|Assessing Three Themes From The Voyage Of Cabeza De
Vaca : 5 pages in length. The writer discusses the following
three themes in relation to Cabeza de Vaca's voyage: how the
Spaniards and Indians viewed one another; Spaniard hatred and
racism toward the Indians; and assimilating into Indian culture.
Bibliography lists 4 sources. TLCdvaca.wps
Taino Indians -- One Of The First Cultures Destroyed
By Europeans : An 8 page research paper on The Taino
Indians-- a tribe that belonged to the Arawak culture of South
America's tropical region. The writer describes the culture,
philosophy, rituals & traditions of this group. A history of the
Taino Indians under European conquest is presented and it is
concluded that they were among the first tribes to be robbed of
their culture by invading empires. Bibliography lists 6 sources.
Marriage / A Comparison Of Three Indigenous Cultures :
A 9 page overview of marriage in three indigenous cultures
from three separate geographic areas: The Inca, the Navajo and
the Masai. Provides general information about marital
responsibilities and ritual. Bibliography lists 9 sources.
Gender Roles in Incan Society : An 8 page overview
role of women in Incan society. Discusses gender roles and
concludes that although some societal responsibilities were
dependent on a persons gender, Incan women were an integral
part of Incan society and a part which is more aptly viewed as
equal rather than inferior. Bibliography lists 11 sources.
Peyote & The Sacred Pipe / Their Use in Native American
Religions : A 5 page overview of two items of extreme
importance to some Native American cultures, the Sacred Pipe
and peyote. Describes the use of each and stresses that these
are items of religion which deserve the same respect shown for
any other religious object such as a crucifix or Star of David.
Bibliography lists 4 sources. Peyote.wps
South-American Native Tribes : A 10 page research
discussing the history, culture, anthropology, and social
evolution of three groups of Native Indians : The Yanomamo
(regarded as one of the most violent societies on Earth !), the
Zapotecs (known for architecture & urban development), and
the Yucatecs (relevant to Mayans) Bibliography lists 7 sources.
The Mayan Civilization Was A Vibrant & Flourishing
World : This 6 page research paper provides an overview of
the ancient Mayans of Mexico. Significant events in the
civilizations history are noted. Bibliography lists 4 sources.
History & Use of the Mayan Calendar : 8 pages
A thorough discussion of Native Indian (Mexico) rituals
concerning the use of the sun and moon as instruments to
determine calendar dates. The creation, carving, and shaping of
actual Mayan calendars is discussed as is the culture's ancient
numbering system - figures of dots and bars based on five.
Annual calendar cycles and chronology are explained in great
detail. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Mayancal.wps
The Tlingit Treatment Of Death : A 5 page
the rituals associated with death in nineteenth century Tlingit
culture. The Tlingit people lived along the coast of Southeast
Alaska which extended from the Canadian boundary to Yakutat
Bay.In this report, emphasis is placed on body preparation,
mourning, and the potlatch with respect to the traditions of this
particular aboriginal culture. Bibliography lists four sources.
Native American Mortuary Practices & Their Association
with Culture : A 30 page overview of the various mortuary
practices and grave goods often associated with Native
American burials and the ability to determine an individuals
culture and the societal organization of those who participated
in the burial based on these practices and goods. Contrasts the
burial practices of the Mandan and Sioux and provides
information about the issue of repatriation and the importance of
being able to demonstrate culture on the basis of burial information.
Bibliography lists 16 sources. Nbury.wps
Black Elks Vision : A 5 page paper on Black
Being the Life Story of a Holy Man of the Oglala Sioux, edited
and translated by John Neihardt. The paper shows that although
Black Elk felt he did not fulfill his sacred mission of mending
the broken hoop of Indian culture, the rise in public interest and
awareness concerning Indians shows that he did. Bibliography
lists 3 sources. Blckelk.wps