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76.

Politics, Religion & Native American Identity

A 5 page paper that explores and examines the theme of the reconciliation of the heritage of Native American politics and religion with that of the heritage of the politics and religion of European colonization in twentieth century literature. Discussed and compared are John Neihardt's 1932 publication of Black Elk Speaks: Being the Life Story of a Holy Man of the Oglala Sioux, Scott Momaday's 1969 publication of The Way to Rainy Mountain, and Michael Dorris' and Louise Erdrich's 1991 publication of The Crown of Columbus. Bibliography lists 3 sources.



77.

Contemporary and Historic Issues Confronting Native Americans

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.



78.

How the Native Americans Responded to Whites in Helen Hunt Jackson's Novel, "Ramona"

A 5 page paper which examines how Native Americans responded to Anglo whites in Helen Hunt Jackson's 1884 novel, "Ramona," and evaluate whether or not their responses changed over time.



79.

Casino Gambling on Native American Reservations: Cultural Benefit or Degradation?

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 thesis. Bibliography lists 6 sources.



80.

Changes in Native American Culture

This 5 page paper looks at the Culture of the native Americans and the way in which it has changed over the years as a result of increased immigration to the United States. From the days before Columbus to the current day the culture has evolved through force rather than natural progression, the paper considers the positive and the negative aspects of these changes. The bibliography cites 1 source.



81.

Morbidity, Mortality, and Native Americans

This 5 page report discusses modern Native Americans in the United States and the unique health concerns with which they must deal. Certain diseases and conditions are known to affect the Native American population with more frequency and/or severity than other populations, notably diabetes, heart disease, and alcoholism. It is important for Native Americans to be informed and educated on these issues so that they may better understand how these disease processes may alter or impact their lives. It is also important that policy makers and elected officials understand the unique concerns of the Native American populations of the U.S. and address those problems with adequate financial, material, and human resources. Bibliography lists 4 sources.



82.

European Misperceptions and Stereotypes: Racism in Native American Society

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.



83.

The "Discovery" of America: Roots of Racism in Native American Society

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 mindset which was behind that concept has persisted and the result has been continued racism against Native Americans. Bibliography lists one source.



84.

Contemporary and Historic Issues Confronting Native Americans

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.



85.

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.



86.

A Century of Religious Evolution among Native Americans

A 7 page paper discussing how the issue of religion among Native Americans has come full circle in the past century. The federal government officially banned some tribes' most sacred religious rites - the potlatch of the Cree was subversive because it redistributed wealth among members - forbade the use of native languages and removed entire tribes from their ancestral lands. White missionaries were certain that the "savages" had to be civilized before they could be evangelized, and did not take the time to realize how similar native religion and Christianity were. Some groups are returning to the traditional ways; others are blending tradition with Christianity; still others persecute the Christians in their midst in retribution for the centuries of persecution at the hands of Christians. Bibliography lists 7 sources.



87.

The History of Lacrosse: From the Native American Stickball Game to the Game We Know Today

A 9 page overview of the game Lacrosse. Traces the game from its origin among the Native Americans to the present day. Details the spiritual meaning of the game to Native Americans as well as its history among the non-Natives in their relations with Natives. Outlines the evolution in gear, rules, and playing fields. Bibliography lists 10 sources.



88.

The Similarities and Differences Between Native American Beliefs and Buddhism

This 9 page paper looks at the basic beliefs Buddhism and Native American beliefs and looks to compare them finding many differences, but also many similarities. These are discussed in terms of a similar message and just a different representation though the different cultures. The bibliography cites 6 sources.



89.

Manifest Destiny and Native American Culture

This 7 page paper considers how the paradigm of the manifest destiny influenced the culture and history of the Native American Indians. Aspect such as divine rights and noblesse oblige on the part of the white man are considered. Particular attention is paid to the Cherokees in Georgia and Indian Removal Act of 1830. The bibliography cites 2 sources.



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Portrayal of Native Americans in Brian Moore's "Black Robe"

A 6 page paper which examines what characteristics the author emphasizes in a consideration of the overall tone of their portrayal. Bibliography lists 3 sources.




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