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American Indians: Health Disparities Research

- American Indians have had health disparities as result of unmet needs and historical traumatic experiences that have lasted over 500 hundred years.1(p99) Since first contact American Indians have been exposed to infectious disease and death2(p19), more importantly, a legacy of genocide, legislated forcible removal, reservation, termination, allotment, and assimilation3. This catastrophic history had led to generational historical traumas and contributes to the worst health in the United States.2 American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/AN) represent 0.9 percent of the United States population4(p3) or 1.9 million AI/AN of 566 federally recognized tribes/nations.5 American Indians/Alaska Native...   [tags: alaska natives, american indians, health]

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Ten Little Indians (And Then There Were None) by Agatha Christie

- Ten Little Indians, published as And Then There Were None when it débuted in America brought a wonderful sense of mystery into the life of the American. Written by Agatha Christie, it was published in 1939 as a fiction murder mystery. The story is set on the coast of Devon, England during the thirties. Ten Little Indians is a classic murder mystery, which involves ten unsuspecting average people. While it seems that one of these people would be the main character, everyone is equally important in shaping the story....   [tags: Ten Little Indians]

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Navajo Indians See the Importance of Supporting their Families and Communities

- The Navajo nation is the largest U.S Indian tribe. It has more than 250,000 people. They are located in Northern New Mexico, a portion of southern Utah, and part of northern Arizona. They first descended from the Apaches, who came from the Pueblos. Their native language is Athapaskan. “Navajo” came from the word navahu’u meaning “farm fields in the valley.” The Spanish chroniclers first referred to the Navajos as Apaches de Nabajo’ meaning Apaches who farm in the valley. Then the name was eventually shortened to the Navajo....   [tags: Native Americans, American Indians,]

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Lasting Effects of European Colonization on Native American Indians.

- Effects of Colonisation on North American Indians Since the Europeans set foot on North American soil in 1620,they have had a devastating effect on the native population. I will be discussing the long term effect of North American colonisation on the Native Americans, focusing on such issues as employment opportunities, the environment, culture and traditions, health, as well as social justice. I will begin with the important issue of employment opportunities. The unemployment rate for Native Americans is a staggering 49%....   [tags: native americans, indians, colonial america]

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Collision between the Authorities of the General and State Governments on Account of the Indians

- It gives me pleasure to announce to Congress that the benevolent policy of the Government, steadily pursued for nearly thirty years, in relation to the removal of the Indians beyond the white settlements is approaching to a happy consummation. Two important tribes have accepted the provision made for their removal at the last session of Congress, and it is believed that their example will induce the remaining tribes also to seek the same obvious advantages. The consequences of a speedy removal will be important to the United States, to individual States, and to the Indians themselves....   [tags: tribes, indians, indian community]

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The History of the Wisconsin Indians

- The 1989-1991 Biennial Budget established a program that would support school districts’ efforts to give information about Wisconsin Indian history, culture, and tribal sovereignty. The exact year Act 31 took place was 1989 (information from Act 31 handout/lecture). I would like to teach at the high school level which is the grades nine through twelve. One course would be history. History is a very delicate topic when dealing with Wisconsin Native Americans. I would talk to the Native American students in my class, and I would ask them what they would be comfortable with me teaching....   [tags: Wisconsin Indians, Native Americans, USA, history,]

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The Saga of the Tigua Indians

- The Saga of the Tigua Indians The Saga of the Tigua Indians is an amazing one. By all reasoning they should have been wiped out long ago. There quiet defiance to change, however, has carried them through. From the height of civilization to near extinction the Tigua have remained. They endure imprisonment by the Spanish, oppression and manipulation by everyone that followed. This is the story of a people thought to extinct, that are once again learning to survive. Early histories of the Tigua Indians are conflicting and largely untrue....   [tags: Tigua Indians Native Americans Essays]

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Location and Description of the Algonkian Indians

- Location and Description of the Algonkian Indians - Algonkian lived in Quebec and Ontario; starting from the Ottawa valley, beneath Hudson Bay and above lower Ontario - the areas in which they lived in were dense woodlands with trees, such as, birch and evergreen; and snow covered the land most of the year. Adaptation to the physical Environment Home - Algonkian homes were called Wigwam, there frames were built out of saplings of tall, young tree trunks which were tied together with narrow strips of bark or root fibers, to form a dome shape - the frame was covered with woven mats or barks, then was firmly tied to the frames - light birch bark were used as covers in the summer and heavy e...   [tags: Algonkians Indians Native Americans Essays]

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How American Indians Have Adapted their Culture Since Colonization

- My essay will have an outlook of the history of the first Americans “Indians” and how they’ve adapted with their religion, subsistence strategy, social organization, and material culture. Over the years things have change in the history of Native Americans, prior to the reconstruction period, Native Americans knew who they were and what they lived for. Before the Europeans came and changed their living they one with nature and the land they’ve came to know. They believe that America was there’s and they lived free....   [tags: American Indians, Native Americans, Colonies]

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Yanomamo Indians

- This paper looks on Yanomamo Indians traits and describes their actual way of life; the basic question that might be asked will be answered: who they are, where do they live, how do they gather food to survive and what are their skills in this domain; also how these Indians are organized politically and how are the social relations among the families and between neighboring tribes. Then, how the devastation of the scientists and journalists have changed the Yanomamo Indians way of life in the current and past century, and if they kept the same aspects of their current religion of they ancestors even thought modern world have reached them....   [tags: Yanomamo Indians Culture]

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Review For The Woodlands Indians In The Western Great Lakes

- The Woodlands Indians in the Western Great Lakes. Robert E. Ritzenthaler and Pat Ritzenthaler. Prosper Heights, IL: Waveland Press, Inc. 1993. 154 pp. In each of the ten chapters that comprise this book, the authors address important features of the Woodlands Indians’ way of life that ensure their survival. They address such important issues as how they are able to find enough food to subsist and what exactly they do eat to subsist; as well as going into topics such as their religious beliefs, traditional ceremonies, their beliefs regarding shamanism and curative techniques, their material culture, games, music, and folklore that is important to them and influences who they are as a people....   [tags: Indians Book Review]

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Cherokee Indians

- Cherokee Indians The Cherokee Indians were one of the civilized tribes in the United States. They were located in the southeastern part of the U.S. This includes the western parts of North and South Carolina, The northern parts of Alabama and Georgia, Southwest Virginia and the Cumberland basin of Tennessee. It appears the Cherokee settled in 1000 A.D. to 1500 A.D. Their development took place in two stages or phases. The Pisgah which took place 1300 A.D. to 1540 A.D. and the Qualla which took place 1540 A.D....   [tags: History Indians Native Americans Essays]

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The Red Indians And The Black Indians

- In the history of United States, the red Indians and the Black peoples own a very unique and wondrous extent. They both suffered from a course of collective tragedy over nineteenth century. They have been misrepresented, stereotyped and simplified over time. Their stories cannot be simply condensed into one master narrative of defeat and decimation. To understand what really happened to them, we need to look at various historic pieces on the lives of many Indians, Blacks and Whites- that contributed to these multi-faceted stories....   [tags: Black people, Slavery in the United States]

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Native Indians And The Indigenous Indians

- As each day passes on to a new, I have taken to notice our weather becoming quite colder than before. The crops have perished due to the lack of rain in our mid-South land of the Americas. I have heard murmurs about a great and powerful conquistador, known as Son of the Sun, headed to our parts of the land whose objectives are unknown for the community of natives. I fear the combinations of colder weather and a prevailing conqueror coming before us will be nothing but terror for the indigenous Indians....   [tags: Indigenous peoples of the Americas]

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Health Care is One Of The Largest Issues Facing American Indians Today

- One of the largest issues facing American Indian's today One of the largest issues facing American Indian's today One of the largest issues facing the American Indian's today is that health care. As tribes and urban Indian health centers struggle along with the rest of the country to address the growing numbers of Elders in their communities. There are key issues and special considerations that must be addressed to ensure American Indian Elders are not forgotten in any proposed reform or redesign proposals that the newly formed Medicaid Commission or Congress put forth....   [tags: Native American Indians]

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A Southwestern Indian Culture Among Us Today: The Hopi Indians

- A Southwestern Indian Culture Among Us Today: The Hopi Indians Did you know that the Ancient Indian people of the Southwestern United States have dated back to the year 10,000 BC. First appearing toward the end of the last Ice Age, they were the first “Americans.” (Noble, 1998) When Christopher Columbus arrived in the America’s in 1492 and seeing the people of this land for the first time, he thought that he had landed in India, thus giving them the name “Indians.” (Noble, 1998) However, he was nowhere near India, or that region of the world....   [tags: Hopi Indians southwestern united states]

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Tepeticpac Indians and the Town of Tlaxcala

- Tlaxcala... It has what you like was founded in 1591 by a group of thirty families of tlaxcaltec, originating in the header of Tepeticpac, Indians who – as part of the project of colonization of the frontier chichimeca - months ago had been settled in Mexquitic. At this stage Tlaxcala, or Tlaxcalilla, it received the name of the town of Nuestra Señora de los Remedios, settling in the current founders Plaza. Later, between June and July next year and to facilitate the founding of the people of San Luis, along with the town of Santiago was moved near the Tlaxcala interchangeably known as river or Santiago....   [tags: Mexican Indian History, San Luis Potosi]

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Cultural Aspects of the Navajo Indians

- Culture gives definition to a group of people’s way of life. Culture defines people; It is who the people are. The Navajo Indians are a group located in the southwestern part of the United States with a distinct culture. They originated there sometime between the year “1200 and 1500” (Craats 4). Unlike the beginning of their residence in the United States, different aspects of the culture have changed, but the Navajo people still remain a culturally rich group of people. To this day, their political organization, economy, social organization, and religious beliefs are the four major elements that make them who they are as a whole....   [tags: Native American, Culture, Indian tribe]

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The Otomi Indians and Montecillo

- Montecillo... It has what you like a group of Otomi Indians around 1600 and tarascan avecindaron part of the ejidos in the East of the city of San Luis Potosí. The new settlement was small in size: only consisted of two leagues, measured in terms of the city towards the Cerro de San Pedro, and width less than a quarter of a League. The name of Montecillo, adopted from the outset by its inhabitants according to the titles of erection of the village, was derived from the fact that the lands they settled originally were rough, hilly and fruitless....   [tags: Mexican Indian History, San Luis Potosi]

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Indians of Native America

- The Cheyenne tribe of Native American Indians are what is now the most well known and prominent of Indian tribes that have ever settled in North America. They originally lived in villages, in some of the eastern parts of the country and occupied much of what is today, Minnesota, until they were forced to migrate to the Great Plains around 1800s (Grinnell). From being moved into the plains, the Cheyenne tribe separated into Northern Cheyenne and the Southern Cheyenne and their land ranged from the Missouri River to the Arkansas River....   [tags: indian tribes, the cheyenne, great plains]

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Laurence M. Hauptman's Between Two Fires: American Indians in the Civil War

- The American Civil War tore apart many American lives. These people lost loved ones, had to endure the pains of those who lost limbs, and deal with emotional needs. However American lives were not the only ones that suffered and fought the war. American Indians served for both the North and the South during the Civil War. There reasons was to what they could gain from the side the chose, pride for the land they lived in, and to Indians did not have much going for them at the time. From generals to privets they stood there ground and fought with pride....   [tags: American Citil War Indians Native Americans]

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The American Indians

- Subculture Assignment The American Indians are also known as Native Americans who are present within the United States and comprise varying ethnic groups and tribes and hold distinctive attributes which makes them different from the white Americans who are present in the society of the United States. The immigration to the US started from the 15th century due to which the society of the United States was seen to be holding distinctive tribes and immigrants who formed groups in the US and started achieving recognition in the US society....   [tags: Native Americans, Ethnic Groups. Tribes]

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The Tapirapé Indians

- In South America, there are many indigenous groups that have been studied and analyzed by anthropologists. The Tapirapé Indians is an indigenous Brazilian tribe that has a very interesting culture that has been influenced by other indigenous groups in Brazil, while being preserved from Europeans influences. Most ethnographic research about the Tapirapé Indians has been performed by Herbert Baldus and Charles Wagley from the early 1900’s to the 1970’s. In this paper, I will analyze the language, power, social relations, material practices, belief system and institutions and rituals of the Tapirapé Indians and discuss how each category plays a role in their culture....   [tags: Culture]

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The Ojibway Indians

- ... The Ojibway language is from the Algonquian language family. Ojibway words are very long and hard to pronounce. Here is a few of the Ojibway words translated into English. Mee-gwetch means thank you, Muckadaymashkeekiwabu is the word coffee, and Ahnimooshug is the Ojibway word for dogs. Weapons, Hunting, and Tools Ojibway warriors use bows, arrows, clubs, axes, and flails. A flail is a handle connected to a spiky ball with a chain. It was very hard to control. If they swung the chain the wrong way, the spiky ball could hit them and cause injury or death....   [tags: chippewa, ojibway, settlers]

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The Anasazi Indians

- It was during the time period that Christ was born that the Anasazi Indians appeared in the Four Corners area which is the area where the boundaries of Arizona, Utah, New Mexico and Colorado meet. For the over a thousand years the Anasazi thrived and built their homes into the side of cliffs. These cliff dwellings could only be reached by climbing and made for a great defense system against enemies; some dwellings reached five stories in height and contained hundreds of rooms. Many of the elaborate cliff dwellings and terraced apartment houses built of stone, mud, and wood still stands today and date back to about 9,000 CE, but the people who comprised this desert culture did not begin to se...   [tags: Ancient Pueblo Peoples, Puebloan peoples]

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The Lakota Sioux Indians And The Tribe Of The Southern Plain Indians

- The Lakota Sioux Indians make up the majority of the Northern Plain Indians. They are located on the Pine Ridge reservation in South Dakota. It is the poorest county in the nation, with population estimates of the reservation range from 28,000 to 40,000. 80% of residents are unemployed (versus 10% in the rest of the country); 49% of the residents live below the Federal poverty level (including 61% of all those under the age of 18); Per capita income in Oglala Lakota County is $6,286; (www.census.gov) The area of the Pine Ridge Reservation is mostly rural and health care is given by the Indian Health Service (IHS)....   [tags: Health care provider, Health care, Blood sugar]

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The History of the Navajo Indians

- The Navajo Indians used to live in northwestern Canada and Alaska. 1,000 years ago the Navajo Indians traveled south, because there was more qualities they had seeked there. When the Navajo Indians traveled south there was a lot of oil in the 1940’s. Today the Navajo Indians are located in the Four Corners. The marriage practices for the Navajo Indians are very unique. The bride must be bought with horses, sheep, or other valuable items. What many Navajo Indians used to use in the 40’s were love potions....   [tags: Native Americans, informative]

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Christopher Columbus And The Indians

- Europeans of all nationalities came into contact with Indians while exploring the “New World”. The different nationalities of Europeans all treated the Indians differently. Some showed the Indians kindness, respect, and compassion. Others, however, were harsh towards the Indians showing no kindness, respect, or compassion. This cruelty had an exceptional role in creating the New World. The Europeans came over to the New World exploring and eventually took over the Indians by conquest. When the Europeans migrated to the New World they were not expecting to come into contact with any other human beings....   [tags: Europe, Christopher Columbus, Spain]

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The American Of The Cherokee Indians

- The English arrival to the United States caused the death of thousands of Native Americans. The Cherokees were one of the tribes that experienced the great changes the English caused in their arrival to the Americas. The Cherokee Indians had to learn to adjust in many ways, changes in language and the deaths of many Cherokees were just some of the hardships the Indians faced. The many challenges brought the Cherokees to lose much of their culture in the later years. From the start of the English meeting the Cherokee Indians in 1729, the two did not have a great relationship....   [tags: Native Americans in the United States]

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The Image Of North American Indians

- December 9th 2014 A Fruitful Myth The image of North American Indians as inherently attuned to the natural world is one of the many images associated with this group of people and their culture. Many people have come to believe the myth that Indians are more attuned with the environment than any other race. However, this image is in fact just that; an image. It is a false picture that has been painted into the minds of others. This false picture has been associated with North American Indians for centuries....   [tags: Native Americans in the United States]

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Apache Indians

- Apache Prisoners of War The Chiricahuas, who were once one of the most feared Native American tribes of the southwest, became prisoners of war by the United States for a period of twenty seven years. This period of time was the longest captivity a Native American tribe had ever been imprisoned. The Chiricahuas imprisonment began in 1886, when the United States Army transported four hundred Native Americans from San Carlos and Fort Apache reservations to army posts in Florida (Davis). By 1887, the bulk of the Chiricahuas had been transported to the Mount Vernon barracks in Alabama, and the rest of the dislocated band of Chiricahuas, including the now famous Geronimo were reunited by 1888 (Da...   [tags: Native American Indians]

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American Indians And European Americans

- Introduction Most people say change is good, but was it good for the many different cultural groups that migrated to and in America. Moving or living in a new place with different cultures can be challenging and trying to adapt can be difficult. Many are faced with a number of challenges with interfere with their lifestyles. An example is equal or fair treatment and the pressures to fit in with society. American Indians and European Americans have collectively been affected by public policy in ways that are both positive and negative....   [tags: Native Americans in the United States]

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Native Americans And The Cherokee Indians

- Sabrina Caldwell Laura Baker October 25, 2015 Cherokee Removal As Americans sought to expand their settlements into Cherokee land, the Cherokee faced three choices: assimilate, leave their native land, or defend their sovereignty. The Cherokee Indians had lived on these lands of thousands of years before the colonist claimed it for the United States. Five million acres of land in Georgia was trying to be peaceably obtained from the Indians. The Cherokee Indians having already given portions of their lands in numerous Georgia treaties wanted to hold onto what little land they had left....   [tags: Native Americans in the United States, Cherokee]

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The Treaty Between The Abenaki Indians And The English At Casco Bay

- I. What are the terms of the Treaty between the Abenaki Indians and the English at Casco Bay. What argument does Sauguaarum then make in regard to it. What insights to gain from his perspective. The terms of the Treaty included the acknowledgement of Indian tribes’ asking for forgiveness and the English dominating Indian trade and commerce. There were other terms that included the English being able to use Indian land for recreational use and any “remedy or redress” (Calloway 174) being brought to justice based on English laws....   [tags: French and Indian War]

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Native Americans And The American Indians

- Since the arrival of colonial countries of the old world, Native Americans have been stripped of their land and have had many other hardships to follow with that. Simple things such as citizenship of the United States were not granted to natives until 1924, almost 150 years after the Declaration of Independence was signed. What most modern day Americans don’t realize is that many of these hardships are far from over for most American Indians. One of the key factors to major difficulties found in these cultures is their poor economic structures....   [tags: Native Americans in the United States]

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Deontology in Jim and the Indians

- Jim has found himself in a quandary. When arriving in a South American town he has happened upon a captain and his army about to assassinate twenty Indians in order to deter other Indians protesting against the government. Jim is treated as a guest to the town and offered the privilege of shooting one of the Indians in which case the captain will let the other nineteen go, however declining this offer will mean the captain will carry on as planned and kill all twenty. Consequentialism is ordinarily distinct from deontology, as deontology offers rightness or wrongness of an act, rather than the outcome of the action....   [tags: rules, consequentialism, good will]

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American Indians And The Day Of The Dead

- For my cultural event I went to the event called American Indians and the Day of the Dead. This event covered two different cultures and described how they were connected through different aspects. For the first part of the event American Indians were the subject. The American Indian story is very rich in culture. Ever since the colonization of the America’s by the Europeans the Native American culture has be subject to unfair treatment and undeserved prejudice. This unfair treatment can be traced all the way back to when the Constitution was written....   [tags: Native Americans in the United States]

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The History Behind The Native Indians

- When I was reading the history behind the Native Indians, I learned about their culture and how it was very important to them. The culture assimilation of the Indians was how the country wanted the Native American culture become the European American culture. The Indians in general faced a lot of colonialism. They wanted to get rid of the Native American aspect. The Native Americans had a lot of cultural relativism due to settles trying to kick them out of their home. Another important thing to the Native Americans was the trading system, which the balance reciprocity was good for....   [tags: Native Americans in the United States, Cherokee]

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The Conquering of the Karankawa Indians

- The Karankawa Indians lived along the Gulf of Mexico in the coastal bend. Their territory ranged from the west end of Galveston bay southwestward to Corpus Christi bay. Contrary to popular belief the Karankawa were not cannibals. They did like many other Texas Indian tribes eat their captured enemy warriors and leaders to gain their strength or courage but never for food. The name Karankawa was given to many bands of Indians in the area including the Cocos, Copanes, Cujanes, Guapites, Carancaguases (the source of the name Karankawa)....   [tags: Gulf of Mexico Naive-Americans]

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Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians

- History of Cherokee Indians in the United States In the early nineteenth century, while the United States expanded into the lower south, white settlers faced a difficulty. That colony was already home for the Indians, and most Americans thought Cherokees were getting into their way of development. Even though the land was the Indian’s way of life, Americans decided to evacuate them. When Andrew Jackson took office, he pursued the Indian removal policy. Under his administration no less than ninety four treaties were made with the Indians, but the United States began moving them westward....   [tags: Native American history in the US]

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Summary Of ' Twelve Little Indians '

- Ten Little Indians With reading the Do Not Go Gentle section of “Ten Little Indians”, this short story touched me in the most emotional way. As I began to read this section, I began to thank God for the blessings he has showered upon myself as well as my loved ones. I have two stories that have tremendously impacted my life that affected me in a way that it changed my outlook of life. The two experiences are the terrifying fact that I almost lost my backbone, my mother, and the experience of a mother losing her blessings....   [tags: Family, Marriage, Mother, Life]

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Summary : ' The Handbook Of The Indians Of California '

- ALFRED LOUIS KROEBER 1876-1960 Idealistic. Kroeber one of three students who decided to make his seminar in American Indian languages at the University of Columbia with Boas; the results obtained of the fieldwork with the "Arapajos" of Wyoming, "Shoshone", "Utes", and “bannocks". With this work Kroeber a broad and influential Anthropology book:, "The Handbook of the Indians of California," where he did an incredible amount of ethnographic case and become one of the major reference book on American ethnology, in most parts of the globe, Mexico and Peru, India and east and Southeast Asia....   [tags: Anthropology, Franz Boas, Professor]

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The American Of American Indians

- Ordinary people can change the structure of our society in their daily lives. According to the Franks’s Asian Pacific American History, Agency is a term used to describe people making history. People can assert agency by grouping together and forming protests, joining labor movements and campaigning for a presidential candidate that represents them. There are many events in the past and present that individuals have strongly assert a sense of agency. Throughout our history, we understand how American Indians, blacks, and whites played a vital role in creating what America is now today....   [tags: United States, Slavery, American Revolution]

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The Era Of The Lenape Indians

- One of the very first electrified streets in the United States was Broadway. This gave it many opportunities to become a large icon for our nation. As we know now it is one of the most well-known places for great entertainment. However Broadway was not always the iconic entertainment center it is today; it was stolen, had New York City emerge around it, and persevered through many difficult economic and cultural times. Broadway started out as the main trading route of the Lenape Indians. The trail was known as the Wickquasgeck Trail and ran 15 miles through rough terrain (Purdy)....   [tags: New York City, Manhattan, Broadway]

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The American Of American Indians

- American Indians were impacted most by the greed of europeans and the new people coming into their land. Their greed is what caused american indians to be almost wiped off their own country. It’s nonsense when people say europeans just wanted to expand and had to do what they had to do. American Indians were willing to work with them, but were backstabbed. It’s sickening how far greed could take europeans to do the most inhumane things. Their greed caused many sufferings like deaths, enslavements, and many rape cases....   [tags: Native Americans in the United States]

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Conflicts Between Colonists and Indians

- In many situations, introducing a new party into a land that was formerly inhabited and assimilated by another party with completely different societal, political and cultural values results in a lengthy period of transition and conflict due to misunderstanding. Colonization and the interactions between colonists and Indians during the early stages of settlement in the New World was certainly no exception. Although European societies and political structures were hierarchical and left less to the impoverished members of society, Indian societies and political structures were not as patriarchal and featured communal cooperation....   [tags: Communication, Cooperation, Disease]

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American Indians Verses The Europeans

- American Indians verses The Europeans Europeans came over to America in 1492 changing the way the Natives lived forever. These natives were living tranquil and content lives. The Europeans came over to these innocent people’s land calling them savages, killed their people, and destroying the perfect lives they once had. There are many accounts recorded on how the Indians and Europeans felt about the discovery of America. The Natives believed they had a very sophisticated society before the Europeans came; but the Europeans believed the natives did not know how to live right and they needed their help to learn how to live the “correct” and “godly” way....   [tags: Christopher Columbus, United States]

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Bad Indians By Miranda Talks

- In the book Bad Indians, Miranda talks about the many issues Indigenous People go through. Miranda talks about the struggles Indigenous people go through; however, she talks about them in the perspective of Native Americans. Many people learn about Indigenous People through classrooms and textbooks, in the perspective of White people. In Bad Indians, Miranda uses different literary devices to show her perspective of the way Indigenous People were treated, the issues that arose from missionization, as well as the violence that followed through such issues....   [tags: Native Americans in the United States]

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Native Americans And American Indians

- Native Americans, sometimes referred to as American Indians, have continually faced hardships. Native Americans history is Often overlooked and misunderstood which can lead to stereotyping or discrimination They have fought for many years to be accepted and given their rights to continuities practicing the beliefs that were practiced long before the Europeans came upon the Americas long ago. Throughout history, Native Americans have been presented with many obstacles and even now they continue to fight to over these hardships....   [tags: Native Americans in the United States]

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The Zuni Indians Live, Today

- The Zuñi Indians live, today, on the Zuñi Reservation in west-central New Mexico. They occupying the north bank of the upper Zuni river valley of western New Mexico and Eastern Arizona since at least 700 A.D. (Theodore Frisbie; Encyclopedia), Resisters, is the best word to describe the Zuni people. They resisted acculturation. They resisted change to their ceremonial cycle. They are a complex people. They have survived because they have resisted (Arizona Rocks Tours), and unlike many other Native American tribes, the Zuñi Indians were never forced to leave their homelands and are even still living there today....   [tags: Marriage, Family, Kinship, Anthropology]

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American Indians and Alaska Natives

- The United States population growth rate continues to increase gradually by less than 1% per year. Over the past decade, American Indians and Alaska Natives (AIANs) population increased by 26.7%.1 According to 2010 census, there are approximately 5.2 million AIANs living in the United States representing 1.7% of the U.S. population.2 By 2050, the projected population of AIANs will reach an estimated 8.6 million.2 Alaska Natives (AN) comprise of the second largest population group in Alaska. They make up a bigger percentage of Alaska’s population than Native Americans in any other state....   [tags: population growth, alaska, natives]

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Lakota (Sioux) Indians and Creation

- ... Finally a young man decided to see what Iktomi was about, and came up. His name was Tokahe, and is now called the First. Tokahe was shown the wonders of the top soil by Iktomi and he then decided to bring his people up with him. He was telling them of the great things he had seen, but an Elder warned him of the danger. Tokahe was still determined to bring his people up, and so the Elder went out of the hole before the others and became the Buffalo Nation, to protect the people when danger arose....   [tags: Native American beliefs]

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Native Americans And American Indians

- As stated in the research questions the Native American are referred to and their involvement in the western plains. Native Americans and American Indians will be used into changeably throughout this work. In order to demonstrate the view that has been portrayed of them in this myth of the dangerous frontier, and to disprove their overarching place in the myth. The Jackson Turner commentary furthers the myth that Native Americans were the epicentre of the fears of the Frontier. The ideas of Frederick Jackson Turner in the later nineteenth century can be compared with the modern perceptions of borderlands encouraged by Patricia Nelson Limerick and Pekka Hamalianen, for example....   [tags: Native Americans in the United States]

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Mongols and Plains Indians

- Two cultures, thousands of miles apart, show similarities that would be expected of neighboring civilizations. Both cultures arose on similar terrain. This terrain was a luscious grassland. One civilization grew up in Midwest North America, the other in Central Asia. The first civilization was the Plains Indians. The second was the Mongols. Each culture had a common form of religion. This religion was shamanism. Wordiq defines it as "a range of traditional beliefs and practices that involve the ability to diagnose, cure, and sometimes cause human suffering because of a special relationship with, or control over, spirits." The cultures were also affected by the horse....   [tags: Comparative, Cultures]

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Indians in Unexpected Places

- Deloria, with his analytical survey, Indians in Unexpected Places, recounts the synthesis of western white expectations, and American Indians. The book takes its title from the general thesis, which explores not only the relationship between Indians and their introduction into an alien culture, but also the expectations that we have of Indians and how they “should” interact with our white western culture. According to Deloria, the common notion is that, “Indian people, corralled on isolated and impoverished reservations, missed out on modernity- indeed, almost missed out of history itself.” (Deloria p....   [tags: Non-Fiction Literature, persuasive]

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Western Indians

- In the late nineteenth century the expansion to the west increased the American culture. Since population was growing they needed to satisfy demands equally for every person. The idea of Manifest Destiny was used as a justification for the expansion and westward movement. Natives Americans were against the thought Americans had about the West. As a result Americans put a number of policies that helped remove the Natives Americans of the West. Americans were trying to destroy the culture Natives had....   [tags: Native American Indian History]

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American Indians

- American Indians form one of the minorities groups in America. Yet their native soil has the leading population in the world. America was inclined by their viewpoint before the first settler. Many of the Indians came to America as early as the turn of the century, in which they were deprived of residency until a congressional act was approved in 1946(Lee 106). Most Indians have supplied abundant assistance to the culture and flawless being of US; majorities of these donations regulate to the science field....   [tags: Native Americans, American History]

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Indians and the Frontier

- Indians and the Frontier The frontier after the Civil War was changed just like the rest of America. Immigrants flocked here from all over the globe. This led to huge population increases, which meant that more land was to be used. The frontier was slowly divided among the masses, and people began claiming their stakes. With the land being devoured, the Indians felt that they were being denied the rights to what was theirs. The Indians were greatly outnumbered, and out skilled. In one of the last deciding battles, Wounded Knee, the Indians lost one-hundred and forty-six dead, and fifty-one injured, where as the U.S....   [tags: Papers]

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American Indians

- The American Indians Between 1609 To 1865 The Native Americans or American Indians, once occupied all of the entire region of the United States. They were composed of many different groups, who speaked hundreds of languages and dialects. The Indians from the Southwest used to live in large built terraced communities and their way of sustain was from the agriculture where they planted squash, pumpkins, beans and corn crops. Trades between neighboring tribes were common, this brought in additional goods and also some raw materials such as gems, cooper....   [tags: essays research papers Native American Indian]

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Lakota Indians

- Lakota History Throughout North American expansion the Lakota people have suffered some of the worst and straight forward persecutions against Native American Indians, and live in some of the poorest if not the poorest conditions in the United States. This is sad for a people who use to be one of the strongest nations in the Central Plains, feared by white men and other Indian nations alike for their ferocity and warrior abilities in the heat of battle. The Lakota arrived at positions of dominance because of their success in controlling live¬stock, land, trading rights, and people....   [tags: Native American Indian History]

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Native American Indians And Native Americans

- Native American Indians did not have a concept of land as a commodity or a possession like the European, Colonist, or Americans. The Native American Indians signed many treaties giving land in order to maintain the balance between a conquering force and providing for their own people. The relationship between the European settlers brought many things to trade with the Indians such as axes, guns, knives, alcohol but the most devastating item that the Indians received were the germs that their bodies were not able to fight off....   [tags: Native Americans in the United States]

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The California Act For The Government And Protection Of Indians

- 4. The California Act for the Government and Protection of Indians – Describe in detail this former California law, its provisions and impacts on California Indians 4. In 1850, California passed an Act that would take away more of the rights that Indians had. The Act contained the statement “in no case shall a white man be convicted on any offense upon the testimony of an Indian.” (California’s War on Indians 1). Basically, if a white man were to murder someone or did anything illegal and if only Indians saw it happen, they wouldn’t be able to convict the white man because of the witnesses race....   [tags: Native Americans in the United States]

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Native American Indians And Native Americans

- Native Americans were known to be indigenous people because they were always settling in particular regions, so they were known as natives to the lands of America. Later on, Native Americans were known as American Indians. The Native Americans got their name from the first explorer of America, named Christopher Columbus. Christopher Columbus thought that he reached the Indies when he first came to America and so he decided to call the group native residents or “people of India” (Schaefer). Some of the Indian groups are The Cherokees, Navajos, Latin American Indians, Choctaw, Sioux, Chippewa, Apache, Blackfeet, Iroquois and Pueblo (Schaefer)....   [tags: Cherokee, Native Americans in the United States]

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No Indians, Native American Writer And Poet Deborah A. Miranda 's `` Bad Indians ``

-     “California is a story. California is many stories.” But whose story is heard. What stories are forgotten. In the memoir, Bad Indians, Native American writer and poet Deborah A. Miranda constructs meaning about the untold experiences of indigenous people under the colonial period of American history. Her memoir disrupts a “coherent narrative” and takes us on a detour that deviates from the alleged facts presented in our high school history books. Despite her emphasis on the brutalization of the Indigenous people in California during the colonization period, Miranda’s use of the Christian Novena, “Novena to Bad Indians,” illustrates an ‘absurd’ ironic stance amidst cruelty and violence....   [tags: Native Americans in the United States]

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The Conflict Between Virginian Settlers And Indians

- Even though the critical aid of Indians had saved the settlers in Virginia from extinction, conflict—rooted in both ideological and practical reasons—was a prevalent tone in the relations between Virginian settlers and Indians during the 17th century. The undesirable relations began in the first months of the Jamestown colony. The early colonists in Jamestown viewed the Indians as savages and expressed hostility towards them. Captain John Smith established an unstable relationship with the Indians, occasionally stealing food from them....   [tags: Native Americans in the United States, Colonialism]

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North American Indians

- As the first ethnographer of Indian culture, George Catlin plays a vital role by offering the western eye a glimpse into the “uncivilized” North American Indian culture—both pictorially and textually. Following the Lewis and Clark expedition, Catlin took it upon himself to set out and paint prominent Indian leaders in their traditional attire, as well as to document his experiences through a series of letters. Catlin’s work, North American Indians, stands out as a valuable time capsule for the modern reader....   [tags: Ethnology, Catlin]

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Spanish Explorers And The South American Indians

- Professori Mark Bocija History 1111 Rezvan Ngalla December 9, 2015 Spanish Explorers and the South American Indians Long before European arrival and settlement, religious and cultural differences was part of the landscape of America. The indigenous people of this land were separated by language, landscape and ritual practices. When most European explorers arrived in the Americas, they did not even consider that the people they met and encountered had cultural and religious values that were different from their own....   [tags: Indigenous peoples of the Americas, Latin America]

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The Cheyenne Tribe Of Native American Indians

- The Cheyenne Tribe of native american indians are one of the most well known tribes in the plains. Originally in the 1600’s the Cheyenne Tribe lived in stationary villages in the east part of the country. They would rely on farming to make money and to feed their family. The Cheyennes occupied what is now Minnesota. In the 1700’s the Cheyennes migrated to North Dakota and settled on a river. The river provides a source of fresh water and many animals would go there so hunting would be easier.In 1780 a group of indians called the “Ojibwas” forced them out and they crossed the Missouri River and followed the buffalo herd on horseback....   [tags: Native Americans in the United States]

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American Indians and World War II

- By 1940, Native Americans had experienced many changes and counter-changes in their legal status in the United States. Over the course of the nineteenth century, most tribes lost part or all of their ancestral lands and were forced to live on reservations. Following the American Civil War, the federal government abrogated most of the tribes’ remaining sovereignty and required communal lands to be allotted to individuals. The twentieth century also saw great changes for Native Americans, such as the Citizenship Act and the Indian New Deal....   [tags: American History, World History]

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Native American Indians And Native Americans

- Since the arrivals of colonial countries of the old world, Native Americans have had their lands stripped and have had an abundant amount of oppression to follow with that. Furthermore natives had Simple things such as citizenship of the United States was not granted to natives until 1924, almost 150 years after the Declaration of Independence was signed. What most modern day Americans don’t realize is that many of these hardships are far from over for most American Indians. One of the key factors to major difficulties found in these cultures is their poor economic structures....   [tags: Native Americans in the United States]

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Attempts to Spread Christianity to the Pueblo Indians

- ... They were not a closed minded people, saying my way or no way, instead they were open to listening to the views of others. They would attend the Spanish masses and other church services; as a result the Spanish took it as a sign of their willing acceptance to Catholicism. However they had no intention of letting Christianity completely take the place of their own traditional religion. They we’re willing to add Christian components to their own religion, but not replace theirs with Christianity....   [tags: religion, covert, spanish]

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Indians : Textualism, Morality, And The Problem Of History

- Although Tompkins’ stated goal in her essay Indians: Textualism, Morality, and the Problem of History is to recount a specific instance in her life where post-structuralism made historical research difficult, the fundamental theme is the discussion of the divergent approaches that come from academic inquiry and pragmatic social progress. Through a narrative about her life as a child in New York City, Tompkins begins her essay discussing the problems faced by modern Native Americans and the dehumanized perspective of them held of them by non-Native Americans....   [tags: Native Americans in the United States]

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The Indians Must Worship The Great Spirit

- When Europeans first arrived in the Americas and encountered Native Americans, they viewed them as primitive and uncivilized people. This is evident through the journals and accounts of many explorers of the time, such as Christopher Columbus. They sought to civilize these people through Christianity and convert them to their way of life. However, the Native Americans were far from what the European explorers believed them to be. They were in fact quite intellectual and spiritual people. Literature that make this evident is the famous speech by the eloquent Native American chief, Red Jacket, entitled “The Indians must Worship the Great Spirit in their Own Way.” There are many notable differe...   [tags: Native Americans in the United States]

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Ravages Of Alcohol On American Native Indians

- Overview Throughout history, many stories have been shared of the ravages of alcohol on the American Native Indians. Facts of these stories still ring true to this day. There is still wide spread rates of alcoholism, domestic violence, and poverty among many tribes peoples devastating the young and old. However, long ago there was hope brought forth to the tribes. Handsome Lake was born in a Seneca village in 1735. He would grow to be a great prophet for his people. But before his visions, he was broken alcoholic that had loss all he had....   [tags: Native Americans in the United States]

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Career Goals Of The Baseball For The Cleveland Indians

- Career Paper Over the course of my life, I have had many different career goals which included becoming a teacher, a crime scene investigator or an athletic trainer. However, the one thing that I wanted to do more than anything else was to become the first woman to play Major League Baseball for the Cleveland Indians. As I got older, I realized that the opportunity for a woman to play Major League Baseball was very uncommon. I began thinking of other ways that I could still be involved with baseball as part of my future career....   [tags: Physical therapy]

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Counselor And Client Characteristics Of The American Indians

- Counselor and Client Characteristics This counselor used tables: 7.1, 7.2, and 7.3 in the textbook. When this counselor looked that the componts of white culture, generic characteristics of counseling, and the racial/ethnic minority group variables of the American Indians. First thing that stood out to this counselor is: the compont of white culture is individual is the primary unit and has the primary responsivity. Another thing is that the single person can control their environment. Also in the white culture the nuclear family is ideal for the social unit....   [tags: Native Americans in the United States]

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Analysis Of The Book ' The Ten Little Indians '

- Throughout the different short stories of the Ten Little Indians, each story has a very unique outcome. Each story discusses Native Americans different living, and while doing so, interacting with the American people. Every one of these stories share some of the same, and some different emotions all the way from somber scenes to each of the characters having fun with each other and laughing. “The Search Engine,” “Do Not Go Gentle,” and “Lawyer’s League” are all spectacular short stories to read, and while doing so you might even learn a life lesson or two....   [tags: Short story, Sherman Alexie, Debut albums]

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Tapestry of a Tribe: The Story of the Ute Indians

- “You think you own whatever land you land on The earth is just a dead thing you can claim But I know every rock and tree and creature Has a life, has a spirit, has a name.” ~Disney's Pocohontas And so it is with the Ute Indians, a people whose great respect and admiration for the land and its inhabitants weaves in and out of their culturally rich heritage like threads in a tapestry. Not unlike other Native American tribes, the Utes feel a deep connection to the land that is their home. Everything they believe and all they do is a direct result of this connection....   [tags: Native American History ]

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Social History of the Africans and Indians In Florida

- African slaves and the Indigenous people of the Southern United States and Northern Mexico were targets of harsh and racist treatment by both the European and American white colonizers. Due to the marginalization of African slaves and Native American peoples the question of how they responded to this oppression has hardly been explored by historians. Scholars have written extensively about the separate lives of both these groups of people, including their interactions with white Europeans, but less is known about how these two groups interacted with one another....   [tags: interactions in Florida, American history]

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Cherokee Indian Marriages

- Although there are several beliefs on how the Cherokee first arrived historical evidence shows they inhabited southeastern North American between A.D. 1000 and 1500 (Boudinot, 1829). Elias (1829) found The Trail of Tears to be “the best known episode in history as well as the worst,” for this devastating event forced relocation of the Indians from their home land in the southeast to a new unfamiliar land in Oklahoma. Thousands of Indians were forced from their homes with no warning and directed to march in the middle of winter to Oklahoma (Boudinot, 1829)....   [tags: American Indians]

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