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 Navajos live in four states, Arizona, Utah, Colorado, and New Mexico.
One of the six bands of the Lakota branch of the Sioux Nation live on the reservation. They are affected by homelessness, joblessness, and poverty. Photojournalist Aaron Huey stated, "People there were telling me the most epic stories I'd ever heard, and people were talking about a history of genocide. I knew that word would never be used in the mainstream press. I knew right away I wasn't' OK with that, that I wanted a bigger piece of the truth than just more statistics and more pictures of poverty.
They were the largest Indian Reservation and the most recognized tribe in all of the United States of America. Children on those Reservation couldn’t speak their on language and when they were caught speaking the language they had their mouths washed out with soap. Much of the Navajos had never left the Reservation let alone
Many Native Americans live on reservations that were established in 1851 under President Andrew Jackson. Life on a reservation is not glamorous. A majority of the stories are filled with alcohol, suffering, death, and sadness. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie details some of the experiences that that Native American culture faces. Arnold reflects on the treatment of Native Americans when he states “We Indians have lost everything… We only know how to lose and be lost”(Alexie 173).
1. The significant traditional values commonly shared by Native Americans that would be in conflict with dominant-culture perspectives and practices involve federal laws, policies and institutions. The dominant culture in the United States has deliberately tried to destroy and eliminate Native American culture. The government forced Native Americans to leave their homes, which denied them their ways of living in harmony and nature with the environment. Native Americans have strong values towards not allowing the weight of civilization and the new technology to take over, which is in conflict with the dominant-culture perspective who focus on new technology.
Chase Hegeman Mr. Smith English 2 23 September 2015 Pueblo Indians What is so special about pueblo houses? Well for starters they live in the Arizona and New Mexico, there is one tribe the lives in Texas. What makes them special is that the befriended the Spaniards so they never had to leave their home, so they are still there today. Pueblo comes from the spanish word ‘town’.
The long walk of the Navajo’s was the forced relocation of the Navajo nation in 1863 to 64. The reason for the forced relocation was to the deterioration of U.S. Native relations in the west as well as the continuing expansion into the west. More than 200 Navajos died in the march from exposure, starvation, and disease. The march was led by U.S. Army Cpt. Kit Carson, the local commander in New Mexico and hero of The Battle of Glorieda Pass.
Congress passed the Dawes Allotment Act in 1887, its purpose was to teach the Natives the farming methods and the American values of individualism as well as private property rather than collectively owned land in order to assimilate the Natives. This act is seen as the most assimilative and ruined tribal functions culturally and economically with the entire allotment process (O’Brien 77). The act divided reservation lands amongst individual people and families in order for them to farm and raise livestock. Each head of a household would obtain about 160 acres and individuals who were over the age of eighteen would get 80 acres, while all others would receive 40 acres of land, but any surplus land would go to settlers.
After Kii Yazhi and his Navajo friends accept their language they are now always comfortable to speak Navajo even when there with all white people in the marines. They do not feel like they are judging someone when they speak it and even the whites feel comfortable with them speaking it because they know that they are doing it to help them not to talk about
The Sky Spirit, Shawnee Tribe, and Kiwaan 's legacy Long ago lived a great Sky Spirit, a Giant Snake named Scavenger, and a mischievous Coyote by the name of Kahali. The Sky Spirit and Scavenger lived together up in the sky above a world of nothingness where Kahali lived all alone. All around them was nothing but clouds as the eye can see. One day the Sky Spirit decided that he will make new land and a new place down below on the world of nothingness. He said " I 'll create a world filled with life and you will help me Scavenger".
Another example from the Navajo tribe is that mothers allow their children to roam freely, whether it be in a hospital room, or the hallways. They actually encourage this behavior, not chastise the child because they feel this is their way of exploring their surroundings. It is important
Native Americans are the indigenous people of the United States, they have an extensive rich history, and stories of sorrow and bravery. Within the lower 48 states are the Great Plains American tribes, these tribes live in a region where there are few trees with valleys and rolling hills. This is where the Ponca Tribe of Oklahoma as well as many other tribes resides in. With quite a dearth tribe, their highest population being 3,522 present day, but although they weren’t large they are known for their abounding cultural tradition and past. The Ponca tribe of Oklahoma had a mixed culture of the Middle Mississippi and Plains people.
The Navajo Origin legend is one of hundreds of other interpretations of how man originated. From Christianity to Buddhism most religions have a somewhat different interpretation. Often they Includes things from that particular religion. For example: In the Navajo Origin Legend they have things like buckskins and eagle feathers, these are all things that exist in native american culture. Also most of these tales tell a story that have similar events.
When I was on my reservation I felt like I had to act “Navajo” and when I was not on the reservation I had to try to blend in and not act “too native” . This situation was stressful because I was internally battling with myself. I did not want to make others uncomfortable by being “too native” or “too white” so I would change how I acted
Since Europeans first set foot onto the Western Hemisphere, the Indigenous people of the United States have been subjected to incredibly poor standards of living, right in the heart of what is supposed to be the best country in the world to live in. Despite thousands of years of living in this very nation, The Native people of this land have been forced to take a backseat to pave the way for an industrialized world, all leading up to present day United States, in which Native Americans are hardly better off. Because of this, many Native American Reservations all over the United States have some of the highest poverty rates in the nation, while at the same time being one of the least talked about issues our nation faces. The source of which