Tejano Religion and Ethnicity, by Matovina timothy M., is a historic book that presents intensive research of the complex mesh of ethnic, religious, and political devotion in the development of the identity of Tejanos (Texas residents of Spanish) in the first decades of their interaction with Anglos in San Antonio. It was the first major Mexican population to be absorbed into the expanding Anglo-American empire. In 1821, San Antonio was a Mexican Catholic town of Mexico. In the same year, Mexico had just gained its independence from Spain. But the Tejanos in Texas gradually started to lose ground to the Anglo foreigners who were allowed to immigrate into their country.
Accessed March 04, 2018. Hawaiian Voyaging Traditions is and article about the origins of the Polynesian culture and how it became what it is today. It talks about traditions with fishing, voyaging long distances, migrating and settling on different islands. This article is a great overview of how the Polynesian culture ended up where they did and how they have continued their culture navigating all over the Pacific Ocean. This article runs though the history and change of the Polynesian culture, voyaging and the Pacific Ocean in general.
According to Christopher Columbus, the Taino people of the Caribbean Islands that he encountered “were much delighted, and became wonderfully attached to us” (Journal, page 6). The Taino people were fascinated with Christopher Columbus and his
“To Tejanos, memory is the shared story of their common heritage” “The Tejano memory is not one that is celebrated or a single hero, but an envisioned past in Texas that gives them legitimacy as true Texans.” (180-181). Tejanos were the first ones to have land grants. Tejanos brought the Texas longhorn to Texas, they brought a new language words such as lasso, rodeo, barbeque. Also, Tejanos founded the first missions. Tejanos freed Texas from being under Spanish rule.
The Native American, known as Pocahontas, this women accomplished amazing things some myth some facts that have gone down in history. The story told through generations is a childhood story that the majority of American children have watched at some point. Her story is a model of bravery, independence, and wisdom. As the story goes men from England come over to “The New World” and John Smith meets Pocahontas. Then the two fall in love, ending the fighting between the Native Americans and English men.
Perpetua can be compared and contrasted to Dido. Perpetua was a determined, strong woman who stood up for her beliefs, and did not let anything or anyone change her own perspectives and ideals. Similarly, Dido was a passionate, confident ruler of a city determined to achieve her own goals. At some point, Dido and Perpetua shared the same emotions of defying others for what their personal beliefs that they were willing to die fort; neither cared what the community thought about them. However, there is a contrast between their reasons for their emotions.
Strict, biased, Christianizing was more like it. In these islands, the United States of America once again made the same mistake it had made with the Native Americans. Determined that there way was the best way, ‘the slaughter of the Filipinos’ (Doc. A) commenced. Less Filipinos died in the three hundred and thirty-three year Spanish rule than the 1.5 million that fell under America’s forty-eight year annexation.
Many Native Americans refused to accept Christianity, mostly because of the examples that the only Christians they knew set. The Europeans often tried to enforce violence in order to force the acceptance of baptism. However, this violence merely provoked resistance and rejection from the Native Americans. Ironically, though they wanted to escape religious persecution, they persecuted the natives for religious reasons. Also, since they were met with so much resistance, their ideal settlement with everyone being Christian contrasted with the reality of the New
The most well-known colonist groups in the New World at the time, were the English and Spanish. The colonists that came from England started off as friends with the nearby natives, this friendship began when the Indian Chief requested peace with colonists. He asked for the them to put away their guns in order to establish a better relationship, and although the colonists believed the Native Americans to be ‘barbaric’, they accepted the offer of peace. The English colonists and Native Americans, now being allies, even began trade with each other. Unfortunately, soon after peace had been established, the new chief began protesting the peace with the colonists.
There are multiple reasons why the religion of Voodoo originated in Haiti. Haiti had a substantial force that gave their people strength and power through hardships and all of the suffering. Haiti was very isolated during substantial points in history, which gave them time to come up with their own beliefs and practices of Voodoo. Like people today they believe in a God and a certain religion, which is exactly what Haitians believed. Not everyone had the same belief in the same God but they all believed in the same religion and that their God or spirits gave them advantages to life and disadvantages.