Amanda Potter HIST 263-603 April 5, 2017 Mountain Wolf Woman Paper This paper will prove how an American Indian Woman’s life is different than what we thought. The American Indian way of life placed women in a lower social class in the society than a white woman. Women did not have rights to choose their marriage partner or make important decisions concerning the family or the society. They had to conform to the decisions made by the males, the superior gender, and the decisions that promoted the cultural beliefs of their society. For instance, they had to conform to the economic needs of their marriages once they reached the puberty age. On most cases, the society excluded women from making important decisions concerning their lives or …show more content…
She was the youngest and belonged to her father’s thunder clan in her family. However, changing her of name transferred her clan rights to the wolf clan. Her society considered her new clan to be wealthy and holy since it had many healers. During her infantry age, she suffered from a contagious illness, and her mother took her to a medicine woman to seek medical attention. Her mother figuratively gave her to the medicine woman despite the fact that she would remain with the child. The medicine woman added the protection of the wolf clan to the little girl since she had felt worthy of receiving the child. Therefore, the child lost the spirit of her native thunder clan and acquired the spirit of the wolf clan. As a matter of facts, she had to change her name to that of the wolf …show more content…
The story depicts a transition that women of the twentieth century had to undergo to find their position in the society today. At first, she seemed to follow the cultural norms and practices especially when she got married to her first husband. However, she was not happy with the marriage since her mother had initially told her that she was free to get married to the husband of her choice. Therefore, she knew that she was free to make a decision concerning her marriage. As a result, she courageously abandoned her marital roles and embraced community service. Not many women would take such a role during her time. As a matter of facts, the wolf woman never subjected herself to the needs and demands of the society. Instead, she did whatever she felt was right. She went ahead to oppose the traditional religious practices that were also common in her community. Instead, she embraced a religion that was spiritually pleasing and satisfying to her
Although Native Americans are characterized as both civilized and uncivilized in module one readings, their lifestyles and culture are observed to be civilized more often than not. The separate and distinct duties of men and women (Sigard, 1632) reveal a society that has defined roles and expectations based on gender. There are customs related to courtship (Le Clercq, 1691) that are similar to European cultures. Marriage was a recognized union amongst Native Americans, although not necessarily viewed as a serious, lifelong commitment like the Europeans (Heckewelder, 1819). Related to gender roles in Native American culture, Sigard writes of the Huron people that “Just as the men have their special occupation and understand wherein a man’s duty consists, so also the women and girls keep their place and perform quietly their little tasks and functions of service”.
The societal and political atmosphere for women was severely limited; women were expected to be homemakers and were frowned upon for working outside of the home if they were married1. They could
If it was still in her she would still feel comfortable in the environment but she doesn’t. She is no longer a part of the wolf family her brothers cried when she returned and said her first lie which was I’m
While most modern Americans are most familiar with the gray wolf, when Europeans first colonized the New World, the red wolf was likely the first wolf species that they came in contact with. Moreover, since the red wolf was the first wolf species that the colonists came into contact with, it was also the first to be persecuted (Hinton et al.). The consequences of this first interaction have ricochet across history as the red wolf was hunted to extinction in 1980. Even now, after extensive interventions to breed the wolves in captivity and reintroduce them, the red wolf is till an endangered species (“Red Wolf” 2017).
Hurt (2002) explains two forms of land tenure, “First, villages claimed sovereignty or exclusive power ownership over an area, which other bands recognized. Second, in contrast, to communal ownership of a large area of land, another concept of land tenure involved individual control of gardens and fields within the general territory boundary” (p. 25). In addition these two methods, another key component is that women were generally responsible for the land. According to Hurt (2002), land typically was inherited through the female line with only a few exceptions in other areas (p. 25-27). Overall, the American Indian’s view of ownership was extremely different from that of white settlers in that it was seen as a gift.
There are 3 types of people in society, the sheep, the sheepdog, and the wolf. The sheep have the most influence because they make up the lion share of the population. The sheep dog’s job is to protect the sheep and the wolf preys on the sheep. The sheep cannot distinguish between the wolf and the sheepdog because they both have K-9 teeth. However, the wolf’s message is more alluring than the forewarnings of the sheepdog.
Native American Women: Economic and Political Mores “That all these women be shared among the men, that no individual woman and man should live together, and that the children, too, should be shared, with no parent knowing its own offspring, and no child its parent”(147 Plato) Up until approximately 400 BC, it was inferred that women should have the basic political, principle rights men do. In Minnesota, there is evidence and examples of how the tribes such as the Ojibwas dealt with and were influenced by some of the actions that took place. The Indians were forced deeper into dependency, women treated disrespectfully, and exploitation was taking place at a rapid pace. Because of the changes that took place from the invasion of European settlers,
Grace Blanco Professor Ken G. Sweat, Ph. D. BIO 105 Environmental Biology Hybrid Course 6 September 2015 Topic: Mexican Wolves re-leased into the blue range Wolf Recovery Area (BRWRA) in eastern Arizona. First and foremost the Mexican gray wolf is referred as "El Lobo" which is in Spanish for the wolf.
One side is at more of a disadvantage because that side, the one the Native American woman is on, was never looked at as a person but instead as an object. Perhaps an even more stark differentiation is the treatment of white women versus black women’s bodies in the late eighteenth to early nineteenth
Theda Perdue`s Cherokee Women: Gender and Culture Change, 1700-1835, is a book that greatly depicts what life had been like for many Native Americans as they were under European Conquering. This book was published in 1998, Perdue was influenced by a Cherokee Stomp Dance in northeastern Oklahoma. She had admired the Cherokee society construction of gender which she used as the subject of this book. Though the title Cherokee Women infers that the book focuses on the lives of only Cherokee women, Perdue actually shines light upon the way women 's roles affected the Native cultures and Cherokee-American relations. In the book, there is a focus on the way that gender roles affected the way different tribes were run in the 1700 and 1800`s.
Sixty years after the extirpation of wolves in the Northern Rockies and Great Plains of America, biologist and ecologist in Yellowstone National Park reintroduced wolves into a declining ecosystem that once thrived during their presence. The reintroduction brought immense controversy into the West and continues to stir outrage among anti-wolf groups. These anti-wolf supporters argue wolves are ruthless predators that cause destruction to natural environments and livestock. Conversely wolf advocates and scientists suggest that wolves are a keystone species that are essential to the natural regulation of our Western ecosystems. Although pro and anti-wolf advocates can agree that wolves have an effect on livestock, ungulate populations and ecosystems,
Similarly, Indian girls were instructed in cooking, sewing, knitting, and cleaning, using foods, materials, and techniques that were out of place in Indian society.” (Moranian 253) These gender roles were the foundation of the white American family and society, and these values were crucial to U.S. domination of Native
In all the different tribes, none of the women are seen as less than the men, however in European culture at the time, the women were seen as weak and lesser beings. Gunn Allen tackles this issue using ethos logos and pathos by appealing to the readers through logic, emotion and her personal experiences. With Ethos Gunn Allen makes herself a credible source by mentioning that she is a “half breed American Indian woman. ”(83) making her story worth paying attention to rather than if it were a story by an outsider who truly has nothing to do with the American Indian women.
During the 1890’s until today, the roles of women and their rights have severely changed. They have been inferior, submissive, and trapped by their marriage. Women have slowly evolved into individuals that have rights and can represent “feminine individuality”. The fact that they be intended to be house-caring women has changed.
In Justice, Gender, and the Family, Susan Moller Okin presents a critique of modern theories of justice. She claims that these theorists make fatal assumptions regarding justice in the family. For example, she claims that John Rawls assumes that a family is inherently just and fails to consider how gender fits into the original position and veil of ignorance. He neglects the difference of opportunity in the family and the way that gender has a role as the primary school for justice. Okin believes that women must be included to create a satisfactory theory of justice that remedies the modern inequalities that we still see in families today.