The story takes place on the Laguna Pueblo Indians Reservation, located in New Mexico. The lives of the Native Americans were underprivileged. It was an undesirable place to live with lack of resources and opportunities for the young men on the reservation. Therefore, some had enlisted to serve the United States military during the time of World War Two. They saw it as an opportunity out of the reservation, believing that they would travel the world (Silko 72), and they were promised by the recruiter that they would “be eligible for everything” (Silko 65).
The Incas were a tribe of native americans who lived in the Andes Mountains. To get around, they made 19,000 miles of road and multiple suspension bridges. They lived in the Central South American culture area. They were religious people celebrating days like Capac Raymi, the celebration of young nobles turning from a child to a full grown man. Their three most important gods were: Viracocha the Creator, Inti was the Sun God, and Inti-illapa was the God of Thunder.
Maria Dietrich Seminole Indians Culture Originally part of the Creek tribes of Georgia and Alabama, the Seminoles migrated to Florida. Their name means wild ones or runaways. They were hunters and gatherers, but later becoming agriculturalists after their settlement in Florida in the Tampa and Everglades. They hunted with bows and arrows but as the Europeans made contact they traded for guns in the 1700’s. The Seminoles adopted many traditions of the Europeans including log homes and the style of dress.
Corn, beans, squash, Pinyon(nuts),Yucca(fruit), ricegrass(seeds), amaranth(seeds and greens), goosefoot (seeds and greens), pumpkin, cucumber, tomato, spices, water, cocoa. Location Now: Mesa Verde, Chaco Culture, Aztec Ruins, Pueblo Bonito, Casa Rinconada, Chetro Ketl, Salmón Ruin, Peñasco Blanco, Wijiji, Pueblo de Arroyo, Kin Kelso, Hugo Plavi, Tsin Kletzing, Casa Chiquita. Back then: Southeastern Utah, Northeastern Arizona, Northwestern New Mexico, and Southwestern Colorado.
George, you stated, “Various forms of culture are all around us and sometimes it is difficult to understand why different cultures respond to each other the way they do,” this is very true. I think it is a matter of history repeating itself, or in other words, learned behavior from past cultures, as well as difference in the ways of communication, and customs. Personally, I love to study the different cultures of the world because as students of history we must have an understanding of a culture, before can write about it, or more importantly preserve it. This is why it is very important for archivists to seek out education about different cultures because the world is very diverse, and everyone has a history that needs to be preserved for future generations.
Joandra Silva HIST-1302.V05 and V06 Native American resistance All the way through history, different forms existed used by colonizers to deteriorate the cultural individualities of Native Americans in order to integrate them into society. Up to 1924 the Indian Citizenship Act gave them the same privilege, economic prominence and educational opportunities than others in the Unites States. Even with this, Native Americans shaped different routes of plans to express their uniqueness proving the unsuccessful standard of assimilation. Natives sustained changes due to the arrival of the Europeans.
According to the information gathered, Native Americans are of the lowest racial group to live in metropolitan areas. There are a significant amount of Native Americans that are neither state or federally recognized. Those who are recognized receive health care through IHS (Indian Health Service), provided through the U.S Department of Health and Human Services, however, generally urban patients have less access to hospitals, clinics, etc. Some influencing factors may include: language fluency, educational attainment, economics, and poor/non existent insurance coverage. 20% of Native Americans did not speak English as their primary language at home.
1. The significant traditional values commonly shared by Native Americans that would be in conflict with dominant-culture perspectives and practices involve federal laws, policies and institutions. The dominant culture in the United States has deliberately tried to destroy and eliminate Native American culture. The government forced Native Americans to leave their homes, which denied them their ways of living in harmony and nature with the environment. Native Americans have strong values towards not allowing the weight of civilization and the new technology to take over, which is in conflict with the dominant-culture perspective who focus on new technology.
When many picture the life of Native Americans prior to their contact with Europeans, they picture the basic stereotype Indians with feathers in their hair and dancing around the fire. This way of life is far from the truth. The Native American societies have a great and diverse history. Native Americans excelled in adapting to the different environments they encountered. From the harsh conditions of the Artic from the hot, blazing deserts they found a way to strive.
Native americans were not able to adapt to western customs and integrate themselves into US societies. Although it is true that American Indians had little influence on modern technology and they have their own history and beliefs, their adaptation in modern US society has not flourished as much. In some cases like shown in Source 4, an American Indian woman is seen smoking from a cigarette. This could be evidence of American Indians adapting to the western world, but it is merely a photograph taken for a photographer's album. Another rich source of misunderstanding between Native Americans and modern society’s cultural analysis is the different attitude of most Native Americans to such concepts as Nature, the environment, and social values,