a year later, there has been a great deal of debate over this issue. Many of the most prominent opponents of the influence thesis have failed to distinguish between the arguments of more extreme authors, such as Gregory Schaaf, who claim that the Iroquois Gayanashagowa was copied by the U.S....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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An Indian Remembers - An Indian Remembers This paper is an attempt to discuss the biography of Mary Englund’s An Indian Remembers based on her childhood experiences in a Christian European convent. Her story starts from the day she is taken away from her family to be civilized in a distant residential school. Englund’s experience in the school could be described as European way of civilizing the young native people that includes compulsory assimilation, segregation, control and racism. The concept of civilization is perceived to be for the best interest of the Indian community, or at least this is what it seems to appear like....   [tags: essays papers]
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Indian Mathematics - Missing Works Cited Indian Mathematics Introduction: Indian, in particular, Hindu, mathematics has not been given the credit or recognition that it deserves. Many of the foundational concepts used in all mathematics were first discovered by the Hindu Indians. This paper will discuss many of these concepts and how they were used in the fifth through the eighth centuries. Apart from direct testimony on the point, the literature of the Hindus furnishes unmistakable evidence to prove that the ancient Hindus possessed astonishing power of memory and concentration of thought....   [tags: India Math Education] 1455 words
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Indian Religon - Indian Religon Most individuals would say Buddhism and Hinduism are very similar, which in some cases they are, but in certain aspects they are immensely different. The ideas of Buddhism developed around the year 450 B.C.E, during the life of religious leader and icon Guatama Buddha. Buddhism emerged around the year 300 BCE. For Buddhism, the religious leader and almighty being that they worship is Guatama Buddha. People that have lived in India don't think of Buddha as a god but more of a spiritual leader who set guidelines for a religious Buddhist life....   [tags: Papers] 618 words
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Dilemmas of American Indian Studies - ... Looking back at the studies of a student from elementary school to college, the lectures and discussion that encompassed Native Americans are little to none. The stories of Squanto and perhaps Sitting Bull and Geronimo were told in the simplest form possible. Squanto helped the colonists; Sitting Bull and Geronimo were renegades that fought the US military. Why this has happened is a question that arises in the minds of scholars. According to Donald Fixico in Ethics and Responsibilities in Writing American Indian History, “Historians, in particular, wrote Indians out of their textbooks for whatever insecure reasons of justifying the past actions of America’s hero’s, racial bigotry, or white guilt.” In one case scholars write Native Americans out of the history, another case is that they write it in their own perspective and placing well-constructed bias throughout the text, or they write in terms of “Indian- White relations, diplomatic and foreign.” Which is worse one might ask....   [tags: U.S. History ]
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Indian Taboos and Customs - ... One specific of Indian food and eating is when a person is eating it is a custom that you consume your food with your right hand only due to the fact that the left hand is believed to be one often eats with the right hand as the left hand is considered bedraggled, (www.traveltaboo.com). A body gesture that may be considered as impudent in other societies is the point of the finger but in Indian society and culture it is considered as a ubiquitous act, (www.traveltaboo.com). A simple, “head wobble, which is very common throughout the country, can mean ‘yes’ and not ‘no,’ it depends on the angle and expression and the speed to determine which is which” (www.traveltaboo.com)....   [tags: Culture ]
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