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  • The Shinwari Tribe

    tribe represented about 400,000 people in eastern Afghanistan. The Shinwari tribe also pledged to send at least one military-age male in each family to the Afghan Army or the police in the event of a Taliban attack. The American commanders agreed to channel one million dollars in development projects directly to the tribal leaders and bypass the local Afghan government, believe to be corrupt. “The Taliban have been trying to destroy our tribe, and they are taking money from us, and they are taking our sons to fight,” said Malik Niaz, a Shinwari elder. “If they defy us now, we will defeat them.” Many issues here because the United States commanders believed this tactic was going to help win the fight against the Taliban fighters. American…

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  • Ute Tribe Culture

    Ute Tribe The Ute tribe are Native Americans living in the Great Basin region of the United States of America. The Ute tribes live in New Mexico, Colorado, Utah and Nevada. “Ute’ is a shortened version of “Eutah” or “Yutah” with a Spanish origin meaning people of the mountains. According to tribal history, the Ute people have lived in this area since the beginning of time.The Ute tribal membership is currently 2,970 and over half of the members live on the Reservation. The Utes have their own…

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  • Yanomami Tribe

    Suzi Tomlinson Mr. Carver Comp. Many years ago tribes of the jungle lived in peace, untouched by the outside world. They led a simple life: no gadgets or crazy mechanical contraptions. They hunted with simply a strong stick and a sharp pointed rock at the end, or they would throw stones at their prey in hopes of killing it. Their clothing was what they could make out of the resources that they had, if any. Their beds were the unforgiving jungle floor. Many of the tribes had never seen any other…

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  • The Ottawa Tribe

    The Ottawa Tribe was one of the first Indian tribes to see the value in education. Because their leaders knew the importance of learning, the set money aside to start a college. The University of Ottawa was founded in 1865 ( and has grown into a full functioning college that thrives today. The idea of a school came when a group of Baptist Missionaries led by reverend Jotham Meeker was working alongside the Ottawa tribe to improve their lives ( The original idea was to set…

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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…

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  • Cherokee Tragedy: The Cherokee Tribe

    Grant Foreman discusses the tragic events that occurred during the Cherokee’s travel to Indian Territory in the 1830s. Grant Foreman argues that diseases were the main struggle for the Cherokee Tribe. In Grant Foreman’s Indian Removal: The Emigration of the Five Civilized Tribes of Indians, Grant states that the Cherokee Indians “had suffered much from disease and several deaths had occurred among them” (Foreman, 256). Measles and cholera were the main diseases that affected the Cherokee…

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  • Essay On Omaha Tribe

    Omaha Indians settled. According to the “Omaha Tribe Against the Current” article online, the tribe had a “total land area [of] 307.474 sq. miles and a population of 5,194”. This was all based on census that was given in the year 2000. The Omaha speak a language that is similar to the Ponca Indians. They speak the Siouian language, which was also spoken by different tribes. Unfortunately, a majority of the Indians today do not speak that language.…

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  • Tribal Communities

    Tribal communities, in the Amazon Basin, are rooted in tradition. These traditions may seem very foreign to Western cultures, but these tribal societies are now changing rapidly to defend the place they call home through use of technology and languages familiar to our culture. The advancement attempts made the the communities may not be enough; specific communities have been forced to take aggressive measures. The Amazon Basin and its forests are said to be in danger from ventures such as…

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  • Masks In Native American Culture

    allow a mask to open and close it~s mouth or eyes. The transformation mask is the most complex kind of mask. It consists of an outer mask that opens up to reveal an inner mask form, which might also open up to reveal a third mask form! Transformations masks are difficult to make and difficult to wear, for the different layers make the mask extremely heavy. Only a strong member of the tribe could wear the transformation mask. The Native Americans formed animal masks to communicate a certain…

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  • The Iroquois: Haudenosaunee

    five, and later six tribes, (or nations), the Iroquois lived in the eastern woodlands as far back as 1000 A.D. The Iroquois lived in the Eastern Woodlands, in what is now New York. Their land was comprised of large forests located just south of Lake Ontario. The land was east of the Finger-Lakes along the Mohawk River (among other rivers). The Iroquois land was bordered by Algonquin land, resulting in much fighting over hunting lands. The Iroquois lived in Long-Houses and Wigwams, (large…

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