The Inuit People The word Eskimo is not a proper Eskimo word. It means "eaters of raw meat" and was used by the Algonquin Indians of eastern Canada for their neighbours who wore animal-skin clothing and were ruthless hunters. The name became commonly employed by European explorers and now is generally used, even by them. Their own term for themselves is Inuit which means the "real people." The Inuit developed a way of life well-suited to their Arctic environment, based on fishing; hunting
Taking a deeper look at the meaning behind food through the eyes of traditional societies reveals nothing more than absolute complexity. Sam Gill, in Native American Religions, indisputably shows the complexity through detailed performances and explanations of sacred ceremonies held among numerous traditional societies. Ultimately, Gill explains that these societies handle their food (that gives them life), the source in which the good is obtained, and the way they go about getting their food are
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Many traditional Native medicines and healing practices were discouraged with the advent of Western medicine, but now there is a movement to return to traditional ways (Zubek, 1994, p. 1924). Modern Western medicine treats the symptoms to cure a diseased state when the body is out of homeostasis. Native American healing traditions do this as well with herbs and plants suited to the purpose. These Native healing traditions also include sacred rituals, chants, and purification rites to help bring
do. The Americas have very diverse climates. Each region has a unique terrain as well as climate. Native Americans who lived in each of these areas experienced a different climate, which effects agriculture, religion, and social culture in a society. Depending on which region Native Americans
Whaling The biggest animal known to mankind is a whale has been in hunted since the 800 B.C. Today in the world that we live in there are many problems one of them is hunting whales. One of Whaling is the hunting of all different types of whales for oils and meats. Around 1,000 whales are killed each year and there are many reasons why whalers should not be able to kill these innocent animals. (Berzin) Japanese are the most common people to kill so many of the whales around 1,500 are killed. Japan
Sweetness and Power is a historical study of sugar and its affect on society and economy since it was first discovered. Sugar has had a large impact on society and the economy that is not noticeable unless thoroughly studied. The following is an analysis of the work done by Sidney W. Mintz in his attempt to enlighten the "educated layperson". 	Mintz uses a very basic system for organizing the tremendous amount of data found within in the book. The book is divided into 5 chapters:
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