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  • Mohawk Indians And Mohican Indians
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    Discuss societal relationships & interactions in the movie:" Last of the Mohicans " Many societies were involved in the movie "Last of the Mohicans". This movie is about two societies, France and Britain, going to war. But in the mist of the war there were three different societies. These included the Mohawk Indians and Mohican Indians, who are on the side of the British. But there were also the Huron Indians who were on the side of the French. Before the war, the Mohicans and the Mohawks worked...
  • World For Indian Peoples
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    Themes: New Worlds for All, by Colin G. Calloway has several themes. The first theme is the failure of the settlers to acknowledge the fact that the Indians had a whole society set up before they got there. Many settlers came to the New World, not wanting to blend in with the culture that was already there, but to recreate what they had in their homeland. The second important theme is the positive and negative results of the settlers moving to the America. Some positives were that the settlers b...
  • Lakota A Tribe Of Indians
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    World Culture's Final Exam Terms Intro to the World 1. Cultural Conflict - clash of different ways of life over scarce resources, religion, race, land, oil, water, power, etc... 2. Cultural Relativism - judge culture on their own standards and values 3. Culturally different - one culture different from every other culture 4. Culture - total way of life of someone 5. Diffusion - mixing of different cultures from place to place 6. Ethnocentrism - belief that ones own culture is superior to other's...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Cultural Identity Of Ancestors After Learning Spanish
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    "I, Rigoberta Menchu, an Indian Woman in Guatemala" (1983), is the personal narrative of the life of a young Guatemalan Quiche Indian woman. Written in the genre of personal testimony, Menchu's powerful voice records the hardships of the Guatemalan people during the political terror of a 36-year Civil War that ended in 1996. Menchu's reality is harsh; life is a struggle to survive. Menchu as if creating an indigenous cloth with numerous threads, creates a tale of connection within her Quiche com...
  • Viewers Of Indian Film And Television
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    Television, and its effects on the Indian population Ever since the advent of modern communication technology that has allowed people around the world to communicate ever so easily, the world itself seems like a smaller space. Broadcasting is an especially effective manner through which millions of people are able to become unified on the basis that they are common recipients of a particular message. One of the most powerful transmitters of these messages is of course the television; programs of...
  • Question Of Cultural And Spiritual Identity
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    In her book American Indian Stories, Zitkala-Sa's central role as both an activist and writer surfaces, which uniquely combines autobiography and fiction and represents an attempt to merge cultural critique with aesthetic form, especially surrounding such fundamental matters as religion. In the tradition of sentimental, autobiographical fiction, this work addresses keen issues for American Indians' dilemmas with assimilation. In Parts IV and V of 'School Days,' for example, she vividly describes...
  • Indian Mascots
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    Issue of whether to keep Mascots in schools or not, started in late 1970's and from then this debate is going on. Most of the schools have Indian Mascots in place for half a century and suddenly it become problem to use Indian Mascots. Over 500 Native American organizations also announced their support for the removal of those mascots and over 1200 schools across the United States have changed the name of their sports teams and some school refused to play with those schools using Indian mascots....
  • Several Cultural Differences Between Latinos And Indians
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    Guatemala has more people than any other Central American country, with an estimated population of 11,980,000 it is home to many different cultures. The population can be divided into two groups; Indians and people of mixed Spanish and Indian ancestry. But in Guatemala, being called an Indian or a non-Indian does not depend entirely on a person's ancestry. It is basically a matter of how people live and of how they categorize themselves. For example, a Guatemalan is considered an Indian if he or...
  • Cultures With Different Views
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    Every society and culture has different ways of interpreting and defining occurrences by the way their own culture or society functions. "A society's culture, consists of whatever it is one has to know or believe in order to operate in a manner acceptable to its members" (Geertz 242). The rituals, customs, ethics and morals that are attributed to the cultures have caused these differences. To understand how the people of one culture interpret a situation or event, one must evaluate the attribute...
  • Indian Culture
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    In her paper, Contesting Cultures, Uma Narayan discusses the influence of national cultural essentialism on attitudes toward Indian feminists. This paper will attempt to illustrate that there are striking similarities that exist in the Italian American culture with which I am familiar. I would like to preface this analysis by saying that in no way would I assume to equate the egregious subjugation that Indian women were (are) forced to endure with the oppression inflicted upon the women of the I...
  • 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 ...
  • Indian Village
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    I Heard An Owl Call My Name I Heard An Owl Call My Name is a novel written by Margaret Craven, published in 1973. Margaret Craven was born in Helena, Montana and graduated from Stanford University. She started off with her short stories in a large number of American magazines. Some of these stories have been translated into other languages. I Heard An Owl Call My Name was her first complete novel. This story contains a lot of symbolic language. The setting takes place in Kingcome village, in the...
  • Lot Changes In Terms Of Culture
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    With misperception of Indians, the colonists of the New World tried to gain prosperity through so-called-abundance in the region. In the journals of Christopher Columbus, Cabeza de Vaca, John Smith and Samuel de Champlain, we see that the colonists not only exploited the natural resources but also enslaved Indians despite their hospitality. This colonization period, of course, created a lot changes in terms of culture, environment, and economy. These changes unfortunately did not help Indians ac...
  • 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...
  • Carolina Algonquin And The English Cultures
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    The Carolina Algonquin and the English Cultures came into conflict during the 1580's. The first cause of conflict was that the English were being rude to the Indians and their culture. Second, the English brought many different diseases with them and gave them to the Indians. Finally, the third reason was that Ralph Lane had launched a surprise attack on the Indians. As I had said before, one of the reasons there was for conflict was because the English were being rude to the Indians and their w...
  • Their Respective Cultures Around The Subsistence Economy
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    One of the most amazing things one must acknowledge when studying human evolution is man's sense of priority regarding elements that make up the daily struggle for survival. This is most obvious when focusing on primitive man's instinctive reactions to environmental changes. Changes forced him to adapt and prioritize his life differently in order to continue his existence. A cyclical pattern emerged, whereby primitive man assumed habitation within an environment for as long as that environment c...
  • Patterns In General Belong To Explicit Culture
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    Men, like animals, live in more or less organized clusters, which we shall call societies. Members of human societies always share a number of distinctive modes or ways of behaving that, taken as a whole, constitute their culture. Culture is based on the uniquely human capacity to classify experiences, encode such classifications symbolically, and teach such abstractions to others. It is usually acquired through enculturation, the process through which an older generation induces and compels a y...
  • Indian Culture
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    Reservation Blues, by Sherman Alexie, is more than just a story about life on a reservation. It is a social commentary on the state of Indian affairs. This is a state which places the survival of Native American culture at odds with their ability to succeed in white mainstream society. Many of the themes that Alexie discusses, such as poverty and alcoholism, are linked to the past oppression the Indians have faced. Often, the only path of success offered to Indians is one that requires them to c...

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