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    Through story and its ability to transfer an experience to those who hear it, that truth of the murder is passed along to the people of the village. Ceremonial quality to the performance, mixture of dance and narrative paced with the energy of atmosphere, nature, and people. "I talk about the qualities of the woman, whom the man sees as a walrus" (104). This line conveys the mistake the hunter made, which was in seeing the woman not as a fellow human connected to himself, but as something for him to hunt and kill. That the man sees the woman as a walrus is a simple truth, and simultaneously emphasizes his role as a skilled hunter who feeds his people. By talking about the woman 's qualities as well as those of the hunter, the narrator gives these people the ability to interpret and judge for themselves. "The people turn together as one and see him" (104), and draw a united conclusion about the most balanced path to justice. The problem is plainly stated at the end: “We make a jumble of stories. We do not dream together” (104). If we would bother to know each other, to share our stories, to listen to the earth and to each other, we could dream together. Story becomes a source of enlightenment and method of preserving…

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    these Black Seminoles as an ethnic minority within the Seminole Nation with all the rights that come to any citizen. Assimilation is a risk in being recognized as a member which often creates a disappearance of a people as was the case of many other Native American people who simply disappeared in the white population. Conclusion Who is a Seminole and who decides? Today, Abraham may not qualify to be a citizen of his own nation, one he fought so hard to create. The modern practice is for the…

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    I had noticed that a lot of the Hmong men and women wore a bracelets or anklets that were made from cloth and they were placed on so the person was unable to remove it without it being cut off. The men and women would become really upset and sometimes even combative when the officers would cut them off. I assumed they were important to them because maybe their children had made them, I was wrong in assuming that. My Hmong friend wears the same bracelet that the Hmong people were wearing when…

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    southeastern Indian tribes, driven out of their homelands including escaping wars and colonial expansion, migrated to Florida. Although many other Indian tribes previously inhabited the peninsula, European diseases and wars devastated Florida’s Native population. Those few who survived: Timucua, Apalachee, Oconee, and Yuchi, among others, for the most part, assimilated with the more recent arrivals. Migration and the passage of time contributed to the spread of Muscogee language dialectal…

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    the foundation of understanding Native culture through the diffusion of ideas and history through themes, as well as give guidance to the role of women as protectors of culture and values (Smith). The depiction of oral storytelling is first introduced in the beginning of the novel, “I was raised on the voices of women. Indian women. They spent their lives telling stories. The same stories, sitting in the same places, warning the children with a shake of the head and the tease of memory” (Bell…

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    dropped to the ground and disappeared into the great forest.” First, a bit about the Cherokee. The Cherokee Nation originally hails from the Great Lakes region, but in ancient times migrated south to modern day Tennessee and Georgia. Unfortunately, the Cherokee are perhaps best known in American history for being forcibly removed to Oklahoma in the infamous “Trail of Tears”. Today, the Cherokee are the largest federally recognized Indigenous tribe, with over 314,000 members. Now, why is this…

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    Do you know what ceremonies the Seminole tribe had? One of them was a ceremony talking about dead people. They would say if a member in your family died the person who killed them would get a punishment by the family members. The relatives of the dead person could pick anything they want the punishment to be. They could pick them being dead or just a painful punishment. When you read this paper, I will talk about the homes they live in, all the food they ate, and a lot of interesting traditions…

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    Although credible sources acknowledge the death of William McIntosh as an assassination commandeered by rival Chief Menwana; Creek law divulges that Chief Menwana was not only justified, but also encouraged by Creek law to kill Chief McIntosh. Chief McIntosh was a controversial Creek leader whose strong relationship with the United States government cast suspicion about his loyalty to the Creeks. “McIntosh was related by blood or marriage to several prominent Georgians...These marriages helped…

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    Cherokee Relationship

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    There have been many instances in which the Cherokees and the Americans have demonstrated a great, amicable, and mutually beneficial relationship. From the introduction of the Christian religion to the increased literacy due to the printing press, the Cherokees relationship with the whites have produced numerous benefits. Although there is no reason for this favorable relationship to change, the circumstances presented to us at this point in history have necessitated an adjustment in the…

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    Cherokee Indian Removal

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    the people who assisted in the relocation of these Native Americans. He noted this experience and…

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