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The Dawes Act of 1887
3 pages in length. In the past century with the end of the warfare between the United States and Indian tribes and nations, the United States of America continued its efforts to acquire more land for the Indians. About this time the government...
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Contemporary and Historic Issues Confronting Native Americans
A 6 page overview of the historic and contemporary issues confronting Native Americans. The author condenses these issues into three main categories: health, land and leadership. Background information is provided for each category and the...
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'The Broken Spears': The Aztec Account of the Conquest of Mexico
A 6 page overview of Miguel Leon Portilla's 'The Broken Spears : The Aztec Account of the Conquest of Mexico'. Reveals that this book differs from typical accounts of the conquest of Mexico in that it is one of the few accounts which is presented...
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Casino Gambling on Native American Reservations: Cultural Benefit or Degradation?
A 14 page discussion of the introduction of casino gambling to Native American reservations. Provides an overview of the issues and presents the thesis that casino gambling on Native American reservations supports the uniqueness of Native American...
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Ethnohistory of Sitting Bull and the Lakota Sioux: A Book Review
A 7 page overview and critique of
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Changes in Native American Culture
This 5 page paper looks at the Culture of the native Americans and the way in which it has changed over the years as a result of increased immigration to the United States. From the days before Columbus to the current day the culture has evolved...
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Columbus and His Time: The Beginning of the Decimation of Native America
A 5 page discussion of the impact on Columbus' voyage in 1492 on the indigenous inhabitants of the Americas. Emphasizes that Columbus' motivation was money and fame not any real concern for the land or the peoples he would encounter. Concludes...
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The Creek Indians: Culture and Custom
A 12 page overview of the traditional culture of the Creek Indians and how this culture has suffered after contact with Europeans. Outlines such customs as familial relationships, the importance of clans, and the role of women. Concludes that...
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Genocide and Native America: A Reflection of Racism
A 2 page overview of the attempts by Europeans to completely annihilate Native Americans and their culture. Identifies racism as the reasons behind those attempts and concludes that while they were almost successful, some remnants of Native culture...
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European Misperceptions and Stereotypes: Racism in Native American Society
A 5 page discussion of the reasons behind the racism which has existed in regard to Native Americans for the last five hundred years. Identifies Europeans misperceptions and stereotypes regarding Native American culture as being at the root of...
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The "Discovery" of America: Roots of Racism in Native American Society
A 3 page paper tracing the rampant racism which continues to target Native American people and culture to the concept of a European "discovery" of this continent. Emphasizes that although this continent and its people were very much in existence at...
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Contemporary and Historic Issues Confronting Native Americans
A 6 page overview of the historic and contemporary issues confronting Native Americans. The author condenses these issues into three main categories: health, land and leadership. Background information is provided for each category and the reasons...
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"The Broken Spears": The Aztec Account of the Conquest of Mexico
A 6 page overview of Miguel Leon Portilla's "The Broken Spears : The Aztec Account of the Conquest of Mexico". Reveals that this book differs from typical accounts of the conquest of Mexico in that it is one of the few accounts which is presented...
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Differing Experiences Between Native Americans in the East and Those in the West Resulting From Contact with the Europeans
A 5 page discussion of the changes which occurred in Native American cultures in the Eastern Woodlands and the West after the arrival of the European invaders to their lands. Discusses the forced relocation of Eastern tribes to western...
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The Puritan Perspective and the Unredeemed Captive
This 4 page paper considers the views of Eunice William's father and his unsuccessful attempts to redeem his daughter after her capture at the hands of Mohawk Indians. This paper considers the way in which the Reverend William's behavior reflected...
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