Essays Tagged: "american indians"

Who is God

and feelings of individuals and religious communities. Every society I have every studied from the American Indians to the Ancient Greek have all believed in some form of worship or religion. Altars ... ligious and cultural differences from the reformation, to Hitler's killing of the Jews and even the American Indians because they did not believe in the Europeans Christian ways. I believe that region ...

(3 pages) 93 0 3.2 Dec/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

The Death and Dying Practices of the Australian 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 ... rson is separated from this world and can proceed to the next. The Aborigines believe, as do Native Americans, that the notion of reincarnation depends on two factors: (1) the obsession with the illus ...

(14 pages) 241 0 5.0 Dec/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

The Forced Assimilation of Native Americans

The Forced Assimilation of Native AmericansOne of the more horrible and lesser known aspects of the Europeans colonization of the Unit ... wn aspects of the Europeans colonization of the United States is the destruction of numerous Native American societies and cultures. With whites feeling that Native Americans were on "their" land, the ... tes feeling that Native Americans were on "their" land, the United States tried to force the Native Americans to assimilate to white people in the United States. Native Americans were forced into beco ...

(4 pages) 322 0 4.4 Dec/1996

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History


tural hallucinogens are mescaline, psilocybin, DMT, and marijuana.Mescaline, which has been used by American Indians in religious ceremonies, comes from the peyote cactus. Psilocybin, also used by the ... ethyltryptamine) is a short-acting hallucinogen found in the seeds of certain West Indian and South American plants. In the form of snuff, called cohoba, it has been used in religious ceremonies in Ha ...

(4 pages) 62 1 4.3 Jan/1996

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues > Drugs & Alchohol

This is an essay for an art history class on native american folk lore art specifically dreamcatchers

Have you ever a nightmare? Are you a victim of night terrors? The American Indian people believe that the dream catchers can cure all of your nightmares, bad dreams, ... rs can cure all of your nightmares, bad dreams, or night terrors.A dream catcher is a tool that the American Indians use to get rid of the bad dreams and to keep the good ones around. It is said to mo ... er when I was not in a room with one I had many nightmares. I believe in the folklore of the Native American Indians. I have Native American in my bloodline. Things like this have come naturally to me ...

(2 pages) 84 0 3.1 Apr/2002

Subjects: Art Essays > Design Arts

Indians and there Sacred Lands

does not care for or respect it.From the beginning of time, we have been in confrontation with the American Indians. In most of the confrontations the white man is to blame. From the beginning we hav ... speaks of the dehumanization of the Indian. He refers to the land and the Indian as being one. 'The American Indian is of soil, whether it be the region of forest, plains, pueblos, or mesas. He fits i ...

(4 pages) 81 0 3.2 Nov/1996

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Civil Rights

"Indian Suffrage"

Before the English arrived in the New world and began creating colonies, the American Indians lived in harmony and peace with natures. The American Indians were skilled hunters, ... essential necessities. They shared the land together and moved about freely in search of food. The American Indians never considered the lands their property because it's belong to God and no one hav ... y felt it is their responsibility to civilize the Indian and put their lands into good uses. Hence, American Indians suffrages and nightmares began.The impact of American expansion has turned upon the ...

(6 pages) 192 0 3.8 Feb/1997

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

"Deerslayer" by James Fenimore Cooper

e) Cooper, the twelfth of thirteen children (Long, p. 9). Cooper is known as one of the first great American novelists, in many ways because he was the first American writer to gain international foll ... (p. 13). In addition his writing, specifically The Deerslayer, present a unique view of the Native American's experiences and situation. Many critics, for example, argue that The Deerslayer presents ...

(9 pages) 82 0 4.5 Oct/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Dee Brown's Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee

Dee Brown's Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee is a documented account of the destruction of the American Indian in the late 1800s ending at the Battle of Wounded Knee. The author asks us to confro ... n accomplished the goal he set out to achieve when he began writing this eye opening account of the American West. Brown brings to light a story of torture not well known in American history. It opens ...

(18 pages) 144 1 2.8 Oct/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

Should Smoking Be Banned from Public Places? What are the effects of smoking? Do we have the right to ban smoking in public places, taking into consideration the Morals and ethics.

rcentage of males is decreasing. Currently, one of the ethnic groups with highest percentage is the American Indians/Alaskan natives with a smoking prevalence of 36.2%. A research conducted in the Uni ...

(5 pages) 411 2 3.0 Dec/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Drugs

How african americans and native americans are oppressed in america today.

African Americans and American Indians or Native Americans are two of the major subordinate groups in Americ ... ession they face: stigmatization, segregation, ethnocentrism, prejudice, and discrimination.African Americans are facing stigmatization far less these days, but if one looks back a half-century, they ... h exaggerated features and portraits of the characters Sambo and Mammy still exist today.For Native Americans, stigmatization is far worse. Countless sports teams have a Native American as their masco ...

(3 pages) 176 0 3.5 Dec/2002

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Civil Rights > Black Awareness & Racism

"The Silent Killer." What are the dangers and effects of smoking? How did smoking get started? The effects smoking has on teens and more are in this essay.

e silent killer. The world's most dangerous, most widely used substance of abuse. Forty-six million Americans are addicted to the invisible drug. It is as addictive as cocaine and heroine, yet its mak ... the world's most addictive drugs. The silent killer is nicotine straight from the tobacco plant.The American Indians were the first people known to cultivate and use tobacco. It was inhaled, smoked, a ...

(5 pages) 224 0 3.5 Mar/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Drugs

This paper is an overall review of the treatment of black slaves and American Indians during Thomas Jefferson's Presidency. I turned this paper in for my US History up to 1865 college course.

dians would pay for his beliefs? If so, to what extent did his beliefs have an effect on blacks and American Indians of the early nineteenth century? How did he feel about the slave and Indian populat ... iki, indicates that Jefferson was inclined to allow the Indians to stay only if they adapted to the American, more importantly, Republican way of life. Otherwise, they were "welcome" to move on to lan ...

(7 pages) 296 6 4.4 Mar/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers

The United States of America.

ory of the United States of America The earliest known inhabitants of North America were the American Indians whom came from Asia by traveling over a land bridge known as the Bering Strait some ... ed States of America was on the rise. People began traveling westward and conquering more land. The American victory in the Mexican War added land to the United States. In California, gold was discove ...

(6 pages) 248 0 4.4 May/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers

The treatment of native americans in America.

Deprived of his land, shunted onto reservations, denied most civil rights, the American Indian, who by 1900 number less than a quarter million, found his rights even on his reserv ... y received government aid and lived fairly easily.Although they were not deprived of any needs, the American Indians were soon troubled by land hungry Americans. Americans began to hassle the American ... American Indians to allow them to graze their cattle on the Indians' unused lands. After time, the American Indians allowed the Americans to do so with a charge of one dollar for every cattle head. H ...

(2 pages) 86 0 3.7 May/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

The origin or history of Lacrosse.

Lacrosse was one of many varieties of indigenous stickball games being played by AmericanIndians at the time of European contact. Almost exclusively a male team sport, it isdistingu ... ided good information on Mohawk playing techniquesin his Lacrosse (1869), while James Mooney in the American Anthropologist (1890) describedin detail the "[Eastern] Cherokee Ball-Play," including its ...

(2 pages) 22 0 5.0 Jun/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Native Americans and their high suicide rate.

Suicide Among Native Americans: A Growing Epidemic"Suicide is the third leading cause of death... in the United State ... ding cause of death... in the United States." [Borowsky et al., 574] However, "[s]uicide rates for American Indians and Alaska Natives...are two to three times higher than the national average." [Kea ... colonial America when the settlers entered the country and began stealing the land from the Native Americans. This also resulted in a chain of negative events that would influence Native Americans i ...

(9 pages) 122 2 4.2 Jun/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Validity of History.

been written. She first writes her perspective as a small child and her own young understanding of American Indians. She imagines herself as an Indian playing in the caves that is the pleasurable per ...

(4 pages) 84 2 4.4 Jul/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > Central & Southamerican History

This is a reseach paper on Native American contributions to World War II and the United States' reparations.

n response to the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. When the United States entered World War II, the American Indian nation responded with celerity. For centuries, American Indians have fought side by ... h Americans, and sacrificed a great deal to protect their country when it was being threatened. The American Indians put aside their differences with the United States, and fulfilled their tribal inst ...

(3 pages) 57 1 3.0 Dec/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays

Yosemite National Park.

wildlife, the trees, the valley and falls, the fees and permits for the park, and when to visit.The American Indians have lived in the Yosemite region for over 8,000 years (National Park Services, Pag ...

(7 pages) 93 0 4.5 Mar/2004

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays