Culture is an umbrella term that covers almost every aspects of life. It includes different concepts when viewed from various perspectives. It can be described in individual level as well as communal level, though they are mutually dependent. An individual defines culture at the level of the community he or she follows the patterns of the society in which he or she lives.
Research Paper: Native American Cultural Practices and its Contribution to Contemporary Cultures Cultures cater us with the principles and variety of the creation around us. It helps us distinguish about how individuals contemplate or think, obey the rules, eat and drink, wear different apparels, speak languages eloquently, celebrate carnivals and how and when to sympathize and so on. This list is unquestionably boundless. In fact, cultures seek to outline the sense of worth, and therefore, we shall each time make every effort for cultures that will help us get more fortune.
The Native American Indians are an important part of the culture of the United States. Their people have lived on this continent for thousands of years and today their numbers are dwindling. They lived on this land with little disruption and discourse. The men and women had typical roles and they were content and established. Before the European settlers arrived and changed the lives of the Native American Indians, the Indians felt one with the land and believed that land was not to be owned by anyone.
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.
Native Americans are indigenous people who have a violent passed with Europeans. The Europeans forced their way into the land that was inhabited by the Native Americans, who were already settled before the expedition of Christopher Columbus. Currently, there is 562 federal recognized Indian tribes, bands, nations, pueblos, rancherias, communities, and Native villages in the United States (National Congress of American Indians). Each Native Americans tribe have over 100,000 tribal members, the Navajo Nation is the second largest tribe in population followed by the Cherokee Nation. Navajo Nation claims to have over 300,00 tribal members and in the 2010 U.S. Census, a total of 332,129 individuals living in the U.S who claimed to have Navajo ancestry
Native American literature is comes the under the umbrella term of “American literature” which sprouted during the period of Native American Renaissance. It commences with the oral tradition of the amble of Indigenous cultures of American and it reaches the evolutionary transformation in the aspect of writing. The writing of the Native American writers deal with their rich cultural heritage, ethnicity, identity, transracial issue, multi (bi)-cultural conflicts, history, religion, mythology, folklore and experiences in the form of novels, poems, short stories etc. It helps them to voice out their victimization and sufferings by the non-natives, especially when non-natives impose their values and principles on them to abide either directly
Native Americans have suffered a lot because of something that the human being should have learnt after all this past experience. They have been robbed of their own land which they truly loved and which they learnt so much from. Native American life in the late 20th and early 21st centuries has been characterized by continuities with and differences from the trajectories of the previous several centuries. One of the more striking continuities is the persistent complexity of native ethnic and political identities. In 2000 more than 600 indigenous bands or tribes were officially recognized by Canada’s dominion government, and some 560 additional bands or tribes were officially recognized by the government of the United States.
Methods 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.
The Native Americans for a long time have faced hardships. From being removed from their land to losing many of their people and way of life. During the 1960’s Native Americans in the San Francisco Bay believed it was time to change, to find a new place to call home. They also wanted to be able to build a new university for Indians, a cultural center and a museum because their old one burned down. But, they also wanted to change the way they were being treated by the U.S. government.