Roles Of Native American Women

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Today’s American society, allows some level of flexibility when it comes to the acting out of their gender roles. Women’s role consists of what class they partake in or choose to place their self in. Woman may place themselves in the independent, housewife, workaholics, and or party animal group. The average independent woman consists of having their “own” without a man around. The housewife’s main occupation is running/managing her family 's home for the children and husband to the household needs. The workaholic women usually have no time for man or kids considering all they embrace to do are work 24/7. The party animal women just yearn to have fun and not have the responsibility of a family. Not only do women today …show more content…
Women had played a very important act within Native tribes. They were more than just mothers of the tribes’ children are what they were. Roles consisted of builders, warriors, farmers, and also craftswomen (blankets and baskets). They strength they had was to keep the survival of the tribe. Black Hawk, born Ma-ka-tai-me-she-kia-kiak, was a war leader and warrior of the Sauk American Indian tribe in what is now the Midwest of the United States. As Black Hawk first states about a “good women” Asshewequa who shared his life and raised his children in the first few pages of the book (Kennedy, pg. xx) describes what the indigenous women in the native tribe’s responsibilities were. Women within the tribe cared for their children and husbands, just like the modern woman today do. Numerous men had to part from their family so native women had to keep their family together while the husband went to war. Other men within the tribe helped look after families whose husbands were away by providing them with food from what they had hunted or fished for (Hawk, Pg. 23). “No indiscretion can banish a woman from her parental lodge- no difference how many children she may bring home, she is always welcome...” (Hawk, Pg.48). Although native women had many roles, but raising and taking care of their family always came as a first

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