He has affection and respect for his parishioners, as seen in his concern for old Teofilo. He also understands that the spirit of the law is more important than the letter of the law. Although he is troubled by the persistence of Indian customs in his parish, he learns to adapt to them. When Leon asks him to use holy water at Teofilo’s burial service, he at first refuses, but he later sprinkles the water on the grave. The lamb on Father Paul’s door is a symbol of Jesus, but it also represents the fact that Teofilo was a shepherd.
When the Praying Towns first settled in Plymouth, the Wampanoag were diminishing in numbers, and subject to attacks by other local Indian tribes. Massasoit’s first step in ensuring the safety of his people was to; befriend a white man named Edward Winslow. What turned out to become a lifelong friendship started as two struggling leaders desperately searching for a better way to thrive in uncertain times. The two men quickly created an alliance that was based on an agreement that the Wampanoag and Plymouth settlement would not attack each other, and help defend each other from attacks by local enemy tribes. Finally through this initial alliance, Massasoit was able to start trading and acquiring European weapons, which enabled the Wampanoag to better defend themselves in battle.
Not much has changed since 1899 when Onoto Watanna and Sui Sin Far—the Eaton Sisters—confronted the dreaded binary that seems perpetually to define Asian Americans as either "model minorities" or "bad subjects," as those who either collaborate with or resist corrupt American racial practices. A century later, the "mainstream Asian American intellectual class," inclusive of "academics, artists, activists, and nonacademic critics," still struggles with this rhetorical burden, at times incapable of collapsing this problematic binary, other times intentionally reaffirming it for personal gain, so argues Viet Thanh Nguyen in Race and Resistance: Literature and Politics in Asian America. Moreover, according to Nguyen, Asian American creative writers
It seemed to me that Franklin had a lot of respect and admiration towards the Native American Indians by the amount he quoted them. The speech at the college about educating the Indians was never quoted. The same went for the minister, who wasn’t quoted about his speech on Christianity, but rather just stated the basic subject of his sermon. Franklin quoted what the Native American says, from the subject of education to their religious views and how his perception about the white people meeting to learn good things was merely about ripping off the trade of beaver fur for less currency. Franklin (1784) writes, “whatever they pretended of meeting to learn good things, the real purpose was to consult how to cheat Indians in the price of beaver” (p. 230).
The main reason for Lewis and Clark's worry was the Bitterroot Mountains. Lewis knew that if the Shoshone would not trade with his group; the expedition would fail. He decided that Clark and the others needed to know the situation, so Lewis, Cameahwait, and their men journeyed to where Clark and the others had made camp. While the captains and the chiefs began exchanging words through the communication line, Sacagawea realized that not only were these men from her home tribe; but Chief Cameahwait was her brother! The reunion of the two Shoshone people was very heart warming.
Placing Race: An Exploration of the Asian American Racial Formation Process Though the concept of race seems everyday and simple, when analyzed fully, it extremely difficult to define. While almost everyone knows essentially which race(s) they are, most people would have a hard articulating the process racial identification. Throughout history, Asian American immigrants have had to struggle with racial identification. The Asian American racial formation process was defined by three factors: biological characteristics, legislative actions by the American government, and social relationships with other races. In “On the Theoretical Status of the Concept of Race,” Michael Omi and Howard Winant explore the different perspectives of the racial formation process.
Due to Quanah Parkers near death experience and his healing by the Carrizo Coahuilatesan Indians he believed the peyote medicine was sacred and given to the people by the creator. Peyote religion is believed to be one of the first truly American religions based on Christianity. Quanah Parker was most notorious for his teachings about spirituality of the Native American church. One of his famous teachings was” The white man goes into his church and talks about Jesus, the Indian go into their tipi and talk with Jesus.” In the era of Quanah Parker many tribes adopted the peyote religion, but it was never the traditional religion of Native Americans. Peyote religion was created on the vision of Jesus by Quanah Parke (Lone star internet).
Many Asian Americans need to be educated about mental health in order to break down some of the popular misconceptions and stereotypes. This will reduce the negative stigma associated with mental health and will increase a sense of awareness and confidence. “Being familiar with the client’s cultural background increases the therapist’s ability to engage in cultural bridging or relating psychotherapeutic concepts to Asian cultural beliefs and practices” (Hwang, 2006). Cultural responsiveness is another concept that needs to be incorporated when trying to teach and educated the Asian American community; it involves not only an understanding of the client’s cultural background, but also awareness of one’s own cultural self-identity and how it interacts and influences one’s practice and attitudes toward those from similar and different backgrounds (Hwang, 2006). It is very important for mental health provides to be aware of the Asian American culture in order to address their mental health needs.
The Movement organized and enticed Asian Americans to contemplate their identity and culture as being an Asian American. In order to assert one’s constitutional rights he/she is entitled to as an American, one must also know his/her cultural
Asian Assimilation Are Asian Americans today considered as forever foreigners or are they perceived as honorary whites? Throughout history, Asians have faced an identity crisis that only minority ethnic groups seem to face. However, after coming to America, many Euro-Americans believe that these ethnic groups have undergone similar assimilation processes as them. We are here to examine whether this holds true for Asian immigrants and their children. The assimilation paradigm that most ethnic groups experience follows three main criterions: (1) all immigrants undergo period of struggle, adversity, rejection, (2) sociocultural, economic, political differences diminish over time as times to old ethnic identity and associations weaken,