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  • Should Native American Tribes Be Allowed To Use Peyote As Part Of Their Religious Practices? - 1,090 words
    Peyote is one type of cactus grown in southwestern U.S. and in neighboring parts of Mexico. The active ingredient in peyote is mescaline, a somewhat potent hallucinogenic chemical. It has the capability of being a psychoactive drug causing the user to change what he/she sees, thinks, and feels. Down through the centuries, it has been used as a painkiller, a stimulant, and a spiritual tool in religious ceremonies. As a controlled substance, not unlike marijuana and LSD, its use is illegal except by the Native American Churches (NAC)- only for the purposes of their religious ceremonies. All other users could be fined and imprisoned. The use of peyote is rich in tradition, dating back 7,000 to ...
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  • Native American Abuse - 993 words
    Imagine your country had been invaded by a very powerful group of people. Before anything drastic could be done these people had invaded your shores and had creeping inward upon your land. At first they acted with scorn and called us names and disrespect. After several groups of our people revolted against these invaders they decided to negotiate certain terms with us. Then after thinking all was well many of these agreements were broken and they started to ship us like freight to areas where they could hold a lot of our kind while they abuse and take over our country/land. We tried to fight back but it was useless, we were at their strong armys demise. It is sad that such atrocities were do ...
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  • Nashville - 1,840 words
    Until the late 1770s Middle Tennessee was largely unexplored, until a contingent of men and livestock made the difficult trek from Hillsborough, N.C. They traveled during the coldest winter of the century in total isolation in the undeveloped territory. They arrived on Christmas day 1779, and were met six months later by women and children. A fledgling community had been created. Expansion happened almost immediately for this small farming community. At the same time the Colonies had fought for and won their independence from England, and the new settlement quickly began to establish a government and claim individual property rights. Nashville was founded by James Robertson and named after F ...
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  • Russia Vs United States - 1,062 words
    The United States and Russia have been battling off pernicious factions menacing the stability of their democracies over the years. Russia has come a long way over the past century, enduring a number of different phases that have completely desecrated any power Russia may have had paralleled to the rest of the world. The United States, however, has been evolving into a prosperous world power that has led to new respect from many other nations. Both Russia and the United States have struggled in the past at maintaining a significant amount of cultural commitment to preservation of specific aspects of their respective democracies. Having a relatively new democracy, Russian citizens have differ ...
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  • The Whitmans - 1,189 words
    The Whitmans played an integral role in the settling of the West and made a lasting impression in history. The story surrounding the Whitman couple is of tragedy. They set out to do good but because of cultural differences, they did not fulfill their mission. In the course of the Whitmans lives in the Oregon Country, they encouraged and helped the westward expansion of America. They are one of the major factors of the settlement of Washington, Oregon, and Idaho. Today, there are images across the country that remind us of what the Whitmans did out in the Oregon Country. Marcus Whitman was born in 1802 in Rushville, a small town located in upstate New York. He studied under a local doctor and ...
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  • Uncovering Your Black Eyes - 1,818 words
    The film Smoke Signals is in fact a Native American coming-of-age story, but can also be related to the African American bildngsroman . The film shows the viewer how the protagonist is handed all kinds of burdens and issues of pain, to himself and his people. Throughout the film you see how the main character Victor, learns to how to deal with the issues one at a time. You see him grow, and become more mature in his views. Relating him to the bildngsroman makes it easier for the viewer to see these changes. Out of the seven emergence the ones that fit Victor and his friend Thomas are; the character engage in some form of artistic production. Protagonists reflect on world around them. Protago ...
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  • Analysis Of Hotel Case Study - 2,699 words
    Analysis of Hotel-Online Internet News Service The need to balance a company's strategy and structure with changes in the external environment is obvious in any industry. However, in fast changing industries such as the Hospitality Industry, this need is even more important. Hospitality operators have to keep track of changes in the mentality of customers, changes in the attitude of government agencies and legislators towards the industry, changes in economic and technological issues, and strategic changes of competitors and other firms connected to the industry. This responsibility has been previously discussed by West: "The strategic manager [must] scan sectors of the environment which are ...
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  • The French And Indian War - 1,557 words
    The French and Indian Wars were the last conflicts between the French and the English for control over New England. They were a series of four wars including the King Williams War, The Queen Annes War, The King Georges War, and the Seven-Year War all fought between the years of 1689 to 1763. These Wars took place in Europe and America between the British and the French. None of the wars were directly fought between the French and the Indians. They were actually between the French and the English and their various allies. King Williams War was fought in New England; it was part of a much larger battle in Europe between the French alliance (France and Spain) and the Great alliance (Great Brita ...
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  • Race - 1,457 words
    A prejudice is an unjustified negative attitude toward a group, a category of people, or a cultural practice. Prejudice against a group carries a strong emotional discomfort with, dislike of, or outright hatred of its members. Often it is based on a negative stereotype that resists rational argument. Some prejudices come from experience, such as unpleasant or baffling encounter with someone from another ethnic group. Many prejudices are passed along from parents to children, in messages that say We dont associate with people like that, sometimes without either generation having ever met the object of their dislike. Some come from the images that the media convey, for instance, of men and wom ...
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  • Rly Relationships With Native Americans - 440 words
    The French definitely had a closer relationship with most of the Native American tribes, than the English. This is true, because the French settlers adjusted their everyday way of life and behavior to the Indians. The English however maintained an uneasy balance of power with the Natives, and offered them little tolerance. Therefore, the French had the closest relationship with the Indians, as apposed to the Englishs almost non-existent relationship. The French established close, direct ties with natives deep inside the continent. Among the first people to get through to Indian societies were the French Jesuit missionaries. They made some of the first contacts between the two peoples, and ev ...
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  • A Surprisingly Fun Game - 484 words
    Among the thousands of Native American tribes, there were a lot of games being played similar to what we now call Lacrosse before the civilization of North America. According to many, the first Europeans to see this game being played were French explorers. These French explorers thought the stick resembled a bishops crosier. A Bishops crosier translates to Lacrosse in French and this is where the name of the game originated. In 1856, the first step towards turning Lacrosse into a modern organized sport came when the Montreal Lacrosse club developed the first written rules for the game. George Beers wrote these rules. His rules called for a 12-player team and named each position: goal, point, ...
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  • Native American Genocide - 1,279 words
    b. causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the group; c. deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life calculated to bring about its physical destruction in whole or in part; d. imposing measures intended to prevent births within the group; e. forcibly transferring children of the group to another group. (Destexhe). In this paper, I will argue that the act of genocide as here defined, has been committed by the United States of America, upon the tribes and cultures of Native Americans, through mass indoctrination of its youths. Primary support will be drawn from Jorge Noriega's work, "American Indian Education in the United States." The paper will then culminate with my ...
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  • The Creek Indians - 741 words
    Location and Background The early English traders gave the Creek native Americans their name because they usually built their villages on or near creeks or rivers. If they were to still have their villages it would include areas of Northern Florida and Eastern Louisiana and Southern Tennessee. The majority of the villages were located along the banks of the Coosa, Tallaposa, Flint, Ocmulgee, and Chattachoochee rivers. The native word for the most powerful band of Creeks was the Muskogees. The Creek native Americans were the most powerful and widespread tribe of the Southeast culture area. It was also thought that the Creeks were long lost ancestors of the Mound Builders. Villages The Chief o ...
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  • The Black Robes And Huron Nation - 424 words
    Religion To the natives, dreams were very important because they guided them and also showed the future. The Huron nation had shamans to interpret the dreams that their tribe had. When the Black Robes and French arrived the Huron originally thought that they were demons come to steal there souls. When the Black Robes told them about their paradise the Huron laughed because in their paradise everyone lived as spirits and the warriors hunted spirit animals at night. The Huron believed in many spirits and for example the spirit who guided you into paradise was the She-Manitou. One amazing belief they had was that if you cried out when you died the killer would have your soul. Death Ceremonies T ...
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  • Essay On Animism And The Contributions Of Thales, Anaximander, And Ana - 562 words
    In the early times, before the beginning of human civilization and development of philosophy, people believed in the idea that Gods, who basically controlled every individual aspect of human existence, controlled the world. Some primitive people believed in the idea of Animism, or Hylozoism. (The belief that everything in the universe, especially material objects, have some kind of sole or is a living being.) These people believed that rocks, trees, and water had some kind of sole. Animism can still be seen today in Native American tribes as well as the Aboriginal people of Australia. Although the Greek culture didn't believe in Animism, an Ionian named Thales adopted this idea in his own wa ...
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  • American Indian Movement - 1,509 words
    American Indian Movement: Activism and Repression Native Americans have felt distress from societal and governmental interactions for hundreds of years. American Indian protests against these pressures date back to the colonial period. Broken treaties, removal policies, acculturation, and assimilation have scarred the indigenous societies of the United States. These policies and the continued oppression of the native communities produced an atmosphere of heightened tension. Governmental pressure for assimilation and their apparent aim to destroy cultures, communities, and identities through policies gave the native people a reason to fight. The unanticipated consequence was the subsequent cr ...
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  • Mark Twain - 1,435 words
    1835-1910 Samuel Clemens was born on November 30, 1835 in Florida, Missouri, the sixth of seven children. At the age of four, Sam and his family moved to the small frontier town of Hannibal, Missouri on the banks of the Mississippi River. Missouri, at the time, was a fairly new state (it had gained statehood in 1820) and comprised part of the country's western border. It was also a slave state. Sam's father owned one slave and his uncle owned several. In fact, it was on his uncle's farm that Sam spent many boyhood summers playing in the slave quarters, listening to tall tales and the slave spirituals that he would enjoy throughout his life. In 1847, when Sam was 11, his father died. Shortly ...
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  • The Trancontinental Railroad - 1,209 words
    ... e the charge ignited. In order to speed up the process of blasting through the mountains, a new type of explosive was adopted. It was called nitro-glycerin; this compound was extremely explosive and unstable to transport. A Scottish chemist was hired to mix the formula near the workers. Although this would speed up the construction, it came at a heavy price. Workers were often killed by debris that would fly into the air when the explosives went off. The debris included trees, rocks, and dirt. About 1,200 Chinese workers were killed during the railroad construction, mainly because of unstable explosives. While the laborers were in danger constantly on the job, the conditions that they li ...
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  • American Literature - 663 words
    1. How do the oral Traditions of the Native Americans relate to the oral traditions of the Greeks, the Judeo-Christian background, or another set of oral stories and traditions with which you are familiar? The oral traditions represent one of the oldest means of passing the cultural heritage to the posterity. Long before, the first tribes learnt how to inscribe and express their thoughts in writing, every tribe used language (oral communication) pass the news, messages and dangers to the people around. The oral traditions of the Native Americans were somewhat similar to the oral traditions of the Greeks, Judeo-Christians and other religions. Just like in Ancient Greece, the oral tradition of ...
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