Hawaii is well known for its beauty. But behind its tropical mountains, oceans, and its sacred places, lies the spirits of life and death. There are many well known myths and legends in the island of Hawaii, but what most people don 't realize, is that those myths and legends are altered everyday. Huaka‘i po, or as today known as the Night Marchers, are ancient Hawaiian spirits, who still roam the tropics till this very day. My family is very familiar with the Hawaiian stories and beliefs, but the story that fascinated all of us, were the stories of the Night Marchers. A well known historian by the name of Glen Grant, published and posted stories that he collected all around the Hawaiian islands. Amazingly, he collected
To gain a true understanding of Native Americans and their culture, historians must not only examine the trials and tribulations Indians endured in the past, but also the contemporary issues the group faces. Currently, physical illnesses, psychological disorders, economic instability, and negative stereotypes continue to plague Native American communities. Popular sayings, like “Indians will be Indians” and “noble savages,” continue to haunt the culture. The use of the stereotypical Indian or “uncivilized savage” in toys, books, cars, foods, and sports teams, demonstrates how the American society is unfortunately accustomed to the prevalent stereotypes against Native Americans. The
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.
The essay Be Specific by Natalie Goldberg was an essay thats main point to me was respect. Respect is something that every individual deserves. A synopsis of what respect means to me all leads back to the golden rule, treat others as you want to be treated. The example that Natalie used that was the most realistic to me was when she said "Hey, girl, get in line.". Many people in today 's world do not take the time to use names it is always hey you, dude, bro, girl, and so the list goes on; as a result our generation is known for being disrespectful in regards to previous years. Although, in today 's society disrespect is more common that is not the case for everyone. Respect is something that people have or they do not; it is mainly taught
Throughout history, many different people have wondered how life on Earth started. Different cultures came up with many different ideas on how life was created and used these ideas to create stories. Today we call these stories origin myths. The Native Americans had many different origin myths. Almost every tribe had their own individual story. “The Earth On The Turtle's Back” by the Onondaga tribe, “When The Grizzlies Walked Upright” by the Modoc tribe, and “The Navajo Origin Legend” by the Navajo tribe are all myths that explain how life was put here on Earth. In all three of these origin myths, the Native Americans show a great amount of respect towards nature and their deities.
Respect is a big part of our lives still. Although the presence of many of the virtuous Native American values is very meager today, this one still exists as a miniscule glimmer across our lives. One must have respect for others to first have respect for themselves. You make a choice of how people will see you: as a incorrigible person, or as a respectful person. People will usually treat you accordingly.
The people can pick up a relatable and compared desire if they read A Raisin in the Sun, by Lorraine Hansberry or listen to Aretha Franklin’s song, “Respect.” A little respect can go a long way. Anyone who has experienced respect knows that feeling of love and appreciation it brings. The book and song both demonstrate the importance of respecting and supporting the people close to us.
Respect is a word that has a lot of depth to it no matter what way you use it. The word by definition is kind of hard to pin down concretely because it is subjective, and it can be used in many different ways with many different meanings based on the usage. It is a word that everybody wants a piece of no matter how big or small the piece they get is. All definitions aside, the respect that most people want is the respect that is earned by the showing of honorable actions or personality characteristics. Be it dedication and sacrifices for one’s job or ones moral and ethical views and principles. These are examples of some traits a person can earn respect from normally. I say “Normally” because in all facets of life respect is almost always something to be earned and given on a personal level. My personal view is that showing respect is more a statement about us than those to whom we show it. Others may or may not merit our respect but giving others their dignity protects our integrity and honor. We can set limits, but we do not have to stoop to gross behavior to protect those boundaries. Showing respect to others and allowing them their dignity shows belief in another 's potential and allows healing and growth. We must see that potential. We all need respect, regardless of how immature and gay we behave. We all need others to see our potential and
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. They have had a prodigious impact on the Puritans
I was very displeased by the information I learned this week. Native Americans, being the true residents of America, have been treated terribly throughout history. From the enslaving of innocent Native American tribes to receiving low value land, American Indians have not received respect or compassion. The pretentious white men who took over when “discovering” America completely destroyed many Native cultures and beliefs due to selfishness and ignorance.
Respect in Homer’s The Odyssey is influenced by other people’s actions through hospitality, loyalty, and revenge. Homer highlights that the importance of respect is that people receive the respect they deserve. So if they show respect in good hospitality and staying loyal, then they will receive the same treatment. Hospitality is displayed by Telemakhos and the Phaiakians. Loyalty is shown through Odysseus and Penelope’s relationship, along with Orestes and Agamemnon’s. Homer also shows that if people do not display respect then they will be punished using revenge. Revenge is presented by Helios and Polythemous, with the help of the gods Zeus and Posiedon. Homer illustrates the significance of showing respect multiple times through various
However, it is easy enough to respect others even if two people do not get along. I think a small responsibility to America that makes a big difference is to respect others in their opinions, beliefs, and ways of life. There are so many different people and without respect, no one would get along and there would always be conflict. It is always better to hear others out and go on living with integrity. Respect is not only given to our neighbors but especially to those who serve and have served. These brave men and women are who keep this country going and carry one of the biggest responsibilities to America, serving in the military. So, it is easy enough for us to respect and honor them in every way possible. My right to America is to be respectful of my peers and elders as well as showing extra respect to those who serve and have served.
To explore levels of media use and beliefs about representation, ethnographic interviews were conducted with Native American students enrolled at Eastern Oregon University in La Grande. Qualative methods were used to analyze the data collected. This was utilized through direct observation, communication with participants, analysis of texts, and following an ethnographic study. Ethnographic studies or ethnographic designs are “qualitative research procedures for describing, analyzing, and interpreting a cultural group 's shared patterns of behavior, beliefs, and language that develop over time” (Hart, 2006). To achieve this, interviews were done with ten native students at Eastern Oregon University. I chose ten students because there
When you show respect, it shows that you were raised properly. Showing respect is an undoubtedly basic law of life. You should give special respect to your elders, teachers, parents, and people who are especially trying to help you, in any way. When you are in
There are many reasons why respect is the key to success. Throughout our lives, we will work with many people. Whether we like them or not, we still need to respect them in order to complete the assignment. For example, a teacher pairs me up with people I dislike. Even though I dislike them, I still have to work with them and treat their ideas and opinions with respect. In school, if I treat a teacher with respect, they might favor bumping your grade up from a high B+ to an A-. When I make friends, I have to be respectful as well. If I act rude and condescending, then no one would want to be my friend. As humans, we are heavily social animals and our level of success in our lives depend on how well we can work with others. Having respect is a major aspect of this social interaction, making it very important.