Native Women In America

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The Native Americans are the indigenous tribes of American. Prior to Columbus visit America was already inhabited by the Native Americans. The Native Americans have long established their society, lived as hunter gatherer and practice matrilineal sytem. But with the arrivals of the Whites things started to change drastically and thereby penetrating into the Native Americans matriarchal cycle of life. Their long silences have given the Whites the opportunity to paint the Native women according to their imagination. Some portray them as savage, some whores or prostitute, and some see them as squaw, doing menial job. In every field whether it is academic, political, or popular the whites attempt to paint Native American cultures as patriarchal…show more content…
Paula Gunn Allen writes in her Sacred Hoop “We survive war, colonization, acculturation, assimilation; we survive beating, rape, starvation, mutilation, sterilization, abandonment, neglect, death of our children and our loved ones, destruction of land, our homes, our past and our future. We survive and we do more than just survive. We band, we care, we fight, we teach, we nurse, we bear, we feed, we earn, we laugh, we love, we hang in there no matter what” (Allen,190). To have a better understanding of the position of women I would like to discuss here the Status of Native American women in lights to Silko three texts – Ceremony, Storyteller, and Garden in the Dunes and thereby contrasting it with that of the Status of the White Woman and the Status of Native American…show more content…
She is the main protagonist. Like any ordinary girls she grew up listening to stories. She is not given a particular name in the story. She can be any Indian woman of the Yupik tribes. But she is portrayed as a strong and independent woman. She goes all the way to bring the store man down to destruction – the destruction that cost him with his life, and who is in fact the cause to the dead of her parents. When the authority questioned her about the incident she answered thus
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