Essays Tagged: "native american culture"

An essay on the importance of names in "This Earth of Mankind" by Pramoedya Toer (3 pgs, bibliography included)

it distinguishes John Smith, from Joe Blow. There is much weight that is vested into a name; in the Native American culture a child is given a name that fits his character. In our society, the title o ... d be. Minke is a very well educated individual as well as an exceptional writer. He knows that as a native, with no last name, it would be near impossible to get any of his work published. He assumes ...

(3 pages) 72 1 3.6 Apr/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > World Literature

Native American Prejudice

ople began migrating thirty thousand years before Christopher Colombus'discovered' the Americas. Native Americans migrated from Asia, crossing a land bridgewhere the Bering Strait off the coast ... ean view. The Spanish explorers underColombus were the first to use the terms 'Indian' to mean a Native American. Theseexplorers were under the false impression that the had reached the West Ind ...

(4 pages) 226 0 2.8 Nov/1996

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Impacts of early European contact with native North Americans

AN CONTACT9 May 2002IMPACTS OF EARLY EUROPEAN CONTACTI.Opening Statement.II.Break down of the Early Native American Tribes and Locations.III.First Impact Loss of Life through the Spread of Diseases.IV ... Impact Loss of Land.A.French Interactions.B.Dutch and English Interaction.C.Spanish Interactions.V.Native American Culture.VI.The difference between European and Native Women.VII.Third Impact Loss of ...

(7 pages) 354 1 5.0 Feb/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Native American Song and Dance.

to represent an animal such as the eagle, peacock and other birds. With the knowledge I have of the Native American culture, it isn't surprising to me that the whole art form of their performance was ... music to the guitar when it isn't usually heard being played simultaneously with the instruments of Native Americans.The whole show it kept me very entertained. From the original songs and dance to ...

(2 pages) 51 0 5.0 May/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Music History & Studies > Performers & Composers

Resilient Cultures.

After reading the text and evaluating the time lines it is easy to see the Native American culture and beliefs change with each turning page. After the arrival of the European ... e. In conclusion, The primary argument that the author was trying to relay to the reader is how the Native American responded to the dramatic changes that were enforced by the Europeans and how the Na ... these changes.In the first chapters of this book the author gives the reader information about the native societies. He informs the reader about the type of food that was grown, how there was over 20 ...

(4 pages) 41 0 1.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays

Termpaper on the nonacceptance of native american culture

The Nonacceptance of Native American CultureFrom the arrival of Christopher Columbus to the present day, the Native Ameri ... ;uncivilized= peoples by taking their land and forcing them into slavery. This attitude towards the natives continued with the colonization of North America. When the colonists arrived in America, the ... onists arrived in America, they encountered people known as >Indians=. As the colonies grew, the Native Americans were forced to move west. This occured because the colonists felt they were a super ...

(14 pages) 293 1 5.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Assessment of Indian Families: Social Services

Assessment's of Indian FamiliesWhen doing an assessment of a Native American family, the social worker needs to understand four quadrants of the Indian family. T ... Indian Child Welfare Act. The four quadrants are context, mental, physical, and spiritual. Legally, Native American families and child welfare have to be approached differently than other families. As ... oached differently than other families. As a social worker, it is crucial to understand and respect Native American culture to provide a helpful and accurate assessment.The first quadrant, context, is ...

(2 pages) 59 0 5.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays

Smoke signals - short analysis of the movie smoke signals by shreman alexi

y named Victor and his relationship with his father or lack there of. It also brings in a lot about Native American reservations and traditions, especially the oral tradition. The custom of story tell ... as wasn't narrating in bits. That technique also emphasizes the importance of the oral tradition in Native American culture.Story telling is a part of the Native American tradition that Thomas has rea ...

(1 pages) 71 0 3.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

Negative Symbols

The usages of Native American mascots and names in athletic teams are very disrespectful to the Native American cu ... very disrespectful to the Native American culture and promote negative feelings between races. The Native American culture and it unsanctioned usage in athletic team has become the subject of numerou ... culture is being used to represent American sport teams. It is understandable that both sides, the Native American and those who believe the usage of Native American influenced teams is positive, wou ...

(3 pages) 46 0 3.0 Jun/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays

Short Essay Answers on Native American Works and Authors

1.Tapahonso, Ortiz, and Silko are all from New Mexico. They are all Pueblo Native Americans. The main character in Silko's Ceremony has just returned from World War II as a fo ... of the book deals with his painful memories of the war.2.The contemporary writers today draw on the Native American oral tradition in their works very much. This is a display of their culture. The ora ... on in their works very much. This is a display of their culture. The oral tradition is vital to the Native American culture because it was how they communicated and also entertained one another. It is ...

(1 pages) 77 4 1.8 Aug/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

"Hungry Hawk", this is a essay written by D'Arcy McNickle, this essay explains a little background.

the author of many short stories and poems based on understanding different cultures including the Native American culture. In one of his poems called "The Hawk Is Hungry", McNickle tries to explain ...

(6 pages) 23 0 4.4 Oct/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Poetry

The Black legend: Was the black legend merely a butchering of the Indians or a true statment?

d uncivilized animals. The legend states that Spanish merely slaughtered, infected and enslaved the Native Americans whom they encountered in the New World. This legend is held false since although th ... ey encountered in the New World. This legend is held false since although the Spanish did treat the natives crudely they also adapted parts of the Native American culture into their own and intermarri ...

(1 pages) 12 0 0.0 Nov/2006

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

A Dim Future from "Dances with Wolves"

win's theory of evolution. The video clip of Dances with Wolves is a microcosm of the demise of the Native American culture.Several events in the movie foreshadow the demise of the American Indian. Wh ... ly hide and tongue, leaving nearly the full carcasses to rot. This foreshadows the Indian's future. Native Americans will forevermore be second to the whites. According to Darwinism, evolution claims ...

(2 pages) 11 0 0.0 Mar/2007

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

Native American Artwork And Literature

The combination and significance of literature and artwork are an extreme importance in the Native American culture. These two topics are rarely discussed in the Native American civilization. ... two topics are rarely discussed in the Native American civilization. The modern day culture of the Native Americans is hardly ever passing down the traditions of their ancestors and even from their m ...

(5 pages) 29 0 0.0 Sep/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Archetype "Cinderella" and "Rough-Faced Girl" Comparison

Throughout Native American culture, they have always used everything and not waste anything. For example if the ... hing, bones for tools, and meat for food. Everyone is equal except the wise old men and the shaman. Native Americans use the nature to guide them through the day. They know the meaning of respect and ... s wore what was given to them. The American culture of the 1950’s is the exact opposite of the Native Americans. The years after World War Two were generally prosper and stable for the middle-cla ...

(5 pages) 2192 0 0.0 Oct/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Comparison of creation of whit

s different, though. The first piece of literature, "Creation of the Whites," dealt with the Native American culture and how the white people made visits to the Indian's land on a few different ... icting as it would be in our society today, the whiskey was symbolic of friendship and trust to the Native Americans and the white people. This was not so true, though, in the second selection. ...

(2 pages) 399 0 0.0 Feb/2008

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

When the legends die

When the Legends Die is an insightful look into the Native American culture and .how it has been greatly influenced by other cultures. Native American s ... culture seem ridiculous to us when we view them. Personally, I think we could greatly benefit from Native American culture. Their lifestyle was skillfully developed with true morals and respect for a ... re consisted of, first one has to obtain a basic grasp of some of the ideals that were practiced by Native Americans. Philosophy of life, importance of nature, and the ways in which they can receive t ...

(3 pages) 415 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

When the legends die

When the Legends Die is an insightful look into the Native American culture and .how it has been greatly influenced by other cultures. Native American s ... culture seem ridiculous to us when we view them. Personally, I think we could greatly benefit from Native American culture. Their lifestyle was skillfully developed with true morals and respect for a ... re consisted of, first one has to obtain a basic grasp of some of the ideals that were practiced by Native Americans. Philosophy of life, importance of nature, and the ways in which they can receive t ...

(3 pages) 1165 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

Culture Conflict: Native Americans And The White S

Culture Conflict Native Americans and White Settlers Conflict is the clashing of opposing interests or positional dif ... eir world and with one another.In this essay I will be talking about the Hollywood portrayal of the Native Americans, the cultures, beliefs and values. I will also be talking about the introduction of ... and the affect that had on them. I will also be outlining what is the currently happening with the Native Americans.Hollywood portrays Native Americans and Indians and barbaric and wild. The Hollywoo ...

(4 pages) 59 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Yes

Native American Grave Protection Legislation in "What this Awl Means" In Janet D. Spector's novel, " ... ogical community and Indian cultural customs. The ideals and standards of her study with respect to Native American culture and their deep - rooted connection with their past is commendable. She behav ... ehaves in a manner that is becoming more common in the anthropological community as a result of the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act. This act, which I will discuss later, has fo ...

(3 pages) 30 0 4.3 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Anthropology