Native Americans Essay Topics

The Red Convertible

In “The Red Convertible,” Louise Erdrich combines a coming of age story of two Native American brothers with an allegory of the struggle of Native Americans to adapt to and live in the world controlled by White Americans. The title “The Red Convertible” is a play on words describing the attempts of Native Americans or… View Article

Analysis of ‘Ceremony’ By Leslie Marmon Silko

If Native American community adopts the ethics of white traditions that regards them as less than human being, they begin to look down on themselves. In ‘Ceremony’ Leslie Marmon Silko visibly represents this dual bind sociology called internalized domination. ‘Ceremony’ is one of the most reflective and touching works of Native American literature, a story… View Article

The Nativity Story

The Nativity Story is about the difficult journey of Mary and Joseph from Nazareth to Bethlehem which eventually leads to the birth of Jesus. The young couple sets forth to travel to their ancestral home to register for a census ordered by King Herod. The journey is made even more difficult by the pregnancy of… View Article

The Native American Trail of Tears

Removal of the Cherokees and several other native nations during the 1830s allowed expansion of Anglo-American populations south and west through parts of Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, and neighboring states. At roughly the same time, industrial application of Eli Whitney’s cotton gin created a mass market in moderately priced cotton clothing. Within a decade after the… View Article

The Removal Of Chrokee Nation

This is also referred to as “Trails of Tears” since the Cherokees Native American were relocated and it resulted to death of many of them. This group was not the only one which was removed in an effort to remove Indians from United State. Cherokee trial of tears was as a result of enforcement of… View Article

The Searchers

THE SEARCHERS remains a unique film that presents an interesting take on racism and the genocide against Native Americans while at the same time we also are given a glimpse into the birth of the western anti-hero a birth which, to a great extent, helped redefine the western genre to a significant degree in later… View Article

The Trail Of Tears

                                                           Introduction             The tribe of the Cherokee stayed at east of the Mississippi. Between 1815 and 1830, these tribes tried to live in peace beside the Americans. Some Indians tried to live like the settlers. Many Potawatomi in Indiana and Ohio had converted to the Catholic faith. They lived as farmers and fur… View Article

The Toughest Indian in the World

Sherman Alexie is a poet and a novelist and his works were presented on the side of white liberalism. The novel “The Toughest Indian in the World” is one of his brilliant works that demonstrates the stories about the Indians encompassing their street fighters, urban and reservation, husbands and wives. Alexie insisted that white people… View Article

The Washoe Indian Tribe of Nevada

The Washoe Indians resided around Lake Tahoe in Nevada and nearby the Great Basin. The Native American People lived near the western Great Basin, where the Washoe lands were the first areas to be settled. For reasons of survival, the Washoe Indian tribe migrated to more economically feasible areas, due to the loss of their… View Article

Aztecs And Incas: Prosperity On The Eve Of Fall

The Inca and Aztec empires were both the largest, and most powerful civilizations in the America before the arrival of the Europeans in the 15th century. Like any empire existed during human history Inca and Aztec empires had periods of creation, development, prosperity and fall. Empire is like soap bubble – it grows, become larger,… View Article

The Timucua Indians

The American Indian people who inhabited the Northeast and North central Florida and South east Georgia were known as the Timucua. The Timucua like most other native American tribes were never a single or unified tribe. There were a number of chiefdoms and each chiefdom had about five hundred villages. Villages werefurther divided into clans … View Article

How Being a Navajo Help Detective Solve the Case?

There are significant differences between white people and Navajos. This is a matter of culture, beliefs and traditional practices. Tony Hillerman (10) in “A Thief of Time” portrayed two Navajos—Lt. Joe Leaphorn and Sgt. Chee—working as detectives and the way in which their working style, views, opinions, and personalities differ from white men. Even in… View Article

The “Trail of Tears” Miniseries

From May of 1838 to March of 1839, a terrible injustice was carried out on the Native American Cherokee population (US Department of Interior 2002). They were forcibly removed from their land, herded into stockades like animals, and made to march from the areas of the southern Appalachians to Oklahoma (Berry 1998). The weather was… View Article

Trail of Tears and Civil Liberties

Andrew Jackson’s removal of the Native American tribes from the east coast to western settlements is known as the Trail of Tears.  Their removal is sanctioned under the Indian Removal act of 1830.  The battle that lasted between American Calvary men and the Seminole Indians which lasted for four decades, the civil liberties juxtaposition with… View Article

Let Us Smoke the Pipe so There Will be no Lies Between Us

The Native American Sioux have long standing traditions which predate the establishment of the United States, yet the American government stripped the majority of Native Americans from their lands and placed them on reservations where they can hardly carry out any of their customs. The motion picture, Thunderheart, tells an adaptation of the incident at… View Article

The right to counsel in Native American tribal courts

Congress’s goal with respect to American Indians has always been at cross purposes and requires a delicate balancing act. The drive to preserve Indian heritage and the drive to assimilate or civilize the native American represent the conflicting interests Congress attempts to balance. This most obvious in the area of criminal law where congress has… View Article

Native American Indians Then and Now

Native American Indians Native American Indians have not changed much in hundreds of years. The Natives still have the same belief as they did from the beginning of time. They are still forced to live on reserved lands that do not seem livable and are in worse conditions now than ever before. Even though people… View Article

Montana 1948 Dream Analysis

David, after reviewing your dream, I have concluded that you care deeply for the Sioux that live in your area. I know this because you didn’t imagine them as the stereotypical Native American, such as the ones depicted in the movies. You imagined them as normal people in normal clothes. They are dressed in jeans,… View Article

Columbus Day

When asked should Columbus Day be celebrated? The answer we get is yes because we have a holiday on Monday of the second week of October. Columbus Day is the celebration of the day Christopher Columbus apparently discovered America. If I was asked that question I would say most definitely we shouldn’t celebrate Columbus Day…. View Article

Native Americans and Colonists

Native Americans and English colonists are two distinct groups that were in conflict. The colonists came to America to establish a better life for themselves, their family, and freedom to practice their faith. However, the Indians did not agree with their way of thinking of God and wanted the settlers to follow their own way… View Article

Red, White, and Black by Gary Nash

Gary Nash author of Red, White, and Black purpose to their readers is describing the early colonists, but also the relationships toward Europeans, the Indians, and the Africans. Nash successfully analyzes the impact of the colliding three cultures and interprets them to give an overall theme about the relationships between those who made America what… View Article

The Environmental Aspect of Pocahontas

“ Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together. All things connect. ” This is a quote said by a Native American chief, shows the attitudes of the Native American people as a… View Article

Definition of a Savage

In “Remarks Concerning the Savages of North America”, Benjamin Franklin opens by saying “Savages we call them, because their manners differ from ours, which we think the perfection of civility; they think the same of theirs” (Franklin, 2008, p. 226). When Franklin wrote this, he had no idea that our society would continue to complicate… View Article

Frontier Thesis Questions

1.What is the frontier thesis? What role does Turner argue the frontier has played in American history? The frontier thesis is the argument advanced by historian Frederick Jackson Turner in 1893 that expresses how the idea of the frontier, as the meeting point between savagery and civilization, influenced the American culture by promoting individualistic democracy…. View Article

Cherokee Indians

The word Cherokee is believed to have evolved from a Choctaw word meaning “Cave People”. It was picked up and used by Europeans and eventually accepted the adopted by Cherokees in the form of Tsalagi or Jalagi. Traditionally, the people now known as Cherokee refer to themselves as aniyun-wiya, a name usually translated as “the… View Article

Sacramento State

For the college fair, my group received Cal State Sacramento. In my group I was student number one. Student number one was to work on what location, size, and environment. I learned that Sacramento State is approximately 7 hours and 32 minutes away from Perris and is almost 453 miles. While working on my category… View Article

Western Expansion

Many atrocities happened while the white people tried to subjugate the Native Americans and near the 1900s several events happened that helped quell the Native American rebelliousness and help their assimilation into America. Some of these events were the Wounded Knee Massacre, the Battle of the Little BigHorn, Sitting Bull, and Cultural Assimilation. In June,… View Article

American Indian Genocide

When you think about Native Americans you think peaceful village people but that is far from what really happened. What happened in the Holocaust was genocide but would you consider what happened to the Native Americans was genocide? There are lots of opinions and feelings about what happened like the “Trail of Tears” in the… View Article

Early Native Peoples of America

•Anasazi – They were a cultural group of people during the Pueblo I and II Eras. During their time, corn was introduced to society, and the ideas of nomadic hunters and gatherers were present. Their crafts and houses still stand today, which plays an important role in the advancement of architecture and craftsmanship. •Aztecs –… View Article

Columbian Exchange

The term Columbian Exchange refers to the large-scale exchange of animals, plants, goods, diseases and people between the Old and New Worlds. This event is one of the more significant events of all-time as it marks the beginning of the modern era of history. Not only were Native Americans greatly impacted by the Columbian Exchange… View Article