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Ghandi A Great Leader - 1,549 words
Few men have ever had as much of an effect on our world as Mohandas Gandhi, though he used the message of peace and love, rather than war and destruction. One time a prominent lawyer in South Africa, Gandhi gave up practicing law and returned to India in order to help ease the suffering of the repressed people of his homeland. Gandhi's love for people and his religious passion made him a revolutionary in many of his ideas and actions. On October 2, 1869 in Porbandar, India, a region of Queen Victoria, Mohandas Gandhi was born to Kaba Gandhi and his wife. Although his father, Kaba, was the chief Minister for the Maharaja of Porbandar, he and his family lived in a small house and belonged to a ...
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Leonard Peltier Case - 1,589 words
One of the modern Native Americans' most prominent leaders, Leonard Peltier, was arrested in the summer of 1975 and eventually sentenced to two life terms for a crime many believe he did not commit. The conviction and imprisonment of Leonard Peltier is an injustice. His prosecution by the United States government represents yet another attempt to snuff out American Indian culture and leaders. The outspokenness of Peltier and other AIM members may be the only reason why Leonard Peltier has sat in prison for the last 24 years. Leonard Peltier is a Native American of mixed blood, being approximately 75 percent Sioux blood. His early life could be there story of almost any Native American growin ...
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Lewis And Clark - 1,169 words
By the late 1700's, the young United States began to look westward and dream about the possibilities it presented. They wondered if there was in fact an all water route from the Mississippi to the Pacific, what the whole continent actually looked like, and really, what was out there. There were many individual and groups of people that helped pave an opening for the eventual settlement of the American west. Two of the most recognizable and important groups that opened up the west were the Lewis & Clark expedition and the group of fur traders known as the mountain men, for their chosen lifestyle. The west and all of its treasures were a great mystery to the people of the United States around ...
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Indians In The Us - 1,613 words
A large number of Indians came to the US in the 1910s abd 1920s, not just from India, but from Hong Kong and other areas in Asia as well. Some Indians came as students to universities such as the University of California at Berkeley. It was during this period that the British and the US government started cooperating to limit Indian immigration. This policy was tested when the British informed the US authorities that a ship called the "Komagatu Maru" was headed to the US from Hong Kong with about 375 Indians. When the Maru arrived at Angel Island (the port of entry which holds terrible memories for Asian immigrants) the AEL ( Asian Exclusion Leage ) had organized a huge mob to prevent the of ...
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Brazils Film Industry Past To Present - 1,717 words
Brazils Film Industry: Past to Present Within a year of the Lumiere brothers first experiment in Paris in 1896, the cinematography machine appeared in Rio de Janeiro. Ten years later, the capital boasted 22 cinema houses and the first Brazilian feature film, Os Estranguladores (The Stranglers) by Antonio Leal, had been screened. From then on Brazils film industry made continuous progress and, although it has never been large, its output over the years has attracted international attention. In 1930, still the era of the silent movie in Brazil, Mario Peixotos film, Limite was made. Limite is a surrealist work dealing with the conflicts raised by the human condition and how life conspires to pr ...
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History - 1,462 words
When we study history we often encounter many one sided or inaccurate descriptions of the events that we are trying to learn about. This is in large part because the people writing about these events, historians were not actually there when history was being made. They attempt to piece together a history from primary sources of the time period they are studying. Unfortunately these primary sources were often biased themselves. This is a topic that is discussed heavily by Patricia Nelson Limerick in her analysis of the real west in Empire of Innocence. She comes to the conclusion that history is never absolute and complete. Although this is not the only topic which she discusses, it best desc ...
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Turner - 555 words
Turner Essay It is extremely difficult to avoid comparing the habits of ones own group of people to anothers. However, Turner is clearly guilty of this and he succumbs to prejudices of his time. He is limited to writing about what he has seen, which may prove to be false and incomplete. Turner does not blatantly detest the Indian population of America but hints at a superiority of the "white man" in the following: "In this advance, the frontier is the outer edge of the wavethe meeting point between savagery and civilization." (Turner, p. 3) This statement, although not overwhelmingly inflammatory, still gently pushes the idea of the American Indians being unequal in terms of their culture as ...
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Indian Persecutions - 320 words
The text we have studied relates to the integration problem between teh white and Indian population of United States : Indians are called Native-Americans because they have lived there for centuries. White Europeans arrived in the 17th century on their land during the conquest of the new territories. The confrontation of two cultures led to many problems we will discuss later but, basically, we had the Indian culture related to nature, natural living in direct confrontation with the white industrial and urban culture. By 1950, unemployment was high among native-Americans and the Bureau of Indian Affairs believed the solution was to relocate these populations in urban areas. Indians could see ...
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Indian Removal (zinn Chapter 7) - 779 words
Once the white men decided that they wanted lands belonging to the Native Americans (Indians), the United States Government did everything in its power to help the white men acquire Indian land. The US Government did everything from turning a blind eye to passing legislature requiring the Indians to give up their land (see Indian Removal Bill of 1828). Aided by his bias against the Indians, General Jackson set the Indian removal into effect in the war of 1812 when he battled the great Tecumseh and conquered him. Then General, later to become President, Jackson began the later Indian Removal movement when he conquered Tecumseh's allied Indian nation and began distributing their lands (of whic ...
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Mexican Indians - 357 words
The Mexican Indian population is near extinction in Baja California. Of the original tribes in Baja California, only the Paipai and the Kumeyaay still exist. The population of the Paipai and the Kumeyaay number about 700. They struggle to survive in communities such as San Jose de la Zorra, Santa Catarina, and San Isidoro. These tribes speak Yuman of Hokan origin. These Indian tribes look to the supernatural to solve their problems and tend to see their own lives as requiring continuous service to the gods. The shaman is a healer among the Indians. He uses supernatural means to cure illnesses, to insure the success of crops, or to assist in other situations requiring divine aid. The original ...
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Subalterned Females In Desais Fasting, Feasting - 2,186 words
... ation. During the train journey back, he beat his head with his fists, and moaned aloud about the dowry and the wedding expenses while everyone, all of them strangers-women with babies and baskets of food, men reading newspapers or playing cards or discussing business-turned to listen with the keenest of interest, throwing significant looks at Uma who kept her head wrapped up in her sari in an effort to screen her shame. (Desai: 1998: 94) Papas behaviour is typical of the Indian male whose pride is the determining factor of his status in society. (Momsem and Kinniard: 1993: 120) Uma has caused him to lose this manly position in society. Being the typical Indian male, he never considers t ...
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Portraits Of The White Men By The Western Apache - 1,449 words
Basso, Keith H., 1979. Portraits of The Whiteman: Linguistic Play and Cultural Symbols among the Western Apache. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Portraits of The Whiteman is about the cultural understandings that Western Apache have of Anglo-Americans. Since many of these portraits are expressed in joking imitations, this book is a kind of humorous ethnography in reverse. In your essay, describe the images of Anglo-Americans that are contained in Western Apache jokes. What do these jokes tell us about Western Apache culture? And what do they tell us about Anglo-American culture? The Western Apaches are aboriginal inhabitants of North America. The Apache people are distinguished from o ...
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Analysis Of Eqiano's Narrative By Keith Sandiford - 1,420 words
Keith Sandiford, author of Measuring the Moment, eloquently made the claim for Equianos Interesting Narrative as a reliable documentary source. Sandiford writes, Throughout the narrative, [Equiano] makes a conscious effort to delineate the principal incidents and experiences of his life as faithful memory would allow and to appraise his conduct with honest judgement and sober reflection (119). To me this is how Equiano embarks on making his narrative credible: I believe it is difficult for those who publish their own memoirs to escape the imputation of vanity. . . People generally think those memoirs only worthy to be read or remembered which abound in great striking events, those, in short, ...
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Economies Of Cuba And Puerto Rico 16th - 18th Century - 925 words
The economies of Cuba and Puerto Rico are very similar during the 16th, 17th, and 18th centuries. As Spain colonized these two islands in the 16th century under the idea that gold was abundant. Thus in turn the islands became a safe port for Spain and her vessels. It also set out to be a huge migration from the Spain to the islands, because everyone was set to search for gold. . This turned out to be short lived as the mining of gold peaked in 1517 till 1819. By Spain using Cuba and Puerto Rico for mining gold they needed slave laborers as the local Indians. The Indians soon became unsatisfied with their new conditions of living, they became hostile and many not able to cope with being slave ...
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Effects Of European Exploration On American Indians - 932 words
The Capitalistic dreams of the Europeans and the natural anarchy of the Indians; never before has a clash of cultures had such a great influence on the future of the world. The Indians were one with nature and shared a kinship with all living as well as nonliving things on earth. They respected each other and flourished under these ties of mutual reverence. The Europeans sought similar refuge in America(1). They longed for freedom from the overpowering monarchies of Europe which, by the 1640s were experiencing overpopulation of cities accompanied by devastating disease and religious indifference. The European settlers of America also faced hardships throughout the seventeenth and eighteenth ...
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The Call Of Jack London - 1,104 words
... ten to death by the sled driver. He was a character that Buck admired and the first character that he considered friend. The setting of the story takes place in multiple environments. The story begins on a plantation where Buck was a pampered member of the Miller family in California. The story then changes scenery along with the relocation of Buck. There is a scene in a baggage car on a train, and a scene on a ship where Buck begins to learn the valuable lessons needed for survival in the wild. The rest of the story takes place along the Yukon where Buck worked as a sled dog, and where he calls home as a wild savage when his sled career is over. The theme of Jack London's The Call of th ...
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