Native Americans Questions and Answers
Why was the Native Americans' technology so vastly inferior to that of the Europeans? The Native Americans lived on the resource-rich continent of North America for 20,000 years before the coming of the Europeans, yet they were swept aside in 250 years.
In the 80s I met some Cherokee natives (not fullblood) who told me about their history. Ever since I have been wondering about this question: Is the tune of Amazing Grace originally Native American and composed for flute? Because what my Cherokee friends told me was that the militz that forced Natives on the Trail of tears had stolen this tune as they heard it played on flute and then combined it with their poem/hymn called Amazing Grace, which at that time had no tune. If this is true it should be known to the world so that people all over might know the origin of this worldwide common song- to honor the Cherokees and all Native Americans. To me it makes sense that this is true. The tune Circle of light is very similar, so to me this makes sense.
What effect did European settlement have on American Indians—the people who already lived on this vast continent?
Which part of the speech do you find to be the most emotionally moving and why in the Chief Seattle speech?
Are the words "assimilation" and "extermination" appropriate when telling the story of the Chiricahua Apache and other Plains tribes?
A statesman once wrote: “Every man in the street, white, black, red or yellow knows that this is 'the land of the free' ... 'the cradle of liberty'." How would Native Americans, like Chief Joseph and Geronimo respond to this particular statement?
Why are terms such as Aboriginal peoples, Indian First Nations and Native American all used to describe the original inhabitants of North and South America?
What aspects of the Red Power Movement are still around today to help/assist/aid American Indians? How does the Red Power Movement help Indians today?
Has the Native American identity been stereotyped through the different media? Explain why or why not. I have to make a poster in response to this question. I don't really understand the question. Can anyone please explain. Please give suggestions about what to write or draw.
Why did the authors of the textbook devote many pages to the inhabitants of Central and South America and very few pages to the first inhabitants of the United States and Canada? Our book is Duiker and Spielvogel's World History to the 1500s sixth edition. I do understand that the United States and Canada are relatively new but I need more.
What does the example of Geronimo tell us about the debate between the exceptional leader and the historical inevitability theories of history.
Why did the image of Geronimo and the Native American community in general change so much in the period of the late 19th and early 20th centuries?
To what degree, if any, does the story of Geronimo and the Chiricahua Apache mirror what had happened to other Native American people in American history?
Including history, modern aspects, & comparison to gatherings among other groups, explain what is a “powwow”?
Using LaDonna Harris, Gail Small, and Angela Gonzales as examples, discuss the role of women in Native American communities. Compare and contrast these roles with the roles of Western women. How do the roles of Native American women relate to balance and harmony? What role do women play in education and community decision making? How have women worked to improve community since colonization? What role have they played in decolonization?
To what extent did the actions of Native Americans contribute nothing to the advancement of thier civil rights between 1865 and 1992? How effective were there actions compared to other factors?
How can we explain the fruitless lives that the Native Americans possess in a land that is known for unlimited opportunities?
What is the group of Native Americans that lived in the Laredo area before Europeans (and at contact)? Describe their subsistence, homes, tools, and religious rituals.
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