European colonists were shocked that Native American Indian women took on active roles within their families and community. It served only few limits but it was achievable. As a Creek, the membership of a tribe was decided upon the mother. This culture supports a matrilineal culture where Mary Musgrove belonged to her mother’s line; therefore, her father considered as a relative by marriage and not a blood relative. Mary’s mother was closely related to Coweta’s chiefs, granting her by birthright a privileged place in Coweta’s
The same in A Warrior 's Daughter by Zitkala-Sa’s who focused on the descriptions of nature and how freedom or courage isn 't too natural among women of Native American tribes. From the tale, we can infer that the woman that experiencing life in a Native American tribe is completely different from that of a man. Their functions and responsibilities in life are completely different as told in the description from all the memoirs that we have read.The same in A Warrior 's Daughter by Zitkala-Sa’s who focused on the descriptions of nature and how freedom or courage isn 't too natural among women of Native American tribes. From the tale, we can infer that the woman that experiencing life in a Native American tribe is completely different from
Alex Gaines HISTORY 265 Melissa Payne 6 October 2017 MIDTERM EXAM FIRST AMERICAN WOMEN How did gender roles define the lives of Native Americans before contact? How did European men react to women’s roles in Native societies? Why did they believe women worked more than men? Ancient stories of the Iroquois tell that women were center of attention and were necessary for a group to survive. They were the farmers, cooks, and responsible for the maintenance of their homes.
Mary Beth Norton seems to have entered into a single-minded telling, trying to link the Indian wars as the sole answer to “Essex County Witch Trials”. The French and Indians were involved in an up rise of accusations, sure. But Norton’s reasoning behind how the Indian wars had not happened, maybe these trials would not have occurred, does not make sense. Norton tries to wiggle her out of it by stating that she does not believe that the Second Indian War caused these trials but that it “created the conditions that allowed the crisis to develop as rapidly and as extensively as it did.” As an example she uses “repeated spectral sightings of the black man” and “establishes a crucial connection” found throughout records on Salem, as a direct link
Durn the American Revolutionary period women played a very vital but often overlooked role. Women made a huge difference with their contributions made towards the war efforts. They successfully boycotted the purchase and use of British trade goods which was successfully contributed to the dedication of colonial women’s willingness to alter their consumption of imported goods. Some women rallied to publicly denounce the purchase of goods such as in Hannah Griffits; The Female Patriots, Address’d to the Daughters of Liberty in America where she writes “Let the Daughters of Liberty, nobly arise, And tho’ we’ve no Voice, but negative here, The use of the Taxables, let us forbear” and “That rather than Freedom, we’ll part with our Tea”. Addressing
Aboriginal women have rejected and still reject feminism for various reasons. First, they believe patriarchy is not universal and there are fundamental differences between Aboriginal and Euro-western cultures when the topic of gender relations arises. Many Aboriginal women claim that in the Aboriginal culture, they do not have a history of unequal gender relations. In fact, it has been said that Aboriginal women occupy positions of authority, autonomy, and high status in their community. Second, Aboriginal scholars contest that gender inequality isn’t the issue they’re trying to make their top priority in solving.
The French did not like that Native women wore such little clothing. Reis states that, “European commentators could not separate their representation of a woman’s nudity and sexual behavior” (62). To the French, however a women represented herself was an influence of how she acted sexually. Native women were knowing to participate in divorce and have female sexual independence. This conception was made based off of their clothing and how they presented their bodies.
This wave concentrates on the complex gender identities and also non-white women. Research emphasizing ethnic women in the industry is also coming to the forefront and shaping the way for other minority women to also have their voices heard. In the previous two waves, there were still limitations in the way non-white women were perceived by the white female anthropologist. This idea that “ethnic women” needs to be saved by the Western female Anthropologist has slowly been eradicated and now follows a process of understanding ethnic minority women instead of trying to just save them. This wave pushes the boundaries of stereotyping, and gender roles in communities across the world.
It may be said that my argument that “the only thing that matters is gender” effectively erases or ignores the struggles of women in a minority while effectively promoting a singular way of viewing both feminism and patriarchy. While I already addressed that race does, in fact, have a role in patriarchal hierarchy; the role of “white feminism” is often misconstrued. The