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The Cherokee, indigenous to the southeastern part of what is now the United States, are historically one of the most prominent Native American tribes in North America. Notable Cherokee include the...

Latest answer posted May 18, 2019 11:35 pm UTC

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Horses, once present in North America, became extinct on the continent approximately 10,000 years ago. Before the arrival of the Spanish, the only pack animal the Native Americans on the Plains had...

Latest answer posted September 22, 2017 9:13 pm UTC

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This is a great question. There are many things that can be said about the religion of the Cherokee Indians. They called themselves - Tsalagi and they lived in parts of the Alleghany mountains....

Latest answer posted April 10, 2012 8:16 pm UTC

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Of course, we really have no firsthand accounts of first contact between Natives and Europeans from a Native perspectives. Much of what we know taken from European accounts, and in some cases from...

Latest answer posted February 17, 2013 5:09 pm UTC

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I would like to refer you to a wonderful book titled Guns, Germs, and Steel by Jared Diamond. You can look it up on eNotes and find all sorts of information about it--and of course you can read the...

Latest answer posted May 4, 2012 2:44 am UTC

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The Dawes Severalty act, in principal, seemed like a law that would benefit the American Indians. It was a stark departure in American policy from the past when lands were forcefully removed or...

Latest answer posted January 10, 2016 6:13 pm UTC

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This a very broad question- "Native Americans" is a deceptive term, alluding to the false depiction of indigenous peoples of North America as homogenous, rather than the diverse groups that...

Latest answer posted October 7, 2018 8:18 pm UTC

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When looking at developed societies in the New World prior to the European arrival, textbooks tend to focus, perhaps understandably, on Central and South America and, namely, the Aztec, Mayan, and...

Latest answer posted September 21, 2019 11:22 am UTC

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"After the Mayflower," which is the first episode of the series We Shall Remain, is an account of the lives of American Indians and European settlers in the 1600s, which was a century of...

Latest answer posted June 8, 2019 2:18 pm UTC

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While Iroquois women tended to the longhouses and were responsible for collecting and making food, the men were traditionally warriors, defending their people from attacks. As the source below...

Latest answer posted May 11, 2019 8:00 pm UTC

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Arguably the greatest effect European settlement had on indigenous American people was exposing them to diseases to which they had no immunity, including smallpox, measles, influenza, and other...

Latest answer posted September 12, 2019 11:51 am UTC

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Chief Seattle prepared a very moving speech to deliver at his acceptance of the White Man's "deal" to move his tribe to the reservation. The speech is marked by many apt similes and metaphors, but...

Latest answer posted February 2, 2012 1:29 pm UTC

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To date, there is no evidence that the Christian hymn, "Amazing Grace," traces its melodic structure to Cherokee Nation flute songs. The lyrics of "Amazing Grace" were composed by Anglican...

Latest answer posted October 14, 2018 12:07 pm UTC

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The American Indian Movement is still an active Civil Rights organization. The website shows that the organization is still involved in several initiatives today. One of the main one is trying to...

Latest answer posted March 9, 2012 2:22 am UTC

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In this appeal, Tecumseh is trying to get the various tribes to band together to fight against the white people (or, more specifically, the Americans). Therefore, Tecumseh describes the whites in...

Latest answer posted October 11, 2012 8:45 pm UTC

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Allowing for many significant variations, Native Americans, at least those west of the Mississippi River, from 1754 to 1850 witnessed a decline in political power as well as the loss of lands and...

Latest answer posted August 22, 2012 9:59 pm UTC

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These sorts of Native American leaders would have had a very hard time taking this claim by Ralph Bunche at all seriously. Of course, Bunche was making the claim years after they had died. For...

Latest answer posted March 16, 2013 5:40 am UTC

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The answer to this is that the vast majority of deaths among Native Americans in the early years came from disease. In fact, many of these deaths occurred in Native American populations that had...

Latest answer posted April 8, 2012 2:07 am UTC

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Micmac and Aztec cultures were dramatically different, as might be expected of two peoples who lived in such dramatically different conditions. The Aztecs, of course, lived in what is now central...

Latest answer posted August 23, 2012 3:12 pm UTC

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Native Americans are still suffering from the results of being deprived of many of their lands and dislocated both culturally and geographically. On the average, Native Americans are poorer than...

Latest answer posted August 12, 2012 12:56 am UTC

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This is an interesting question, but I will suggest that it might be revised to place the responsibility to provide civil rights on the United States rather than on the American Indian. From 1865...

Latest answer posted January 7, 2012 5:48 am UTC

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Although it is settled history that the American Indians are of Asian heritage, the time of their arrival and their arrival and departure points are matters of considerable debate. The safest...

Latest answer posted March 24, 2012 1:49 am UTC

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The story of Geronimo and the Chiricahua mirrors what happened to other Native American peoples to a great extent. As American settlers pushed into all parts of the country, they put more and...

Latest answer posted September 25, 2012 9:43 pm UTC

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These sorts of terms are used for at least two reasons. First, they are used because some people feel like the term "Indians" is inaccurate and offensive. They feel that this was a name given by...

Latest answer posted April 19, 2012 3:20 pm UTC

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After the Americans settled the West, the Native Americans were pushed off their land and onto reservations. Once they were on reservations, the American government tried hard to make the Native...

Latest answer posted September 27, 2012 3:27 am UTC

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Most stereotypes of Native Americans are rooted in a lack of historical awareness. Some are negative, others less so, but they all have the effect of flattening Native Americans into something less...

Latest answer posted March 9, 2012 12:25 am UTC

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In helping to understand any question, the best thing to do is define the important words that will help in understanding the question. First, define Native Americans. Native Americans are the...

Latest answer posted September 3, 2012 12:10 am UTC

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Because of Colonial and then United States expansion across North America, the Native American population has been forced to adapt and change to survive. At first, with the government forcing...

Latest answer posted March 28, 2012 1:58 pm UTC

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It appears from your other questions that you are asking about the theory that holds that the ancestors of the Native Americans came to the Americas in three waves. This is a controversial thesis...

Latest answer posted April 4, 2012 5:38 am UTC

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The most likely explanation for this is the fact that there is a great deal more evidence that tells us about the peoples of Central and South America. In the time before European contact, the...

Latest answer posted October 5, 2012 3:53 am UTC

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Indian gaming has played a major role in the recent development of Indian Country. However, this role has been inconsistent across the US and may be waning today. Of course, there are many very...

Latest answer posted March 20, 2012 3:19 am UTC

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Indian gaming has simultaneously helped to reaffirm the sovereignty of Native American tribes and to limit it to some degree. Beginning with the case of California v. Cabazon Band, gaming has been...

Latest answer posted March 20, 2012 3:28 am UTC

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Geronimo tells us something about where the limits of both the exceptional leader theory and the historical inevitability theory are. The exceptional leader theory can tell us some things about...

Latest answer posted September 30, 2012 6:30 pm UTC

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The image of Geronimo and the Native Americans in general changed because circumstances changed. As Native Americans became much less of a threat to white people, their image changed greatly. Up...

Latest answer posted September 25, 2012 9:52 pm UTC

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This is a challenging question to answer, as there is little historical research or literature specifically oriented toward resistance by Native American women of colonial authority. The available...

Latest answer posted October 6, 2019 1:50 pm UTC

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A pow wow is a gathering of members of one or more native American tribes. At such gatherings, traditional activities including dance, drumming, singing, traditional arts and crafts, and foods are...

Latest answer posted February 20, 2012 1:07 pm UTC

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A pow wow serves as the reason for gathering together members of the hosting tribe who may have moved away and visits from members of other tribal groups. During the time of the pow wow, which may...

Latest answer posted February 20, 2012 12:57 pm UTC

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The women listed here show how Native American women have a respected level of influence in their communities. Consider how they are all in leadership positions where they work to create positive...

Latest answer posted September 25, 2020 5:58 pm UTC

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The dominant theory, and the one subscribed to by most archaeologists, is that Asian peoples crossed into North America across Beringia, a "land bridge" where the Bering Strait is today. In doing...

Latest answer posted May 24, 2012 3:38 am UTC

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Myth, misconception, and misperceptions of the dress of the Cherokee or any Native American abound. These notions derive from portrayals of Native Americans in movies and television shows that...

Latest answer posted August 4, 2020 2:46 pm UTC

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Potlatches are still held today, with some of the same ostensible motives. My response suggested, however, that modern potlatches are held more for the purpose of connection with the past than for...

Latest answer posted September 9, 2012 5:30 pm UTC

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The Hopewell culture was a Native American culture from prehistoric North America. It was centered mainly in what is now the Midwest of the United States, though its influence was felt in many...

Latest answer posted April 14, 2012 10:54 pm UTC

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Sitting Bull was known among the Sioux Indians as a warrior, but by the late 1870s his leadership was a spiritual one, and he influenced many leaders among his peers, such as Crazy Horse and other...

Latest answer posted October 4, 2018 4:58 am UTC

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There are a number of ways that we can explain this. These factors combine to cause the phenomenon that you describe. History. Historically, America was a land of opportunity mainly for white...

Latest answer posted October 3, 2012 7:24 pm UTC

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At the time of European settlement in the area of Laredo, the predominant Native American tribe was the Coahuiltecans. The Coahuiltecans were not one unified people. Instead, they were various...

Latest answer posted April 27, 2020 8:50 pm UTC

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The cartoon in the link that you have provided is clearly asserting that imperialist policies have been unjust and criminal and that the beneficiaries of those policies today cloak themselves in...

Latest answer posted January 16, 2013 1:49 am UTC

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The Blackfeet Indians today live on a reservation in Northern Montana. There are also related nations of Indians living in Canada. Together, the groups are called the Blackfoot Confederacy. In the...

Latest answer posted March 22, 2012 6:34 am UTC

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Rigoberta Menchú Tum is a Quiché Maya woman who was born in Guatemala in 1959. She spent her childhood and early adult years in Guatemala but in 1981 went into exile. After many years spent living...

Latest answer posted August 13, 2020 1:33 am UTC

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In many ways, gaming has been very positive for native Americans. Given that many tribes had been removed from rich and productive lands and given only in exchange lands unsuitable for productive...

Latest answer posted March 22, 2012 9:52 am UTC

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Of these two words, “assimilation” is the more appropriate. Some might argue that “extermination” is also appropriate, but it is not nearly as appropriate as “assimilation.” The reason for this...

Latest answer posted September 28, 2012 5:37 pm UTC

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