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Term Papers on Impacts to Native Americans In The 16th & 17th Centuries

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Sixteenth and Seventeenth Century Colonization and Effects on Native Americans »

A 4 page overview of the different approaches to colonization of Spain and Portugal verses England, France, and Holland in the 16th and 17th Centuries. Describes differences in their interactions with Native Americans. Bibliography lists 5 sources.
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Writers of English Prose »

A 14 page paper which examines the work of several English prose writers from the 16th and 17th centuries. The writers examined are Sir Francis Bacon, Sir Thomas More, Thomas Hobbes, Samuel Pepys and John Evelyn. Bibliography lists 6 sources.
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Change Through War »

A 4 page research paper that examines the history of warfare in the 16th and 17th centuries and argues that war provided an engine for social change during this period. The writer discusses how military changes, such as increased army size, brought lasting social, financial and political change. Bibliography ...
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Canadian History During the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries »

This 9 page paper considers the issue of the introduction of European influences in Canada in the 16th and 17th centuries. This paper attempts to determine if contact with the indigenous communities during this period produced a significant cultural conflict or if attempts were made to achieve a kind ...
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Comparative Analysis of Chinese American, Black American, and Native American Experiences »

In 5 pages the author compares the historical experiences of Native Americans, Black Americans, and Chinese Americans. A historical narrative of Native Americans, Black Americans, and Chinese Americans is necessary to determine the specific historical factors, social structure factors, and ideological factors that seem to have contributed to the differences ...
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U.S. Colonies and Slavery »

(7 pp). Although, the number of African American slaves grew slowly at first, by the 1680s they were essential to the economy of Virginia. During the 17th and 18th centuries, African American slaves lived in all of England's North American colonies. Before Great Britain prohibited its subjects from ...
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American Colonies and Slavery Origins »

(7 pp). Although, the number of African American slaves grew slowly at first, by the 1680s they were essential to the economy of Virginia. During the 17th and 18th centuries, African American slaves lived in all of England's North American colonies. Before Great Britain prohibited its subjects from participating ...
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Russell Bourne/Red King's Rebellion »

A 3 page book review of Russell Bourne's The Red King's Rebellion, which recounts the conditions leading up to and including the war between Native Americans and colonists in the seventeenth century. Bourne addresses the position of colonists who argued against cooperation with Native Americans, but also those who argued ...
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John Demos' The Unredeemed Captive and Intercultural Relationships »

This 10 page paper considers this factually based book which examines the relationship between the English, the French and the Native Americans in the early eighteenth century. This is undertaken through the story of the Williams family, following the story of Eunice Williams who chooses not to return when ...
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Survival of Native Americans v. Europeans in the Colonial Americas »

A 15 page address of the question which has occupied historians for centuries, why were Native Americans not only able to survive but to thrive in a land where European colonists would at first flounder and many times perish? The author of this paper explores various sides of the debate ...
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Process of Making Treaties and the Involvement of Native Americans »

A 7 page discussion of the degree of involvement of Native Americans in the drafting and implementation of treaties. Contends that even those groups who played the largest role in the treaty making process were essentially ineffective in terms of avoiding the final deleterious impact to the people and ...
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World View of Native Americans »

A 5 page essay discussing the Native American society and conservatism. Issues discussed include world view orientation, impact of the Western traders and other influences on Native American world view and concluding remarks regarding the validity of the conservatism argument. No sources are listed.
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Native American Culture and Way of Life Decimation »

A 4 page outline of the many injustices that were dealt the Native American peoples by those that invaded their lands. Many Native American groups have actually been wiped off the face of the earth by those that sought land, resources, and wealth in the Americas. Other Native ...
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Native Americans in Spain as Beings or an Obstacle? »

Native Americans in Colonial Latin America: Fellow Human A 5 page discussion of the Spanish view of Native Americans in the Caribbean and Latin America. Describes Native Americans as being only an obstacle to Spanish goals. Bibliography lists 3 sources.
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Modern Native American Literature and Cultural Conflict »

An 11 page discussion of cultural conflict as is evidenced in Thomas King’s “Green Grass, Running Water”, Leslie Marmon Silko’s “Ceremony”, Gerald Vizenor’s “The Heirs of Columbus”, and Sherman Alexie’s “The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven”. The author notes the underlying theme of the differences in the ...
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Concerns of Modern Native Americans »

A 6 page discussion of the many problems facing contemporary Native Americans. Traces these problems back to the initial contact with the European people who invaded Native land. Asserts that everything from the ravages of disease on modern Native Americans to struggles over land rights and the right ...
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Native American Culture Changes »

A 6 page review of the many changes experienced by Native American cultures since the arrival of the Europeans to this continent. Discuses the diversity of Native American cultures and the attempts by non-Natives to wipe out the Native populations either through direct warfare or through concepts like assimilation. ...
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Contrasting and Comparing Native Americans and Buddhists »

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. ...
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Cultural Diversity Among Native American Women »

A 5 page discussion of one Native American woman's quest to understand cultural diversity, especially diversity in her law enforcement workplace. Relates the difficulties she encounters as a woman and how she helps to acquaint the rest of the workplace with Native American culture. Describes some of the ...
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The Evolution of Laws Protecting Archaeological Resources and Native American Graves »

A 6 page overview of the laws that have been implemented to protect Native American antiquities and human remains. The author traces the legislative effort from the 1906 Antiquities Act through the Archaeological Resources Protection Act, the the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act of 1990, and the ...
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Native American Culture Decline »

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 ...
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Europeans, Native Americans, and Greed »

A 5 page consideration of the motivations that characterized the early interactions between Native Americans and the Europeans that invaded their shores. European peoples not only took advantage of Native Americans but committed one atrocity after another in their attempts to prosper from them. The Native Americans, though ...
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Cultural Considerations of Native American Reservations' Casino Gambling »

A 14 page discussion of the introduction of casino gambling to Native American reservations. Provides an overview of the issues and presents the thesis that casino gambling on Native American reservations supports the uniqueness of Native American culture rather than detracts from it. Presents examples to support that ...
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Falsehoods and Misconceptions Regarding the Native American Healing Ceremonies »

A 5 page look at Native American spirituality and the concept of healing ceremonies. Explains that Native spirituality is tribal specific but that unfortunately this specificity has been corrupted by the media and the entertainment industry and the warped view which has been presented has provided the stimulus for much ...
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Transformation and Seventeenth Century England »

A 4 page research paper that discusses the 17th century as a time of transformation in England. The writer argues that the seventeenth century was a period of rapid change in England, economically, politically and religiously. In his text The Century of Revolution, historian Christopher Hill argues persuasively that ...
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Native American Spirituality and Lame Deer »

A 1 page brief description of Native American spirituality. Bibliography lists 1 source.
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Five Reasons for Traditional Native American Resistance to Acculturation »

A 3 page delineation of five reasons that traditional Native Americans do not acculturate well into mainstream America. No sources are listed
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Spiritual Perspectives of Native American Author N. Scott Momaday »

A 5 page paper which examines the position of Native American author Natachee Scott Momaday which argues that Native Americans have a special understanding of how things, material and living, have a deep connection and how non Natives can benefit from that knowledge. Bibliography lists 4 sources.
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Local Government and Casino Tax Revenue Regarding Native Americans »

A 10 page review of Native American gaming and the revenues it provides to local government. The author contrasts Native American gaming with non-Native gaming establishments and emphasizes the role of tribal sovereignty and tax exemption in determining revenue contributions. Bibliography lists 10 sources.
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Native American Literature »

This 6 page paper deals with the changing perception of the Native American in American literature. The Novels of Treuer, Erdrich, and Alexie are used to explore such issues as loss, love, stereotypes, and other universal themes. Supported arguements are made which show that Native American literature is not always ...
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Article Analysis: American Indian Societies »

This 3 page paper analyzes selections about Native Americans in the section, "Transformation, Endurance, and Rejuvenation of American Indian Societies, 1870-1995" from the Gregory Gordon text. The various selections presented include modern day accounts as well as historical works, including letters from soldiers and Native Americans. Bibliography lists 2 sources.
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Native American Plight in The Long Death by Ralph Andrist »

An 8 page paper that recounts the history of the American Indians and the U.S. military strucuture that defeated them. Considered are a number of major battles and the consequences that the military push toward genocide had on the Native American nations of the 19th century. No additional sources cited.
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Metacom of the Wampanoag: Changing Perceptions Over Time »

A 7 page discussion of how the view of this man and his war against the English colonist changed over time. Basing the discussion on the popular nineteenth century play “Metamora”, this paper contends that Americans had softened in many regards as to their perception of Native Americans. ...
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Property Rights of Native Americans »

A 7 page discussion of Native American property rights. Provides a brief historical review of the move to the reservation system and tribally owned lands and then the pressures to dissolve that tribal ownership. Ties the concept of property rights into the issue of sovereignty and concludes ...
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Overview of African American and Native American Ideologies and Globalization »

This 9 page paper examines what ideology is, how it has impacted African-Americans and Native Americans; it also defines several terms related to globalization; and finally looks briefly at the way in which capitalism causes poverty. Bibliography lists 9 sources.
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Ecological World View and Native American Uniformity »

A 15 page discussion of the popular perception that Native Americans exhibit a uniform ecological world view. Presents supporting and detracting arguments for this view. Notes first that the sheer diversity of Native American cultures and individuals would make it unlikely that such a uniformity in view exists. ...
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Professional Service Provider Considerations Regarding Native American Culture »

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. ...
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17th Century Conflict Between English Colonists and Native Americans »

An 8 page overview of the conflict which erupted between the English colonists and the Native inhabitants of the Americas. The arrival of the Pilgrims and the Puritans to the Americans would prove the beginning of an insurmountable blow to the Native American peoples who inhabited the continent. ...
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Microhistory Europe Early 16th Century »

A 9 page paper that discusses microhistorical events of the early to mid-16th century by discussing three specific books: Ginzburg's The Cheese and the Worm: The Cosmos of a Sixteenth Century Miller; Davis' The Return of Martin Guerre; and Nalle's Mad for God: Bartolome Sanchez, the Secret Messiah of ...
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Equality Concept, Conflicting Ideology, and Thomas Jefferson »

An 8 page discussion of Thomas Jefferson's actions towards blacks and Native Americans. The author contends that in regard to his handling of slavery and Native American land rights Jefferson wavered considerably from his professed belief in the ideology of true equality. Bibliography lists 7 sources.
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The Impact of DNA Testing on Racial/Ethnic Classifications A View of the Native American »

A 10 page discussion of the governmental role and interest in the classification of "Native American". Explains the governmental restrictions as to who can classify themselves as Native American, the necessity of being on a tribal roll, and the inadequacies and injustices of that approach. Includes information about self-identification of race and ethnicity ...
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The Poor Treatment of the American History »

This 8 page history paper examines Native Americans and the negative way they were treated. The paper argues that the United States launched a campaign that would end in death and destruction for the Native Americans and they did this without a thought to their natural human rights. Bibliography lists ...
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A Plea for a Native American Alliance »

A 3 page plea for Native Americans to join into a common alliance to resist white expansion. Written from the perspective of one Native American in the 1800s, this paper tells of what will come if the alliance is unsuccessful. Bibliography lists 2 sources.
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Native Americans as Perceived by Walt Whitman »

This 4 page paper examines the perspective of Walt Whitman regarding Native Americans as evidenced through his poetry. This paper examines "Song of Myself" specifically in order to illustrate the compassion and respect that Whitman had for the Native Americans. Bibliography lists 3 sources.
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The Healing Properties of Native American Tradition »

An 11 page overview of the importance of Native American tradition in healing Native American people and securing their place in modern society. This book uses examples from Eden Robinson’s “Monkey Beach”. Bibliography lists 2 sources.
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Socialization of Native Americans »

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. ...
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Festive and Ceremonial Attire of Native Americans »

A 9 page overview of Native American clothing styles. Emphasizes festive and ceremonial dress. stresses that the term Native American is very widespread in terms of the cultural and thus artistic diversity it encompasses and that art and dress styles vary not only with culture but with the particular time ...
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Native American Society, Racism's Roots, and America's 'Discovery' »

A 3 page paper tracing the rampant racism which continues to target Native American people and culture to the concept of a European "discovery" of this continent. Emphasizes that although this continent and its people were very much in existence at the time of the supposed European "discovery" the ...
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Native Americans as Perceived by English Colonists »

A 7 page overview of early colonial interactions with Native Americans. The manner in which European colonists viewed the Native Americans whose lands they invaded varied both according to geography and according to time. The Puritans as a whole would proclaim their belief that all people were equal ...
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Christopher Hill's Century of Revolution, 1603-1714 »

A 5 page summary and review of Christopher Hill’s “Century of Revolution, 1603-1714” which outlines some of the conditions in 17th century Europe. No additional sources cited.
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