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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 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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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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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 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 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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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 Jesuit Missionaries and Disease in Native American Society

- There is data to suggest that around the beginning of the 16th Century, there were approximately 18 million Native Americans living in North America. By 1900 the population of the Indigenous peoples had declined to about 250,000. The common belief has been that this rapid decrease in population has been due to the disease that Europeans brought with them when they migrated to the “new world”. Historian Alfred W. Crosby writes that “it is highly probable that the greatest killer was epidemic disease, especially as manifested in virgin soil epidemics.” Many reports and essays focus on disease as the main killer of the Indigenous population, but few often look at how the European and Indigenou...   [tags: Native American History ]

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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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The Impact of the Indian Removal Act on Eastern Native American Tribes

- The United States expanded rapidly in the years immediately prior to and during the Jackson Presidency as settlers of European descent began to move west of their traditional territories. White settlers were highly interested in gaining Native American land and urged the federal government to allow them to obtain it. President Andrew Jackson encouraged Congress to pass the Indian Removal Act in 1830, which gave the federal government the authority to move consenting eastern Native American tribes west of the Mississippi River....   [tags: Native American History ]

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Kennewick Man and the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA)

- Kennewick Man is one of the most complete ancient skeletons found to date. The discovery initiated scholarly and public debate of the legal and ethical implications of anthropological study of Native American human remains. The Kennewick Man controversy has called into question the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA)’s ability to balance tribal, museum, and archaeological interest in ancient human remains. Kennewick Man was found on July 28, 1996 below Lake Wallula, a section of the Columbia River, in Washington....   [tags: Native American Studies]

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Use of Native American Mascots is NOT Racist

- Issue of whether to keep Mascots in schools or not, started in late 1970’s and from then this debate is going on. Most of the schools have Indian Mascots in place for half a century and suddenly it become problem to use Indian Mascots. Over 500 Native American organizations also announced their support for the removal of those mascots and over 1200 schools across the United States have changed the name of their sports teams and some school refused to play with those schools using Indian mascots....   [tags: Native American Mascots Essays]

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Native American Mascots Should be Banned

- The sun beat down upon the pale skin of the crowd as a consistent murmur echoed across the field. Hands simultaneously lifted and then dropped, repeatedly, while every eye gazed with intent upon the figure who stood alone on the grass in the center of the field. He had a glowing red face, an oversized nose, and a red and white feather that pointed to the sky. As the chant continued to resonate, the figure began to dance to the soft harmony of an organ. His nose humorously bounced up and down while the stupid grin on his face never seemed to dissipate....   [tags: Native American Mascots Essays]

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Native American Repartition

- Tensions between science and religion have recurred throughout history. The issues of what to do with the remains of our ancestors are viewed differently by people. Some people believe that the burial site should be left untouched. Among this group of people fall the Native Americans. Archaeologists, on the other hand, think we should uncover the burial site to be able to discover more about the history of the land from which the grave lies. The Native American Grave Protection and Repatriation Act was signed into law on November 1990 by President George Bush....   [tags: Native American History]

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Native American Literature

- Native American Literature Spending this semester reading Native American Literature, really brought me to make comparisons to my past experience. I think in each story, there was always something significant that seemed similar to my life. There were stories that had similar connections, and as I read them, I put my mind to connect what the author was saying and to what I remember from my life and make a connection. Actually, I thought every story was good and well to understand. For the most part, the story that really brought my attention and that made a connected to my life was reading Indian Education by Sherman Alexie....   [tags: Native American Literature]

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Use of Racist Native American Mascots in Professional Sports

- I awaited the day before the big game in nervous apprehension. Would the Red Sox be able to rebound from a 0-2 series deficit and advance to face the Yankees. They had already won two straight games and evened the series at 2-2. The next game would be the do or die situation. I stylishly dressed in all of my Red Sox apparel (even the lucky red socks) and prepared for an invigorating game. Mike from the third floor came down to the first floor lounge to watch the big game. Being from Cleveland, Mike was sporting all of his Indians apparel....   [tags: Native American Mascots Essays]

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Use of Native American Mascots Should be Banned

-      What is considered offensive. Is it considered offensive to use obscenities around children. According to many people in the United States, it is sport team names and mascots that depict a certain group of people are considered offensive. People around the United States are trying to get professional sport teams to change their names and mascots because they feel it depicts their certain race in bad way. Teams should have to change their mascot and their name if they are named after a certain group of people....   [tags: Native American Mascots Essays]

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Sports Mascots Honor the Native American Indian

-      The year is 1991.  The Atlanta Braves had just completed their first trip to the Fall Classic in four decades, and the Washington Redskins were undefeated, well on their way to their third Super Bowl title.  All across the eastern seaboard, sports fans were tasting success - while American Indians were in an uproar.  This year witnessed the peak of the protests over the use of mascots with American Indian themes.  With two of the major professional sports teams in question making front-page news across the country, many of us heard American Indians' complaints for the first time.  Suddenly, thanks to the cries of thousands of demonstrators, the names of many Americans' favorite...   [tags: Native American Mascots Essays]

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The Native American And Native Americans

- From as far as we know Indians themselves were the first ones to cultivate land, being given the name “Native Americans”. As a whole; the Native Americans can be traced back through the Hopi, Zuni, Iroquois, Algonquian, Natchez, and Mohawks. Indians grew up with the belief that land was a sacred gift given to them by their ancestors. Finding and learning new ways to grow crops was a valuable teaching. Passing down teachings, beliefs, and leadership roles Indians maintained to live peacefully off of what was already placed in front of them....   [tags: Native Americans in the United States]

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Native American And Native Americans

- Throughout United States history, Americans have treated Native Americans as unequals and forced suffering on Native American tribes. Events such as the Trail of Tears, the Sand Creek Massacre, and the Navajo Long Walk, just to name a few, will forever be a dark moment in American history. At the arrival of the Europeans, the population numbers of Native Americans are estimated from five million to fifteen million, with liberals preferring the higher estimates, and conservatives preferring the lower estimates....   [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

- Considering historical evidence, the notion: Native –Americans was not the first inhabitant of America is a complete false. For centuries, history kept accurate and vivid accounts of the first set of people who domiciled the western hemisphere. Judging by those records, below are the first set of Native-American people who inhabited America before the arrival of another human race; the Iroquois: The Iroquois of Native Americans was one of the tribes that lived in America before other people came....   [tags: Iroquois, Native Americans in the United States]

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Native American And Native Americans

- The Native Indians that lived in Tennessee lived a Stone Age lifestyle they online used tools and weapons made of stone, many had never seen a horse and no knowledge of the wheel. Many of the tribes in Tennessee included Catawba, Chickasaw, and the Yuchi tribes. The Native Americans residing in Tennessee their way of life based on the natural raw material available in the local area. The resources provided food, clothing, and houses for the Native Americans residing in Tennessee. Tennessee was named after Cherokee name “Tanasi” meaning “Little River”....   [tags: Cherokee, Native Americans in the United States]

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The Native American Experience as Portrayed Through the Essay Titled, Address, and the Painting Titled, Among the Sierra Nevada

- The Native Land Imagine living in a place where you feel free, and safe all of your life, and then one day it’s all taken away from you. Native Americans have always depended on the land to take care of them. Had the Great Spirit forsaken them. These are the thoughts that pondered the mind of Seattle as he answered to the Governor of Washington, in the essay titled “Address”. What was the purpose or message behind Albert Bierstadt’s painting titled “Among the Sierra Nevada”. How are these two separate works associated....   [tags: native american indians, american history, art]

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The Native American Native Americans

- The Native Americans For at least fifteen thousand years before the arrival of Christopher Columbus and Thomas Hariot, Native Americans had occupied the vastness of North America undisturbed by outside invaders (Shi 2015 pg. 9). Throughout the years leading up to Columbus’s voyage to the “New World” (the Americas) and Hariot’s journey across the sea, the Indians had encountered and adapted to many diverse continents; due to global warming, climatic and environmental diversity throughout the lands (2015)....   [tags: Native Americans in the United States]

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Native American Education Of Native Americans

- The other main point of the issue at hand is that of the misconceptions of Native Americans in education. This relates both to the education of Native Americans and also the inclusion of Native Americans in history education. One of the biggest problems with the education of Native Americans is that they have a very high drop-out rate. In Native Americans in the School System, Ward (2005) wrote that, “Despite overall improvements in educational status from 1960 to 2000, American Indians are still much less likely to reach the highest levels of educational attainment than most other ethnic groups” (p....   [tags: Native Americans in the United States]

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Native American Culture : Native Americans

- Native American Culture Have You ever thought about the people who inhabited this land before it was stolen from them. Do you know who they were besides the false name they are given, the things they’ve accomplished and how they have helped us today. in this paper you will learn about the life and hardship the original Americans have endured for over 300 years. Native American way of life Many Native Americans lived like we do, providing food,clothes and homes for their families....   [tags: Native Americans in the United States]

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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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Native American Emigration : Native Americans

- Native American Emigration Native Americans the indigenous people of North America. Natives assisted with the colonization of European travelers in North America. Natives knew best how to effectively use resources and wild game in turn they used it as their best means of trade with the waves of settlers. Natives of North America who had a major role in assisting with the colonization of America were dealt the short stick after settlers arrived, in time it soon led to saddening road of forced diaspora....   [tags: Native Americans in the United States]

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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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Native American Spirituality : Native Americans

- Native American Spirituality Indigenous people around the world have been affected by colonization, Christianization, and the advancement of technologies and development more than any other group. This has caused untold harm as Native peoples have suffered staggering rates of poverty, violence, and suicide. The Native people have not given up. Many indigenous people from tribes around the world are standing up and saying “no more”. They are reclaiming their heritage, their language, traditions, and spirituality and sharing it with the world to encourage a healthier, more balanced way of being....   [tags: Native Americans in the United States]

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Native American Religion Of Native Americans

- Native American religion tends to center around nature. The scene, creatures, plants, and other natural components assume a noteworthy part in the religion of Native Americans. Many of the legends passed down were an attempt to explain events that occurred in nature. Native American religion incorporates various practices, services, and conventions. These services might be to pay tribute to various occasions. The act of taking certain psychedelic drugs was usually used to increase more prominent knowledge or speak with the divine beings....   [tags: Native Americans in the United States]

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Native American Tribe And Native Americans

- Stories among Native Americans. The smoke floats through the air and surrounds the village people. The eyes of everyone is on the village elder and no one speaks a word. This is a time for sharing the great history that the new generation must learn. Without written langue history and important lessons are spoken to the children of Native American villages. These stories’ hold a special meaning to the children as they are all they know about their ancestors. Often these stories have elements of mystical beings that help the Native people....   [tags: Native Americans in the United States]

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Native American Tribes And Native Americans

- Long ago, the region that now includes New York State was populated by the Native Americans. Several Native American tribes like the Iroquois populated the southeastern part of present-day state. Many of the region’s Native Americans hunted, fished, and gathered their food. The hunting was done by the men of the community while women farmed and elected the leaders. The Iroquois tribe lived in longhouses. They often referred to themselves as the Haudenosaunee which translates to "people of the longhouse"....   [tags: Iroquois, Native Americans in the United States]

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The American And Native American Culture

- If you have been living in the Coastal Virginia area for any amount of time, you have heard the cheer of, “Hail to the Redskins.” Recently, controversy has been swirling over schools, universities, and professional sports with team names and mascots related to Native Americans heritage. Such team names as the Redskins, Seminoles, Braves, Indians, and Apaches are now facing criticism over team names and they represent the Native American culture. Differing world-views are apparent with the controversial use of Native American names and logos; however, each of the opposing views is a result of spate culture realities created by both history and tradition....   [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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Native American And American History

- How would it feel when everyone is talking about you as if you do not exist even though you are right in front of them. This is insane and this very same thing is happening with the Native Americans, the original people of America from the beginning till today. American government treats the Native American people as if they have extinct even though they exist. Native American voices were marginalized in every possible way, US government pretends they exist yet invisible in plain sight, broke all the treaties they made and treated them as subhuman....   [tags: Native Americans in the United States]

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Native American And Alaskan Natives

- The framework of the greatness of the United States was built with bone fragments of American and Alaskan Natives. The population, already settled on this lands before the arrival of Europeans, was mistreated, enslaved and their lands were stolen. They were obligated to Policies and treaties that the federal government have been made with the Native American leaders with the promise that the federal government will provide education, health and other basic services to Native communities. Treaties that the majority of the time were violated or not fully accomplished....   [tags: Native Americans in the United States]

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Native Americans And Native American Culture

- Before the Europeans came across the Atlantic Ocean, the Native Americans were the first true inhabitants of North America. When the Europeans came, they wanted the land that the Native Americans already had settled. To get this land there were many gun battles and removal of the Indians. If any of the Indians survived they were moved out west. Over the years there have been many different Federal Policies that have been put in place to help preserve the Native American culture. One major mechanism to Native Americans lives would be their economic development....   [tags: Native Americans in the United States]

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Native American And American History

- Native American’s place in United States history is not as simple as the story of innocent peace loving people forced off their lands by racist white Americans in a never-ending quest to quench their thirst for more land. Accordingly, attempts to simplify the indigenous experience to nothing more than victims of white aggression during the colonial period, and beyond, does an injustice to Native American history. As a result, historians hoping to shed light on the true history of native people during this period have brought new perceptive to the role Indians played in their own history....   [tags: Native Americans in the United States, Slavery]

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Oppression Of Native American Americans

- Oppression of Native Americans Oppression of Native American tribes dates back to their first contact with Christopher Columbus in 1492 and continues to this very day. If the Europeans did not expose weapons, disease, and starvation I believe that the Native American race would be flourishing alongside Americans today. Today Native American unemployment rates are between 50 and 70%. Lack of formal education fuels other social problems like unemployment, poverty, teenage pregnancy, criminality and drug abuse and it forces the Native Americans to accept badly paid jobs causing 25% of Native Americans to live in poverty (Sarche)....   [tags: Native Americans in the United States]

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The Mascots Of Native American Mascots

- Teams use Native American mascots in all sports, to represent their team’s pride, strength, and will to win. The role the mascot plays is an intimidation factor, as well as something to motivate the team. Mascots rarely fall under scrutiny, except for the mascots that represent Native American tribes, people or cultures. Many schools and teams use some sort of Native American reference as a mascot. Examples of Native American mascot range from names like the Indians, Chiefs, and Braves, which are some of the more generic ones, to Seminoles, Fighting Illini, and Chippewas to name some of the tribal based names....   [tags: Native Americans in the United States]

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The Language Of Native American Storytelling

- Storytelling is the means by which Native American tribes pass down history, traditions, and spirituality from generation to generation. This rich cultural tradition was all but eradicated after Europeans flooded into North America to claim tribal lands by right of conquest. But in recent years, Native American storytelling has begun to emerge once again to strengthen the culture that was all but lost. As this valuable tradition carries on, it continues to enrich the lives of Native Americans in the twenty-first century....   [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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Native American Of The Samish Tribe

- This paper is very important to me, as I am Native American of the Samish tribe, and I’m taking ethnic studies courses in a local college. When I learned about the atrocities committed against Native Americans in the past, it made me sad that nothing could be done about it. When I learned about ongoing nefarious activities against Native Americans, it made me determined to shed light on them to as many people as possible, as we have power to make a difference and to prevent further atrocities. America has continued to be so indifferent to minorities, especially the ones that we took this land from, and that is why I chose to pick this as my topic....   [tags: Native Americans in the United States]

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The Story Of The Native American People

- The story of the Native American people is a sad one, and it’s one that is filled with lying, cheating, stealing, and murdering. Most of these horrible things that happened to the Indians were caused by the white people who settled on the land, which was the very same land that the Indian people had been peacefully living on for hundreds of years. Everything seemed to be going great for the Indians, but as soon as the white people came into the picture, all of that changed for the worse. The white people that settled in America handled many situations very poorly, and as a result, the Native American people suffered greatly....   [tags: Native Americans in the United States]

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Native American Life On The Reservation

- The precursor of Native American life on the “reservation” began during the 19th century as “white” Americans continued their move westward from the eastern United States. As whites began their westward expansion they came in direct conflict with the Native Americans who were already settled in these areas. A reservation was an area of land designated by the U.S. government where different tribes of Native Americans were to live and be “confined” unless they got “permission” to leave. Life before the living on the reservation included the freedom to travel, to gather and hunt, and even to wander but that was radically altered when they were forced to move....   [tags: Native Americans in the United States]

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Native Americans And Native American Religion

- The environment has proven over time that it has the power to cause change in its inhabitants. Native Americans were not an exception to this common occurrence, as they had to adapt to the changes in the environment that surrounded them. The Europeans came to the “new world” and disrupted the original culture of the land. Native Americans were compelled to assimilate their own traditions and culture to one more fitting of their new surroundings. Their religion was a component that changed drastically into a decline that left it without any of the original rituals, beliefs, and traditions....   [tags: Native Americans in the United States, Religion]

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Native American Names And Mascots

- You see Native American team names and mascots everywhere in sports: middle schools, high schools, colleges and professional teams. In fact, 900 teams in the United States use Native American terms (Potenza). Over the past couple years, Native American groups began to protest, sue, and ask teams with Native American nicknames to change their names, mascots, and logos. For instance, in 2014, many groups have protested against the NFL and the Washington Redskins, to change their name. Many people believe that Native American nicknames belong in sports....   [tags: Native Americans in the United States]

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Native American Art And Culture

- The introduction of of European materials and techniques made Native American art more effortless create, and new techniques and mediums were used. However, in many cases European encounter caused Native American artwork to become less culturally significant, while a greater emphasis of its economical importance emerged. Traditional symbolism in many crafts were lost, as each unique tribe obtained the same European materials rather than what was native to the land they lived on, and sacred icons became novelties in the aristocratic homes of Europe....   [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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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 Museum Of Anthropology

- As American empire expanded to unparalleled limits throughout the latter half of the nineteenth-century, marginalized and colonized people were commonly put on display as entertainment spectacles at exhibitory spaces at world’s fairs, zoos, and museums (Stocking Jr, 1985:2, King 1998:4, Asma 2001: 6). It is common for exhibitory spaces within museum settings to link together colonialism and culture and as a result these constructions have been central to the formation and proliferation of ahistorical and evolutionarily focused narratives....   [tags: Native Americans in the United States]

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The Problem Of Native American

- B. THE SITUATION Native American’s have had some significant disadvantages growing up on reservations compared to Non-reservation residents. “They (Native Americans) have limited resources to manage the vast responsibilities needed to provide their people with quality transportation infrastructure and services.”1. This lack of resources leads to minimal repairs and maintenance to the roads they do have. This same article has given a list of programs that have been offered to these tribes to better their need for safety and transportation....   [tags: 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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Native American Indian Mascots

- When most people watch football, baseball, or any other sport they want to get into the game and be a true fan. So many will buy the clothing or make posters to represent their favorite team. The team name and mascot will obviously play a big part in this. The fans will have to know who they are representing and cheering for. So what if the mascot of your favorite teams is racist or offensive. There are many professional and high school teams that have Native American Indian mascots. Having a Native American Indian as a team mascot is racist, offensive, and is disrespectful to the Native Americans people, and can have a negative effect on their lives....   [tags: Native Americans in the United States]

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Native American Culture : Native America

- Changes occurred throughout Native America as the result of an influx of a new people and culture into the land. The Europeans brought their ideas of property, legal systems, and social responsibilities into this world which disseminated into the culture of Native America. Throughout the years, Native America has changed. The current lifeways no longer resemble those before contact as the integration, both direct and indirect, of European cultures and ideals resulted in an altered lifestyle. Some of these changes are small....   [tags: Native Americans in the United States]

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The Effects Of Native American Culture On Native Americans

- In this essay I am going to write about health issues related to Native American. “Many thousands of years before Christopher Columbus’ ships arrived in the Bahamas, a different group of people discovered America: the nomadic ancestors of modern Native Americans who hiked over a “land bridge” from Asia to Alaska more than 12,000 years ago. In fact, by the time European adventurers arrived in the 15th century A.D., scholars estimate that more than 50 million people were already living in the Americas....   [tags: Native Americans in the United States]

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Native American And The American Civil War

- What bring people together is when they have something in common. For the African American and the Native American it was the white majority. Before the civil war the white majority want to move west, In 1830 The Indian Removal Act is called in to force Native American to move west. African American are still slave. In 1861 the American Civil War had begun and uprising and massacres is happened for the Native American. After the Civil War African American are free from slavery and have to learn how to have a life that different from what they know....   [tags: Native Americans in the United States]

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Native American And Native Americans

- If an average American citizen was asked to describe Native Americans, they might say something like “they all wore feather headbands and lived in teepees.” Often, in our minds and in modern media, Native Americans are seen as interchangeable and indistinguishable. However, the lives and cultures of Native Americans were hardly uniform. From the magnificent cities and expansive empires of South America to the nomadic tribes of the Great Plains, Native Americans of different regions led distinct lives....   [tags: Indigenous peoples of the Americas, North America]

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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 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 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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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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Native American Voices Know the Definition of Native American

- Many school children celebrate a cliché Thanksgiving tradition in class where they play Indians and Pilgrims, and some children engage in the play of Cowboys vs. Indians. It is known that some died when colonization occurred, that some fought the United States government, and that they can be boiled down to just another school mascot. This is what many people understand of the original inhabitants of America. Historical knowledge of these people has been shallow and stereotyped. The past 150 years has given birth to a literate people now able to record their past, present, and future....   [tags: American History, Oral Tradition]

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Native American Vs. European Americans

- Native American vs. European Native Americans and Europeans were the begging of the new world. Their differences are more than similarities, whether by the religion, culture, race, and gender. Native Americans and European spoke two different languages, and lived in two different ways. The reason why Native Americans were called Indians, because when Columbus landed in America he thought that he was in India, so he called them Indians. Native American were nomadic people, some of them were hunter and some were farmers....   [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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The Native American Spirituality Throughout America

- The Native American spirituality differs greatly from the other religions practiced in this time throughout the world; they have contrasting values, host ceremonies, and believe in a spirit instead of a God. Their culture has been dwindling since the Europeans traveled throughout North America because the Europeans opposed their faith. The remaining natives have preserved many of their beliefs because of their ancestors relaying the important traditions. Throughout time several themes have remained in this spirituality including nature, relationships, power, and a needed paradigm shift for others....   [tags: Native Americans in the United States]

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Native American Peoples And The English Settlers

- The Native American peoples and the English settlers viewed each other differently, and these different interpretations shaped their perspectives on each other’s way of living. The English viewed Native Americans as a lesser because they did not abide to their religion. The differences that separated them were things such as religion, lifestyles, and political structure. Because of their cultural differences, the gender roles varied in each settlement. Also, since Native American’s viewed the English settlers as a source of trade and way of improving social status within their tribe, once their relationship with the settlers became violent the natives could not sustain a normal way of living...   [tags: Native Americans in the United States]

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Native American Culture : The United States

- The United States has a dominant culture that those raised in the States are used to. Cultures vary in category. Some cultures are grouped together by race, gender, socio-economic status, the environment, sexual identity, and IQ. As an educator, it is best practice never to assume someone is like the rest of his or her culture. Being open-minded and willing to learn from them will create a successful teacher-student relationship. According to Native American Contributions, Native American influence is found in many US states (http://www.nrcs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/nrcs141p2_024206.pdf)....   [tags: Native Americans in the United States]

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Cultural Significance Of Native American Art

- The introduction of of European materials, tools, and techniques transformed Native American art aesthetically as well as it’s role within Native culture. European technology produced goods that made Native American art easier to create and allowed Native American art to become more elaborate and detailed.  However, the distinctive styles of each unique tribes’ art was diluted as the tribes obtained the same European materials rather than what was native to the land they lived on. in many cases European encounter caused Native American artwork to become less culturally significant; For instance, many crafts that held religious ceremonial roles, or served spiritual symbolism, became available...   [tags: Native Americans in the United States]

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Native American Dna Controversy At Steak

- Native American DNA Controversy at Steak Racial science is becoming a reality in today’s world, especially occurring in the lives of Native Americans who are affected by the genetic classifications based on DNA testing. White supremacists, in this case scientists, have claimed that by taking into account genetic makeup, all humans are related (p28). This has caused the blurring of social and cultural differences amongst different Native American tribes and other indigenous groups. In the book Native American DNA written by Kim Tallbear, the issue about DNA testing being supported by social and historical happenings has become the controversy....   [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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