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.

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.

Re-analyzing the Cultural Revolution

This is a 12 page paper that provides an overview of the Cultural Revolution. The impact of the Revolution is re-analyzed in terms of its benefits to socialist education and culture. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

Causes & Consequences of Native American Migration

A 5 page overview of the pre-Columbian history of the people we call Native Americans. Includes possible reasons for their migration to the Americas and describes the complex evolution that resulted in many diverse cultures. Describes the division between the cultural regions separated by the Rio Grande river and differences that existed between the governmental organization of Aztec and Inca. Concludes with a summary of the decimation Native Americans experienced upon contact with European cultures. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

Native American Mortuary Practices & Their Association with Culture

A 30 page overview of the various mortuary practices and grave goods often associated with Native American burials and the ability to determine an individual's culture and the societal organization of those who participated in the burial based on these practices and goods. Contrasts the burial practices of the Mandan and Sioux and provides information about the issue of repatriation and the importance of being able to demonstrate culture on the basis of burial information. Bibliography lists 16 sources.

The Immigrant Experience / Strangers in Their Homeland

A 5 page overview of the similarities and contrasts between the original immigrants to this country, the native Americans who were already here, the African Americans, and the Mexican Americans. Stresses that although the European mainstream viewed these other cultures as inferior the cultures recognized themselves as valuable and equal human beings. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

The Potlatch: General Reciprocity or Redistribution?

A 5 page discussion of the potlatch, a cultural component of the Northwestern Native American cultures which serves both as a governmental institution and a system of economic exchange. Provides a brief description of the potlatch and defines it as a system of general reciprocity more so than redistribution. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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.

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.

Robert E. Lee at Gettysburg

A 25 page paper discussing some of General Lee's decisions and the relationships with his generals surrounding the Gettysburg campaign. Robert E. Lee was elevated to near-deity status both during and after the Civil War, but some of his more human qualities have come to light in recent years. General Longstreet was maligned for years as the reason for the failure of the Confederate army at Gettysburg, but he has been relieved of this distinction as other details surrounding the Gettysburg series of battles have been discovered. While there is no doubt that General Lee was a charismatic leader of fighting men, there is increasing evidence that he did not take full advantage of counsel of his generals that possibly could have prevented the devastating losses of both the Union and Confederate sides at Gettysburg. Bibliography lists 26 sources in 45 footnotes.

General Overview of the First Crusade

A 5 page paper provides a general overview of the first religious crusade, its origins and its implications. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

Impacts of Disease Throughout History: The Evolution of Understanding and Treatment

An 11 page overview of the impact of disease on world cultures. Correlates the impact on traditional cultures and the way those cultures dealt with that impact with advances in modern medicine. Emphasizes the impact of disease on the Americas and specifically on the Native American inhabitants of the Americas. Describes common European diseases which either directly or indirectly impacted the Americas and our contemporary, verses our traditional, understanding of those diseases and their treatment. Includes a one page Roman numeral outline. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

The Origins of Slavery

This 3 page paper provides a general overview of slavery in the United States but also includes an argument that suggests it evolved due to prejudice. Support is provided for the supposition. Only scholarly sources are used. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

An Overview of the 1st Crusade

A 3 page paper which offers a general overview of the 1st Crusade. Bibliography lists 3 sources.