The word colonization referred to the action or process of settling among and establishing control over indigenous people of a particular area. When we look at the Europeans, we can see they did just that when they reached the New World. The settlers used force to get what they wanted, and they wanted everything of value, including land and labor, and to get this they needed to change the Native people, The Europeans treated the Natives very un-human, despising their religions and traditions, and demanding they convert to Christianity as well as denying their humanity. The enslavement Natives endured severe punishment and extremely horrible working conditions on these plantations. The English settlers began to push the Natives off their land
1866-1877 Reconstruction Era (Values and Beliefs, The Elements of Culture) The Reconstruction Era was the period of time after the civil war where America was being rebuilt. The United States wanted to restart the country where everyone was equal and despite the obvious privileges, where everyone was on the same track. The southern states started to integrate back into the union and slaves were being freed as well as teachers being sent to black schools in the north and south. The rights of freed slaves were in the process of being secured through the thirteenth, fourteenth and fifteenth amendments being developed.
Europeans have impacted the Native Americans from the moment Christopher Columbus set foot in America on October 12, 1492. When he reached the Bahamas, he had thought he had reached India, which is how Native Americans got the name Indians. Columbus promised Queen Isabella to bring back riches, so he forced the Native Americans into slavery. If they resisted, he would cut off their ears and noses. If they didn’t collect enough gold he would cut off their hands and tie them to their necks.
In The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven Sherman Alexie displays many stereotypes about Native Americans through different short stories throughout the book. Native Americans are constantly being defined by these stereotypes whether there negative ones or positive ones. In the story The Only Traffic Signal on the Reservation Doesn’t Flash Red Anymore Alexie uses the stereotype of Native Americans being mother-earthly as in worshipping the sun, known as sun-worshipping. This stereotype came from early European settlers in America who observed the Native Americans raising their hands up in the air in the form of praying. The Europeans misinterpreted this as worshiping the sun or sun-worshipping.
Back in the day the U.S. was overrun by people called the Indians or Native Americans. One of the well-known Indians of the time was the Shawnee. The Shawnee were the traveling people of our little state of Ohio. They are also well-known from the Greenville treaty of the time. The Shawnee of the 17th century and mostly 18th century are the Indians people know.
Kuali’i is a native to the Hawaiian Islands and wants to keep her culture alive for her future children to enjoy and hopes to achieve this through Hawaiian language broadcasting. In Kuali’i’s second year here at Uh Hilo, she was able to join the hosts of KWXX, which is a local radio station here in Hawaii, and host a three hour segment in for Alana I Kai Kikina (which means rising in the Eastern sea), which is a segment broadcast in the Hawaiian Language. The university offers the program to students in their second year and above studying Hawaiian Language in an attempt to create a partnership with the students and their culture. The segments can consist of talking about any of the sites here on the big island and telling stories of the history and it’s importance. For example, a segment on Waipio Valley would include why it’s so sacred and possibly stories about the night marchers that roam the valley at
The Iroquois creation story is a renowned Native American myth written by a Tuscarora historian, David Cusick. He is also the author of David Cusick’s Sketches of Ancient History of the Six Nations, which is known to be the first Indian-written history printed in the English language (Radus). The Iroquois creation myth exists in twenty-five other versions. It describes how the world was created from the Native American perspective. It begins with a sky woman who falls down into the dark world.
Spiritual Conquest was to free cultural variations by inaugurate Christianity and political advisability. Achieving spiritual conquest was not material importance by the Spaniards, but by showing the ability through their armory to exploit the power over their gods as less powerful. Culture life becoming Hispanicized by assimilation to the Spaniards life by technology skills and protecting the natives from settlers that would mistreat them during the formation. Basis for the presentation expansion to the North was based on cultural practices relating to the mission and mestiza identities to developed economic structure. The foundation of the mestizo identity was through the Mexican’s that were European and Native American descent.
Language is perhaps the most defining feature of human nature, and it is the human ability to communicate thoughts, feelings, and experiences that serves as the foundation for cultures across the world. Language is intrinsically tied to a sense of self—determining with whom we are able to interact with on a person-to-person basis, what knowledge and media we are able to consume, and linking us to past and present communities that share our language. Furthermore, language helps to construct communities and preserves origins, particularly in reference to place. For example, each of the six Iroquoian-speaking tribes of the Haudenosaunee has a unique name which evokes a knowledge about the defining characteristic of each tribe (Harris & Johnson
Tourism in Hawaii: An Environmental Perspective The state of Hawaii is iconic for its tropical atmosphere, endemic flora and fauna, and many recreational activities. These environmental facets help rank it as one of the top travel destinations in the world, and the tourism industry has completely revolutionized the cluster of islands. However, with an influx of over 8 million people annually (Malizia), a darker side of tourism is emerging. Human activities and urbanization are putting Hawaii’s environment in peril, giving the state one of the highest extinction rates on the planet and the nickname: the “Endangered Species Capital of the World” (International Ecotourism Society). The precarious state of Hawaii’s environment is entering the