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Native American history

Bartolome de las Casas and the Native American Population

Bartolome de las Casas might be considered one of the first human rights activists in history, when he came across the indigenous people of Central and South America. This occurred during the 16th century when Europeans invaded North and South America. He used his position as a Dominican friar and...

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American Nativism

New immigration is often viewed as threatening to the existing population, even when they themselves, or their ancestors, were immigrants. Such sentiments are fueled then, as they are now, by fears that these new settlers will take away resources from those already settled. There was clearly also fear of certain...

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Native American Influences

There is an emphasis in the US on environmental movements and conservation efforts. This is not a recent phenomenon as Native Americans have been cognizant and respectful of the land long before we realized the ozone layer and natural resources were evaporating. Native Americans did not kill any animal they...

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Indian Wars, 1865-1900: American Militarism Research Project

Indian-American wars took place between the 16th century and the 20th century. Historical materials indicate that armed conflict reigned in the United States between settlers and natives between 1640 and 1924 (Doyle 86). Primarily, the dispute arose from struggles for land ownership and political dominance between the European governments and...

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Indian Removal and the Second Great Awakening

During the Second Great Awakening in the 19th century, there had been a Christian religious revival in the United States, whereby religious leaders appealed directly to the populace, regardless of social status. Where religious leaders had long been aristocrats and those of the higher order, those of the Second Great...

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Indian Tribes: the Mohican

The Mohican, a branch of the Mahican Tribe, once occupied lands in the Hudson Valley from Poughkeepsie to Albany, including the Catskill Mountains, in what is now New York State. Living near the Hudson River and its banks, the Mohican relied heavily on the resources provided by the river, including...

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Stereotyped Depictions of Native Indians in Puritan Narratives

The Puritan narratives of the early American settlers often depicted the Native Indians as brutal savages, equating the Natives with the devil, attributing to them wicked, inhuman deeds. Specifically, the captivity narrative of Puritan Mary Rowlandson advances these notions and leads the settlers to stereotype the Indian Natives as savage...

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Racism, Colonialism, and Indigeneity in Canada

Brief Summary of the Book The book dwells on the relationship between racism, which is a vice, and colonialism in reference to the manner in which the two concepts helped in shaping the lives of the indigenous people of Canada. In essence, the racism which was propagated by colonialism affected...

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Indigenous People (Canada)

Definition of Indigenous peopleThe term indigenous means Originating or occurring naturally in a particular place. Most writers describe indigenous as a harmonious, stable relationship and a sense of strong affiliation to a particular place (Encyclopedia Britannica 2). The affiliation to that particular place is so strong because the current people...

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Early Americans

The chapter begins with a description of a bloodletting ceremony practiced by the Mayans in 683 C.E. It then describes how the early societies of Mesoamerica. After the waters receded between Asia and the Americas, there was a narrow stretch of land in the Bering Strait. The first large group...

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“Columbus’ Confusion About the New World”

In Edmund S. Morgan’s “Columbus’ Confusion About the New World,” Morgan discusses Columbus’ discoveries of the New World, and how it ultimately lead to a civilization’s downfall. Though Columbus brought along his weapons of Christianity and civilization, two items he viewed as gifts for the natives, his actions and gifts...

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Indigenous California

Even though there is not a great deal of knowledge possessed about Indians as a whole, it is a subject this writer finds extremely fascinating and wishes to know more about. Before this week’s readings, this writer did not have a large working knowledge of California Indians or their lifestyle....

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The role of Indians in the creation of the European Colonies

Europeans learned so much from Indians. In fact, Indians taught the Europeans the tactics of survival in general. Ideally, the Native Americans went ahead to show the Europeans the art of hunting, gathering, fishing and also planting and taking care of crops. In general, the Europeans were taught how to...

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Response To The Indian Slave Trade

Part 1: SummaryGallay Alan’s book, The Indian Slave Trade: The Rise of the English Empire in the American South, 1670-1717 examines how Africans shaped their lives as well as their masters. The author argues that the desire to manage Indian labor was connected to the development of the plantations as...

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Educating Indian Girls at Nonreservation Boarding Schools, 1878-1920

Robert Trennert in his essay "Educating Indian Girls at Nonreservation Boarding Schools, 1878-1920" undertakes a significant effort to summarize and discuss the results of the experiment, which was undertaken in the end of XIX century by American authorities. The experiment was aimed at providing new opportunities to the girls, who...

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“A Short History of Indians in Canada” by King

First European permanent settlements appeared in Canada only in the 17th-18th century, whereas Native people had already lived there for thousands of years. Traditionally, it is believed that an interaction between them was focused on trading and friendly cooperation. Still, the consequences of this process are ambivalent, especially for the...

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Indian Removal Examination

Many white people wanted Native Americans to be removed from their land in the South in the 1830’s out of greed, selfishness, and ignorance. The white people did not understand the Native Americans, and more often than not, they had no desire to get to know them. The missionaries and...

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