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The Native American Native Americans

- ... Secondly, Columbus and Hariot both believed the natives to be “simple in war-like matters” (Document 1). When it came to the type of weapons, Native Americans, “they had no edged tools or weapons of iron or steel to attack with, nor did they know how to make them. The only weapons they possessed were bows made of witch hazel, arrows made of reeds, and flat-edged wooden truncheons, which were about a yard long. As for defense, they wore armour made out of sticks that were wickered together with thread, and carried shields made out of bark” (Document 2)....   [tags: Native Americans in the United States]

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Native American And Native Americans

- Over the past century, many Native American groups have experienced social and environmental change and have had to deal with a variety of contemporary issues. Although Native Americans may be associated with the past due to popular culture, many different American Indian groups are strongly affected by modern issues. For instance, while type II diabetes is a major issue in many communities, it disproportionately affects Native Americans. Beginning in the 20th century, Native American groups have been affected by diabetes, and they are currently one of the populations that are at particularly high risk for developing the disease....   [tags: Native Americans in the United States]

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Native American And Native Americans

- ... The Paleo-Indian Era can be dated back to 10,000 B.C, until around 7,000 B.C. which began the Archaic Period Native American during this time had developed knowledge to build basic shelters, make stone weapons, and stone tools. Around 1,000 AD began the Woodland period which included the Adena Culture this culture consisted of the building of mounds, burial complexes, and the use of ceremonial systems. The Woodland Era saw the introduction of pottery and the beginnings of settled farming communities, the Native Americans began the construction of burial mounds....   [tags: Cherokee, Native Americans in the United States]

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Native American And Native Americans

- ... The women were usually the clan leaders of the tribes. The Iroquois also held many festivals which eventually became a ritual that lasted several days to give thanks for the food, clothing, health and happiness. The Iroquoians had a few problems with certain people who were their enemies, namely, the Algonquians and the French. The French became an Iroquoian enemy because there was a mishap about a fur trade. The Iroquois had gotten into a war with the French, which had lasted about 70 years....   [tags: Iroquois, Native Americans in the United States]

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Native American Culture : Native Americans

- ... Natives of the great plains built tepees made of buffalo skin. The Pueblo Natives of the south-western part of America used sun-dried bricks to make houses. As we are used to eating unhealthy cheese burgers and pizza. Native americans Ate mostly healthy foods, those who lived on the plains of the central united states ate the meat of buffalo. The Pueblos of the south-western part lived on corn, beans and squash. Native Americans in Alaska and Canada were fishers and hunted deer and other wild animals in the forest....   [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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Repression of the Native American Society

- Intro: Ever since the first white settlers arrived at America in 1492, the Native American population has been seen as a minority. People who weren’t as good as the new “white” settlers and unfit to live the new found land of America. As America expanded westward with the Louisiana Purchase and war with Mexico that ceded the south west to the U.S. as a result of the treaty of the 1803 Guadaplupe-Hildago Treaty, white settlers continued to move westward. They found rich fertile land, but there was a problem....   [tags: Native Americans]

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The Effects Of Native American Culture On Native Americans

- ... Web. 19 Feb. 2016.) Diabetes is one of the most popular disease that comes to Native American. American Indians and Alaska Natives have the highest rate of diabetes of any group, according to the American Diabetes Association (age-adjusted, as the Native population leans young). Rates vary wildly though; prevalence among Alaska Natives is lower than the national average. The Pima Indians in Arizona have the highest rate in the world. (Gordon, Claire. "5 Big Native American Health Issues You Don 't Know about." 5 Big Native American Health Issues You Don 't Know about....   [tags: Native Americans in the United States]

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Native American Spiritual Beliefs

- I have decided to discuss the topic of Spirituality in Native Americans. To address this topic, I will first discuss what knowledge I have gained about Native Americans. Then I will discuss how this knowledge will inform my practice with Native Americans. To conclude, I will talk about ethical issues, and dilemmas that a Social Worker might face working with Native American people. In approaching this topic, I first realized that I need to look up some general information about Native Americans in the United States....   [tags: Native American]

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Native Americans and Alcohol

- Native Americans as a whole have been typecast as drunks ever since the coming of the white man’s “fire water.” TS Naimi, MD et al. reports that alcohol is responsible for 11.7% of all American Indian and Alaska Native deaths, compared to 3.3% for the U.S. general population (939). This disturbing discrepancy reinforces the age old notion of the “drunk Indian.” Generalizations aside, is there some truth to this stereotype. Are Indians more likely than other races to be drunks. Of all the races, “Native Americans have the highest prevalence (12.1%) of heavy drinking…A larger percentage of Native Americans (29.6%) also are binge drinkers” (Chartier and Caetano 153)....   [tags: Native Americans ]

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The Native Medicine Wheel

- The Native Medicine Wheel is spiritual energy; it is a wheel of protection. There are four different colors on the wheel Red, Black, Yellow, and White. Each color represents something, air, water, fire, earth. Ancient stone structures of Medicine wheels can be found in southern Canada, South Dakota, Wyoming, and Montana. The center of the medicine wheel represents the creator and the spokes represent symbolic signs that are different to each tribe whoever constructed that wheel knows the unique signs....   [tags: Native Americans]

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The Native Americans

- Only fifty years ago students were taught that the Native Americans were “feeble barbarians” (Mann 14) imprisoned in a changeless environment because they were uncivilized, childlike, lazy, and incapable of any societal development and thus devoid of any history. Our view of the past from 1491-1607 has since been revised excessively. Today, historians know that the Native Americans were not vicious savages but complex people who were profoundly influenced by the intended and unintended consequences of European imperialism....   [tags: Native Americans in the United States]

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Native American Stereotypes in the Media

- Native Americans have been living on American soil for quite a while now. They were here before the European colonists. They have been here and still continue to be present in the United States. However, the way the media represents Native Americans disallows the truth about Native Americans to be told. Only misinterpretations of Native Americans seem to prosper in the media. It appears the caricature of Native Americans remains the same as first seen from the first settler’s eyes: savage-like people....   [tags: misinterpretation of Native American history]

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The American And Native American Culture

- ... However, Native Americans associate these names and logos with a truly complex ancestral and ritual reality. Native American names and logos that are associated with the culture have profound meanings in the Native American history and within the culture in contrast to the American viewpoint, which causes not only disagreement, but also discrimination with the Native American culture. In 2012, the State of Oregon announced that all public schools would discontinue the use of Native American names and logos as parts of the schools nicknames and mascots....   [tags: Native Americans in the United States]

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Native Americans And The Growth Of The West

- Miro Bedrousimasihi Professor Yamane History 371 3 October 2014 Native Americans and the growth of the West For many years removal of Native Americans from their innate land has caused a lot of pain and suffrage for numerous Indians in America. Since early days of America’s discovery there were conflicts and wars between the new settlers and American Indians. A lot of hardship and tragedies were caused to Native Americans during America’s early history, by mostly taking something from them that wasn’t ours to take....   [tags: Native Americans in the United States]

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Native American And The United States

- INTRODUCTION In 1831, the Supreme Court of the United States decided that the fact that the U.S. government had made treaties with various Native American nations in the past did not set precedent for treating said nations as independent, sovereign states. Despite the facts that the United States had made legal treaties with Native Americans numerous times and that U.S. law states that the United States can only make treaties with foreign nations, the Supreme Court decision in Cherokee Nation v....   [tags: Native Americans in the United States]

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The Mascots Of Native American Mascots

- ... Mascots represent a team, and no team wants to be looked at as weak or timid, teams want to appear strong and courageous, willing to fight until the end. A Native American shows this and makes a very fitting mascot. The respect is also there in the way of choosing a group of people and modeling a team’s mascot after them, or designing the symbol for a school after the Native Americans because they want to follow in the teaching philosophies that were presented by that tribe. Respect becomes a huge factor in the reasons for picking a mascot modeled after a Native American....   [tags: Native Americans in the United States]

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Native Americans: Good or Evil People

- Over the course of history, there have been many different views of Native Americans, or Indians, as many have referred to them. Some have written about them in a positive and respectful manner while others have seen them as pure evil that waged war and killed innocent men, women, and children. No matter what point of view one takes, though, one thing is clear and that is if it were not for these people the early settlers would not have survived their first year in the new land now called the United States of America....   [tags: Native Americans]

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The Issue Of Native Americans Mascots

- Introduction In recent months the issue of Native Americans mascots has resurfaced in the media. This time the debate revolved around public schools that are still using the derogatory term “Redskins” as a name, mascot, or nickname. This month California became the first state to ban the use of “Redskins” as the team name, mascot, or nickname of any public school. Although the issue of Native Americans being used as mascots is not a new issue the recent legislation passed by Gov. Jerry Brown has once again brought this issue to the surface....   [tags: Native Americans in the United States]

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Native American Of The Samish Tribe

- ... By the end of his life, he was prescribed 60 milligrams of Prozac a day to help him cope with his depression (Rave). Most considered Jeff a nice adolescent, and most said that bullying and his home life had to do with the school shootings. Some have speculated as to whether or not the use of Prozac was correct to treat Jeff, as it didn’t show any improvement or any sign of working for him. The oversight with his medication could perhaps be linked to insufficient mental health centers for Natives....   [tags: Native Americans in the United States]

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Environmental Injustice Endured by the Native Americans

- Native Americans have suffered from one of America’s most profound ironies. The American Indians that held the lands of the Western Hemisphere for thousands of years have fallen victim to some of the worst environmental pollution. The degradation of their surrounding lands has either pushed them out of their homes, made their people sick, or more susceptible to disease. If toxic waste is being strategically placed near homes of Native Americans and other minority groups, then the government industry and military are committing a direct offense against environmental justice....   [tags: Native Americans]

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The Native Americans' Lack of Materialism

- People have been living in America for countless years, even before Europeans had discovered and populated it. These people, named Native Americans or American Indians, have a unique and singular culture and lifestyle unlike any other. Native Americans were divided into several groups or tribes. Each one tribe developed an own language, housing, clothing, and other cultural aspects. As we take a look into their society’s customs we can learn additional information about the lives of these indigenous people of the United States....   [tags: Native Americans, USA, ]

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The Southeast Native Americans: Cherokees and Creeks

- The Native Americans of the southeast live in a variety of environments. The environments range from the southern Appalachian Mountains, to the Mississippi River valley, to the Louisiana and Alabama swamps, and the Florida wetlands. These environments were bountiful with various species of plant and animal life, enabling the Native American peoples to flourish. “Most of the Native Americans adopted large-scale agriculture after 900 A.D, and some also developed large towns and highly centralized social and political structures.” In the first half of the 1600s Europeans encountered these native peoples....   [tags: Native Americans ]

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Stereotypical Images Of Native Americans

- ... However it has subconsciously influenced its readers with the stereotypes of the Native Americans, mainly the idea that the natives are a vanishing race which is exemplified by the death of Uncas (p340) leaving his father Chingachgook as the last of the Mohicans. Native Americans nowadays are far from gone but the myth of the vanishing race make people believe that it is harmless to have stereotypes of them since there is a low chance that they would successfully retaliate. Edward Curtis ' self-approved photographs of Native Americans were influential as it garnered interested for the supposed vanishing Native American race at the time....   [tags: Native Americans in the United States]

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The Portrayal Of Native Americans

- Since the beginning of America’s history; the portrayal of Native Americans and their culture has often been misunderstood, and therefore misrepresented by European Americans. Considering, that during early times European Americans held almighty egocentric views of themselves (conviction that one’s own ethnic group, culture, nation is superior simply because you are a part of it” (Early Images of Native Americans: The Origins of the Stereotypes). Often, their collective personal opinions became popular belief....   [tags: Native Americans in the United States]

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Native American History And History

- The history of Native Americans is a fruitful one, spanning across to different continents for thousands of years. Their culture encompassed a variety of unique and important elements, blending these cultures with that of the European was a complicated prospect, one that in turn seemed to dissipate an accurate historical account. For instance, the Native Americans of the northeast or New England have been historically recorded as a single group, containing a societal and political cluster. History in some aspects has compromised the individualism of sub-groups, such as the Algonquian....   [tags: Native Americans in the United States]

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Oppression Of Native American Americans

- ... Some of the Spaniards were accepting of the Indians, wanting to learn more about their culture. Priests would go into Native American tribes, learn the local Indian language, and begin to preach the gospel, persuading the Indians to build a new village based around the belief of Christianity. By forcing the Indians to conform to the Christian religion, the Spanish were stripping the Natives of their own beliefs. The exploration of the New World was a colossal task taken up by England in hopes of generating wealth and benefitting the mother country....   [tags: Native Americans in the United States]

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Native Americans : Christopher Columbus

- Eric Jones Humm. 101 Professor Pratt December 8th 2014 Native Americans Many believe that Christopher Columbus was the first to discover the americas, when in reality there was approximately 10 million native americans that resided on the land many years before Columbus sailed to find new lands. Records show that the first documented tribe was the Sandia tribe in the year 150000 B.C. but it was likely that they had settled much earlier. Many believe that the Native people immediately attacked the “white man” but in reality they were very interested in the new people, but were quickly brought to reality when they endured the greed and disease of these new settlers....   [tags: Native Americans in the United States]

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Reasons For Native American Removal

- Reasons Given for Native American Removal Throughout American history there are patterns of injustice, inequality, and cruelty. This thread began when the Europeans discovered their new world was already inhabited by others, the “Native Americans”. Although they both tried to live in peace with each other, the Europeans thirst for power and domination of the new land led to the unjust, and cruel removal of the “native” people from their home. This idea originated under the rule of President Jefferson, and his removal policy, which he believed was the, “only was to ensure the survival of the Indian culture” (Intro....   [tags: Native Americans in the United States]

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Native American Art And Culture

- ... Art was intertwined with the land the artist was from, during pre European contact, allowing for great diversity among the Tribes of America. When the Europeans arrived with new and innovative materials, they became important for trade relations as they were extremely popular among Native tribes. Many of the materials that were introduced were more functional than the materials they already had, and they were more aesthetically pleasing Many of these Western material gradually replaced the traditional native materials....   [tags: Native Americans in the United States]

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The Depiction Of Native Americans

- The depiction of Native Americans to the current day youth in the United States is a colorful fantasy used to cover up an unwarranted past. Native people are dressed from head to toe in feathers and paint while dancing around fires. They attempt to make good relations with European settlers but were then taken advantage of their “hippie” ways. However, this dramatized view is particularly portrayed through media and mainstream culture. It is also the one perspective every person remembers because they grew up being taught these views....   [tags: Native Americans in the United States]

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Native American Mascots Are Racist

- Teams in every sport, at every level of competition, have a mascot. It is the mascot that represents the competitive spirit and team identity, motivating players and fans alike. Does the symbol chosen have any impact on whether a team wins or loses. Unlikely. But the choice of a Native American mascot continues to ignite debate and controversy among athletes, fans and alumni, as well as those people who might otherwise be disinterested in sports. Utilizing an Indian mascot is nothing more than a veiled attempt at hate speech....   [tags: Native American Mascots Essays]

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The History of Native Americans

- The United States was a new nation in the 18th century when most of the world was divided among the European imperialist governments. Looking right of religion, technology and military power, people from these nations began to claim the land and lock up new worlds of natural resources to meet their needs, that is why some decided to immigrate to the United States seeking freedom and the opportunity for economical improvements; but this search for improvement, among other things, only brought suffering and death to Native American tribes....   [tags: Native American History ]

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Native Americans And 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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American Treatment of Native Americans

- Before, during, and after the Civil War, American settlers irreversibly changed Indian ways of life. These settlers brought different ideologies and convictions, such as property rights, parliamentary style government, and Christianity, to the Indians. Clashes between the settlers and Indians were common over land rights and usage, religious and cultural differences, and broken treaties. Some Indian tribes liked the new ideas and began to incorporate them into their culture by establishing written laws, judicial courts and practicing Christianity, while other tribes rejected them (“Treatment”)....   [tags: history, native americans]

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Native American Education

- Native American Education Through the years minority groups have long endured repression, poverty, and discrimination. A prime example of such a group is the Native Americans. They had their own land and fundamental way of life stripped from them almost unceasingly for decades. Although they were the real “natives” of the land, they were driven off by the government and coerced to assimilate to the white man’s way. Unfortunately, the persecution of the Natives was primarily based on the prevalent greed for money and power....   [tags: Native Americans]

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Native American Education

- Through the years minority groups have long endured repression, poverty, and discrimination. A prime example of such a group is the Native Americans. They had their own land and basic way of life stripped from them almost constantly for decades. Although they were the actual “natives” of the land, they were forced by the government to give it up and compelled to assimilate to the white man’s way. This past scarred the Native American’s preservation of culture as many were discouraged to speak the native language and dress in traditional clothing....   [tags: Native Americans]

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Native American Youth

- Native American Youth The United States educational system faces a major challenge in addressing the disenfranchisement of youth due to poverty and racism in the schools. The U.S. Census Bureau, 2006 found that “currently about one-quarter of Blacks, Hispanics, and Native Americans are living in poverty in the U.S. compared to less than 10% of Asian Americans or Whites.” (Hughes et al. 2010, p. 2) Hughes, Newkirk & Stenhjem (2010) identified the stressors children living in poverty faced caused young adolescents to suffer mental and physical health issues which resulted in anxiety, hypertension, fear and depression....   [tags: Native Americans ]

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Native American Cruelty

- For many years Native American removal has caused a lot of pain and suffering for many Indians in America. How we have treated Native Americans in the past is an embarrassment to our history. Removing Native Americans from their land when we first settled here was wrong because we caused them a lot of hardships, took something from them that wasn’t ours to take, and in the end we all the pain and suffering we caused them was really for nothing. People still believe today that taking away their land was the right thing to do because they think that we were technically the first people to settle here so it was rightfully ours to take....   [tags: Native American]

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Native American Education

- The modern American society is best defined by its education. The “American dream” is founded on going to school, getting a good job, and becoming successful. Ironically, the actual native peoples of this country are actually the least likely to attain this dream. The largest obstacle they face is lack of proper education. The standard educational practices being used for the instruction of Native American peoples is not effective. There are many pieces to this road-block, and many solutions. This can be rectified by having more culturally aware teachers and parents, and by teaching the general population more about the Native American cultures....   [tags: Native Americans]

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Native American Voices

- Lesson 5 Short Answers Q1. Based on this chapter, in what ways does Eastman seem to distance himself from white culture and ally himself with Native American culture. In the midst of the Ghost Dancers uprising, Eastman declares that “it is [his] solemn duty to serve the United States Government” (718). Though he does not side with the “malcontents” (719), Eastman allies himself with the Native American people. Eastman refers to his fellow Native Americans as “my people” (717), identifying himself with them....   [tags: Native Americans]

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The Removal Act Of Native Americans

- In America, during the 1820s, white settlers yearned for gold. Within the Cherokee land, gold was being discovered by gold mining. The Cherokee initiated a non-violent campaign because they did not want to be relocated due to the finding of gold. The state of Georgia disregarded their request for independence as a nation and sequestered their lands; preventing Cherokee meetings, and built marginal boundaries on the native people. States were formed mostly east of the Mississippi River. President Andrew Jackson was committed to economic growth, the development, and settlement of the western frontier....   [tags: Native Americans in the United States, Cherokee]

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Native Americans And Treaties with the Government

- “We must protect the forests for our children, grandchildren and children yet to be born. We must protect the forests for those who can't speak for themselves such as the birds, animals, fish and trees" Chief Qwatsina’s of the Lakota Tribe. The plain natives, a respectful people, took from the land what they needed and always gave back. The settlers that came thought they were smarter and more advanced than the natives, and viewed the natives as being inferior. In reality it was the exact opposite....   [tags: Native American Tribes, Beliefs, Traditions]

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Native Americans And The Cherokee Indians

- ... They pleaded for their chance to enlarge their farms and raise their growing families. The Native American woman gave up their roles as equals, the men became farmers instead of hunters and became educated. Even though there were numerous examples on behalf of the Cherokee nation to change their ways the state governments joined together to drive the Native Americans out of the south. However not all Native Americans were eager to assimilate. Boudinot’s “Resolutions” states that “the Indian Nations cannot exists amidst a white population, subject to laws which they have no hand in making or understand” (201)....   [tags: Native Americans in the United States, Cherokee]

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Native Americans and Alcohol

- Northern Native Americans were faced with many great hardships with the arrival of the Europeans, Spanish and the French. American Indians had thrived on American soil for thousands of years with great prosperity. Living among each other in a local economy and communities The Native Americans created a civilization that was harmonious with the land and spiritual world that surrounded them. They were able to sustain their survival from the living plants and animals that lived among them in this over abundant country and all of it's rich resources....   [tags: Native American History]

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The History Behind The Native Indians

- ... 2. Neolin: Neolin was prophet of the Lenni Lenape. 3. Pontiac: War in 1763 by Native American tribes from the Great Lakes region, Illinois country and Ohio country. The reason was the unfairness with the British policies. 4. Joseph Brant: A Mohawk military and political leader in New York. He was connection with Great Britain during and after the American Revolution. 5. Little Turtle: Chief of the Miami people. He was the most famous Native American military leader. 6. Blue Jacket: War chief of the Shawnee people....   [tags: Native Americans in the United States, Cherokee]

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Native American Museum

- George Gustav Heye Center - The Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian is a fascinating building at the Bowling Green area of Lower Manhattan. It’s close to Battery Park that displays an elegant view of the water. You can see ferries floating by headed towards Staten Island, since South Ferry Terminal is nearby. It allows you to appreciate the hidden gems of the city located in the outskirts Manhattan. One of those very treasures is the museum mentioned previously. The Museum of the American Indian is directly in front of the Bowling Green Park with a water fountain at the center....   [tags: Native Americans ]

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The People Of The Native Americans

- ... For clothing, the men wore breechcloths and leggings, and the women wore wraparound skirts and poncho-style blouses made out of woven fiber or deerskin. For shoes, they both were moccasin. In their villages, everyone lived in houses made of rivercane, plaster and thatched roofs, near the river. Yet only one tribe experienced one of the most horrifying removals caused by the United States. “The Cherokee” there removal was named Nunna dual Tsung (Trail Where They Cried)”, known as the Trail of Tears....   [tags: Cherokee, Native Americans in the United States]

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History and Relocation of Native Americans

- 1. Trace the history of relocation and Indian reservations. In what ways did reservations destroy Native American cultures, and in what ways did reservations foster tribal identities. Be sure to account for patterns of change and consistency over time.   When one hears the word “relocation”, I assume, they think of taking one thing exactly as it was and placing it in a different location, but placing it as it was and with the same resources. Relocation is a loaded term because before the word relocation came about settlers of early America were forcefully pushing native peoples off their homelands; they just didn’t have the term “relocation”....   [tags: Indian Reservations, Native American Cultures]

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The Rituals Of Native Americans

- ... It is said that a spirit named Peyote came to a man or woman in dire distress, where he then transports them to a spiritual realm where they are taught the ritual. Peyote then returns them to Earth, where the man or woman then disseminates the ritual to the others. It is said that the spirit itself had imbued itself into the cactus. The myth is often altered from tribe to tribe with various alterations, however the idea that among the Kiowa, Comanche, and Navajo tribes this myth exists is a clear example that this myth has crossed cultural and linguistic boundaries....   [tags: Religion, Native Americans in the United States]

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Women Of Native American Culture

- Women in Native American culture had a very prominent role in intercultural relationships; they held far more power and influence than their European counterparts. Europeans have long used treaties written and signed by men to govern how relationships, trade and land are developed. Indians have sought to develop kinship ties to to develop those same traits and since many Indian cultures are matrilineal, women maintain a high status. Women have been revered in Native American culture, perhaps this is most evident among the Cherokee Nation....   [tags: Native Americans in the United States, Cherokee]

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The Truth About Stories By Thomas King Shares A Native Perspective On Native Issues

- In The Truth about stories, Thomas King shares a Native perspective on Native issues. In fact, this sentence alone suggests some of the problems he deals with throughout his book. King 's book covers topics as diverse as racism and stereotyping, basketball, and coping with life 's sorrows, but it looks at all of these issues through an exploration of narrative in the forms of stories that we tell ourselves and others. The book 's main message is one that discusses the importance of seeing people for who they are, and not trying to classify them as one particular race or culture....   [tags: Native Americans in the United States]

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The Between Native Americans And The American Government

- ... In 1987, the U.S. Congress created the Office of the Nuclear Waste Negotiator. The creation of this office was a step in the right direction because it showed that the U.S. was at least looking for a safe way to dispose of the harmful waste. However, the solution the office came up with was less than fair. The solution was to send letters to each Native American Tribe and offer than large amounts of money in order to dispose this waste in their territory. This was a fair offer, however once the Native Americans declined the offer, things took a turn for the worse....   [tags: Native Americans in the United States]

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Native American History : The Trail Of Tears

- 1830 saw the instatement of the Indian Removal Act, a forced relocation of several Native American tribes. This spurred what is now known as the “Trail of Tears.” The Five Civilized Tribes, Choctaw, Cherokee, Chickasaw, Muscogee, and Seminole were forced to relocate after resisting assimilation with American civilization. Over 17,000 tribe members were removed and sent to what is now Oklahoma by the order of President Andrew Jackson. Despite the ruling of Chief Justice John Marshall, Jackson set in motion the Trail of Tears....   [tags: Native Americans in the United States]

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Native American Mascots Should Not Be Banned

- The use of Native American mascots in colleges, universities, high schools, middle schools, elementary schools, sports teams, and groups in today’s society is a highly contentious topic. While some may argue that Native American themed mascots are harmless and non-offensive, others feel that they are unequivocally racist and offensive to the Native American culture and people. It has been proven that racist portrayals of Native Americans are regarded as being acceptable in most schools; while racist portrayals of other ethnic groups are never an acceptable behaviour....   [tags: Native Americans in the United States]

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Native And The Invasion Of America By James Axtell

- ... This statement addresses a general period and not a specific year or time period. It also does not specify if these were colonists or explorers, their home country, or the particular tribes that this included. I have read that the Spanish had a recent idea of savages from their cleansing of the savages in Ireland, but it is not stated that this practiced behavior was that of the Spanish. I also do believe that they were wary, as anyone would be in such a situation but to assume ill intent without a few more historic descriptive facts was something I could not do, and this is coming from an individual who is of absolutely no European descent....   [tags: Native Americans in the United States]

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Native American Mascots : Native Americans And A Glimpse Of Century Old Racism

- ... Society began to see them as the ”White Indian,” or the, “Good Indian.” When KDKA, the first commercial radio station, began back in 1920 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the country changed forever. Radios filled households throughout the states of the sounds of sports and Westerns. Families would gather around and listen to the exciting adventures of the cowboys and the Indians. In these broadcasts, the white men of the Mid-West were shown as heroes, with chiseled features and a commanding voice that caused super stardom for many American actors....   [tags: Native Americans in the United States]

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Native Americans and Their Intrinsic Relationship with Western Films

- Dances With Wolves, directed by Kevin Costner, and The Searchers, directed by John Ford, looks into the fabric of this country's past. The media has created a false image of the relationship between Native Americans and White men to suppress the cruel and unfortunate reality. Both directors wanted to contradict these stereotypes, but due to the time period the films were created, only one film was successful. Unlike The Searchers, Dancing With Wolves presents a truly realistic representation of Native Americans....   [tags: Native Americans ]

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The Systematic Destruction of the Native American Nations in the 1830's

- In the 1830’s, the American government decided to relocate the Native American peoples to territories west of the Mississippi. The government came up with many reasons that the Native Americans had to move. Those tribes that did not move voluntarily were forcefully relocated from their ancestral lands. This forced move would later be known as The Trail of Tears. The American government came up with many reasons that the Native American peoples needed to move west of the Mississippi. Many Easterners felt that the move would protect Native American culture.1 Many Indians tried to assimilate into the white culture in order to stay on their ancestral lands.2 But the settlers did not like the I...   [tags: Native Americans]

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Native American Peoples And The English Settlers

- ... For example, in Declaration of the State, Waterhouse explains that, “our God was a good God, much better than theirs, in that he had with so many good things above them endowed us”. Since the time they were born, the English were taught one way and this way was the religion of Christianity. It was their mission to carry out what they’ve been taught and to influence Natives that their God was the only one. At this point in time, the English were desperate and any amount of people to convert to Christianity would benefit the English....   [tags: Native Americans in the United States]

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Historical Challenges That Native American Women Have Faced

- Martha Garcia and Paula Gunn Allen both write in their essays of the challenges that Native American women have historically faced and continue to confront to this day. Major contributors to these challenges are the stereotypes and misconceptions by white male anthropologists and missionaries who studied the Native American tribes and found the women subservient and passive. Both of these authors strongly disagree in this characterization of Native American women and instead portray them as important and honored members of their tribes who will struggle but will continue to have a tremendous impact on the future of their tribes....   [tags: Native Americans]

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Integrating Holistic Modalities into Native American Alcohol Treatment

- Alcoholism is identified by severe dependence or addiction and cumulative patterns of characteristic behaviors. An alcoholic’s frequent intoxication is obvious and destructive; interfering with the ability to socialize and work. These behavior patterns may lead to loss of work and relationships (Merck, 1999). Strong evidence suggests that alcoholism runs in families (Schuckit, 2009). According to a study published by Schuckit (1999) monozygotic twins were at a significantly higher risk of alcoholism if one twin was an alcoholic....   [tags: Native Americans ]

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Cultural Significance Of Native American Art

- ... Art was intertwined with the land the artist was from, during pre European contact, allowing for great diversity among the Tribes of America. When the Europeans arrived with new and innovative materials such as more durable knives, pre-made beads, and colorful dyes, they became important for trade relations as they were extremely popular among Native tribes. Many of the materials that were introduced were more functional than the materials they already had, and they were more aesthetically pleasing with many colors and textures unfamiliar to Native Americans....   [tags: Native Americans in the United States]

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Challenges Faced By Native American Tribes

- There are a number of challenges, faced by Native American tribes around the end of the twentieth century, which require an examination. Phillip Martin discussed the economic problems that the Choctaw faced in "Philip Martin (Choctaw) Discusses the Challenges of Economic Development, 1988." He stated, "For many years the Choctaw people were at the bottom of the economic and social ladders, practically all of them subsisting as sharecroppers" (p. 487). Sharecroppers were extremely poor, hardly more than slaves in many situations....   [tags: Native Americans in the United States]

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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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Native American Cultures, Tribes, and Religion

- Even though there are numerous Native American tribes and cultures, they all are mostly derivatives of other tribes. For instance, in the southwest there are large number of Pueblo and Apache people including, the Acoma Pueblo tribe, Apache Chiricahua, Jemez Pueblo, and Apache Western. In this section, largely populated groups in certain regions (northwest, southwest, The Great Plains, northeast, and southeast) religious ideas, practices, and impact on American culture will be discussed. First, the northwestern region, which includes the areas from: the northwestern coast from Oregon to Washington, the Rocky Mountains, and the Cascades Mountains consist of mainly Paiute, Shoshone, and Blackf...   [tags: Native American Studies]

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Native American Civil Rights Movement

- ... It was ruled that tribes are “domestic dependent nations”. To illustrate what that means, “Their relation to the United States resembles that of a ward to his guardian." The last case of the Marshall trilogy, Worcester v. Georgia, it was ruled that the state of Georgia could not press charges in an individual within a tribe as they are their own territory (American Bar Association). The three rulings that were made established the idea of “tribal sovereignty”. The three cases in the Marshall Trilogy later dictated what the governments could and could not do to native Americans, whether it was followed was to be determined....   [tags: Native Americans in the United States]

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Sherman Alexie and Native American Writing

- Sherman Alexie began his literary career writing poetry and short stories, being recognized for his examination of the Native American (Hunter 1). Written after reading media coverage of an actual execution in the state of Washington, Sherman Alexie’s poem Capital Punishment tells the story of an Indian man on death row waiting for his execution. The poem is told in the third person by the cook preparing the last meal as he recalls the many final meals he has prepared over the years. In addition to the Indian currently awaiting his death, the cook speaks of a black man who was electrocuted and lived to tell about it, only to be sent back to the chair an hour later to be killed again....   [tags: Native Americans, Author, Poet]

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Native American Flutes

- Although Native Americans are known for their voice being a vital instrument, most rituals, songs, and dances are accompanied by an assortment of instruments such as, drums, rattles, flutes. Every instrument has it is own meaning and a purpose. In this section, the significance of these instruments as well as their structure and functionality is explored. The drums are a vital aspect to the Native American culture; they understand the drum to be more than an instrument. In a web article written by Elisa Throp entitled, “The importance of drums to Native American culture”, Elisa says, “It is a Voice....   [tags: Native American Culture]

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Native American Religion

- When Europeans first set foot upon the shores of what is now the United States they brought with them a social structure which was fundamentally based around their concept and understanding of Western European Christianity. That the indigenous peoples might already have a thriving civilization, including religious beliefs and practices, that closely paralleled the beliefs and practices of European civilization, was a concept not considered by these early explorers and settlers. This European lack of cultural understanding created tensions, between Native Americans and Europeans, and later between Native Americans and Euro-Americans, that eventually erupted into open warfare and resulted in g...   [tags: Native American Culture]

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Native American Sports

- Native Americans are known for many different qualities they had as a part of their lifestyle. The games and sports they created to play that are now used in today’s society, lacrosse being the most famous. Some of the games played in the early times are either drastically changed or no longer played. There are many different Native American tribes that factor out cultural differences and depending on the tribe, the lifestyle qualities such as sports, games, and rituals differentiate between one another....   [tags: native american history, athletics]

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Native American Issues in Today's Society

- What if everyday in America there was not an action someone could take because someone of an opposite race sexually assaulted or domestically abused that person. Often news outlets only focus on major even in cities or towns, but never the reservations. With the lack of awareness of the number of rapes and domestic abuse victims on reservations, at large society is saying America doesn’t care due to reservations having sovereignty. Even with new laws signed into place by President Obama to deal with the rape and abuse problems to Native American women, that come from non Native Americans, the problem with this is it’s a pilot only on three tribes (Culp-Ressler,1).It is said it will expand s...   [tags: native americans, domestic abuse, tribes]

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Native American Culture And Briefly Review Their History

- ... This recent interest and popularity with their culture could be due to how interesting and sacred the culture actually is. Williams stated there are six basic concepts to the Native North Americans belief system. These beliefs talk about the importance of worship, balance within the universe, there are unexplainable powers, traditions that teach integrity, importance of humor and that there are sacred delegates that pass on tradition (Williams, 2009). Religion is highly important but so is the idea of family when it comes to this culture....   [tags: Native Americans in the United States]

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Culture Conflicts: Native Americans versus The White Man

- People had already been living in America long before the white man ever “discovered” it. These people were known as the Native Americans. Most of them had lived peacefully on the land, for hundreds of years until the early 1800s when white settlers began their move west. As these white settlers came upon the Native Americans, they brought with them unwavering beliefs that would end up causing great conflicts with the Native people, who had their own set of values. It was clear that the white man and the Native Americans could not live among each other peacefully for their values and culture were much too different....   [tags: native americans, land, conflicts]

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The Native American Experience: Through The Eyes of Poetry

- Code “What I’m about to tell you, Corporal, cannot leave this room. Under no circumstances can you allow your code talker to fall into enemy hands. Your mission is to protect the code… at all cost.” In the movie, Windtalkers, this is how a commander wants his marine to treat the paired Navajo code talker. That is, if it’s necessary, his marine could kill the Navajo, just like abandoning one of his properties. Even in the mid 1900s, the Native Americans were still treated not as human beings, but rather, machines; therefore, it is not hard for us to imagine how even more frightening the Native Americans’ circumstances were in the early days when they were first colonized by the western sett...   [tags: Native Americans Literature]

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The Debate Regarding the Use of Native American Mascots

- Teams in every sport, at every level of competition, have a mascot. It is the mascot that represents the competitive spirit and team identity, motivating players and fans alike. Does the symbol chosen as a mascot have any impact on whether a team wins or loses. Unlikely. But the choice of a Native American mascot continues to ignite debate and controversy among athletes, fans and alumni, as well as those people who might otherwise be disinterested in sports. Why all the controversy. The dispute over whether Native American mascots should be used as a team symbol dates back to the 1970’s (Price 2)....   [tags: Native American Mascots Essays]

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Use of Native American Mascots Should be Banned

- In his Sports Illustrated article, “The Indian Wars,” S.L. Price argues that there is no easy answer to whether or not the use of Native American mascots by high school, college, and professional sports teams is offensive. “It's an argument that, because it mixes mere sports with the sensitivities of a people who were nearly exterminated, seems both trivial and profound -- and it's further complicated by the fact that for three out of four Native Americans, even a nickname such as Redskins, which many whites consider racist, isn't objectionable.” Whereas Price provides ample evidence that his claim is true, I disagree with the way it was presented and I still insist that Native American nam...   [tags: Native American Mascots Essays]

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The United States And Its Influence On Native American Culture

- ... Britain was superior to India, France was superior to Vietnam, and in the same way as Britain and France before it the United States displayed similar narcissistic and self-adulating traits before, during, and after the time of 1800’s. Specifically Americans considered themselves to possess an enhanced elegance in comparison to the Native Americans that lived here before them. Cotton Mather an American Puritan called the Indians “Satan’s ‘most devoted and resembling children’ and declared that ‘their whole religion was the most explicit sort of Devil worship.’”(pg....   [tags: Native Americans in the United States]

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Native American’s, Stereotypes, Discrimination, and Ethnocentrism

- Many races are unjustly victimized, but Native American cultures are more misunderstood and degraded than any other race. College and high school mascots sometimes depict images of Native Americans and have names loosely based on Native American descent, but these are often not based on actual Native American history, so instead of honoring Native Americans, they are being ridiculed. According to the article Warriors Survive Attack, by Cathy Murillo (2009) some “members of the Carpentaria community defended Native American mascot icons as honoring Chumash tradition and the spirit of American Indian Warriors in U.S....   [tags: Native American Culture]

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Life For American Women And Native American Woman

- ... There were multiple causes of death in the early 1900s. The two greatest causes of death were influenza and pneumonia. Women started to gain more rights in this time. In the nations growing cities, there was a large increase in factory output and small businesses. More and more people came to the large cities because of the increase in jobs and higher wages. The migration to large cities had both a positive and negative impact on people. The positive impact was that people who got jobs and were working were making a good wage....   [tags: Native Americans in the United States]

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