Seminole Indian Culture

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Seminole Indian Tribe of Florida Loss of Centeredness Your Name Insert Your University Abstract The purpose of this paper is to discuss the Seminole Indian Tribe of Florida and their loss of cultural identity through the ninetieth century to the early twentieth century. The author beings with explaining the history of the Seminole Indians and what their way of life was like before they came into contact with the Western Civilization. Once the readers understands the Seminole Indians cultural identity, the author discusses key events in history that leads to what Sayre (2013) calls a “loss of centeredness”. Keywords: Seminole Indian Tribe of Florida, Cultural Identity, Loss of Centeredness Seminole Indian…show more content…
Cultural identity is made up of many different factors but for example an individuals or groups language, religion, ethnicity, foods, traditions, etc. The Native American population is made up a vast amount of tribes, some of them still exists today while others were brought to extinction. The Seminole Tribe of Florida is one of these non-Western civilizations that experienced their cultural identity being threatened. Cultural Identity does not have a true definition, however it is a combination of the words culture and Identity. In my mind, cultural identity is; who, what you stand for and or the meaning of life for your group or culture. To find out how the Seminole Tribe of Florida became what they are today, you will need to take a look at where they came from and how they…show more content…
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