Differing Experiences Between Native Americans in the East and Those in the West Resulting From Contact with the Europeans

A 5 page discussion of the changes which occurred in Native American cultures in the Eastern Woodlands and the West after the arrival of the European invaders to their lands. Discusses the forced relocation of Eastern tribes to western reservations despite their incorporation of many aspects of European culture, the cultural transformations of the Plains tribes from an agrarian lifestyle to the mounted hunters of the Plains, and their eventual confinement to the reservations. Identifies the root cause of the cultural experiences in the East and the West as European greed. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Robert Utley/"High Noon in Lincoln"

A 5 page summation and analysis of Robert Utley's fascinating tale of violence on the frontier. The writer examines Utley's book about the Lincoln County War of 1878, "High Noon in Lincoln," as a means of discussing the perspective of Western ranchers relative to place and space. No additional sources cited.

Commercial Revolution of the Middle Ages / Book Review

5 page review and discussion of the book 'The Commercial Revolution of the Middle Ages,' by Robert S. Lopez. Book describes changes (mostly economic) during the Middle Ages and surrounding periods in Europe. Excellent for those studying courses relevant to the History of Western Civilization. No additional sources.

Motivation For The Development Of 19th Century Medicine

5 pages in length. The history of western medicine has provided for a more conventionally prescribed remedy to combat illness and disease, choosing more invasive surgical procedures and pharmaceutical drugs as its primary treatment options. With the discovery of such lifesaving drugs as penicillin, western medicine has long been the forerunner throughout the medical community. Indeed, the beneficial attributes in relation to such discoveries earned western medicine a stalwart reputation. The writer discusses that in light of this western influence, it might surprise some to learn that animal domestication was what ultimately brought about the development of 19th century medicine. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

Impacts of the Industrial Revolution ( the eighteenth century - some really good years

(6 pp) When asking what does the Industrial Revolution represent for Western Civilization, the first thought is "machines." But this period in history influences all areas of society, wherever it was instituted. It has even been suggested that not since the process of sustained agriculture, has an event, or group of them, provided such a catalyst for western civilization. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

The Horrors of WWI

All Quiet on the Western Front : A 3 page paper which examines how and why WWI was such a horrific war, as seen in All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

"Frontier Regulars" by Robert M. Utley

A 5 page paper which examines the thesis and main points of Robert M. Utley's book, "Frontier Regulars: The United States Army and the Indian, 1866-1891." No additional sources cited.

Many Incompatibilities: Native American Verses European Culture

A 5 page discussion of the numerous incompatibilities between Native American and European cultures. Analyzes differences in societal organization, concepts of land ownership, and use of natural resources. Concludes that these differences are only a few of many and that incompatibilities have resulted in the decimation of both a people and a culture, a decimation which continues to this day. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

The Haitian Revolution at the Close of the 18th Century

This 16 page report discusses the fact that revolution has been a key factor in the development of Haiti for over two hundred years. From the earliest days of European exploitation to the decade of the 1990s, Haiti has continuously faced the devastation brought about by a cycle of domination and revolution. From the 15th to the 17th century, Spanish explorers and “conquistadors” used Hispaniola (of which Haiti is the western part and the Dominican Republic is the eastern) as a "jumping-off point" for exploration of the Western Hemisphere. Haiti is the world's oldest black republic and, after the United States, the second-oldest republic in the Western Hemisphere Bibliography lists 7 sources.

Native American Culture: Considerations for the Professional Service Provider

An 8 page discussion of Native American culture and the factors which shaped that culture. Emphasizes that the term “Native American” encompasses a variety of different cultures and that within those cultures Native Americans relate on an individual basis to others within the culture and those outside the culture. Written from the perspective of the professional service provider who is attempting to deal with a Native American from a medical, counseling or other professional basis. Stresses that in order to establish an effective relationship the professional should not make assumptions and should sincerely try to understand their individual client. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Buddhist and Native Americans: Comparisons and Contrasts

A 6 page overview of the similarities and differences in Buddhist culture and Native American culture. Emphasizes the diversity of Native American cultures and stresses that one must be specific regarding time period to make applicable comparisons. Compares primarily contemporary Buddhism and traditional but contemporary Native American religions. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

Native Americans: Social Status and Social Group Interaction

A 5 page overview of Native American social interactions and the factors influencing those interactions. The author emphasizes that not only is the topic of Native American culture multifaceted in terms of the number of cultures which it encompasses but so is the temporal nature of that culture. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

Amerindian History, Culture and Accomplishments

This 5 page paper briefly discusses Amerindian history, cultures and accomplishments. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Image Of Indians In Aphra Behn's "Widow Ranter," DionysiusLardner Boucicault's "The Octoroon" And Robert Toll's"Social Commentary In Late Nineteenth Century WhiteMinstrelsy"

5 pages in length. In traditional style, Native Americans have always been portrayed as having a war to wage with the white man. The world has come to expect westerns to depict the Indians in no other manner but that of arrow slinging, horse riding, bloodthirsty savages with little other depth to their heritage. One of the primary reasons for this misguided perception came from scathing perceptions in Aphra Behn's "Widow Ranter," Dionysius Lardner Boucicault's "The Octoroon" and the Robert Toll article "Social Commentary in Late Nineteenth Century White Minstrelsy." Instrumental in setting forth an image that would perpetuate through the decades, these authors wrote of experience they have been accused of never having, effectively detrimentally branding the Indians without due cause. Indeed, Native American Indians have long been forced to endure myriad portrayals of their impression upon history's landscape, many of which have been unflattering and downright inaccurate. No additional sources cited.

The Decline of Native American Culture

A 5 page overview of the factors which have affected Native American culture. Defines Native American culture as being composed of a number of distinctive components. Relates the concern that while the number of Native Americans may be increasing, the cultures of many groups are being lost as they associate more and more with mainstream white America. Bibliography lists 4 sources.