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Native American history

In the Courts of the Conqueror

Walker Echo-Hawk’s In the Courts of the Conqueror is an informative and critical look at the ways in which American courts have applied the law on Indian matters over the last few centuries. The author is an expert in Indian law and an American Indian himself. As such, he comes...

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Anglo-Europeans and Native Americans

The interactions between Anglo-Europeans and Native Americans can be describe laconically in one word – misunderstanding, the misunderstanding of cosmic proportions that was rarely breached by the instances of dialogue between these two highly different mentalities, cultures, and civilizations. What is most sad in this entire history of relations is...

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American Indians, Loss and Trauma

The experience of American Indians during the colonial times left them psychologically wounded and alienated, and this trauma was passed over to new generations. First, the experience of violence in the hands of the settlers left many native American dead and the survivors were physically abused. The combination of physical...

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American Indian History article and video Response

Aboriginal American and their history have intrigued historians, from frontier times through the end of the 20th Century. Also, in light of the overflowing of private and public help for the American Indian National Museum of the Smithsonian's, which opened in 2004 over the grass from the Capitol, continues to...

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Are Native American Offending Rates Higher than Average in the United States Due to the Erosion of Traditional Tribal Cultures?

The focus of the proposed paper will be to assess the evidence for and against the notion that Native Americans commit disproportionately high amounts of crime on account of the fact that they no longer adhere as strictly to traditional tribal cultures. The view is frequently put forward that this...

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Mesoamerican Spanish Contact

The artist of this image is trying to explain the heart sacrifice, a culture that was dominant among the Aztecs. The sacrifice was done on a temple pyramid. The heart was placed in close contact with the feather banner, and offered to the sun. The victims of this exercise were...

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Apologetic history of the Indies vs The Mission movie

This paper concerns the primary source entitled 'Apologetic History of the Indies' by Barlome De Las Casas and the film 'The Mission,' starring Jeremy Irons and Robert De Niro. Both of these objects deal with the consequences of Europrean ideology with regard South American indigenous populations and the ways in...

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The 1776 and Influence Of Iroquois Confederacy on Structure of Us Government

According to several research based studies and reports, the Iroquois confederacy was one of the historical government systems which were formed in around early 1100 especially in North America (Iroquois Confederacy, 2015). The structure and organization of this government influenced the activities and practices of the government of the United...

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History Essay: The American Way

America’s history has a long record of using nationalistic justifications for taking land from those who had it before and imposing the “American Way.” Even before the country was established and leading up to the Civil War, there was a sincere sense that it was the duty of God-fearing white...

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Was Indian Activism in 1960s and 1970s a Success or Failure?

The two decades, 1960s and 1970s marked an important époque in the shift of perception of native Indians in America. The question of Indian rights was raised on the political level as American leaders started to think of the stance on the highest level. Thus, Indian activism shall certainly be...

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American Indian Reservations: Argumentative Essay

Introduction Since inception, this nation’s relationship with the native American Indians has been a difficult and distinctive pairing. The establishment of indian reservations scattered throughout the United States has no equal in the history of the country. During this time, there have been instances when courts were ignored, crimes were...

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Custer and Little Big Horn: A Critical Analysis

Firstly, there has been some speculation based upon certain facts about Custer that would lead one to believe that his hatred for the Native Americans bordered on what would be termed today racism. Part of this may have stemmed from a particularly vicious attack on a Cheyenne village, where Custer...

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Analysis of “Pocahontas and the Powhatan Dilemma”

In regards to American history, there are many pivotal moments which contributed to how the United States came to be the country that it is today. Among these moments is the English invasion and settlement of the indigenous American tribes and lands. The book “Pocahontas and the Powhatan Dilemma” focuses...

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“What You Pawn, I Will Redeem”

Sherman Alexie’s short story “What You Pawn, I Will Redeem” demonstrates the confusing conflict between the reality of the Indians and the reality of the white people. White people only see the surface of things, which is shown again and again through the story. But by trying to fit himself...

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The Cherokee Nation

As Europeans settled into American beginning in the East and then expanding westward, they not only confiscated the territories they worked on assimilating the Native American Indian people into the European culture. The video “We Shall Remain, Episode 3, Trail of Tears”, reveals the extent of the integration and loss...

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Forgotten Heroes of Freedom

The author of the article Forgotten Heroes of Freedom Leon F. Litwack argues America’s freedom native has been written primarily by slave owners, hence, the lack of attention to slave rebels and fugitives in the south. He reminds the readers the usual narrative celebrates those slaves who were deemed obedient,...

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Land, Growth, and Justice: The Removal of the Cherokees

In 1838, there were a large number of Cherokees that were against being removed from their land. The President in 1838, Martin Buren, who succeeded President Jackson, gave orders to General Winfield Scott in regards to the removal of the Cherokees. This order included removing the Cherokees by any force...

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Alison Jane Edwards’ Grassroots Social Action and the National Museum of the American Indian

Alison Jane Edwards’ 2015 dissertation on the creation of the National Museum of the American Indian sits at the intersection of law, sociology, education, and critical race studies. It examines Indian human, civil and cultural rights struggles against the backdrop of the civil rights movement, and particularly the explores the...

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The Long Walk

Among the many tragedies suffered by Native Americans over the course of U.S. history, none may be less well understood and known than the Long Walk of the Navajo. While many Americans are aware of the Trail of Tears, in which the Cherokee were forcibly removed from their ancestral lands...

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The Indian Removal Act

A critical event in the history of the United States was the signing of the Indian Removal Act by President Andrew Jackson in 1830. This event was significant because it paved the way for the American government to force the Native Americans off of their traditional lands. It had a...

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