The attraction offered an aestheticized representation of Native Americans as savages and hired Native Americans to play “authentic” Indians. Although the Oconaluftee Indian Village and Historyland serve different interests, they have a similar effect on the tourist. Through representations of history in staged performances, a transmission of culture occurs between spectators and performers that creates “a cultural exchange where ‘otherness’ and ‘American-ness’ were negotiated.” American tourists gaze at the exoticized “other” in order to establish the “self” and produce an American identity that does not include the “other.” This construction and reaffirmation of the “self” occurs in both attractions despite the different interests because both attractions exoticize Native Americans. Native Americans are aware of this transmission and, to the extent that they can, control which aspects of their culture and religion to transmit and which to withhold from audiences. The cultural exchange can negatively impact Native Americans because they can be seen as so different that they are excluded from modern American society.
This shows how important the traditions were to Oona’s tribe. They found it crucial to continue their beliefs and traditions. They believed they were effective and kept them content. Some examples of these traditions were the Naming Ceremony, tribal dances, and their Dreaming Journey. Along with all this, the quote talks about telling their grandchildren the ways of their people.
The previous assertion that the colonists originally treated the natives well is reinforced by Caliban when he states “when thou camest first, thou strok’st me and made much of me, wouldst give me water with berries in ‘t, and teach me how to name the bigger light… And then I loved thee” (407). Here, Caliban explains how when the settlers, or in this case Prospero, first arrived, they took care of the settlers, or Caliban. Caliban even states that they taught him the name of the sun, and he loved them due to the affection that they showed towards him and his people. In Act 1, Scene 2, Caliban also states that “this island’s mine, by Sycorax my mother, which thou takest from me” (407). This shows how the natives felt that they were entitled to their land, as it was handed down to them by previous generations.
In this example the Kiowa wrote a dialogue version of their point of view where the stranger is personified as smallpox. The Kiowa’s account stated that smallpox was “was one the white man” and that is said “I bring destruction”. By recording these statement and many others we can see that the Kiowa were aware of where the smallpox came from and knew some of the symptoms. Crosby cites that this text is a quote abbreviated from Alice Marriott and Carol Rachlin’s book American Indian Mythology. This is a primary source found in a secondary source.
The first thing Morrie tells us about his new mother shows that he is very fond of her. She is called his “saving embrace”, and that shows that he likes her. We know that she is a very energetic person and she brings positive atmosphere into the rather dim areas that his father creates. In quite a few aspects, she is the opposite of Morrie’s father and brings a very positive atmosphere into Morrie’s life. I believe that Eva is a big reason that Morrie is as loving and caring as he is.
It talks about the reactivation of the practice has had considerable social and political impact, especially in the case of the "Deorala affair" the burning of a young Rajput widow named Rup Kanwar in Rajasthan in September 1987. Also there is a part where it talks about the culture and the myth behind the widow burning. For example if the widow stay alive, it’s a bad luck for the husband family. This source will help me with understanding different myth behind the story, helps me to collect more information about social and economy. I will be using this source to let my audience understand more about the culture and the myth of widow
Nonetheless, it is evident that they were one of the most peaceful people who were wise, and focused on being in harmony with nature and the world. The Iroquois creation story verifies that the Indians are not uncivilized or savages. Rather, it emphasizes the countless similarities they share with different cultures and how their ideas are not different to that of the rest of the world. The Natives have had a magnanimous impact on shaping Americans into who and what they are. They have taught them many precious lessons as well as values that allowed them to expand and build the vast country that stands erect today.
(Lee, Harper chapter 24) In Harper Lee’s novel To Kill a Mockingbird one of the more interesting characters happens to be Miss Maudie Atkinson. Miss Maudie proves her extensive knowledge of Atticus, as well as her wisdom behind the peoples’ ways in this quote. Because people trust Atticus they know he will do the right thing. She proves time and again that she knows more about Maycomb county than anyone else. Friend to both Jem and Scout, Miss Maudie always proves that she possesses exceptional characteristics.
They had spoken once, but there is no need for speech if it is a habit, anyway.” (Ch.1, p.4) This is an example of not just how much respect Juana had for her husband, but also how comfortable they were around each other; she knew exactly what he needed and wanted without him uttering a word to her. The author also mentioned, “She was looking at him as she was always looking at him when he awakened.” (Ch.1, p.1) This also emphasizes how much they trust each other and, again, how much Juana respects Kino. It wasn’t that Juana was afraid to get out of bed and wake Kino up by doing so; she just simply admired him and waited until he was awake to then get up and prepare breakfast. Kino
Following a series of battle between his tribe and the United States Military, On October 4th, 1877 Chief Joseph of the Nez Perce tribe gave a speech of surrender to an aid of General Oliver Howard. Chief Joseph's “I Will Fight No More Forever” describes the effects that U.S. Westward Expansion had Native American tribes. The literary movement associated with Chief Joseph's speech is Realism. Realism is a realistic approach that focused on common people and depicts life at it is and it treats the material truthful. A quote that is an example of this literary movement from the Chief Joseph's speech when he states “Our chiefs are killed”(Pg 622).