Paragraph 1 All the time,preparation,commitment leeds up to some of the most important parts in your life. We all go through rites of passage but they're all unique in their own way. One of the rite of passages called the Medicine bag. The medicine bag is about a main character named Martins who’s lakota grandpa come and presents him with the medicine bag.
The film Smoke Signals describes a journey that two Coeur d’ Alene Indians, Victor and Thomas, were going to Phoenix to take the remains of Victor’s father. During journey, Victor’s attitude toward his father was changing from complaint to finally forgiveness. There was heavy Indian culture color using in this film, from the lines spoke n by Indian characters to the scene of Indian’s daily life (such as fly bread and powwow). This implies that after independence, Indians were more aspire to be solidary and to be admitted by other communities. Connecting to what we learned of sociolinguistics so far, colonialism had a dominant influence to Indian culture, especially in language area.
Modern America has a few similarities with the Natives that are carried over time, too what is now known as the new modern style in America. Instead, the Natives do still keep their practice the same and nothing has changed. The essay Herold Miner wrote; the body Ritual of Nacirema, describe a native’s tradition everyday lives by giving themselves a safe place to price possessions and the body modification on a native women. Today, the same tradition is still carried on, but in a different modern way it is done from what the natives usually do.
Some differences in the stories Iroquois and the Judeo Christian is having an almighty god. In the Judeo Christian story they believe that god created the heavens and the earth. Unlike in the Iroquois story where they believe that there is no almighty god and that the earth was made on a turtle's back. In the Iroquois story animals play a huge part starting with the two birds breaking Sky Womens fall. Also in a way they are viewed as a god or a power source.
To summarize the findings in the three autobiographies, sacred rituals take place within a scared context. This means that sacred symbols, scared times, sacred places, myths, additional rituals (sacrifices) etc. might be involved. Both Mazumdar and Crow Dog appease to a deity through a sacrifice. Nonetheless, the two sacrifices are different. Whereas Mazumdar offers food, Crow Dog offers her own flesh.
On page 172 of The Creation Myths of the North American Indians, Anna Rooth shows the connection between two different countries, Japan & America, and the story of a myth they both share. I always thought about how interesting it is that although countries are split far apart, the way people think and how they believe could still be the same or similar is some ways. Of course, we also have to take into consideration that due to a continental split. I am not quite sure, but if there were humans during that time, it could have been a factor in the similarities within myths.
The Apache Sunrise Ceremony is a laborious 4 day and night ceremony that Apache girls partake in after completion of their first menstrual cycle. The Apache Indians, most of whom live on reservations in New Mexico and Arizona, believe that their earliest Apache relative is the ‘White Painted Woman’, that from her came life and the embodiment of earth itself. The Sunrise ceremony honors her spiritual image, and prepares Apache girls as they enter into the new phase of their life; womanhood. Preparation for the ceremony can begin as early as six months prior to the actual day. Apache girls spend much time studying their heritage and learning the responsibilities and virtues an Apache woman must uphold.
Theda Perdue`s Cherokee Women: Gender and Culture Change, 1700-1835, is a book that greatly depicts what life had been like for many Native Americans as they were under European Conquering. This book was published in 1998, Perdue was influenced by a Cherokee Stomp Dance in northeastern Oklahoma. She had admired the Cherokee society construction of gender which she used as the subject of this book. Though the title Cherokee Women infers that the book focuses on the lives of only Cherokee women, Perdue actually shines light upon the way women 's roles affected the Native cultures and Cherokee-American relations. In the book, there is a focus on the way that gender roles affected the way different tribes were run in the 1700 and 1800`s.
Each of the stories were developed with the same ideas in mind. Both stories start with a heavenly setting. God in heaven wanting to create the world and the rich Sky World featured in the Iroquois story. Soon the harmony is broken when women in both of the stories perform a malfeasance act. The women were to not touch a sacred tree in their world.
In the patamastevian society there is a utopian world we have a peaceful society, everyone gets along well. There are no laws but there is a king just to have some order. The king’s name is Nerio which is an Italian name derived from Greek Nereus, meaning “wet one” The society is divided into five different tribes. Those tribes are: Jarryd tribe, Dakota tribe, Salem tribe, Aldo tribe, every other day tribe. There is a ceremony for the children that are turning the age of 12 because they go on land and get their sea-horse type creature called a traywick.