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  • The Blackfoot Tribe In Everyday Life

    Imagine living off of anything you can find, and giving up your life so others could live. Well, this was what the Blackfoot tribe did in their daily lives. In the Blackfoot language, which was based of the Algonquian language, they called themselves Siksika meaning "Those with Black Moccasins." Originally the nomadic American tribe migrated from the Great Lakes to live in the plains region including Montana, Idaho, and even Alberta, Canada. The Blackfoot tribe was split into three smaller tribes the Blood tribe, the Peigan tribe, and the North Peigan. The Blackfoot tribe had important spiritual beliefs, had adaptable and creative clothing, and were resilient when it came to food. This tribe fascinates modern Americans. Spirituality for the…

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  • Blackfeet Nation Culture

    An attempt was made by the US government to force all Natives to assimilate. Blackfeet was no exception to the rule and they too suffered at the hands of the boarding schools. Holy Family Mission served for a period of fifty years they attempted to civilize them. “In this way, the policy makers believed, young people would be immersed in the values and practical knowledge of the dominant American society.” (Zitkala-Sa, n.d.) Thus, stripping them of their culture, language, and traditional ways.…

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  • In Crowd And Outcasts In Battle Royall By Ralph Waldo Ellison

    looking different, but when everyone looks the same, society crumbles. In a world where many people are ridiculed for how they look and what they believe, others are considered social outcasts simply for not conforming to the role society wants them to play. In the short story, Borders, by Thomas King, a Blackfoot Indian is treated very poorly because she stays true to her heritage. The border patrol between Canada and the United States refuses to recognize her citizenship as a Blackfoot, and…

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  • Universal Criminal Justice System

    lawyer, and I think that comparing different cultures ' legal systems will provide a greater understanding of the topic as a whole. The societies compared in this essay do not have a justice system as large as the United States, but the United States has a different subsistence strategy than those in this essay. Does subsistence strategy have a correlation with the justice system of a society? I believe that this essay will reveal that the more developed a society 's subsistence strategy is, the…

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  • Cultural Values And Unique Aspects Of The Blackfoot Tribe

    The Blackfoot language is an endangered Native American language with only about 3,000 fluent speakers remaining. Cultural communities who use this language are the Blackfoot tribe bands which are the North Piegan, the South Piegan, the Blood, and the Siksika who reside in the northern plains of Montana, Idaho, and Alberta, Canada (Redish and Lewis "Blackfoot Indian Fact Sheet"). Each tribe band has the same culture and uses the same language, however they differentiate politically. The overall…

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  • Analysis Of No Man Is An Island

    streets, everything seems a little odd; like a piece of the puzzle that is fit in a wrong place. On top of every challenging thing, the language that I’ve used for 12 years was no longer understood by the people around me. Language naturally shows who you are as a person. Language is your identity. Loosing that part of me was frustrating and terrifying. When you think about the relationship between identity and community, it is fascinating how so many people with different personalities were…

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  • Vygotsky's Theory: The Relationship Between Thought And Language

    The relationship between thought and language holds a diverse range of theories. Much of the background literature suggests that the connection between the two begins as early as infancy, with some research into the field of anthropology. Three key figures in its origins are Vygotsky, Piaget and Sapir-Whorf. Vygotsky held a cultural, or ontogenetic, view on the origins of thought and language. In his view, language and thought held two separate roots that developed on a parallel which had…

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  • American International Students

    Communication between International and American students. Nowadays society is very split, especially in big countries such as America. This diversity based on people’s culture, language, religion, ethnic group or race. Colossal number of different cultures represented in the United States. New York, Chicago, Los Angeles are the cities with the biggest population in America and also cities with the biggest cultural diversity. People from Asia to Europe to Africa to Latin America live there.…

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  • My Nickname Essay

    The list of nicknames that have stemmed from my given name of Marygrace is actually quite long when I think about it. The most obvious but least used nickname being Mg, while other names such as Mig and Mur are what dominate people’s minds when they speak to me. Other nicknames have come and gone such Pigeon and Magnesium. However, overall each nickname I have gone or go by represents an important part of my life. Mig is typically not a common name or even a common nickname. The only person…

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  • How They Really Talk Analysis

    Have you ever sent a text message and said “omw” instead of saying “on my way”? or do you have a hard time separating how you text and talk versus how you write. these are just some of the many things that people have been arguing about and these are the two essays that I choose to compare. “Does Texting Affect Writing” by Cullington, and “How they really talk’ by Amicucci. In my essay, I will be giving a summary of both essays, along with comparing and contrasting both of these essays since…

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