Racism "Racism breeds racism in reverse." These words so candidly written by Mary Crow Dog, a Lakota Sioux, describe the reverse effect indian boarding schools had upon their pupils. These old Indian boarding schools were intended to push Native Americans into accepting a new way of life as a white man. In lieu of attempting to live peacefully along side the Natives, the white settlers felt they had to force the Indian population to become "civilized". The word civilized, as defined by Websters, means to have an advanced or humane culture, society, etc.. White men did not see the Indian culture as advanced or humane and therefore began forcing white man's way of life upon the Native American Tribes.
Abstract When the European explorers crossed the lands of North America they encountered native tribes of people who had customs, rituals, and traditions that defied their sense of security. One of these Indian customs was the role of the Berdache. The Europeans believed that a Berdache was simply a homosexual man who dressed as a woman when in fact, a Berdache was a highly revered member of the tribes who had them and their role was a complex one. This paper will show that the Europeans were entirely mistaken in their assumptions and ideas that they formed regarding the Berdache and because of their mistakes persecuted a group of people that they believed to be immoral deviants. Native American Berdache Confusion among European Explorers When the European explorers began to explore North America, they encountered and studied the indigenous people.
Uncle Wilse says, “[The Indians say] Bad is good and good is bad.” (Richter 42). Uncle Wilse talks about Indians like they are nothing and this quote shows that he thinks Indians are backwards and do everything wrong. Uncle Wilse also said, “we call them the Paxton
Many races and ethnic groups are often hurt by these stereotypes. So long as I do not have this stereotype due to my isolation from this culture, I viewed a different picture through this movie. First of all, the movie Smoke Signals gave me a colorful picture of what life is like on an Indian reservation in modern times. For me, it was pretty sad but very philosophic life story which happened with real people. These people keep their distinctive traditional Coeur d'Alene Indian’s lifestyle.
The author contrasts the white man and Indians to show the different views on how nature should be tended to. Chief Seattle recognized that “the white man does not understand our ways.” With the arrival of the white man, the land has become loud, and the Earth has become his “enemy.” The imperfections that the white man has caused upon the Earth causes them to be blind of what nature has to offer to them, helping them live; mainly feeding and sheltering them. Although, none of that is seen or heard due to the noise and tainted air what the white man has bestowed. Living in a place where even the land has become a rival only creates more disruption, which is what the Indians are trying to prevent. Yet, that is not happening quite well since the white man has claimed his ground, and pushed the native people to the side.
This led to conflicts and therefore partially led to the destruction of the Native American way of life. The white Americans quickly claimed land and would move the Plains Indians around as they saw fit, usually affected by where gold had recently been discovered. This culminated in putting the Native Americans on reservations. In many of the agreements and treaties signed over land the settlers would claim never to go back on their promises “as long as grass grew” and “the mountains stood”. Breaking the promises would have shown the Native Americans that the settlers thought little of their intelligence, and also would instil a lack of trust in the settlers, as now every apparently solemn vow to not attack certain areas or to treat the Plains Indians better etc.
From these two videos, I have a better understand of American Indian history overview. Especially from video Pride 101, Dr. Duane Champagne mentions the removal policy of Native Indians, and because of the policy, the tribes have to move from Southeast to Oklahoma. These two videos show audiences a long history and policy about American Indians and how struggled they had been through in a native land. After I finished from these two videos, I can see many parallels between the struggles the Native American Tribes and my people encounter dealing with the U.S. Government “You can never be part of Indian. You are or you are not.
It was a widely held belief that Indigenous people were an inferior race and would eventually die out. Many policies enacted on them had a greatly detrimental effect upon their cultural heritage. Policies such as the forced Indigenous people off the land and into government reserves, the assimilation policy tried to force Indigenous people to adopt a Western lifestyle by giving up their traditional lifestyle and beliefs. They were expected to live and act like ‘white Australians’ but were denied equal wages, work conditions and welfare benefits received by other Australians. Other policies attempted to ‘breed-out’ Indigenous Australians by pairing an Indiginous individual with a white partner.
He feels that with no education the Indians are feel they cannot take care of themselves or their land. Apess goes on to state about the white men claiming of how they are willing to give Indians rights and privileges and he discusses about how they need to protect their property and themselves by being in the Union. This is due to the whites being very overbearing and powerful and distrustful and the Indians would get taken advantage of by the white men. He goes on to talk about how the white men are the “superior race,” but how this could
W.E.B DuBois was hated by the majority of the white population as he was viewed as a trouble maker. Whether this was a good characterization or not is beside the point. If the whites hated him, then any plan that he backs will likely be met with a similar level of anger and hostility. W.E.B DuBois’ plan may have worked if he had some military power to defend the people who he was trying to help educate from this inevitable