Essays Tagged: "Native American"

African and Native American Slavery

African and Native American SlaveryThe 1500's, a time of discovery, was when theEuropeans came to dominate most ... what they expected. They found whatthey thought was a new breed of humans. In reality theywere just Native Americans. These Indians were lesstechnologically advanced than the Europeans. They alsoworsh ... differentfoods. Europeans saw this as barbaric, so they treated themas barbarians.In the beginning Native Americans hadn't the faintestidea of what the Europeans had in mind when they saidtrade. They ...

(2 pages) 112 0 3.7 Nov/1996

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

Significance of Ritual in North American Indian Religion

an gather some basic understanding of what is seen to be of value in a certain theology. While most Native American rituals tend to be mono-cultural, there are a few rituals that frequently appear in ... monials. The sacred pipe ritual is loaded with symbolic meaning, and offers a generous insight into Native American belief systems. This essay will first look at the dynamics of the sacred pipe ritual ...

(7 pages) 217 0 4.8 Nov/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

"Ceremony," a story about Tayo, A Native American World War II Veteran

Ceremony is the story about Tayo, A Native American World War II Veteran, and his struggle to find himself. He struggles to adapt to a w ... ath. Ceremony displays Tayo's struggle by comparing his struggle to find his own path, to the other Native American's and their fight to their own path.The book starts as Tayo is in bed going over the ... ave the old ways. Rocky believed in the white man's science, when all Tayo wanted to believe in was Native American science, for example the cattle raising... Josiah was bringing cattle home that he'd ...

(3 pages) 76 0 1.9 Oct/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

US/Canadian Native American Identities: A brief history and the identity dillema.

US/Canadian Native Americans and Their IdentitiesWhat is Native American? Does it mean that one is descended fro ... ho once lived 'peacefully' in North American before the Europeans invaded? Is this all that being a Native American means? As a 'minority�,' there is far more for a Native American to search fo ... erican to search for than just their roots. As a people who vary sub categorically within the term 'Native American,' there is much more than just one's own personal family history to cause one to fee ...

(11 pages) 282 0 3.4 Apr/2002

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Review of John G. Neihardt's "Black Elks speaks"

of poems titled Cycle of the West. Although he was initially seeking infor-mation about a peculiar Native American religious movement that occurred at the endof the 19th century for the conclusion hi ...

(5 pages) 92 0 3.0 Dec/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

"Deerslayer" by James Fenimore Cooper

nal followers of his writing. In addition, he was perhaps the first novelist to 'demonstrate...that native materials could inspire significant imaginative writing' (p. 13). In addition his writing, sp ... riting' (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 pr ...

(9 pages) 82 0 4.5 Oct/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Was Colonial Culture Uniquely American? Refers to a section in the book "Taking sides" by Gary B. Nash

American. Professor Gary B. Nash states time and time again that the combination of the Europeans, Native Americans, and Africans created a unique triracial society. Although other reasons do comply ... my choice, they all basically come back to this statement.First, Mr. Nash describes the effect the Native Americans had on the building of a new American culture. He says that the ones who were not k ...

(3 pages) 54 0 3.7 Dec/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The Influence of Columbus's Voyage on Europe and the Rest of the World

itation for Europe which in turn affected the whole world, from the Americas to Africa. African and Native American slaves were needed to help unearth the potential from this exciting new land. In add ... y called India, he saw a land of potential for wealth for him and his country. He met 'Indians', or Native Americans who were peace loving and simple people. Perhaps if he had viewed this profound dis ...

(6 pages) 166 1 4.3 Nov/1996

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays

Images of Native Americans. A personal opiniated essay on native Americans being set aside of the government, And that the interests of this people must no longer be ignored by the masses

large number of minorities have been repeatedly overlooked. None more perhaps than the interests of Native Americans. Woman, African Americans and even Hispanic Americans have all seemed to make great ... ven Hispanic Americans have all seemed to make great strides toward equality in the past 200 years. Native American's however, seem to have been set aside by the government with a 'out of sight, out o ...

(8 pages) 273 1 4.7 Nov/1996

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

Close reading and analysis of Sherman Alexie's "On the Amtrak from Boston to New York City."

basic theme that is present in "On the Amtrak from Boston to New York City" by Sherman Alexie. Many Native Americans today are forced to assimilate into the American culture leaving behind their tradi ... traditions and values in order to be successful in America. If they do not become Americanized many Native Americans struggle to survive on reservations. Sherman Alexie portrays the bitterness for hav ...

(3 pages) 131 0 4.5 Mar/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Comparing "Blue Winds Dancing" with "Lunch Counter sit-ins"

a man named TomWhitecloud, who has to deal with his problems towards society. Tom Whitecloud was a Native American who grew up with his family on a reservation. When he became old enough, he left hom ... ites. He has spent time in both communities, and he believes that Indians should stay true to their native ways. His ultimate fear is that the villagers will look upon him as a white man when he retur ...

(9 pages) 50 0 4.1 Apr/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > African Studies - History

What America would be like if African Americans were not cohabitants.

of blacks is preposterous. The vision of an all white America first appeared in 1713 when a White "native American" suggested that all blacks be set free and sent back to Africa. In 1815, a wealthy m ...

(2 pages) 40 0 0.0 Apr/2003

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

Celebration of Diversity.

ltures have been added to our vocabulary. Yam (African), cookie (Dutch), pretzel (German), tobacco (Native American), and ranch (Spanish) are words describing things we think of as being "American".Wh ...

(2 pages) 74 1 4.0 Oct/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays

The unfair treatment of minorities, especially Affrican Americans, byt the courts and prison systems in the US.

was quoted as saying, There is a view in this country that if you're poor and black or Hispanic or Native American, you won't get a fair deal; and the basic contentions that there are biases at every ...

(11 pages) 335 0 3.3 Dec/2003

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law

Cultural remarks on remembering your dreams.

into your dream habit some include a dream catcher and a herbal dream pillow.The dream catcher is a Native American device that looks much like a spider's web. Native Americans hang them near their be ...

(2 pages) 47 1 3.0 Dec/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Hollywood's portrayal of Native Americans in the movie Little Big Man, compared to real life Native Americans

"Hollywood vs. Reality"Native Americans and Cowboys in moviesIn the movie "Little Big Man" there is an interesting and unex ... the movie "Little Big Man" there is an interesting and unexpected twist on how Hollywood portrayed Native Americans and cowboys. They portrayed them as the righteous, and not the usual savage canniba ... n Hoffman stranded in an overturned wagon with his sister after their wagon team was destroyed by a Native American ambush. A Native American captures them and the tribe raises Little Big Man. The mov ...

(3 pages) 95 0 5.0 Jan/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

History of the Melungeons

elungeons is a "tri-racial isolate," referring to a distinct group of people having white European, Native American, and African American blood in varying percentages.Another popular belief is that th ... s the descendants of the Lost Colony of Roanoke Island, VA who survived through absorption into the native peoples. Perhaps this could explain the usage of Elizabethan English by the "Portyghees."Much ...

(6 pages) 29 0 4.0 Feb/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers

Are Indians Really the Problem?

f a situation. According to the primary sources of these accounts, the actions and behaviors of the Native Americans were unjustified by reason and their culture was considered savage-like. After furt ... red savage-like. After further examination of the recorded events, you can easily conclude that the Native American's behaviors were clearly an act of their culture or retaliation. Furthermore, the pr ...

(2 pages) 49 0 3.9 Feb/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The Cree Indians of North America

The Cree are a group of Native American people. They're origin is southern Canada and northern America. The Cree live in sma ... catchers. The Cree also liked to play drums during ceremonies. The Cree speak a language spoken by Native Americans in north eastern America called Algonquin. There are many different variations of i ... It includes a lot of different French words. The Cree's language was one of the most widely spoken native languages in North America.MilitaryThe Cree's military was a defense type of army. Because of ...

(4 pages) 39 1 3.7 Mar/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays


His voyage brought great changes to what we now know as America. Due to his voyage much of what was Native American about America would soon be taken by the Spaniards. Soon after his discovery much of ... would soon be taken by the Spaniards. Soon after his discovery much of the lands riches were taken. Natives were taken as slaves and put to work, and there religion was soon also taken from them. Span ...

(5 pages) 51 0 3.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History