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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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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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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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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 Land Mistreatment of Native Americans »

This five-page-paper presents a discussion on the various forms of racism that Native Americans still face in this country. Bibliography lists three 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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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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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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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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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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Dann Sisters, the Western Shoshone and Native American Land Rights »

A 15 page discussion of the concepts of Native American sovereignty, property rights and land ownership. Outlines the government policies towards these concepts and the history of U.S. dealings with Native Americans in regard to them. Uses the plight of the Western Shoshone and the Dann sisters in particular to illustrate the rights ...
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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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“Keeping Promises: What Is Sovereignty and Other Questions About Indian Country” »

A 4 page consideration of the question of “Who is a Native American?”. Using the book by Betty Reid, Ben Winton, and Gwendolen Gates, the author of this paper emphasizes the importance of land, language, sovereignty, and lineage in defining who is and who is not Native American. ...
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European American Values and Native American Values »

A 3 page research paper that contrasts and compares Native American values with European-descended American values. The writer focuses, in particular, on the manner in which these two groups differ in regards to the way they perceive land. Bibliography lists 4 sources.
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Native American and European American Cultural Interaction »

4 pages in length. Given the proper circumstances, traditional Native American cultures could never have co-existed alongside European American cultures, inasmuch as neither one even remotely upheld the same attributes. The Native Americans lived their lives in accordance to a higher influence supported by their affinity with the ...
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Iroquois and Huron Patterns of Trade »

A 6 page discussion of the trade networks which evolved between the Huron and Iroquois and the French and British invaders of their land. Emphasizes that the particulars of such trade varied considerably with the time period. Concludes that while the Native Americans would definitely be affected by their ...
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1637's Pequot and English War and its Influential Factors »

An 8 page discussion of the war between the English and the Native American group known as the Pequot. Contends that the reasons behind this war were really quite simplistic. The first was the English desire for the land which the Pequot controlled. Equally important, however, was ...
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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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Overview of the Shawnee Native American Tribe »

A 6 page overview of the Shawnee tribe of Native Americans. Provides a cultural description of the Shawnee and a brief overview of their encounters with the white encroachers to their lands in the 1700s and 1800s. Outlines the role of Tecumseh in these encounters, the ultimate loss ...
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General George Custer and How He was Viewed by Native Americans »

An 8 page paper analyzing the Native American view of Custer and the battle at Little Big Horn that they should have won. The analysis is based on their spiritual views on land preservation and how the preservation has been their spiritual duty for 20 million years. This ...
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The True Impact of Disrupting Small Town America Inner City Ghetto or Native American Traditional Lands »

This 4 page paper presents the thesis that the physical disruption of inner city ghettos, small town America, or even traditional Native American lands translates into the disruption of more ephemeral traditions. Bibliography lists 3 sources.
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Incompatibilities of European and Native American Cultures »

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 ...
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Justice and Native Americans »

This 4 page research paper/essay draws upon research to argue that it would be morally, as well as legally, just for the federal government to give back Native American lands to tribes whose treaty rights were violated. Bibliography lists 5 sources.
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Native Americans and Africans Compared »

This is an 8 page paper discussing discrimination and assimilation of African and Native Americans. African Americans and Native Americans in the United States have experienced generations of discrimination and assimilation but from somewhat different perspectives. Native Americans were the most profoundly affected by colonization and were forced into minority ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 Issues »

A 6 page overview of the historic and contemporary issues confronting Native Americans. The author condenses these issues into three main categories: health, land and leadership. Background information is provided for each category and the reasons for its importance are emphasized in terms of statistics and historic and future applicability. Bibliography lists 6 sources. ...
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Native Americans and Different East and West European Experiences »

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 ...
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Native American Past and Present Historical Issues »

A 6 page overview of the historic and contemporary issues confronting Native Americans. The author condenses these issues into three main categories: health, land and leadership. Background information is provided for each category and the reasons for its importance are emphasized in terms of statistics and historic ...
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Establishing Writing Connections and the Native American Writers Sherman Alexie and N. Scott Momaday »

(5 pp). N. Scott Momaday and Sherman Alexie are Native American writers who "connect" with those they love. For Momaday it is the love of land - that unique place where one is born, that is both defining and healing. For Alexie it is the love ...
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Variations in European and Native American Interactions »

A 3 page review of the interactions that occurred during colonial times between Native Americans and the Europeans that invaded their lands. The author observes differences in colonial administration and goals Bibliography lists 3 sources.
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Cultural and Political Autonomy Preservation Struggles of Native American Leaders »

A 6 page overview of the different Native American approaches launched in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries in response to white invasion into Indian lands. The author emphasizes the contrast which existed between these three great leaders. Bibliography lists 5 sources.
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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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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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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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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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Native American Society, Racism, and European Stereotypes and Misperceptions »

A 5 page discussion of the reasons behind the racism which has existed in regard to Native Americans for the last five hundred years. Identifies Europeans misperceptions and stereotypes regarding Native American culture as being at the root of this racism. Bibliography lists 5 sources.
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Race Considerations in Gilbert Arizona: Native Americans »

An 8 page overview of race relations in Gilbert Arizona between the mainstream white population and the Native American population. The author presents the thesis that these relations are more characterized by misunderstandings and false expectations than by acceptance of Native Americans for what they truly represent in today's ...
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Predictions of Alexis de Tocqueville and the Survival of Native Americans »

A 6 page discussion of Native American survival into contemporary times even in the face of great odds. Notes the perceptions of Alexis de Tocqueville on his trip to the U.S. in 1831 and asserts that even given the dire predictions Tocqueville made, the Native American has managed to ...
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Native American Definition »

Provides a 7 page overview of the various factors which are used to determine whether or not a person is indeed a Native American. Stresses the importance of what is in the heart rather than phylogenetic or stereotypical images of what a 'true' Native American is. Bibliography lists ...
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