Two Enemies One Story This paper will identify differences and similarities within the Apache and Cherokee Tribes of North America through their Creation Stories. Creation Stories often share similarities throughout the world. Creation stories are frequently considered sacrosanct explanations which are found in almost all Native American tribes except a select few in South America. These stories all have a scheme of figures who are often divine beings with human features or human like, or a combination of animalistic features and human, who play main roles with in the creation story. Creation Stories help answer question that cannot be answered by general knowledge and are told in a story format.
The “Medicine Bag” and the “Apache Girl Rites of Passage” are two things done by two different cultures to introduce the children into their adulthood. The two events are to show that the child is growing up and they are becoming an adult. These two are very different from each other and very similar but they are both about growing up and becoming an adult.
Archaeological site, Cowboy Wash, is located in South Western Colorado and holds the ancient history of the early Anasazi people (Walker, 1997). Cowboy Wash was excavated by Soil Systems Inc. as part of their Ute Mountain Irrigated Lands Archaeological Project. They constructed the project between 1992-1998 (Billman 1997,1998,1999). The Anasazi people began as a hunter gatherer culture and slowly moved into an agricultural society. One of their main questionable cultural activities is their participation in cannibalism, the eating of human remains.
Tales of a Shaman’s Apprentice by Mark J. Plotkin PhD Tales of a Shaman’s Apprentice chronicles the interesting journey of the Harvard graduate and ethnobiologist Mark J. Plotkin as he attempts to record what’s left of the slowly dying art of shamanism and traditional medicine, particularly in the northern part of South Africa. The book does an excellent job of relating important medicinal discoveries to their origins in nature and traditional medicine. In this way, the book cleverly mixes the subject of medicine and history in a way that I believe will be interesting for pharmacy students. Throughout my reading of the book, I enjoyed how it felt as though I as the reader got to go on this journey with him to all these interesting locations
The Journey of Crazy Horse: A Lakota History, written by Joseph M. Marshall III, recounts the awe inspiring life of the legendary Lakota warrior, Crazy Horse, and his never ending struggle against the whites. His humble beginning on the path of the warrior began with the making of his bow. “Shaping a stave into a bow was the story of any boy’s journey on the path to becoming a warrior” (Marshall 21). Thus, the imagery and process of creating his bow mirrors that of Crazy Horse’s maturation from a naïve young boy into an accomplished and renowned warrior and leader.
Leah Harris 30 January 2017 Book Review Evans-Pritchard, E.E. Witchcraft, Oracles, and Magic Among the Azande. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Witchcraft, Oracles, and Magic Among the Azande, is based off anthropologist E.E Evans-Pritchard’s field study among the Azande tribe in Central Africa. The first thing he comes to learn is how mangu, witchcraft, is very “ubiquitous” within their society, and how no can really know they possess this gene unless they receive an autopsy. Although, they do not fully understand how witchcraft works, it is their logical explanation for their misfortunes in life.
While there are many symbols throughout the novel, the Mockingjay is vital for the movement. The Mockingjay not only represents the rebellion but also survival, and the ability to adapt. For instance, the jabberjay birds were created by the capitol government to spy on the rebellion, however as soon as the districts figure out how the Capitol was spying on them they were utilized to feed them wrong information. Moreover, the Capital expected the breed to die; nonetheless, the jabberjay mated with the female mocking birds creating a new species, the Mockingjay. Furthermore, Madge gave Katniss a mockingjay pin to wear as a District token during the games, which later became the symbol for the rebellion.
In the two short stories, “Brothers are the Same”, illustrated by Beryl Markham, and “Through the Tunnel”, written by Doris Lessing, the two stories both deal with vastly different cultures, but both stories are about characters that both undergo rites of passage on their way to adulthood. A rite of passage is an event marking an important stage in somebody’s life. In these two short stories the main character in each of the stories undergoes a rite of passage which marks their adulthood. While the two qualities needed to accomplish the task, and how each of their accomplishments are achieved they are more different than they are alike. To start it off, in the short story, “Brothers are the Same”, two brothers, Temas and Medoto, of the same tribe in Africa called the Masai, are trying to prove each other manhood.
Thomas Foster claims that in most cases, the values of a writer’s dominant religion will in some way impact the literature they write (118). Many readers have found that when they returned to Lewis’s Chronicles of Narnia, the Christian undertones were much more recognizable, and for some that was a negative experience. “There’s nothing like a flaming sword to separate you from something…in this case that something is former innocence” (Foster 50).
During the summer of 2015, I had the chance to travel out of California for the very first time. It wasn’t very far but it was still a life-changing event. Ever since I was a little kid, I have always wanted to take part in mission trips because I heard many fascinating stories and the immense impact these trips had. Luckily, I got the chance to join one before my senior year.