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American Indians: Health Disparities Research

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

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How American Indians Have Adapted their Culture Since Colonization

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

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

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

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

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

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The American Of American Indians

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

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The American Indians

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

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Lasting Effects of European Colonization on Native American Indians.

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

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The American Of American Indians

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

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Native Americans And The American Indians

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

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American Indians And European Americans

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

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American Indians And The Day Of The Dead

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

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American Indians

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

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Native Americans And American Indians

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

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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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The Image Of North American Indians

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

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American Indians and World War II

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

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American Indians Verses The Europeans

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

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American Indians and Alaska Natives

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

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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 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 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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Spanish Explorers And The South American Indians

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

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Counselor And Client Characteristics Of The American Indians

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

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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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North American Indians

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

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On How the American Indians Were Removed from Their Land

- "One by one Indian peoples were removed to the West. The Delaware, the Ottawa, Shawnee, Pawnee and Potawatomi, the Sauk and Fox, Miami and Kickapoo, the Choctaw, Chickasaw, Creek and Seminole. In all some 90 thousand Indians were relocated. The Cherokee were among the last to go. Some reluctantly agreed to move. Others were driven from their homes at bayonet point. Almost two thousands of them died along the route they remembered as the Trail of Tears." For decades, the state of Georgia sought to enforce its authority over the Cherokee Nation, but its efforts had little effect until the election of President Andrew Jackson, a longtime supporter of Indian removal....   [tags: Native American history]

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Navajo Indians See the Importance of Supporting their Families and Communities

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

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American Indians

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

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The Lasting Effects Of Colonialism On Modern Day American Indians

- Native Americans, commonly known as American Indians, first experienced a conflict of interest with Europeans as far back as 1492. At this time, Christopher Columbus was in search of riches and spices in Asia, but instead of landing in Asia, he and his three ships landed in the Americas. Although there was already a vast amount of Native Americans present within the Americas, Columbus felt that it was appropriate to land, explore, and settle in this new found country. Columbus’ settlement paved the way for other countries to come to the Americas to further explore and colonize....   [tags: Native Americans in the United States]

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Racial Differences Of The Indigenous People Of Guatemala And The American Indians

- Racial divisions are evident in societies across the globe, and have been for centuries. While there are distinct differences between these relationships of class and race, many similarities are clear. History has shown a long list of tactics to exploit, terrorize, and manipulate racial minorities and lower class citizens. For the indigenous people of Guatemala and the American Indians, the inception of racial and class discrimination occurred during colonialization and continues to show its impact today....   [tags: Native Americans in the United States]

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The American Indians Should Receive Federal Aid

- America’s indigenous people have struggled with poverty for a long time. The American Indians, better known as, Native Americans, signed treaties long ago and sold their land to receive Federal government aid. Today, some U.S. citizens agree, Federal government aid generates poverty in the Native American communities. The American Indians should receive Federal aid for two reasons. First, the U.S. government has legal obligations to Native Americans, with signed treaties, to build and reconstruct homes, schools and hospitals in their communities....   [tags: Native Americans in the United States]

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The, National Museum Of The American Indians And The National Holocaust

- United States history is fallacious. In fact, despite the famous saying that all men are created equal, the government slaughtered an estimated 15 to 80 million Native Americans to make room for the exponentially increasing population of the United States. If all men were created equal, then why were they brutally murdered by the government. Similarly, the United States had a slight hand in the Holocaust; the United States did not grant the SS St. Louis, a ship which carried European Holocaust survivors refuge....   [tags: Native Americans in the United States]

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Past, Present, Future: American Indians and Latino Americans

- Ethnicity is likely to always play a role in how people interact in this country, how they build their unique sense of identity, how they perceive themselves and the world around them. Ethnic groups will always act differently especially in this country with such a diverse history, and plethora of people of different backgrounds. American Indians are a group that will has an interesting set of challenges because they are a minority in the United States that did not emigrate from another country, but were essentially victims of American Manifest Destiny....   [tags: ethnicity, community interaction]

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The Economic And Cultural Modernity From The American Indians

- Historically, ancestral knowledge, traditional and popular knowledge have been victims of the colonization. This is a reality along resistance to colonization has been discussed in various areas of thought and action in the American Indians. While it is true that the American Indians, generally occupy the lower strata of the socioeconomic scale, the fact remains that that position is not exclusive to them, but they share a large segment of the American population, around half of the population of the region....   [tags: Ethnic group, Race, Indigenous peoples, Sociology]

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Analysis of the Relationship Between the American Indians and European Settlers

- The story of the early interactions between European settlers in America with its native populations is often times a skewed history. As children, we grow up and learn in schools about the first Thanksgiving and how the Pilgrims in Plymouth Colony made peace with the Wampanoag Indians. As an educator myself, there is a portion of our common formative assessment that pertains to the Wampanoag Indian Squanto and how he aided the Pilgrims by teaching them how to plant corn and capture eels in the nearby rivers....   [tags: U.S. History]

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The American Of The Cherokee Indians

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

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Cherokee Native American Indians and the Trail of Tears

- Cherokee Native American Indians and the Trail of Tears What made the Cherokee culture distinctive towards others in the Trail of Tears time period was that they had a more peaceful, harmless outlook on the situation. In 1814, Andrew Jackson who would eventually become the President of the United States, had his and his whole army’s lives on the line in the Battle of Horseshoe Bend to the British forces when the Cherokee allied with them to win the battle. Surprisingly, 16 years later when Jackson was President of the United States, he made the deciding decision on the controversy of whether or not the Cherokee deserved their land....   [tags: the trail of loss and adversity]

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Ravages Of Alcohol On American Native Indians

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

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Native Americans And The American Of The Indians ' Indian Friends '

- When any average American thinks of "Indian" I 'm sure most think of the Pilgrims breaking bread and turkey with their new found "Indian friends". Some might even think of Runnin’ and gunnin’ of old Westernized ideals of the Cowboys and Indians. The motivation behind why we think of them this way is because of what we are exposed to since we were young. The first Thanksgiving, plastic toys, and Boy scouts were the most I ever really saw or heard about them. Native Americans have been affected by Colonization since the landing of the first settlers in 1842....   [tags: Native Americans in the United States]

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American Indians

- “’Indians’: Textualism, Morality, and the Problem of History';, an essay written by Jane Tompkins, a professor of English at Duke University, outlines Tompkins dissatisfaction on how American Indians are portrayed throughout history. As children, we are taught that in “1492 Columbus sailed the ocean blue';, and that Peter Minuet bought all of Manhattan Island from the Indians for only twenty-four dollars worth of trinkets. In high school, we were taught that in World War II, the Germans were all heartless savages, and that the best course of action to end the war was to use the atomic bomb on Japan....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Ancestral Puebloans: The Southwest American Indians

- Ancestral Puebloans: The Southwest American Indians "Man corn", warfare and atlatls were not the only interesting aspects of the Anasazi culture. The history and lifestyles of the Ancestral Puebloans may have contributed to their mysterious disappearance. Their societies were more complex than most humans realize. The Anasazi, or to be politically correct, the Ancestral Puebloans, traveled to the Southwest from Mexico around 100 A.D. (Southwest Indian Relief Council, 2001). The word "Anasazi" originated from the Navajo word that translates to "ancestral enemies." The name was changed from Anasazi to Ancestral Puebloans so that their ancestors today do not take offense to the history of the...   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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The Trail from American Indians to American Citizens

- The Trail from American Indians to American Citizens The Bill of Rights contains all of the basic rights endowed to all American citizens. For the purpose of our argument we will consider the Indians of the 19th century as American citizens. After reviewing the Bill of Rights it became extremely apparent that as American citizens many Indians civil rights were not only withheld, but also flat out denied and violated. Under the direction of anti-Indian president Andrew Jackson, the Congress passed the Indian Removal Act of 1830 and within five years the Treaty of New Echota was formed and thus began the saddest series of events, which became known as the Trail of Tears....   [tags: Papers]

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Ongoing Injustice: The American Indians

- In the modern world we are bombarded by others’ teachings. Being constantly surrounded by the ideas of computers, televisions and books we are influenced, we are shaped. We accept what we’ve been told and avoid discovering the truth because we know no better, and it’s safer. Too often “We fail to step outside of that safe sanctuary defined by what other’s wish us to know.”1 If the general population of the United States of America were asked what they knew of the Indians, common replies would be of romantic visions of the once free roaming, free spirited peoples of the nine-teenth century, the melodrama of the conflicts between the pioneers and the Indians, the scalpings, painted bodie...   [tags: essays research papers]

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Diabetes Related Mortality Among American Indians And Alaska Natives

- The article “Diabetes-related mortality among American Indians and Alaska Natives, 1990-2009” by Cho et al, is a research article that focuses on the diabetes health disparity in American Indians and Alaskan Natives (AI/AN). The study assessed diabetes-related mortality in the AI/AN and compared the findings to American non-Hispanic white population. The studies results indicated that AI/AN were 2.5 to 3.5 times more likely than the non-Hispanic white population to have diabetes as a cause of death....   [tags: Native Americans in the United States]

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Impact Of Injustices On American Indians During Colonial And 19th Century United States

- Impact of Injustices on American Indians during Colonial and 19th Century United States Native Americans suffered hundreds of years of violence, discrimination and forced relocation from their land, during the European invasion of North America. After the Europeans arrive, Indian culture soon became endangered, a culture which developed distinctively shaped tools, sewing needles, clothing, jewelry and weapons. They held strong their own higher cultural beliefs, and legends, retold to them for many generations....   [tags: Native Americans in the United States]

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The Continued Oppression of Native American Communities

- The United States Government was founded on the basis that it would protect the rights and liberties of every American citizen. The Equal Protection Clause, a part of the Fourteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, provides that “no state shall deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws”. Yet for hundreds of years, the US government and society have distressed the Native American people through broken treaties, removal policies, and attempts of assimilation....   [tags: american indians, equal protection clause]

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Oppression of American Indians in Our Hearts Fell to the Ground

- From the Sioux in the North, to the Tonkawa in the South, tribes filled North America when the Europeans first set foot on the soil that we now know as the United States. The relationship between the Native American tribes and the Europeans had its fair share of difficulties for the next thirty years. Faced with the threat of the westward movement, as well as the ruthless military treatment that came with it, the North Americans began their unjustified, inhumane battle for survival. The Europeans colonization of North America has forever changed the lives and cultures of the Native Americans....   [tags: American History]

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American Assimilation: Jewish Immigrants and American Indians

- Although the novels deal with different ethnic groups, there are similar as well as diverse ways that each group had to face a new dominant American culture. A fundamental difference between the two groups is that Jewish immigrants tried very hard to migrate to America while American Indians had their sense of home invaded and their people killed. Looking at the negative impact of assimilation on the American Indians and the positive impact of assimilation on Jewish immigrants, it is significant to analyze the similarities, differences, and the meaning of assimilation to both groups....   [tags: Comparative Literature]

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Cherokee Indian Marriages

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

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How Did The Environment Affect The Native American Indians With Particular Reference To The Woodlan

- How Did The Environment Affect The Native American Indians With Particular Reference To The Woodland Indians. The environment hugely affected the Native American Indians in many different ways. This is because of the way in which the Indians used the environment and the surrounding land. The Indians were very close to nature, and so that meant that any changes in nature would be changes in the Indians. Land The Indians thought of land very differently to the white man. The land was sacred, there was no ownership, and it was created by the great spirit....   [tags: American America History]

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

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

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Native Americans and the Whiteman's Influence

- “The biggest of all Indian problems is the Whiteman (Basso pg. 3).” The elusive Whitman is not a recent problem for the American Indians. For the Western Apache this problem first came to light in 1853 after the Gadsden Purchase was finalized. The Whitemen invaded the western Apache’s Arizona territory not with peace, but with demands and open hostility. Thus began a brutal thirty year war that led to Apache defeat (Basso pg. 24). The creation of reservations in 1872 was not enough for the Whitemen....   [tags: American Indians, Dangerous Joke]

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Apache Indians

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

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Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee

- The film, Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, documents the annihilation of the American Indians in the late 1800s. The film starts out in the Black Hills of the Dakotas, a land sacred to the Sioux Native Americans. The Sioux claimed the land and their population flourished due to the good resources in the area. The white people want to gain control of the land and force the natives to relocate to another area. They want the natives to assimilate and believe that this strategy will improve the nation....   [tags: Annhilation of the American indians]

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Cultural Differences Between Native Americans and the American Colonists

- When the colonists came to America, they classified the Native Americans as complete brutal savages. But was that a correct assumption. The Native Americans lived a life that was a complete opposite from the way that the Europeans were accustomed to. The Native Americans believed that the land was shared by everyone and not one person could own it. The Native Americans also had a polytheistic religion which completely went against the beliefs of the colonists. The colonists viewed the Native Americans as savages and barbarians because their ways of living were different....   [tags: american history, American Indians, Colonial Ameri]

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Now It Is My Turn To Stand: Defining Yourself Through Land, Oral Tradition and Language

- How does one define oneself. Is it through land, oral tradition, or language. If we were to ask Simon Ortiz, one of the leading Native American writers, he would answer, to an extent, all of the above. In agreement to Ortiz, Kieu also identify herself through these three factors. “They are all connected in one way or another,” she says. Although these two authors have a completely different background, one being a Native American while the other is a Chinese-Vietnamese-American, they share the same feeling about their identity—that is, they identify themselves through their relation to land, oral tradition, and language....   [tags: Native American, American Indians]

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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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Colonists and Indians Fight for Mutual Interests on the American Frontier

- Colonists and Indians Fight for Mutual Interests on the American Frontier Since the settling of the English colonies in the early 17th century, pioneers have been destined to expand into the North American frontier and to domesticate it with their Christian faith and progressive nature. In their exploration of the frontier, however, the Puritan colonists often encountered Indians whose savagery challenged their discipline and morals. Just as the colonists expanded, Indians also saw their native lands of many years vanish....   [tags: American America History]

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Western Perceptions of the American Indian

- Western Perceptions of the American Indian In this reflective essay, I discuss how the Europeans perceived the American Indians and the factors that shaped these perceptions. I have paid particular attention to the first-hand accounts of the encounters with the natives, written by Western explorers, missionaries, and visitors to the New World. It is particularly interesting to note how these accounts were distorted and exploited by different groups, each trying to mold the situation in their own way....   [tags: Indians Native American Essays]

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Indian Health Service

- The Indian Health Service (IHS) is a healthcare program within the Department of Health and Human Services. (Agency Overview n.d.) It provides federal health services to eligible American Indians and Alaska Natives at IHS facilities. (Agency Overview n.d.) Services that IHS provide include medical, dental and vision, ancillary services, such as laboratory and pharmacy, specialty care which include services provided by the physician or specialist. (Agency Overview n.d.) The factors that affect the type of health care depend on the community needs, level of funds and whether treatment is medically necessary (Marx n.d.) American Indians and Alaska Natives can receive direct care at hospi...   [tags: healthcare, public health, American Indians]

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Colonial Period Focused Around God and Church

- ... An example of the strong belief that people had in God was the ferocity that Jonathan Edwards preached in this sermon “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God”. Edwards rants on an hour long tangent about how God at any time can expel the wicked into the hands of the devil and how only God’s grace can save us. The emphasis and power that Edwards preached is enough to bring any man to his knees. This strong belief echoed throughout America; you didn’t just have to look into a church to see it. Anne Bradstreet’s “Verses upon the Burning House” is a good example of the common ideal that God was the most mighty and that anything that happened, happened for a reason and was inflicted by God so i...   [tags: american culture, puritans, indians]

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Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee

- Since the first Europeans landed their ships on North American soil, the Indians have been a present people in our history. The peaceful beginnings of relations with the Indians soon turn hostile as greed overtook the genuine humanity of the settlers, causing them to eventually destroy the Indian way of life. Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee depicts the relationships between European Americans and Indians from 1492 to 1890 from the perspective of the Indian people. Pilgrims that landed on the Massachusetts shore in 1492 encountered the Wampanog people, marking the introduction of the two people groups....   [tags: american history, europeans, indians]

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Contested Plains by Elliot West

- There are many ways in which we can view the history of the American West. One view is the popular story of Cowboys and Indians. It is a grand story filled with adventure, excitement and gold. Another perspective is one of the Native Plains Indians and the rich histories that spanned thousands of years before white discovery and settlement. Elliot West’s book, Contested Plains: Indians, Goldseekers and the Rush to Colorado, offers a view into both of these worlds. West shows how the histories of both nations intertwine, relate and clash all while dealing with complex geological and environmental challenges....   [tags: american west, indians, great plains]

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Native Americans In Oregon

- Oregon has historically been home to hundreds of thousands of people including dozens of Native American tribes dating back before 9500 B.C. As various tribes made the journey across the Bering Strait to relocate, many chose areas in the Northwest to settle. Some of the first to the Oregon area were the Kalapuya Indians who inhabited Oregon more than 8,000 years ago and although many different tribes called our state home the Kalapuya is just one example of people native to Oregon. The Kalapuya tribe settled in many places but mainly in Eugene, Oregon where they lived for several centuries and had tribes that ranged from Southern Washington to Southern Oregon....   [tags: Native American Indians]

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Stripped of Personal Freedom: Native Americans in the West

- Throughout our country’s history there have been several groups who have fared less that great. Every minority group was treated unfairly, Indians were uprooted and had no control, I can’t imagine for a second being a soldier in combat, women struggled for basic rights, and many people fell victim to the changing ways of our economy, losing their jobs and fighting to survive. It seems wrong to pick one group over another, as if to say some people who were treated horribly or who faced mounting obstacles didn’t actually have it as bad as another group....   [tags: American history, Indians, poverty, economy]

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The Death and Dying Beliefs of Australian Aborigines

- The Death and Dying Beliefs of Australian Aborigines      Although the Aborigines are often classified as a primitive race whose religion is based upon animism and totemism like the American Indians, the Aboriginal funeral practices and beliefs about death have much in common with other cultures. This paper will discuss the death and dying beliefs of the Aborigines that share a common thread with many popular religions of today. Aboriginal beliefs in death and dying are original in that they combine all these beliefs in a different way....   [tags: Aborigines American Indians Religion Essays]

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Cheyenne Indian Tribe

- Who really are the Cheyenne Indians. According to historians, they were Indian people who became nomadic and moved to the Great Plains in the 18th century (Berkin 366). Another tribe, the Souix, developed the name of "people of a different language" for the Cheyenne. Some people said that the Cheyenne did not exist until the mid-1600s or at least this is when the earliest known records were found. They are one of the most famous and prominent Plains tribes, too. At first, this tribe moved from the Great Lakes region to the North Dakota area....   [tags: Native American Indians]

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Dances with Wolves

- The representation of American Indians in US pop culture is troubling at best: natives are frequently depicted as violent savages and out of touch with human values. To counter this, Kevin Costner, being part Cherokee himself, chooses to portray a positive and realistic image of American Indians in his film Dances with Wolves. Although one could argue that the film does appear to validate certain stereotypes, Costner calculatedly—much like a game of chess—uses these stereotypes to connect with his viewers and ultimately forces them into checkmate without their realizing....   [tags: Native American, Kevin Costner, Indians]

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The Apaches

- The Apaches were American Indians who moved from Canada to Arizona, parts of Colorado, New Mexico, Texas and North America between AD850 and 1400. The Apache were a wandering tribe, so they had two homes. One in the mountains and one in the desert. They lived in their houses for only a short period of time. The women built their houses which were called Wickiups. These were straw domed shaped houses. The Wickiup was only five or six feet high. Outside the Wickiup was covered with bundles of grass and branches....   [tags: Native American Indians]

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Talking Back to Civilization

- Talking Back to Civilization Talking Back to Civilization , edited by Frederick E. Hoxie, is a compilation of excerpts from speeches, articles, and texts written by various American Indian authors and scholars from the 1890s to the 1920s. As a whole, the pieces provide a rough testimony of the American Indian during a period when conflict over land and resources, cultural stereotypes, and national policies caused tensions between Native American Indians and Euro-American reformers. This paper will attempt to sum up the plight of the American Indian during this period in American history....   [tags: Frederick E. Hoxie American Indians Essays]

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Hostile Takeover of the New World

- Hostile Takeover of the New World The Effects of the United States Government on the Indians "The responsibility of any nation, and the particular responsibility of elected officials of any nation, is not to justify what has passed for legality but to anticipate the conditions and problems of tomorrow and attempt to deal with them....   [tags: Native American History Indians Essays]

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Seminole Tribe

- The Seminole Tribe The Seminoles are a very well established Native American tribe. They’re located in Florida and Oklahoma. Some people believe that the name Seminole might come from the word Simanoli which is what the Creeks used to call themselves. They have great connections with the land, interesting food, architecture, religion, government and leaders. The Seminole tribe are descendants of the Creek tribe. The Creeks spoke two languages, Muskogee and Miccosukee. Miccosukee is a related tongue of Muskogee....   [tags: Native American Indians]

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Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians

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

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Anasazi Culture

- Long before the coming of the so-called "civilized" Europeans, North America was inhabited by traveling bands of ancient people. Nomadic tribes, these early ancestors of Southwest Native Americans traveled the land in search of food from the thriving herds of large animals. But possibly as early as A.D. 900, as the wandering herds began to diminish, these people began to settle down and developed societies and cultures around what is called the Four Corners area of the southwest, in southern Utah and Colorado, and northern Arizona and New Mexico....   [tags: Native American Indians]

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The Creek Indians

- The Creek Indians Location and Background The early English traders gave the Creek native Americans their name because they usually built their villages on or near creeks or rivers. If they were to still have their villages it would include areas of Northern Florida and Eastern Louisiana and Southern Tennessee. The majority of the villages were located along the banks of the Coosa, Tallaposa, Flint, Ocmulgee, and Chattachoochee rivers. The native word for the most powerful band of Creeks was the "Muskogees"....   [tags: American America History]

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Eastern Woodland Indians and the Seven Years' War

- War is always destructive and devastating for those involved leaving behind a trail of death and barren landscape leading to heartbreak and shattered lives. War has its subjugators and its defeated. One enjoys complete freedom and rights while the other has neither freedom nor rights. Defeated and broken is where the Eastern Woodland Indians found themselves after both the Seven Years' war and the American Revolution. The Europeans in their campaigns to garner control of the land used the native peoples to gain control and ultimately stripped the rightful owners of their land and freedoms....   [tags: american revolution, native americans]

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History Of The Cherokee Indians

- History of the Cherokee Indians: Growth to Reduction of the tribes I would like to provide you with some information regarding the Cherokee Indians. I am one quarter Cherokee Indian. My grandmother is full blooded Cherokee and may mother is one half Cherokee. Cherokee comes from a creek word "Cherokee" meaning "people of a different speech" (Cherokee history 1996). There are 561 officially recognized Indian tribes in the United States. The Bureau of Indian Affairs is the largest database of records and histories of Native American tribes in the country....   [tags: Native American History]

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Indians And Colonists Relations

- Reflecting on the colonization of North America is an uneasy topic for most Americans. The thought of war between the Indians and the early settlers creates an image of clashing cultures between the well-armed Europeans and the hand-crafted weaponry of the native Indians. We tend to have the perception that the early colonists came and quickly took away the land from the Indians but, in reality, the Europeans did not have this power. Though French explorers and English settlers had a different perception of land ownership than that of the Native Americans, the fate of the Europeans rested in the hands of the Indians....   [tags: American History]

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A Ritual in American History, the Ghost Dance

- The Ghost Dance began in 1888 with a with a holy man called Wovoka who received a message during a solar eclipse that a messiah would come and the world will be free of white man. The Indians could then return to their lands and Wovoka new that all this would happen during the spring of 1891. He and his followers meditated and had visions and then chanted and performed which became as the known “Ghost Dance.” The ghost dance soon began to spread all throughout the rest of the south and west which became a movement that many Indians started to follow and everyone performed it....   [tags: sioux indians, tragedy, battle]

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Native American Symbols and Mascots in Sports

- Our group had the task to present about Native American symbols and mascots in sports. We structured our presentation by presenting the cases of four major sports teams: Chicago Blackhawks, Florida State Seminoles, Cleveland Indians, and the Washington Redskins. Chicago Blackhawks The founder named his team the “Chicago Blackhawks” in honor of the Sauk Indian chief who sided with the British in the War of 1812. However this team has had it easy, because the major complaints they get involve their logo only, leaving the name and mascot in peace....   [tags: Blackhawks, Seminoles, Indians, Redskins]

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