Anasazi city Anasazi Tribe Owen Riordan, Period 6 Social Studies The Anasazi were a tribe of ancient people whose civilization existed for more than 1,000 years and was in existence during the time Jesus Christ was alive. Their culture was important to the development of several later tribes from the area of the Four Corners (Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and Arizona) in the modern United States. This paper will examine how they lived, their scientific investigations, their artwork, and their legacy. Several Anasazi tribes lived in Chaco Canyon, Casas Grandes, and Mesa Verde in what is now the southwest United States. These areas were normally dry, and usually had rivers nearby. The whole town would contribute to the making of village homes.
The Northwestern Coast tribes became a thriving society using materials, religion and art, and their way of living to their advantage. They became known as one of the richest tribes in North America, due to their vast supply of resources. The tribe’s material usage was so efficient, allowing them to advance quickly. Religion was encouraged through art, stories, and ceremonies. Every person living here was placed onto the social ladder which was very laidback, but very important to the Northwest Coast. The religion in this region was very individual and some of it found only in the Northwestern areas. The tribes’ religious tolerations allowed everyone to get along even if they were not the same religion. Using these attributes
The Chickasaw’s reputation as strong hunters and warriors sets them apart from other tribes. The Chickasaw have their own unique religious traditions, as well as social traditions. They are very similar to the other tribes in the southeastern United States. The rich traditions and history of the Chickasaw helped to shape their everyday life both in the past and modern day. (Sansing 51).
North America has many tribes. I became interested in Native American culture after learning that there is an Indian tribe named the Seminoles, located in Florida. The Seminole Indian tribe is also located in other states and cities. The development of the Seminole Indian tribe was a huge turning point for the state of Florida. The Seminole Indian tribe had difficulties at times, but in the end, they became very successful. The origin, culture, traditions, leaders, and wars are just a few of the reasons why I find the Seminole Indian tribe interesting.
The Cherokee Nation is Oklahoma's largest Indian group and the second largest in the United States. The Cherokee Nation are the direct descendants of the tribal government that governed over much of the southeastern United States before European colonization. Navajos were already settled in the “Four Corners” area of the Colorado Plateau before Christopher Columbus ever came to the united states. These two tribes are among the largest indigenous Americans that survived the European colonization of what is now the United States of America. While they may have many modern commonalities, they haven’t always had so much in common. The two tribes however do have many common beliefs in social,
Joe Meek discovered Yellowstone Plateau. He was a mountain man. Mountain men were really into getting beaver, to make hats, as they were a popular fashion. There were four times as many french mountain men than american. There was a yearly meet up and they spent most of their money there. If they didn’t show up to the rendezvous, they were considered dead.
The term “Seminole” means runaway or pioneer. This was because the first Seminoles were originally members of the Creek tribe that migrated south: “Seminole History begins with bands of Creek indians from Georgia and Alabama who migrated to Florida in the 1700’s” (Florida Department of State 1). Natives who traveled and settled in Florida “shared the area with another group of Indians, who spoke Mikasuki. Together the two groups became known as Seminole…” ( Fixico 1). They had deep connections with the earth and considered themselves to be “Children of the Sun” (Anonymous 1) . Seminoles were most known for their excellent patchwork baskets
The Black Hills War, also known as the Great Sioux War of 1876, was a series of battles fought from 1876 through 1877, between the forces of the United States and their allies (Shoshone, Pawnee, and Crow) and the Sioux (Lakota, Dakota, Cheyenne, and Arapaho). Taking
The Navajo are a Native American tribe, whose reservation land spreads over 14,000 square miles. Their homes, food, tools, clothing, and culture are not the same as ours. Yet they still have their similarities and differences.
The Anasazi were an Indian Tribe, whose disappearance still remains to be a mystery today. They were a civilization built in as early as 1500 B.C… occupying what is known as the four corners (Roberts, David 2003). After building their cliff side pueblos, it is said the Anasazi abandoned their homes and belongings in Mesa Verde and left in a hurry. Based on the Navajo language, the word Anasazi translates as “ancient enemy” (“10 facts about Anasazi” 2015). They are thought to be the ancestor of the modern pueblo Indians. The Anasazi were hunters and farmers, they planted corn, squash, beans and many other crops. They did most of their farming on the ground but stored a lot of their goods in pits they had around their homes. The Anasazi were also
The Chickasaw Nation is a Native American tribe situated in Oklahoma. They were a part of the Five Civilized Tribes. Choctaw, Creek, Cherokee, and Seminole made up the rest of the Five Nations. The Chickasaw Indians initially lived in the southeast, residing in parts of Mississippi, Tennessee, Alabama, and Kentucky. Later on, they were forced to migrate to Oklahoma. The Chickasaw became known as the “Spartans of the lower Mississippi Valley” for their fierceness in battle (Native Americans Chickasaw Tribe). The Chickasaw were a unique group of individuals who can be observed through their history, culture, and lifestyle.
In the 1500’s the Comanche tribe was originally merged with the Shoshone tribe in the Upper reaches of the Platte River. Only when the Europeans arrived did they split up. Around 1700 the Comanches acquired horses and started moving south from the Shoshone tribe. They made a stop in the Central plains before continuing on to an area that extended from the Arkansas River to Central Texas. As the tribe migrated south their population began to increase dramatically due to an abundance of food and an influx of Shoshone tribe members. The tribe itself was split into 8-12 independent groups and often fought amongst each other over land rights and food. When the Europeans discovered the Comanches they were settled in present-day Texas, Oklahoma
The name “Sioux” is short for “Nadouessioux”, meaning “little snakes”, given to them by their spiteful long time rival the Ojibwa tribe. The Sioux community was divided into a organized nation of seven different, smaller tribes; later becoming known as: Oceti Sakowin, which translates into “Seven Council Fire” in the Sioux indigenous language. To keep their history alive, the Sioux practiced oral tradition in sharing their past, through the Siouan language and occasionally, they communicated through sign language. They were a dominant tribe in Minnesota that later migrated continuously through the northern Great Plains region following buffalo patterns. The Sioux depended on bison for most of their food source, clothing, and shelter. They
Native Americans are very different from other tribes. They eat, live, dress and do many things differently. The things I’m going to be talking about in my interesting paper is What they eat? What they wear? Where they live? and What their homes are made up of. While giving you a brief summary on my paper, here are some more facts on how Native Americans live their life.
Cultural relativism is the understanding of other cultures in their own terms. To achieve the understanding of the rituals used in the cultures of another, one must be able to look at them from an emic (insider) perspective. One must also be able to look at his own culture from an etic (outsider) perspective. The ability to look at one’s culture from the etic point of view will make it easier to explain the rituals to someone from a different culture, for example, rites of passage. Rites of passage are used to mark a life stage and are celebrated by tradition or religion, meant to separate a specific group. These differ in every culture and some may even appear brutal or abusive to many outsiders, an example would be a Maasai warrior must kill a lion single handedly, tattoos and mutilation after a certain milestone in age. The ones that are more familiar to all would include the courtship, wedding or funeral. According to our text, “ceremonies such as christening, puberty rituals, marriage and funerals, which we hold whenever a member of society undergoes an important change status, within the lifecycle of the group, are considered rites of passage.” (Crapo, 2013 para. 2) Rites of passage are an important part of tradition that often symbolizes a transition from childhood to teenager to adulthood and they even give off a sense of manhood to their family as well as their community. This paper will dig into the rites of passage we call marriage in the American culture, from