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.
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. This is because it was one of their culture’s customs.
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).
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 strength of this text is the understanding of the Kiowa experience with small pox and their presentation of that understanding.
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.
(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.
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
Through talking about other instance of the use of smallpox Fenn helps the reader realize the true horribleness of the Fort Pitt outbreak. In a sense she uses the other accusations to back up an early point she made where she said that “the most famous “smallpox blanket” incident in American history took place in the midst of Pontiac’s Rebellion in 1763” (qtd. Fenn). The other instance she writes about helps to prove her point that it was the most famous incident. Through the article Fenn does a good job of broadening the
I think this quote plays a key role in Lanada Boyer’s article when getting her point across in her article; that Natives are a strong group of individuals, capable of overcoming any atrocity that the white man has created. The aforementioned quotation sparked a feeling of gratitude and a sense of belonging. Boyer used captivating words that allowed myself to be put into her shoes and subsequently experience (afar) the hardships that ‘relocation and termination’ program caused. Furthermore, in the midst of a bustling city complied of foreign people and technologies, in which Indians from the reservations had never seen nor used, unity was formed between these Natives. Unity is vital in the world for survival.
This website offers the point of view of the Duwamish people through descendent of the tribe. The website provides a brief history on the Treaty of Point Elliott and the following attacks that took place stating, “European-American immigrants soon violated the Point Elliott Treaty of 1855, triggering a series of Native rebellions”. This, once again, tells us that the attack was instigated by the Europeans and was not just a violent attack on the Europeans without reason. It was a defence move once the Native people found out that they had been
After reading the Cherokee origin myth it demonstrates that they value the four directions, North, South, East, and West. In the story the directions are named “sacred”, showing that they must have a great deal of importance to the people. The directions were also used to divide the barren land at the beginning of the myth. Without the directions people would have had no way of knowing where they were or where they were going. The directions assisted people in their travels as well.