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  • 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...
  • Stereotypical Misrepresentation Of Native People
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    Brody Stonehouse Natives in Entertainment: Perpetuating Stereotypes Ever since Europeans first colonized North America there has been an ongoing struggle between native and non-native peoples. Even now after many bloody wars have been fought and land claims settled there continues to be many issues that need to be resolved. One such issue is the racist and stereotypical portrayal of native people in modern media. Although depictions of native people for entertainment purposes can sometimes be di...
  • Whites And Native Americans
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    Native American's 1. Native Americans have almost been exterminated in the many genocide's and have been neglected by the federal government. As the United States government exercised more control over the lives of the Indians, increasing efforts we made to force Native Americans to abandon traditional cultural practices and adopt the way of white society. Religious beliefs constituted (and still constitute) one of the major examples of cultural differences separating whites and Native Americans...
  • Non Indian College Students
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    AIS Why do Indian college students have high dropout rates? Why do Indian college students have hard times in college, and university atmospheres? Why do Indian college students have difficult times when it comes to making good grades? Maybe it's because they have no role models in the home. Maybe they can't relate to individuals with different cultures and backgrounds? Perhaps it is something simple as having poor study habits. The answers could Possibly be that Indian college students are just...
  • Their Will On Indian Tribes And People
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    Indian tribes existed as sovereign governments long before European settlers arrived in North America. Treaties signed with European nations and later the United States in exchange for land guaranteed the tribes continued recognition and treatment as sovereign nations. Historically, state governments have been hostile to the concept of recognizing and dealing with tribes as sovereign governments. The United States negotiated numerous treaties which they continuously violated in pursuit of the In...
  • Culture Of The Indian Tribes
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    Native Americans The issue is whether different ethnic groups can preserve their culture in a pluralistic society, and the answer depends on what amount of culture is taken into effect and which ethnic group is being considered. The Native American population remains one of the most invisible of all American minority groups for the country, for much of the population has been relegated to reservations on land far from the majority of urban society. On these reservations, the native people have b...
  • Aggressive Policies Towards Native Americans
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    Government Policy and Native Americans Not with all the good intentions of all the best American politicians, any policies devised to help a Native American Nation could succeed without the full understanding of the diverse cultures within these Native American Nations. Any Policy made in this era is doomed to failure. Government policy and Native Americans in the 30 years or so after the Civil War intended to shift from forced severance to integration into American society. Attempts to 'America...
  • Native Indian Woman
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    By: Tim S. No Longer an Indian by Freda McDonald In the short autobiography "No Longer an Indian", the author, Freda McDonald, was speaking of the struggles and conflicts she had to experience as Native Indian woman living in Canada. She married a non-Native man, which she describes as the beginning of losing her identity. Upon marriage the author relieved a Canadian government issued card, that stated "Not deemed to be an Indian within the law or any other statue" (69). It may seem ridiculous t...
  • American Indians And The English Settlers
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    When the Europeans established colonies in the New World, they sought to convert the Indians way of civilization. Their obsession was to spread Christianity and their culture throughout all of the colonies including the Indian villages. Some Indian people accepted these traditions because they felt as if they had no where else to turn. When the settlers invaded the new land they brought with them many diseases which wiped out many Indian villages and tribes. The Indians also had a hard time exce...
  • Indians From Their Native Lands
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    During the numerous years of colonization, the relationship between the English settlers and the Native Americans of the area was usually the same. Native Americans would initially consider the settlers to be allies, then as time passed, they would be engaged in wars with them in a struggle for control of the land. This process of friendship to enemies seemed to be the basic pattern in the majority of the colonies. When the English landed in Jamestown in 1607, the dominant tribe of the area was ...
  • 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...
  • One Tribe Of Native Americans
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    Prejudice Against Native Americans Adam J.E. KoenemanEnglish 190-28 Professor EnglesThese people began migrating thirty thousand years before ChristopherColombus 'discovered' the Americas. Native Americans migrated from Asia, crossing a land bridge where the Bering Strait off the coast of Alaska is today. Over the centuries these people spread throughout the continents of North and South America. Since the arrival of the Europeans in 1492 the American Indian has been dehumanized, de civilized an...
  • 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...
  • Indian Massacre And Geronimo
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    Proofread The movie Geronimo: An american Legend is an excellent piece of cinamotography. Jason Patrick and Robert Duvall, as usual provide the movie with memorable characters. The movie is shown trough the eyes of Lt. Britton Davis (Matt Dillon) who is sent to assist Lt. Charles Gatewood in Geronimo's (Wes Studi) surrender. Geronimo is then placed in the San Carlos reservation. A dispute between a the military and the indians results in an indian massacre and Geronimo flee's fron the reservatio...
  • Great For The Indians And The English
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    As the Europeans integrated into North America, they also invaded the Native American's territory. In doing this, some Europeans were arrogant and pompous, but others became friendly with them. Both the French and the British had interactions with the Native Americans. These included trading, being allies, and even going as far as intermarrying. At first, both societies got along with the Natives. It was not until the English started to move west and take the land for themselves that it became a...
  • Four Fifths Of The Native Land
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    Bury my Heart at Wounded Knee, written by Dee Alexander Brown, is a great novel that shows the attempted genocide of Indian nations. Many of the young Indian children were stolen and forced into slavery. Most of the children died along their journey. At the battle of Wounded Knee almost four-fifths of Native lands were taken and most of the native people slaughtered or thrown into slavery. Natives that were put in to slavery were counted everyday to make sure no one had escaped or rebelled. If t...
  • 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...
  • Europeans And Indians
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    Mid-Term Essay Question - Native Americans Relationship to Social Studies I choose the fourth essay and will attempt to write about how my study of Native Americans relates to the definition of Social Studies. My definition of social studies is a course that studies the history, the people and the culture of a certain area. In the next two paragraphs, I will provide you with the information I have learned about Native American history so far this year. At least 10,000 years ago, Native Americans...
  • Native People Live On Their Reservation
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    Over the decades, Native American culture has become a bi-cultural society. Native Americans exist as self-governing people, for the fact that their nationhood preceded that of the United States. The United States has acknowledged a special "government-to-government" basis for Native people. The United States set up contractual and statutory responsibilities to protect remaining lands and to promote the health, welfare and education of Native Americans. The Government also holds about 56 million...

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