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  • Americans In The Mexican War The Apache
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    Due to the educating of the Apaches and their persistence behavior, they flourished in the Great Plains region of the US. The American Indian Tribe first got their name 'Apache' from the Yuma Indians. The word Apache means 'fighting men'. They were hunters, farmers and seed gatherers. The Apache were known for their love of Warfare and raiding, today we would call them thieves. When the Spaniards first came to the Americas they were constantly being under attack by the Apache. The Tribe would st...
  • Traditional Stereotype Of An American Indian
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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. Fear of the unknown established early a view of the American natives that was negative and misrepresentative. The western "white" man contrived a perception of the Native Americans as being inferior and savage. Not much has changed since the fourteen hundreds. Today we still hold a perception of Native American Indians that is misrepresentative a...
  • American Indian Religious Freedom Act Of 1978
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    THE AMERICAN INDIAN RELIGIOUS FREEDOM ACT OF 1978 The American Indian Religious Freedom Act of 1978 Some people want the medicine man and woman to share their religious belief in the same manner that priests, rabbis, and ministers expound publicly the tenets of their denominations; others feel that Indian ceremonials are remnants of primitive life and should be abandoned. - Vine Deloria (N ARF article) Religious freedom is an autonomy that most people living in the present take for granted. For ...
  • Love Medicine Lipsha
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    Love Medicine Lipsha Morrisey's confusion about his place in society results in his combining both old Indian traditions with new American ideas in an attempt to discover himself and his place in society. Although this combination ultimately ends with disaster, Lipsha uncovers a powerful lesson about love. Lipsha's first mistake begins when he decides to concoct a 'love medicine'. Fearing for Nector and Marie's relationship, he draws from old Indian superstitions since 'these love medicines is s...
  • Large Role In Tecumseh's Confederation
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    Tecumseh was a very significant Native American who gave his life for what he believed. He knew that the Americans were a tremendous threat to all Indian tribes, and realized that the Indians would be destroyed one by one if not united. Tecumseh created a confederation of thirty-two tribes in hopes that the Americans would recognize their borders and thus put a halt to westward expansion. His confederation may have succeeded if it were not for the mistakes made by his brother, Laulewasika, the A...
  • Mental Health Of American Indians
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    The Suicidal Indian: Exploring the State of Mental Health and Healthcare in the Native American community Introduction In a 1975 article in the Journal of Psychiatry, James Shore tells us the story behind the conception of the stereotype of the "suicidal Indian". In 1968, Senator Robert Kennedy visited the inter mountain Indian reservation on the same day the community had experienced a suicide related death. Becoming the topic of conversation for the day, American Indian suicide came to the att...
  • Zitkala Sa's American Indian Stories
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    In American Indian Stories, University of Nebraska Press Lincoln and London edition, the author, Zitkala-Sa, tries to tell stories that depicted life growing up on a reservation. Her stories showed how Native Americans reacted to the white man's ways of running the land and changing the life of Indians. "Zitkala-Sa was one of the early Indian writers to record tribal legends and tales from oral tradition" (back cover) is a great way to show that the author's stories were based upon actual events...
  • Native Americans And Blacks
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    Although the federal governments attitudes and actions towards blacks and Native Americans civil rights in the 19th century were very different they also had lots of similarities. Both blacks and Native Americans were treated poorly and did not have many rights. Blacks were slaves and Indians (Native Americans) were fighting to stay alive. All these negative actions were a bad look for a country that was growing bigger and bigger by the day to someday reach what the United States is today. Cultu...
  • General Wayne
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    The Battle of Fallen Timbers started on Wednesday, August 20, 1794. The battle took place on the lower Maumee River Valley which is the present state of Ohio. Major General Anthony Wayne was encamped with a military force of 3,700 men, 2,000 of whom were part of the regular United States Army. The rest were Kentucky mounted militia. Fighting the Americans were some 2,000 hostile Indians. The Indians were allies of the British and the British had just recently built Fort Miamis. This fort was dee...
  • American Indian Nations
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    Thesis Since the arrival of the Europeans in 1492 the Native American has systematically been dehumanized, de civilized and redefined into terms that typify a subordinate or minority role, restricted life opportunities persist today as a result. I. Introduction -Majority / Minority group relations- the role of power II. Historical Overview A. Native American life before contact with the White man. B. Early contact, efforts at peaceful co-existence. C. Conflict and its consequences for Native Ame...
  • History Of The Neglect Of The Indians
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    Nearly every Native American Indian tribe has experienced some kind of neglect or discrimination. The white man has forcefully moved tribes from their homes, broken treaties that were promised to them, and senselessly slaughtered thousands of innocent Indian men, women, and children. This kind of neglect is what led to the Battle of Little Bighorn Creek, a battle that is talked about in The Great Plains, the book I chose my topic from. The reason this subject touched me personally is because alm...
  • Carlisle School For Indian Students
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    This program is part of the PBS series American Experience. In this episode, a critical eye is cast on the early efforts by Congress to 'civilize' Native Americans. This homogenization process required the removal of Native American children from their homes and placing them in special Indian schools. Forced to stay for years at a time without returning home, children were required to eschew their own language and culture and learn instead the ways of the white man. Archival photographs and clip...
  • Indians Land
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    American identity has been created by many events throughout the course of history. This country was founded on the clashing and mixing of many different cultures and lifestyles. One of the most important periods of time for this country was during the period of conflict between Americans and Native Americans over land rights. Americans had an idea of manifest destiny and that this land was theirs for the taking. The Americans were going to walk through anyone who opposed them in this quest for ...
  • Constitution's Effect On Native Americans The Constitution
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    The Constitution's effect on Native Americans The Constitution had a great effect on Native Americans in general. They were effected in three major ways. They are; the change in where they lived and what land was considered theirs, what Religious rights they had and / or have, and lastly, how they have gone from living freely to living on reservations. Native Americans had many changes in their land. In 1830 Congress passed the "Indian Removal Act". Andrew Jackson, the president at the time, qui...
  • Dunbar And The Indians
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    For my book report, I chose the movie Dance With Wolves, starring Kevin Costnar. The movie was directed by Kevin Costnar and was produced by Jim Wilson and Kevin Costnar. It also stars Mary McDonnell as Stands With A Fist, and Graham Greene as Kicking Bird. The movie takes place in the United States of America during its Civil War and begins when Lieutenant John Dunbar, played by Kevin Costnar, of the Union Army, runs away from a field hospital after his foot is about to be amputated because of ...
  • Indians Land
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    Oklahoma History The Indians contributed to there problem. When the Spanish came to America there was already an indigenous people here. When Christopher Columbus first came over on the Nina, Pinta and Santa Maria, He thought they were going to find a passage to India so when they saw the people they called them Indians. In 1803 the immigrants now known as Americans bought some land from the French called the "Louisiana Purchase". The Americans then tried to make the Indians move to the territor...
  • American Indians Before The Settlers
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    The traditional life of the North American Indians has changed greatly since the arrival of colonisers. The destruction of their way of life occurred when settlers took over the land and drove them from their homes. It was inevitable that the colonisers influenced their religious beliefs, clothing, warfare, hunting practices, and food sources. The North American Indians lived very close to nature. The land was the main part of their religion. Before the arrival of the settlers, they believed tha...
  • Sioux Indians Native Americans Argumentative
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    Chief Crazy Horse said, "We did not ask you white men to come here" (DiBacco 305). They fought hard; however, the Native Americans were not able to stop the white settlers from removing the Indians from their homeland, killing thousands of them, or forcing them to assimilate into the American culture. First, the U.S. government created policies to remove and concentrate the Native Americans somewhere else. With the transcontinental railroad being finished in 1869, it gave more white settlers the...
  • Indians In Bailey's Point Of View
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    History is conveyed in many different ways. One of those ways is through textbooks. Textbooks organize and chronologically arrange the history of many different cultures. An assumption of textbooks is that the information that is being read is straight facts and contains evidence of the information that has been predetermined of a culture. What people don't know is that textbooks are just the authors' interpretations reflecting on what they have come in encounter with a certain topic in their ow...
  • Chief Of An Indian Tribe
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    This text is a proof how can be two cultures different from each other. It also shows us the subjunctive view of Europeans / Americans on Indian culture. And as well the way the Indians treat European / American customs and manners. Here the word 'savages' is used for Indians. It is read that the settlers from beyond the sea called them that way because of their rules of common civility, religion, laws and culture. Of course the whole Indian lifestyle seemed weird for Americans, just as their ow...

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