Native American Deculturalization Case Study

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Chapter1- This chapter is about the role of deculturalization of different groups. The Romans believe that those who didn’t live by the Roman laws was less than human. Roman wanted Nature Americans to live by their culture and morals; they wanted them to live behind all these beliefs. Christianity was the way. The 1517 Protestant Reformation mark a change for Europeans religiously. Roman Catholic came about doing this time period. Many English Protestant believed that Catholic believer were inferior to the nation itself. English beliefs of their cultural and racial superiority came before anything therefore Nature American and Anglo-Saxon had to go. Anyone who was not born or American soil will have to be enslaved. Meaning political equality …show more content…
“All men are created equal” equality, race, and citizenship plays a key role in our history. In order to keep globalization in control many places have limited or denied any education to be taught, because fears that people will go against colonial power. Deculturalization is the educational process of destroying people culture and replacing it with a new culture (page 5). Gender roles and family structures are some example of deculturalization of Native American. The Naturalization act of1790, spark may issue cultural differences was still a problem under this law Native American were deny citizenship, however the law restricted the granting of citizenship to free white men only. The Anglo Culture wanted a school education that reflected their culture. They wanted the government to provide a more equal and affective way of learning in creating cultural and political values. Native American and Europeans teaching style were different. Native American wasn’t taught in a school setting like Europeans, but in a tribe life community. Native American was taught through storytelling, participating and learning the customs of the …show more content…
The 1900s mark a change for Native Americans, the Indian Commission open the doors up for Native Americans to be grant U.S citizenship. All native Americans were granted citizenship in 1924 under the Indian Citizenship Act. Thomas Mckenney made a huge impact on schooling for native Americans. He believed the power of schooling to culturally transform Native Americans (page 24). Mckenney push congress on the idea of schooling, he believed the key of civilizing Native Americans was to school them. The Civilization Act was created to support schools for Indian tribes. Missionary educators’ jobs were to civilize Native Americans to the Christianity belief. With the help from the ABCFM, missionaries were sent to Native Americans tribes to better educate them on Christianity. Cherokee alphabet was created by Sequoyah; it was use in first Native American newspaper “Cherokee Phoenix”, that was printed in both Cherokee and English. The Indian Removal Act forced thousands of Cherokee Indians off their land (Trail of Tears) into Indian territory. Once settled in Indian territory, organize of governments and school systems quickly came about. Literacy programs for adults and boarding schools were created. Cherokee and Choctaw school systems were very successful; their literacy levels were higher than white populations. Schools of reservation was created to teach and prepare native Americans in manual

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