They were the country 's foundation before the 18th century. However, the media plays a major role in the misrepresentation of the Native Americans and refuses to reveal the hidden truth about them and their culture. Native Americans are seen as “savage people” and always have been since the first settlers arrived to America. This is not how all Natives are but that 's how the TV and media have shown them. The media today consists of a huge diversity of different things.
They were forced to depend economically on the men. They were expected to do only the household works and raised the children. In this way “their status declined, and they became more vulnerable to the interests and machinations of men” (Medicine and Jacobs 130). Literature plays an important role to show the image of women in the society. Native American literature represents the native women, their voices and their experiences.
The Native Americans were the first occupants of United States. They helped the foreigners navigate through their land taught them how to do farming. The Native Americans were slowly wiped out by the foreigner’s one tribe at a time. In this paper we will be talking about how the Native Americans were treated from the colonial times to the 1830’s, what wars and treaties were they faced with and some of the Native American Leaders and officials . The Colonial government saw the Native Americans as savages and viewed them with a judgmental opinion which created a lot of tension between them.
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”.
It’s been trying to kill Indians since the very beginning. Indians are pretty much born soldiers anyway. Don’t need a uniform to prove it” (Alexie 29). This quote shows the truthful thoughts of a modern day Native American and can reflect his first had experiences with living in America. Based on the quote, Natives are so ridiculed that they are basically taught
They have taught them many precious lessons as well as values that allowed them to expand and build the vast country that stands erect today. Furthermore, the creation story is very relevant to other cultures. Not only does it show the relevance between Native American culture and beliefs with the rest of the world, but it also shines light on their thoughts and points of view that could be further studied. Finally, there can be similarities found between every nation, no matter how different they may seem on the surface, because all humans share an innate essence with one another, human
Native Americans are notorious for being savages and brutes. They are often labeled as uncivilized barbarians, which is a solely false accusation against them. This paper aims to address the similarities between Native American beliefs and the beliefs of other cultures based on The Iroquois Creation Story in order to defeat the stereotype that Natives are regularly defined by. Native Americans are commonly considered uncivilized, savage, and barbarian. Nevertheless, in reality the Natives are not characterized by any of those negative traits, but rather they inhabit positive characteristics such as being wise, polite, tolerant, civilized, harmonious with nature, etc.
I don’t know that I have ever read or heard a story of a Native American being treated well by settlers or even now days. Why were Native Americans treated so horribly?. Did the settlers have the right to push Natives to the west for their own happiness?. How much have things changed in history with the Native Americans?. “The Diary of Mary Rowlandson” is a good example of how Native Americans were treated horribly.