The loquacious Roy E. Disney once said, “When your values are clear to you, making decisions becomes easier.” Throughout the stories that we read in this module, native american values that we use to this day were displayed. Consequently, there were three values within these stories that truly affect our lives. Firstly, there is respect, which was displayed in the story “The Coyote and the Buffalo” when Coyote disrespects Buffalo Bull and it brings him an enormous amount of anger. Furthermore, there was perseverance, which was exhibited in the myth “The World on a Turtle’s Back” when the pregnant woman falls through the cracks of the Sky World and still makes a life for her and her daughter.
Thomas Jefferson, the third president and the author of the Declaration of Independence once declared, “Honesty is the best chapter in the book of wisdom. Both Native Americans and people today hold truth as one of the most important traits to have. Liars and cheats are often considered horrible by both groups of people. People who tell the truth are praised in some Native American stories. Without truth, both of these cultures would be completely different.
Earth- Diver- Creation of Myths This story go over about which animal is effective in getting a small amount of earth from under the sea. In this creation of myth, “a god or his agent dives to the bottom of this primordial deep and returns with a few grains of sand or a bit of mud from which the earth and the rest of the cosmos eventually arise” (Leonard & McClure p. 38). In an Iroquoian version of earth-diver, Turtle generously offered his back as a care to hold up the earth. Correspondingly, in Indian cultures, the earth island is considered the turtle 's back, which swims in the great sea of water, which symbolizes chaos and disorder.
While some of the cultural norms and expectations varied slightly amongst the members of the Sioux, Navajo, and Cherokee tribes, it seems as though the cultural communicative behaviors and/or many of the norms and expectations were overall exceedingly similar across these three tribes. Thus, we feel that while culture may vary slightly across tribes through their rituals and ceremonies, cultural values and identities were more related and applied throughout the general Native American heritage, rather than being tribe
Positive rights as Native Americans, I would personally say they weren 't very many. Now the country has indeed equaled out a lot of the problems from back then. The bad thing about having your citizenship is that they simply will never have the lands they once owned back. Having their residency in the United States in my own way of thinking was just a cover up for all the damage they have done. If you look at the current days some Native American Indian tribes get food stamps and some type of income from casinos.
Modern America has a few similarities with the Natives that are carried over time, too what is now known as the new modern style in America. Instead, the Natives do still keep their practice the same and nothing has changed. The essay Herold Miner wrote; the body Ritual of Nacirema, describe a native’s tradition everyday lives by giving themselves a safe place to price possessions and the body modification on a native women. Today, the same tradition is still carried on, but in a different modern way it is done from what the natives usually do.
Storytelling includes words and actions to describe past events that get interpreted differently along the way. In the Southwest, cultures use regionalism (reflecting one’s sense of place in one’s stories) to connect with other communities (Anaya). In Ceremony the author Leslie Marmon Silko uses poetry to transition from chapters. The main character Tayo returning from World War II suffers from PTSD as he tries to save his reservation from a drought. However Tayo encounters a journey that he must save himself to be able to save his culture.
The Jungle v. Fast Food Nation Brenton Beardsley Illinois Valley Community College In the book, The Jungle and Fast Food Nation, there was several points that were brought up about the values, beliefs, political ideas, and institution. These topics played an important role in both of the books, as many people just like the family in, The Jungle, face several hardships in our country to this day. During these hard times people find several ways to get to their inner self and overcome these hardships that are in their path to success. Also, migrants go to different countries and bring their traditions with them. Involved in their traditions are their beliefs, and then they also try to expand their traditions with other people surrounding them in their new society.
Society today is careless and does not value chivalry. Men and women do not understand the true meaning of chivalry. Chivalry is vital to upholding a functioning society in the present day. In today’s society, men and women both, need to be more grateful for what they have and what they work for.
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.
Life before the arrival of the Spanish in California for us Native Americans was free because we lived within nature, our traditions, and beliefs. But, most importantly we lived life how we inspired. And we enjoyed of many things we can no longer enjoy ever again, since the arrival of the Spanish. Our life in California now does not resemble or compare to how we lived before. Before nature and wilderness was full of life like we were once.
In ceremony by Leslie Siiko, Native American have traditions that help guide them to be better “human beings.” The Native Americans way of the life is based off of tradition set by their elders. Failure to follow the tradition leads to the massive disaster that affects them later on. Even though tradition comes from early generations they must still be altered and changed to fit with the reality of the world. Many characters in the book show how traditions affect their decisions and how they perceive certain situations.
The Native American origin myth "The Earth on Turtle's Back", retold by Michael Cuduto and Joseph Bruchac, displays how connected the Onondaga individuals are with the spiritual world and their inner self. They rely deeply on their instincts and thoughts related to them to lead them to make important decisions within their lives about the future. their culture has many compelling attributes as well as a strict cultural system and ritualistic bahaviors. The Onondaga individuals adhere to a lifestyle that creates happiness on a level that far surpasses what we, in the modern age, see as acceptable.