I cannot only begin to make many similarities to the previous wrongdoings we have discussed in the course towards the Native American people and traditions. But also link so much of this treatment to who we were as a country during this time period. This persona of America at the time and the persona that many outsiders associate with the United States today can be mutually had. As a
Hilleman’s novels include people from different Indian tribes, Anglos, Hispanics, and internal migrants who came to New Mexico: he masterfully intertwines the values and ideology of those people, which exposed the world to the different points of view, as well as the cultural diversity within the Southwest. Tony’s readers experienced life in the Southwest through his writings because it gave them a detailed perspective of the people and their surroundings. In my opinion, what made Tony Hillerman the most successful at spreading his vision of the Southwest was the introduction of Navajo culture to the American public and the world. Other authors, artist, and scholars have sought inspiration from the culture and environment of New Mexico, but very few took interest in the Navajo. Tony Hillerman did not only gain inspiration from the Navajo but he made others aware of their culture, the issues they face in the modern world, and their
Due to a high curiosity of Natives religious and spiritual history, artifacts and scientific possessions, many collectors and museums could potentially mistreat or sell components in their own interest. Based on the Indian Arts and Crafts Act of 1990, Pub, L. 101-644, SS 104, 104 Stat. 4660 (1990) it states that “For a first-time violation of the Act, an individual can face civil or criminal penalties up to a $250,000 fine or a 5 years prison term, or both” (Benderson 5). Having laws and limitations for public and personal ownership does not only protects cultural resources but respects legal and moral obligation towards Native Americans. The law for discovered remains or artifacts applies
One thing she talked about was her specific experiences that developed her thoughts and feelings. For example line 17-19 page 91 Mankiller states that she “Explored the Indian Island.” That was a experiences that developed her feelings and thoughts of the “Indian Island.” The autobiography also talks about Mankillers the history of the indigenous people from the” Indian Island.” For example line 1-9 page 91 states that even though Mankiller has spent most of the time at her grandfather’s Cherokee land she learned a great deal about indigenous people. Last but not least Mankillers autobiography talks about how Mankiller felt during these times. Mankiller had many different feelings about exploring the Island, learning new stuff, ext. That goes to show that the autobiography goes more in depth with Mankillers feelings while the biography talks more about Mankillers childhood.
Latour’s point of view on New Mexico is filtered through his experiences, which is how Cather gains her audience. Cather uses his character as a source in order to show the surroundings and develop the story, rulings on characterization and human interest to keep the reader invested. Latour
To become strong, people would have to learn how to become one and work together. Throughout the United States, there is a group of American Indians called Chippewa and they are a unique group of American Indians and they hold a unique story behind them. The Chippewa tribe was one of the original group from the time of development in the New World ("Chippewa Indians." Ohio). The tribe of Indians is very large, but now they are scattered throughout the United States.
In this article, Dorothy Lippert, a Native American, covers the complex dynamic between Native Americans and museum collections, more specifically the archeologists that recover and archive the so called artifacts. This complex relationship between the artifacts, with the scientific importance and ability to educate, and the cultural importance of the artifacts to native peoples is one that is forever changing. Curators are in charge of putting together exhibits, but as Mrs. Lippert examines, the archaeologists that collect and find these artifacts have a unique relationship with these items. This relationship is unique because once archaeologists have control of an item, they decide what the item will be called, how they will classify the
Superstitious beliefs, whether good or bad, have been established in various cultures for thousands of years Jahoda, (1969), and statistics show that these beliefs continue to exist in today’s society (Newport & Strausberg, 2001, National Science Foundation, 2002, Rice 2003). While these beliefs can be illogical, once it forms part of the culture, it is accepted as the norm (Walsham, 2008). In a study conducted by Aksan, Kisac, Aydin and Demirbuken (2009), it is theorized that for these symbols to have meaning, there has to be consensus among members from the culture within which these symbols emerge. This essay attempts to explain the old age ritual that for a bride to have a lasting and happy marriage she should wear ‘something old, something
When Europeans first made contact with this continent, they encountered hundreds of indigenous, sovereign nations representing enormous diversity in terms of language, culture, religion, and governance. For those indigenous groups as is a common attribute of indigeneity of similarly situated groups around the world this land was and is holy land (Riley, 2013). Accordingly (Bayor, 2003), describes the social and political map of Native American societies as no more static or stable than the map of Europe in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. In the Northeast, two massive alliances had, for centuries, shaped the realities of political and cultural life among local communities, pitting the Hurons, Algonquins, Abenakis, Micmacs, Ottawas,