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Tribes by Joel Kotkin - In his book, titled Tribes, Joel Kotkin talks about the strong prevalence of tribalism on the 21st century. In the book the author starts with defining what he means by the word “tribalism”. The author then picks up 5 globally distributed ethnic tribal groups namely the Jews, British, Japanese, Chinese and the Indians and goes on to analyze each of these groups, in terms of evolution of the tribes, the prominent characteristics of each tribe, how they became more prominent in the modern world with the end of cold war and with the national boundaries getting more permeable....   [tags: Joel Kotkin Tribes] 1070 words
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The Twelve Tribes of Israel: An Organizational Movement - The Twelve Tribes of Israel: An Organizational Movement The Rastafarian Movement has been one of the most important movements of our time. It has proved to us that it is possible to make lemonade out of the lemons that are dealt to us, and that violence is not the only way to deal with troubles or get what you feel you deserve. It has also provided a system of faith and following for over 700,000 loyal people. A Social, political and religious explosion with as few negative connotations as possible, Rasta is just about as good as it gets....   [tags: Twelve Tribes Israel Essays] 4234 words
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The Fierce and the Dead: Beliefs and Cultural Evolution of Equitorial Forest Tribes - The Fierce and the Dead A look at the beliefs and cultural evolution of the Equitorial forest tribes of Gabon, Cameroon, and Equitorial Guinea. The forests of Gabon, Cameroon, and Equitorial Guinea are standing stones in time. Like the Pyramids at Ghiza or the steps of Machu Pichu. They tell us a story of beginings and ancient ways of life. They provide an archeological and anthropological look at societies and civilizations of bygone eras. The difference of course being, that while the Pryamids have become an ancient backdrop to a modern world surrounded by the bustling sounds of traffic and the ever growing cityscape of contemporary Egypt....   [tags: tribes, culture, changes, region, beliefs] 1786 words
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World's Culture: Nigerian Tribes - Case synopsis In order to analyze world’s culturres, the study will focus on five features of culture. These are the rituals, artifacts, beliefs, values, norms and language. The question here will, how do the Nollywood movies represent the culture within these five features. The study will also try to find out whether religious overtones, namely Christianity versus traditional African religion featured in Nigerian videofilms reflect contemporary Nigerian culture. Lastly, the study will unfold the ways in which the post-colonial, colonial, and pre-colonial eras reflect and resonate in Nigerian movies (Jenkins & Green, 2012)....   [tags: christianity, african religion]
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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 Tribes: The Choctaw Tribe - Prior to the first European settlers stepping foot onto what is now the United States, Native American tribes flourished for hundreds of years. Each tribe was unique, yet all shared in the practice of living off of natural resources the land provided. Once European settlers discovered the Americas, the tails of the country’s native inhabitants spread across the seas. These early settlers began to trade with the natives and eventually named the “Five Civilized Tribes” (Choctaw Indian Facts). These tribes included the Cherokee, Chickasaw, Creek, Seminole, and Choctaw Indians....   [tags: Cherokee, Chickasaw, Creek, Seminole]
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American Treatment of the Indian Tribes - American Treatment of the Indian Tribes The American Indian lived a life being one with nature. In their way, they understood the ecological demands of the land and knew that if they took care of the land the land would take care of them. They possessed an untouched wisdom living in harmony with the environment. They hunted the land for buffalo, which provided food and clothing for the ages to come. In time they would almost become non existent at the hands of the “white” man....   [tags: essays research papers] 1082 words
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The Lakota and The Sioux Indigenous People: Tale of Two Tribes - The history of Native Americans is rich in cultural customs, philosophies, and fundamental ideologies. This history has also been marked by injustice, tragedy, and suffering. No discussion of Native American tribes and the present land they possess, their reservations, can be complete without the mention of poverty. Many Native American tribes like the Oglala Lakota Nation are waist deep in poverty and economic conflict. The United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Peoples has recognized the plight of native peoples all across the world that are experiencing the same disenfranchisement as the Lakota peoples....   [tags: native americans, ideologies, tragedy]
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Spiritual Beliefs and Customs of Native American Tribes - Many Native American tribes share different spiritual and cultural views on the aspect of life. Belief in God and the things he created depend on what tribe you belong to. Tribes like the Onondaga and the Modoc have several stories that inform us regarding their religious customs and beliefs. The origin myths were written to point out the beliefs among tribes. “The Earth on Turtle’s Back” and “When Grizzlies Walked Upright” provides us with examples of what the Onondaga and Modoc tribes believed in....   [tags: life, belief, customs, teach] 529 words
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The Apache and the Maya are Prominent Native Tribes from the Americas - ... In the 900s AD, Maya kings were said to force the Mayan people to farm and build for the kings, which caused an internal rebellion against the kings. Furthermore, Mayan cities fought each other, which contributed to the decline of the Maya civilization. The Apache, on the other hand, faced a difficult war against the U.S military in the nineteenth century, which caused the loss of many men, divided their leadership, driving them into reservations. The Maya and the Apache had very different social structures and political systems....   [tags: environment, military, reservations] 549 words
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The Indian Removal Act: Where are the Civilized Tribes Now? - Where are they now. In the 1830s, Congress passed the Indian Removal Act which forcibly relocated the 5 “Civilized” Indian Tribes: Cherokee, Creek, Choctaw, Chickasaw, Seminole. Even though they were slowly integrating American culture and were showing great progress toward civilization. The Indians were forced to adapt to the new, foreign environment they were sent to or be killed by American soldiers because for one they were considered “dangerous savages”. To them their environment shaped their sense of identity, so when they were relocated they had a undergo a drastic change to survive which had great effects on the tribes’ futures....   [tags: congress, cherokee, economy] 753 words
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American History: Indian Tribes and Ghost Dance - Different Indian tribes all over the Western territory, which have thrived in a nomadic lifestyle since well before Europeans ever arrived in the Americas, were now being oppressed by a new, but powerful nation. This was a new nation eager for more land, money, and trade known as The United States of America. As these Indians were being oppressed, they all put up a fight but none of them were successful. Indians were forced to move onto reservations where they had to completely change their lifestyle after being plagued by a foreign people....   [tags: nomadic lfestyle, europeans]
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The Toltec, Aztec, and Mayan Indian Tribes - The Toltec, Aztec, and Mayan Indian Tribes TOLTECS> The Toltecs were an Indian tribe who existed from 900 A.D. to 1200. They had a capital city of Tollan, and their influences reached south to the Yucatan and Guatemala. They were a composite tribe of Nahua, Otomi, and Nonoalca. The Tolt ecs made huge stone columns decorated like totem poles. AZTECS> Aztecs were an American Indian people who rule an empire in Mexico during the 1400's and early 1500's. They practiced a religion that affected every part of their lives....   [tags: Pre-Columbian History Culture] 585 words
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Poverty In America: Native American Tribes -       As a White American, I have been virtually unaware of the harsh living conditions that Native Americans have been enduring. This past summer I was fishing and camping at a resort in northwestern Minnesota with my family. I realized that this resort was located on the White Earth Indian Reservation. As I drove around the towns that the resort was near, I saw that the Native Americans were terribly poverty-stricken. Besides the resort that my family and I were staying at and a small casino that was nearby, most of the buildings and houses were in poor condition....   [tags: Essays on Poverty 2014]
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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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Native Americans Have Set up Different Tribes Accross America - ... The native’s land had been stolen by the American settlers (colonies 10). King Philips war had been one of the most devastating wars. King Philip’s war had marked one of the last major efforts by the Native Americans (Philip 6). With tension building, because of the trading system falling, aggressive expansions of colonists also occurred. Pakancke chief, Metacom, also known as king Philip, led by a bloody uprising with Wampanoag, nipmuck, and few other tribes (Philips 1). The fighting lasted 14 months and destroyed 12 towns....   [tags: rituals, land, colonists] 572 words
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The Kongo and the Pygmy Tribes in the Modern Day Zaire - The Kongo and the Pygmy Tribes in the Modern Day Zaire The study of tribes in the Congo is a very confusing matter. Linguistic, regional and political divisions are all very prevalent characteristics of these people. Two tribes who speak the same unique language may be separated by thousands of miles. The three major linguistic groups are the Bantu, Central Sudanic, and Ubangian with Bantu being the most prevalent. 2000 to 3000 years ago large numbers of Bantu speaking people slowly but steadily began to migrate from modern day Sudan to the Congo basin, or modern day Zaire (www.nbufront.org)....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]
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The Sorrow of the Trail of Tears - ... It is estimated that, “By the end of the 1830's, the Southeast Indians had lost sixty to ninety percent of the estimated 150,000 of the original Indian population...”, before the relocation (“The Five Tribes”). The Cherokee Indians, by far, suffered and lost the most. A small group of Cherokee, thought it better to avoid being forced off their land by the military, and relocated to Oklahoma fared mostly well. However, the large remainder of the tribe, opposed leaving, and thus the Georgia militia confronted this group and practiced a scorched earth policy....   [tags: ethics, racism, oppression, tribes] 1526 words
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The Battle of the Little Bighorn - The conflict that occurred between the U.S. Government and the Native American Indian tribes, known as the Great Sioux War. It was a lengthy, disjointed struggle between the U.S. Army and the allied tribes of the Teton Sioux and Northern Cheyenne Indians that occurred in the span of fifteen months between, March 1876 and May 18771. Hostilities between the U.S. Government and the Native American Indian tribes grew due to the movement of settlers on the land promised to them. The Northern Plains, which consist of the Dakotas, Nebraska, Wyoming and Montana, is where the majority of the war took place....   [tags: american history, indian tribes]
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Its Not Personal, Just Protecting Our Sovereignty - During the 1970s American Indians in California and other parts of the U.S were at a disadvantage that included unemployment, poverty, deteriorating homes, and unsanitary living conditions. As a means to deal with the situation, some tribes included gaming (bingo or poker games) to their way of life. The goal of tribal government was to make the reservation self sufficient (Weeber 85). Although, some tribes did adopt gaming, others have not because of moral or traditional reasons or because they live in an areas far away from patrons (Canby 332)....   [tags: tribes, poverty, gaming, economy] 1410 words
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The History of Native Americans - Native American were the first to inhabit the country America.They lived about 40,000 years ago.Native American has a rich history.Native American lived in many tribe.They were very religious.They fought in many battles.Native American had a history in which they struggle, strife, and triumph. Native American lived in tribes.In which they built cities. They got food by hunting and fishing. Some tribes had a forms of trade, and money was used.Native American lived in Hogan, Teepee, longhouse, and cedar plank house.The men were hunters, warriors, and protectors, while the women tended to the children, their homes, and farmed....   [tags: culture, religion, tribes]
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Pre- European Influence on Native Americans - From Native American “Two Spirited” peoples to fundamentalist Christians, the views of and acceptance of sexuality by Americans shows a nation that can’t make up its mind. The status quo when it comes to the ideas of gender identities and roles has shifted vastly many times. For many, the opinions of the masses affected daily life in every aspect from the clothes they wore, the family they lived in, to the life paths they followed. Pre- European Influenced Native Americans Many Native American tribes were matrilineal....   [tags: cultures, gender roles, tribes] 2957 words
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Native American Perspective on Indian Removal Act - In May 1830, Congress passed the Indian Removal Act which forced Native American tribes to move west. Some Indians left swiftly, while others were forced to to leave by the United States Army. Some were even taken away in chains. Andrew Jackson, the seventh president of the United States, strongly reinforced this act. In the Second State of the Union Address, Jackson advocated his Indian Policy. There was controversy as to whether the removal of the Native Americans was justified under the administration of President Andrew Jackson....   [tags: forcing the movement tribes West]
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Skills and Abilities of The Mongols - ... Nerge shows barbarism, but also not. Uncivilized due to horrific nature of battle and purpose, but also specifically organized. Mongols battled in groups against other individuals and groups instead of entire armies and organized military units. The Tatar-Jurchen raids agains the Mongols were imperative to the development and shaping of Temujin, also known as Chinggis Khan, which assisted in the rise to power. Temujin had spent many years eluding the Tatar-Jurchen raids and capture and even death....   [tags: tribes, nomadic ancestry] 1044 words
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Collision between the Authorities of the General and State Governments on Account of the Indians - It gives me pleasure to announce to Congress that the benevolent policy of the Government, steadily pursued for nearly thirty years, in relation to the removal of the Indians beyond the white settlements is approaching to a happy consummation. Two important tribes have accepted the provision made for their removal at the last session of Congress, and it is believed that their example will induce the remaining tribes also to seek the same obvious advantages. The consequences of a speedy removal will be important to the United States, to individual States, and to the Indians themselves....   [tags: tribes, indians, indian community] 686 words
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The Treatment of Native Americans on Reservations - The Treatment of Native Americans on Reservations Ever since white men came to the New World, they were never at peace with the native peoples. One of the first white men to come to North America was Sir Walter Raleigh, who took the Indians he met as slaves as early as 1584. In the years that followed, settlers forced the Native Americans further and further west. By the year 1850, there had been many attempts at peaceful negotiations and uprisings on both sides, but the government eventually decided that reservations were the only way to contain the Indians and have peace....   [tags: indian tribes, spaniards, slaves]
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Overview of Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Adichie - Throughout the centuries, the roles of Nigerian women have continuously evolved. During the pre- colonial era, women in Nigerian tribes were not only child bearers and wives, but also free adults. They played critical roles in food preparation, weaving, pottery, and the economy. However, the impact of British rule in Nigeria made a significant shift from the pre-colonial to the post- colonial era. The influence of the Catholic Church, Western style education, patriarchal government and modern ways of making money took a major toll in a woman’s role in society....   [tags: nigerian women, kinship, tribes]
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Transformation of Islam: Islam in the societies of Central Asia - Arab conquest led to the spread of the Arabic culture within Central Asia, including the spread of the Arabic language as the state and literary language. However, from 700s the authority of Arab governors and military leaders declined, and the flowering of the literature in non-Arabic languages began under the rule of the Samanids and the Karakhanids. Non-Arab peoples adjusted the Islamic religion to their way of life. Therefore, this decline in the prestige of the Arabs in politics did not symbolize a failure of Islam, but represented a transformation of Islam in Central Asia....   [tags: History, Turk Tribes, Arabs] 1931 words
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Features and Consequences of the Forest Rights Act in India - ... • Ownership rights for the tribal claimants and other forest dwellers with maximum of 4 hectares • Ownership of houses constructed on forestland for living perpetually. • Right to rehabilitation due to forcible displacement and illegal eviction. • Granting intellectual property rights over the traditionally enjoyed forest resources, cultural diversity excluding hunting, to the forest dwellers. 2.1 Procedure for Implementation of the act: The act gives the gram sabha as the authority to determine the nature and extent of individual and community rights granted to ST’s and forest dwellers within the jurisdiction and passes a resolution to the sub-divisional committee....   [tags: property, tribes, community] 1868 words
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The Role of Chieftainship in a Democratic South Africa - Kgoshi ke kgoshi ka batho when translated conveys that chiefs are chiefs because of the people. Chieftainship was the ancient way of governance in Africa and particularly in Southern Africa. Chieftainship was also considered the most common form of political structures in Southern Africa. Prior to the apartheid era chiefs and kings were very influential on the people in the Zulu, Pedi, Swazi, Ndebele, the Transkei tribes and other tribes in South Africa. In their political system chiefs and kings were seen as superior figures in the society and most individuals living in their clan had to follow orders conveyed by the chief and king....   [tags: culture, Tribes, Chief] 904 words
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The Indian Removal Act and Andrew Jackson - ... The historical significance of the Indian Removal Act was the profitable 25 million acres of land gained by the U.S. asking with the thousands of deaths that occurred during war & relocation of the Indians. The Jackson administration had removed up to 46,000 Indians under the Indian Removal Act. The shameful exhibit of patriotism is realized today in modern society. Being if Native decent is highly valued especially in establishments seeking diversity. The reason I chose to write over Andrew Jackson's Removal Act is because I have done recent work regarding this event in history....   [tags: settlers, treaties, tribes, relocation] 601 words
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Native American Culture in a Modern America: House Made of Dawn by Scott Momaday - Native American Culture in a Modern America House Made of dawn by Scott Momaday is about a Native American named Abel who struggles throughout his journey, always wanting to belong to his tribe, but his failure to immerse himself with his own culture as well as struggle with modern life leaves him devastated. This causes Abel to develop an alcohol problem and communication problems, with his tribe and also causes him to distrust Caucasian men around him. The novel portrays the identity crisis that Native American’s suffer, through Abels search for identity as he struggles to cope with the two very different worlds he is forced to live in....   [tags: tribes, communication problem, fitting in]
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The Roles of the Characters in “Bury my Heart at Wounded Knee” - The video “Bury my Heart at Wounded Knee,” tells the story of being pushed onto reservations in the Midwest and Black Hills negotiations. The main characters include Charles Eastman, Red Cloud, and Sitting Bull. These characters each play a significant role in capturing the emotional state of life among the governing agencies and tribal members. Charles Eastman survived the Little Big Horn Valley Battle of June 1876. He was being raised by family and tribal members until his father of newly Christian beliefs came to take him onto a reservation to learn in their school system....   [tags: tribes, leader, resistance] 668 words
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One of the Seven Modern Wonders of the World, Machu Picchu - ... (Destination: Machu Picchu) What measures have the Peruvian government taken to preserve their largest source of revenue. Machu Picchu became a popular tourist site in the 195’s/1960’s. People arrived on train, foot and even helicopter. It wasn’t until 1981 that Machu Picchu became a Peruvian Historical Sanctuary, two years later UNESCO named Machu Picchu a world heritage site. There are two main threats that face Machu Picchu. The first is seasonal extreme weather. Mudslides and glacial erosion erode the carved granite and on the opposite end of the spectra in the dry seasons vegetation becomes very flammable....   [tags: tribes, archiologists, inca] 1880 words
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Gorontalo Mystical Rituals: Hidden Tourism Potential To be Revealed - It is merely known that Gorontalo is full of its diversity of culture. The variety of culture comes from the diversity of its tribes and local wisdom. Most of Gorontalese still has deep conviction of this culture value, and they still apply the culture in their daily life. One of the evidence is the existence of mystical culture in Gorontalo. In Gorontalo, mystical culture is implemented in traditions, beliefs and dances. Those things are important assets that needs to be preserved and maintained by the next generations of Gorontalo natives....   [tags: tribes, religion, culture]
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The Destruction of Rome: Why Did Rome Fall? - Much like its birth, the destruction of Rome did not happen all at once. Rather, there were many contributing factors to its ultimate demise. Rome’s destruction began as a disease slowly disintegrating from the inside. Political corruption, the division of wealthy and poor, decline in moral values, and public health to name a few, were all major contributors to this disease. For the purpose of this paper, this disease will be called ‘The Roman Condition’. To understand the Roman Condition, we must first understand how it got from a thriving empire to an empty shell in the span of 200 years....   [tags: Roman Condition, Germanic Tribes]
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Mortuary Practices and Afterlife of the Choctaw - The Choctaws thrived in the fertile sandy, red-clay soil, rolling hills, and dense forests, located in the Central Hills of the east-central region of Mississippi. The estimated population after early European contact was between 15,000 and 20,000 and was the second largest group of Native Americans in the Southeast (Blitz 1988:127). The Choctaws in the Southeast were a matrilineal society. Traditionally, women preformed tasks related to domestic life. Among these responsibilities were creating pottery and utensils, food preparation, and planting and harvesting crops....   [tags: Sociology, Tribes, Native Americans] 1873 words
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Some Insight on the Trinovantes - The Trinovantes The present paper aims to provide insight into the southeastern British tribe known as the Trinovantes. The essay begins with the Trinovantes first interaction with Rome and concludes at the height of the tribe’s power, under the ruler Cunobelin. Research has been conducted through an investigation of important historical figures in southeastern Britain during the aforementioned time period and their relation to the Trinovantes. This research has been done primarily, through the consultation of scholarly sources....   [tags: southeastern British tribes] 3012 words
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History of Native American Literature - The normal life of Native Americans in early America was pretty low key. They were the only people in Northern America until the end of the 15th century. Soon after, in the 16th and 17th centuries, many people from Europe traveled to America. This caused many problems for the American Indians. The European diseases and weapons caused many deaths among the Native Americans. They were abused by the newcomers who stole their land and treated them badly. There were wars between Indian tribes that caused injury and death....   [tags: story telling, tribes, spiritual] 1017 words
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The Increased Misinterpretations of Africa - Africa, compared to other continents, is probably the most misrepresented of them all. Little is known about Africa which results to stereotypical descriptions of the continent. Due to the lack of knowledge of Africa, research done by scholars may be illegitimate or seen as offensive to indigenous Africans. These stereotypes are often inaccurate and fallacious representations of Africa. A general stereotype of Africa is that the whole continent is represented or labeled as the dark continent who face poverty, violence and despair....   [tags: africans, continent, tribes] 585 words
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Yoruba People of Nigeria - Among the many tribes found in Africa, the Yoruba people of Nigeria are the most popular. These indigenous people were a part of Southwestern Nigeria and Benin. In addition, they’re one of the largest ethno-linguistic groups in Africa. A great percentage of Yoruba is populated by modern day Nigeria. Generally speaking, the Yoruba culture was an oral tradition, and majority of the people were native speakers of the Yoruba language. The native name of the Yoruba language is ‘Ede Yoruba’. The language originated in the Yoruba people, they believed to be descendants of Oduduwa, the son of a powerful god called Oludumare....   [tags: Africa, Indigenous Tribes, Nigeria]
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Description of Teacher Standards - In reflecting about all that I have learned during my first five years of teaching, I have found it to be a very humbling experience. As a first year teacher, people always complement you on your new and innovative ideas, but that quickly wears off when you are faced with changing district climates, new co-workers, and of course the state and national politics of education. At the beginning of my PDP, I selected teacher standards 4, 5 and 10. (4)The teacher understands and uses a variety of instructional strategies, including the use of technology to encourage children's development of critical thinking, problem solving, and performance skills....   [tags: teachers, teaching, tribes training] 1079 words
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The Scramble for Africa - ... Some followed traditional beliefs while others converted to Islam and Christianity. Europeans and Africans traded some commodities such as gold, ivory, and spices. Africans kept Europeans under control and from becoming too powerful with their strong armies. It wasn’t until the mid-1800s that the Europeans took control over Africa. Overtime, Europeans discovered quinine, which prevented malaria. Europeans also developed the Maxim Gun, which was stronger than African weapons. With both factors that were preventing Europeans from conquering Africa gone, who was to stop them from taking the golden opportunity....   [tags: tribes, imperialism, weapons] 594 words
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The Spanish American War - The idea of “Manifest Destiny” precipitated mounting conflicts with Mexico that ultimately provoked a Mexican attack on U.S. forces seeking to occupy this disputed territory. In May of 1846, the U.S. government declared war on Mexico and U.S. military force triumphed over the Mexican armies and reached and occupied Mexico City for a time. The war ended in early 1848, with the signing of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo which called for Mexico to forfeit its claim to Texas and, in return for fifteen million dollars, transferred roughly half of Mexico’s lands including what is now California, Nevada and Utah and parts of Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado and Wyoming which had comprised northwest Me...   [tags: conflicts with mexico, indigenous tribes]
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Native American Issues in Today's Society - What if everyday in America there was not an action someone could take because someone of an opposite race sexually assaulted or domestically abused that person. Often news outlets only focus on major even in cities or towns, but never the reservations. With the lack of awareness of the number of rapes and domestic abuse victims on reservations, at large society is saying America doesn’t care due to reservations having sovereignty. Even with new laws signed into place by President Obama to deal with the rape and abuse problems to Native American women, that come from non Native Americans, the problem with this is it’s a pilot only on three tribes (Culp-Ressler,1).It is said it will expand s...   [tags: native americans, domestic abuse, tribes]
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Native American Culture - Overview “Perhaps there is no other group in the world that has quite so diverse and rich culture as that of the Native Americans. With their gilded history that is rich in strife, struggle, and triumph, the Native American culture is indeed very colorful” (Bantwal). Native American culture is very diverse and it has a very colorful history. It is extremely diverse and in fact the term Native American is a broad term that is used to cover all Native tribes in America. Throughout history there has been conflict not only among the different tribes but also there was plenty of fighting against the white men....   [tags: communication, tribes, alaska]
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Women’s Role within the Mongol Empire - ... They also had the task of setting up and taking down the tents or yurts as they migrated along the steppe. While it was not unusual for the men of the Mongol empire to be out battling for control over foreign lands, the wives of the tribal and clan chiefs would frequently accompany their husband’s during actions against enemies (Hartog 10). The women would, “put on the helmet of war, taking up the bows and arrows of battle, and going forth to defend their nation and their families” alongside their husbands (Weatherford, Secret History)....   [tags: nomadic people, tribes, driving wagons]
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Native Americans And Treaties with the Government - “We must protect the forests for our children, grandchildren and children yet to be born. We must protect the forests for those who can't speak for themselves such as the birds, animals, fish and trees" Chief Qwatsina’s of the Lakota Tribe. The plain natives, a respectful people, took from the land what they needed and always gave back. The settlers that came thought they were smarter and more advanced than the natives, and viewed the natives as being inferior. In reality it was the exact opposite....   [tags: Native American Tribes, Beliefs, Traditions]
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The United States Federal Government in the Beginning - Back in the 1830’s the United States of America was growing, building its federal government power and establishing its dominance over states. As time progressed, it was made clearer that with the new and approved constitution everything was starting to come together. The United States was a new country trying to get the government running efficiently and smoothly. At the time only 24 states were admitted into the US. All located mostly in the Eastern and Southern regions. Land was starting to get occupied by many new settlers trying to build from the ground up....   [tags: native americans, trail of tears, settlers] 548 words
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Explaination of Horse Culture in Plains Indians Summaries by Hämäläinen - I. Introduction In the introduction, Hämäläinen introduces how Plains Indians horse culture is so often romanticized in the image of the “mounted warrior,” and how this romanticized image is frequently juxtaposed with the hardships of disease, death, and destruction brought on by the Europeans. It is also mentioned that many historians depict Plains Indians equestrianism as a typical success story, usually because such a depiction is an appealing story to use in textbooks. However, Plains Indians equestrianism is far from a basic story of success....   [tags: equestrianism, expansion, competition] 1461 words
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