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For years, different Native American nations lived peacefully in various regions of western America; although, in the late 1800's, as settlers moved west in search of new land and wealth, the Native American's territory and lives were forever disrupted. ... America's hostility and insincerity towards the Native American groups can be explained by America's general sense of "cultural misunderstanding" and close-mindedness. ... The Ghost Dance, a native ritual of the Sioux Native American Indians, is a prime example of the Native Americans' thick culture; according to Wo...
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The Native Americans were a group that kept no written records. ... But from what we already know, historians can conclude there are common characteristics that seem to be shared by all of the Native Americans. ... "By and large, however, [Native Americans] believed that the aid of the high god may be propitiated by ritual action (p.62 Nigosian)." ... The Native Americans were a very diverse peoples that many different aspects of religion that varied from tribe to tribe. Interestingly, the Native Americans did not have a concept of individual sin and salvation. ...
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The values and philosophies of the world, Native Americans, and I differ in many ways. ... Native American spirituality combines the power of words with prayer. ... Native American prayer can bring things which they need. ... Nature has a lot to offer and Native Americans don't take any of it for granted. ... Native Americans live off the land and its resources. ...
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Today the Native Americans' existence is scarce and the knowledge of them is even less. ... The unjust treatment exposed to the Native Americans did not go unrecognized by the American government. ... The Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) was enacted 1990. ... (Billions) Because of this repeated abuse, the Native American population holds the highest poverty levels of any group in America. ... Education for native children needs improvement along with more education about the past and present Native American situations to the public. ...
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Native American spirituality is no exception. ... Many of the Native Americans were forcibly converted to Christianity. ... The Native Americans still believe in power of the Ghost Dance. ... But even today we can see racism against Native American. ... Native Americans are the part of our history and culture. ...
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Native Americans did not always have the stereotype of being drunken fools. ... Most Native Americans are known to be poor. ... "The Epidemiology of Alcohol Abuse Among Native Americans: The Mythical and Real Properties." Contemporary Native American Cultural Issues. ... Native American Voices. ...
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Native AmericansMany times throughout history, specific events occur that explain why the existence of Native Americans are necessary for the Spanish and English colonists to survive. The Native Americans were like parents to the Spanish and English colonists. ... Their inhabitance of the land dates back to many thousands of years ago where they inhabited all regions of the America's. ... Because the Natives lived in the America's for thousands of years, they are familiar with the area and they know how to work with it. ... These reasons clearly identify what the colonists purpose wa...
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The opposing views of idealization and demonization of the Native Americans by early nineteenth century writers intensified the two polar views of Native Americans in society. ... In this idea, the Native American was not a metaphor of desire, but rather one of fear. It is nineteenth century writers' depictions of Native Americans that substantiated the American's contrasting views of the culture. ... Evolution of the stereotype, the idealized Native American versus the demonized Native American, is apparent in their current lifestyles. For example, the Native Americans living on r...
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My people, the Native American race, have been here for many centuries. ... One of those things that have not changed, which is important to me, is Native Americans political Representation. ... The most important one to me is the overall depiction of the Native American way of life. The things we need the things that Native American must have to survive. ... While the University of Wisconsin has the highest percentage of Native Americans enrolled, twenty in the 2000-01 school year. ...
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Unfair Treatment for Native AmericansOur forefathers forced thousands Native Americans were forced to leave their homes. ... While what Americans did to the Native Americans may not be as extreme as the Holocaust, it is not excusable. ... S. did the Native Americans is a crime. ... It is no wonder the Native Americans are offended. ... The U.S. stands as Non-racist County, but what about the Native Americans? ...
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Ever since 1492 when Christopher Columbus first discovered the America's, society has always held a fascination for the Native American Indian culture. ... The western "white" man contrived a perception of the Native Americans as being inferior and savage. ... Stereotypes have robbed the Native American tribes of their individual identities and have clumped the many diverse Native American Indian cultures into one commonly held view of Native Americans.Since the fifteenth century and still today, American Indians have suffered a false stereotype forced upon them due to society's un...
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Religion was important to the founding of the Americas for both the Native Americans and the Puritans.During the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, many people immigrated from urban Europe to the newly found rural Americas. ... Many Native American myths and pieces of folklore are also related to religion.Throughout history, the Native Americans passed down stories that explained natural phenomena, such as the Creation of man. ... One famous work, "The Walam Olum" describes the Creation of man and the universe according to the Delaware Native American Tribe. ... Many of the similarities s...
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The Constitution's effect on Native Americans The Constitution had a great effect on Native Americans in general. ... Native Americans had many changes in their land. ... Native Americans have struggled for religious freedom from the first settlers and missionaries until now. ... Native American Spirituality). ... I feel Native Americans haven't been treated fairly at all. ...
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Traditional family systems of African Americans, Hispanic Americans and Native Americans are very similar in certain aspects. ... In the Native Americans, women are more submissive. ... The Native Americans treasure and look up to their elders. ... Once the first generation is born here in America, once the children begin their education it is easy to become so wrapped up in the American way. Speaking only English or a little of their native tongue, watching t.v., having babysitters etc. ...
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Calling ourselves Americans is basically a lie since we are not Natives to this land. Some even try to justify these actions on Natives by pointing out that the Native Americans had attacked and raided on American settlements. ... It is believed in my mind that the United States of America, upon the tribes and cultures of Native Americans, has committed the act of genocide. Native Americans did not understand European ideology. Native Americans had no idea why the Europeans could fight for land, "Death makes us owners of nothing is what the Native Americans believed. ...
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Native American religion penetrated every aspect of theirculture. ... There is nosingle Native American religion, but rather as many religions as thereare Indian peoples. ... Although there are many points ofcontrast, the beliefs of Native Americans are distinguished by somecommon convictions. ... I should state that notall Native American cultures participate in sacrifice. ... The word implies thatthe various aspects of life can be segmented into the sacred and thesecular --- a notion country to Native American beliefs. ...
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Native American stories reflected their lives and beliefs vividly. ... Creation stories are also common among Native American storytellers such as "Stone Boy". ... The Native Americans embraced their stories as much as everyday possessions. ... This was common in Native American Stories. ... The Native Americans also became very close with nature through their stories. ...
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Certain aspects of Native American cultures may affect the process and outcome of Native Americans who seek out assistance from social workers. ... The majority of Native Americans live in the western part of the United States; Oklahoma, Arizona, California and New Mexico have the highest populations of Native American peoples. ... When America gained control of British forces, Native American lands continued to be stripped from their owners. ... According to the Encarta Encyclopedia article on Native Americans, Native Americans in public schools have the highest dropout rate of any other e...
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America's "Fair Deal" with Native AmericansThe year 1831 was a time where a new trait was shown in America's identity. ... Native Americans had to fight for their land. ... American history has been a game of chess where we constantly used these Native Americans like they were a pawn in a game of chess. ... So they looked over the pleas by the Native Americans. ... It has become evident that the only identity the Native Americans gave our country is negative. ...
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Many times throughout history, specific events occur that explain why the existence of Native Americans are necessary for the Spanish and English colonists to survive. The Native Americans were like parents to the Spanish and English colonists. ... Their inhabitance of the land dates back to many thousands of years ago where they inhabited all regions of the America's. ... Because the Natives lived in the America's for thousands of years, they are familiar with the area and they know how to work with it. ... These reasons clearly identify what the colonists purpose was to the New Wor...
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These issues savaged the population of the Native Americans significantly. ... Before the arrival of the Europeans, Native Americans lived as hunters and gatherers. ... When the Europeans arrived in America, they began introducing the Native Americans to weaving. ... When it came to ownership of the land, the traditions of Native Americans didn't change much. ... This led to conflict between the Europeans and Native Americans, thus making the Indians lose all the North American Land to Europeans. ...
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The Native Americans were a group that kept no written records. ... Another common feature of Native American traditions is creation myths. ... The Native American Church formed in 1921, beginning in Oklahoma. ... The Native American Church came to the Indians during their darkest hour. ... The formation of this religion was a response to the degraded status on Native Americans. ...
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COMMENT IN A JOURNAL OR MOVIE IN WHICH NATIVE AMERICANS ARE DEPICTED. The mystery of the Last Red Plant People is the movie I picked to write on how the Native Americans are depicted. Two increbible people wrote this movie, T.W Timreck and William Goetzmann.This movie entails the true historical facts and new discoveries about the native Americans. ... I observed and learned that Native Americans are advanced than what society has stereotyped them to be. ... From the content of the movie it informed me that Native Americans' culture is advanced and the history of archaeology. ...
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The Native American's way of life was interesting and unique, describe to be savages, drunks and This paper will examine the Native American's character. ... Native Americans Sweat lodges were a basic component of Native American life. The Native American completed a purification ceremony in sweat lodges. ... The practice of the purification ceremony, and the symbolism in each of these things are all part of Native American rituals. ... The layout, practice, and symbolism in the sweat lodges are a major part of Native American rituals. ...
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The economic crisis at this time, the French Revolution, and continuing conflicts with the Native Americans led to forming of new American policies.During this time period, America was struggling economically. ... They also were arming Native Americans so they could fight the Americans. ... All of these conflicts were leading America to many policies and treaties that were developed.Also during the 1970's America was still experiencing problems with the Native Americans. The Native Americans did not want to give up the Ohio Valley so they were conflicting with the ideas of the American...
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