Native American Response Paper On Indian Peoples And Indian Lands By David E. Wilkins

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Native American response paper

This response paper will be on the articles A Tour of Indian Peoples and Indian Lands by David E. Wilkins and Winnebagos, Cherokees, Apaches, and Dakotas by Debra Merskin. The first article discusses what the Indian tribes were and where they resided. There are many common terms to refer to the native people including American Indians, Tribal nations, indigenous nations, first peoples, and Native Americans. Alaskan natives are called by their territories like the Inuits or the Aleuts. There are certain issues with the terms Indians and Native Americans. For one, they are not from Indian, and secondly the term Native American was used during the anti-immigration movement in the 1860s-1925. It has been decided that it is up to the tribal community to describe themselves however they please to do so. For instance, The Indian self-determination act of 1975 states that any tribe, band, nation, or community which is recognized as eligible for the specials programs and services provided by the U.S. because of their Indian status. Another important case was Montoya vs. United States that said that a tribe is a body of Indians of the same race or similar race untied in a community under one leadership or government and inhabiting a particular territory.
There are two ways to define tribes. The first is the Ethnological perspective which is a group of indigenous people connected by biology or blood. This includes cultural, spiritual, language, or…

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