You are welcome to search the collection of free essays and research papers. Thousands of coursework topics are available. Buy unique, original custom papers from our essay writing service.

16 results found, view free essays on page:

  • American Tribes
    478 words
    The First Nations women of North America lead a very interesting and complex life. Most of their lives spent as an object of slavery and viewed as a non-person with no rights or feelings. This varied from tribe to tribe depending on social organization, politically, ceremonially, agriculturally, geography, and mythology. In tribes that the government principles reflect on the character of Gods, women were highly esteemed and had some measure of authority. In tribes that the government was based ...
  • Native Americans People
    2,067 words
    In this paper, I plan to talk about Native Americans people, the struggles they have had, their beliefs and customs, and some problems they are still facing today. Because there are so many Native American tribes, I decided to talk only about a few. I was looking in my diversity book, and I found there is a large tribe in Wisconsin called the Menominee tribe. Therefore, I will talk the Menominee tribe as well as some of their early history. Native American's have always had it rough. When Whites...
  • Native American Movements
    944 words
    Native Americans culture is unique for many ways. Living on the reservations they were in touch with nature as well as their ancestors. Native Americans are disputed in the country, diverse among tribes, culturally mixed, and recognize their own political stands (Borde wich, 1996, p. 71). These have changed over the years, but before the reconstruction of the Native Americans the people were identifiable and knew who they were. Before the Europeans came and changed their living they felt one wit...
  • Custom And Important Part Of The Native
    654 words
    The story Centennial, by James A. Michener, had sections in it that referred to the way that Native Americans lived in America. These sections told stories that portrayed, partially, to the customs of the Native Americans. Many general references to their religion, transportation, rituals, and everyday life, were made. I have read these sections and analyzed some of the interesting and important customs that these people had. In the following essay, I will give some examples of these customs, an...
  • Western Shoshone National Council
    620 words
    The Shoshone Indians roamed freely on a portion of the Unites States before the 1800's, including nine northern and mid-western states. The tribes were hunter / gatherers and moved about, depending on the seasonal vegetation and game animals. The Shoshone tribe lived peacefully and happily until the US Government came and intimidated them into signing a treaty. The Treaty of Ruby Valley, also known as The Treaty of Peace and Friendship was signed in 1863. The treaty offered compensation for the ...
  • El Jefe Tribe
    807 words
    El Gringo Way back before there was such a thing as toothpaste, there lived a man by the name of Jesse Pruitt. Jesse Pruitt was not your typical young man. Although he was of normal size, six foot 165 pounds, he had immeasurable strength. When he was a baby he was able to life objects three times his weight. For example when he was only ten months old he picked up his older brother, Wayne, and threw him clear across the yard. From then on his strength only grew his age. Although he had this amaz...
  • Their Roles And Duties In Their Tribe
    1,030 words
    With Native Americans being the first inhabitants of North America, many people often question what traditions they have created on their own, before the ideas of the pale settlers. When taking a look into their interesting beliefs, it is obvious to see an intricate basis or animals and spirits that guide the lifestyles of Indians all over the country. Even their society had a special way of doing things, including gender roles of both men and women. There are many customs that have seemed odd t...
  • Bones Of Native Americans
    607 words
    In the heated battle of who can control the past critical information and an abundance of education is being lost from the study of ancestral remains. The Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act of 1990 (NAGPRA) is plummeting our modern society into the past. Archeologists now not only have to deal with the difficult task of piecing together the remains of past generations, but to now take on the daunting task of upholding science in the courthouse. How can a society point a finge...
  • Native American Sound Instruments
    1,729 words
    'Native American Sound Instruments " Through my own personal experiences and teachings from Native Americans, that have offered to enlighten me, I've gathered that there is a sacred nature rich in spirit and soul to them. The Native American lives religion as a way of life. Children of the tribe grow up in this world of spirituality and learn from example that religion can come as easily as taking a breath every day. This is no attempt to lead into the topic of religion, yet it needs to be known...
  • Whites The Natives
    1,132 words
    There have been many movies and television shows about the relationships and conflicts between whites and natives and the idea that the natives caused all the problems and the whites were innocent victims in history. Is this how it really or was it the other way around Unfortunately it was the white man that settled in America, where the natives where already living, and stole their land as they kept moving westward in the centuries following settlement in this country. How did this all come abo...
  • Racism By Whites Towards Native Americans
    2,200 words
    Native Americans: 500 years of Racism and Oppression "In fourteen-hundred and ninety-two, Columbus sailed the ocean blue". This little saying is something that I'm sure we all learned as children, to help us remember the year that Columbus discovered America. However, Columbus did not discover America, it has been here as long as Spain, England, and the rest of the countries in the world at that time. Although not as nearly technologically advanced as the countries of Europe, the Native American...
  • Algonquin And Iroquois Tribes
    1,361 words
    The Jesuits missionaries in America faced many problems, one in particular dealt with relations between the missionaries and the Natives. The letter deals with the treatment of prisoners after a brief military engagement and in addition, attempts by the Jesuits to convert the captured Iroquois. The treatment of the prisoners seems benevolent, compared to the past modus operandi used by the Church to hasten conversion. Furthermore, the letter exemplifies the hypocrisy of the missionaries after th...
  • Berkeley And Bacon
    513 words
    Bacon's Rebellion is probably one of the most misunderstood aspects of Jamestown's history. This rebellion was more of a power struggle between two narcissistic leaders than a celebrated fight against tyranny. The innermost figures in Bacon's Rebellions were antithesis. Many historians have discovered various facts as well as a plethora of causes, all of which led to opposition in the Virginia colony. In 1676, Virginians, led by Nathaniel Bacon, revolted against Sir William Berkeley's corrupt an...
  • Native American Cultures
    999 words
    The continent of North America was home to many Native American societies long before the arrival of the first Europeans. For thousands of years they lived in isolation influenced only by the geographic diversity of their natural environment. They learned to adapt to the characteristics of the region they inhabited obtaining the necessities for survival. By the time the first Europeans arrived they found a diverse population of Native Americans, some with "highly sophisticated and complex civili...
  • American Heritage T.J.
    904 words
    To say that T.J. Warren is proud of his Native American heritage is an understatement. When I first sat down to interview T.J., I wasn't sure what to expect. He is a medium sized man with dark eyes and long black braided hair. With his hat turned around backwards, T.J. sat with his arms folded as I began the interview. T.J. was born in Red Mesa, Arizona. He was the second to the youngest of five children. His siblings include one brother and three sisters who all got along great and found streng...
  • Relationship With Early English Settlers
    618 words
    The roles the Iroquois had played in early colonial American reflected that of trust for the early English settlers. This was a trust that existed without great cause spurn by lies and with ill effects, evident only in time. Driven by the greed of early colonials in order to separate from their tax-happy mother Britain, Native Americans, as a whole, would be divided and driven from their native lands by an expanding people that would not be limited by the desires, nor any desires to compromise, ...

16 results found, view free essays on page: