Much of the conflict between old and new revolves around family life, the roles of women and children, and marriage-areas that in Indian culture are closely governed by tradition. Many young people aggravate at the rules imposed by their parents, who seem much stricter than other American parents do. Perhaps the single most troublesome issue between parents and children in Asian Indian American families has been dating. In traditional Indian culture, dating is unheard of; boys and girls have very little contact with one another before marriage, which is arranged by their parents. Dating is completely foreign to traditional Indian ideas about the proper relationship between the sexes.
Her brothers are worried that if Alex becomes involved with Carl, she will marry him and that the land will go to Carl and any children they might have rather than back to her brothers and their children. They argue that Alex should stay away from Carl because he is broke, and is just after the land, but Alex says it is her land and she will do with it what she pleases. A fight ensues where the brothers argue they did all the work and therefore should get the land, but Alex points out she worked too and made the hard decisions that landed them where they are today and that they all three split the land evenly. Even though Alex’s love for the land is inevitable, she at times struggles with the acceptance of other because of her womanhood. Her brothers insist that the land should be owned by the men of the family only, which is what sparks Alex to respond as she does.
Today, all marriages are determined by the clan. It is considered incestuous to marry someone from either their own mother’s or father’s clan. The Navajo will go to greater lengths to help the clan relative than to help a non-relative to the clan. They will do this even if the clan relative is a complete stranger. This is interesting because it shows how close that the families are to each other and how much that it will help each other out even if they do not know them.
Many rules are put in place in the San society, regarding marriage, to ensure that bands are able to link together. These rules prohibit such things like marrying any relative who is a second cousin or closer. Neither can a man marry a woman who has the same name as his mother or siblings. San’s rely on new kinships in times of poverty or emergency so that they may have various options to call upon if they may need resources or a place to stay. In the San society marriage strengthens economic, political, and social links between bands.
"(Nowak and Laird, 2010) Marriages had a different structure and order as well. One of the rules were people from the family must marry outside their kinship lineage and clan, so marriages must be exogamous. They also determined who can marry who based on how closely related they are, or through potential spouses and in-laws. The Iroquois encourage marriages of cross cousins but not parallel cousins, since parallel cousins are related. This type of marriages was considered ideal since marrying a cross cousin will keep the wealth and the family ties strong among
I have actually seen where a grandmother has taken a child away not so much because the parent was unft but due to the fact that she had more money. I know for a fact that in other states this case would have held no substance. Kentucky has their divorce listed under Kentucky Revised Statutes-Title 35. For this expository essay I had planned more of an attack on the Kentucky government and I had planned to attack the Commonwealth as well. Granted in
Plainsong and the Idea of Family In Plainsong, Kent Haruf introduces us to two families that do not conform to the definition of family that Americans have decided is the “norm” in our society. Haruf rebels against the “ideal” family that is normally written about in stories and shown on television. Plainsong makes a statement against the typical 20th Century American viewpoint on families, showing that family does not just mean a mother, father and children. It shows us that family is formed not just by blood, but the people who actually love you unconditionally as a family member should. Our society is built up on many different types of families, “including two-parent families, one-parent families, cohabitating couples, gay and
Everyone should be treated as equals but that’s not the case with Indians, , because no one person is better than another. In the text book Canada Revisited 8 on page 208 it read “the purpose of the Indian Act was to assimilate First Nations people into Euro- Canadian culture”. The text in quotes stated that the beliefs and culture of the First Nations were primitive, and had no place in society. This is absolutely unfair to the First Nations people because the Canadian government is discouraging them to follow their customs, cultures, and beliefs. Another example of assimilation was that in 2002 the
Their clothing is different, their Native dress and feather hat, they should dress like the rest, follow the rest. After all, they are just a minority group. The Aboriginals should not have special rights. After all, they are part of the population of Canada, and should have the same rights that the rest of the population has. Aboriginal children should not get free education.
There is much screening for hereditary illness, for insanity, and sanctions are placed on incest rules. Marriages between bloods related individuals are considered incest and therefore not allowed. Traditional Roles of Women and Men in my Culture The established or actual head of family in my culture is the male, hence, marriage is considered solidified with the birth of a male child who will in the future inherit the land. From the interviews I had with my 80 year old mother, she revealed that in olden days, the Igbo traditional marriage is no marriage of romantic love through beauty or handsomeness. The couples only establish a family for procreation.