The academic journal that I decided to review is King Philip 's Herds: Indians, Colonists, and the Problem of Livestock in Early New England by Virginia DeJohn Anderson. My overall impression of this work is that it is very well written and packed with a lot of information. The academic journal gives a deeper understanding to the reader as well as showing how livestock played a role in creating problems between the Native Americans and the colonists. In King Philip 's Herds: Indians, Colonists, and the Problem of Livestock in Early New England, the academic journal follows the struggles as well as the conflicts between the colonists and the Native Americans involving livestock as well as both sides of the argument. When the colonists first arrived in America that brought livestock such as pigs, cows, sheep, and horses, which were not native to America, which caused problems for the Native Americans.
In the story “The Earth on Turtles Back” it explores a very nurturing and unique way that the earth was created. The original idea was brought on by the Native Americans but is retold by the authors. It explores the idea that animals and dreams helped start the building of earth. Within the story you find some very shaping and well-fitting themes. The themes with in “The Earth on Turtles Back” are one thing must end for another to begin, importance of animals, and belief in dreams.
When studying or examining any myth, we can learn much about the culture or social norms of a society. This is strongly the case in the Lakota tribe’s myth of “White Buffalo Calf Woman”. There is a lot we can learn about the Lakota from reading and examining this myth closely. Such as what was socially acceptable for the people of the tribe or what they did in a normal day’s routine. While reading “White Buffalo Calf Woman”, I found many things that I’ve determined are socially normal in the Lakota tribe as far as how they would hunt or what was considered acceptable for the men to do compared to what the women would do.
These people worship the Thunderbird because they think it will save them from crisis, protect them in wars. Indian tribes such as Kwakwaka’wakw believed that their ancestors made a deal with the Thunderbird that the bird will help them when there is a food crisis, and in return, their tribe will worship and admire the Thunderbird as a god. They put the Thunderbird on the top of their totem, put it into their artworks, and have ceremonies for it. All the purpose of doing these are because of this deal they made in the
Mankiller’s autobiography is Mankiller is writing about herself and she is writing about her personal experiences that help develop her thoughts and actions in life. She also writes about the history of indigenous people and the “Indian Island.” The last thing that was included in the autobiography was Mankiller expresses her feelings and thoughts. Meanwhile, the biography is written by Abbey talking about Mankiller. One thing Abbey talks about was Mankiller’s childhood, her leadership abilities, and Mankiller’s quotes from her autobiography adding her opinions of Mankiller’s character. The biography is different from the autobiography in many ways like the autobiography is written with quotes that Mankiller said, it also talks about
First of all, the Native Americans believed that the woman created animals before humans. The myth says she was “cohabiting with those several animals, and bringing forth at every birth more than one of a different species and appearance; from which have originated and proceeded all the human beings.” Therefore, humans are born with qualities, traits, characteristics of animals. Animals were respected and valued because they were used as food for the tribes. If you saw an animal on your vision quest (quest taken to go to move onto adulthood) then it was very significant. It could mean that you will hunt an animal soon.
The Secrets of the Eastern Woodlands The Eastern Woodland Indians lived in a lifestyle that was greatly affected by their area of living. The food they ate, the clothes they wore, and the kind of homes they lived in were all a result of where they lived. The environment that the Eastern Woodland Indians lived in was filled with trees, animals, plants, rivers, lakes, and wildlife. Some of the tribes that lived in the Eastern Woodlands area were the Mohicans, Iroquois, Powhatan, Mohawks . The Geography played a critical role in the lifestyle of the area's First Peoples.
I had a harder time relating my childhood and childrearing to the American Indian. This culture relied heavily on nature to make food therefore their focus was on hunting, fishing and gathering roots and plants. Bravery, courage, physical stamina and endurance were greatly admired. The Indian child was often reared by a relative. Additionally, physical punishment for Indian children was not part of their culture and most were taught to be seen but not heard when adults were present.
To start, Native American spirituality followers don’t take their practices as a religion like other religions, but their beliefs play an important role of themselves. Native American beliefs are deeply rooted in their culture. They believe everything surrounding them is holy, from the largest mountain, to the smallest organism. Also, Native Americans believe that a lesson can be found in all things and everything has a purpose. To sum up the main focus of their Spirituality, it is all about honor, true love, and respect.
Like humans, they are also being subject to the laws of Nature and the cycle of births and deaths. We may consider them ignorant, but they have their own language and intelligence. They also perform an important duty in creation and occupy an important place in the manifestation and evolution of life. Their duty is to nourish the humans through milk and through self-sacrifice. Animals occupy an important place in Hinduism.