In 1974 the Administration for Native Americans was established and remains the only federal agency that serves all Native Americans including 562 federally recognized tribes. The goals of the ANA include; the creation of jobs, the establishment of tribal employment offices, formulation of environmental ordinances, strengthen governmental functions of tribes and to establish local court systems. Native Americans also have a strong belief in their culture today. There are many other organizations, other than the ANA, that promote the culture and history of American Indians and also attempt to ensure its survival. In 1993 a group called United Native America formed. Since that time they focused on getting a bill passed that allowed for Native Americans to have a nationally recognized day of celebration. Finally in October of 2008, the Bush Administration proclaimed November as National American Indian Heritage Day. The Bush Administration also contributed to, and started many other government programs to benefit the existing tribes and American Indians everywhere in the United States. Systems were put in place to improve awareness about the culture and history of American Indians through education. Formula Grants for (EASIE) Elementary and Secondary Indian Education focus on integration of native language and culture into school and classroom activities. These grants were made possible by the NIES (National Indian Education Study), which is a two-part assessment designed to assist policy makers in making informed decisions as the work to improve educational experiences for American Indians and Native Alaskans. The study started in 2005 and is conducted every 2 years. Part one focuses on academic achievement and part two focuses on the educational experiences of 4th and 8th graders from schools with both large and small Indian Populations. The DOE (department of energy) created a program, called The Tribal Energy Program, which promotes tribal energy sufficiency, economic growth and employment on tribal lands. This effort is part of a Government-to-Government partnership that America makes with the governments of Indian nations and tribes. The program empowers tribal leaders to make informed decisions about energy. Also brings renewable energy options to Indian country and improves tribal economies and the environment. Most importantly the program generally makes a different in the quality of live in Native…
Native Americans come from different tribes across the United States and they are indigenous to the country. Europeans basically ran the Native Americans out of New World until George Washington declared them equals to Americans. He said that they were equal but the society that they lived in was not up to the standards of the newly created Americans. When Washington decided to civilize the Native American’s land by educating them in the late 1800’s…
great experience, I have a whole new understanding about the life of the Ojibwa tribe, how they live, where they come from, and what their relationship with the United States is.
The Ojibwa tribe also known as the Chippewa’s is one of the largest American Indian groups in North America. The nearly 150 different bands of Chippewa Indians living in their original homeland in United states mostly in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan also Southern Canada. Most Ojibwa communities live on their own reservations…
Collin Calloway has an interesting view on the practice on the writing down and recording of history. He makes a few good points in his interdiction that stand out and challenge other historian’s views on the documentation of early Native American history. History has been documented and recorded since the beginning of time, but different people have always portrayed events in a different way.
Calloway makes the first point that history cannot be told from a single perspective. There are…
Waischu:One who takes best meat for himself, or selfish. The Native Americans moved
from their homes to reservations. White settlers took the Native Americans land because they
needed space for cultivating, living, the valuable gold on their land, and most of all greed. The
Trail of Tears which caused a high death toll, began in the early 1800’s and continued for several
years. The reservations take place in the mid/South West. Later on Andrew Jackson signed the
act which formally removed the Native Americans from their homes. The country had rascists…
Native American Relations With Europeans
“When European explorers arrived in America in 1492 they found around 2 million Native Americans living there. The Europeans mistakenly called them Indians, thinking they had landed in the Indies in the Far East of Asia.
These 'Indians' belonged to at least 300 different tribes and spoke over 2,000 different languages.
Famous examples of these tribes are:
* The Cheyennethe
* The Comanchethe
Each tribe spoke a separate…
Injustice to the Native Americans
Families torn apart, shaken by diseases, land stolen by the new settlers, the Native Americans faced unimaginable hardships caused by the English since the day they landed on Plymouth Rock. Not being familiar with the land, the English had a hard time surviving in the new environment and this resulted in them being famished, filthy, and sick. In March of 1621, the Native Americans lent the struggling Pilgrims a hand. In a mere fifty years, a war has begun between…
NATIVE AMERICAN GENOCIDE
Instructor: Phil Nelson
Native American Genocide
Genocide, a term forged from the Greek word ‘genos’ meaning “race, people” and the Latin word ‘cidere’, which means “to kill”, was first coined by Raphael Lemkin, a Polish lawyer of Jewish descent in his work about the Nazi occupation of Europe. Ever since, the word has become ubiquitous and used without fail to describe and define the gravest and…
have been asking questions recently about Native Americans regarding their experiences, political and cultural issues throughout history, and how legislation has worked towards helping us as well as against us. I am writing to you today to try to answer some of your questions and to help you understand my people a bit better. If by the end of this letter you still have questions or concerns, I will do my best to help you find the answers.
Native American Indians were here long before the European…
I’m from a small community where my dad is always on the road driving truck and delivers cattle all over the United States. When he is home he is working on the ranch and staying busy. My mom stayed home and took care of the kids as they had six girls. They both kept very busy, with my dad trying to pay for bills and keep the ranch running smoothly and my mom keeping up with all of us girls.
I grew up in a small ranching community in Montana…
From as early as the time of the early European settlers, Native Americans have suffered tremendously. During Native Americans the time of the early settlers, where treated very badly. This is similar to what Arnold Spirit goes through in the novel the absolutely true diary of a part-time Indian by the Sherman Alexie. In other words, the author is informing the hardships that Arnold had to go through just like the Native Americans did. For example Arnold went through poverty; racism, death, and…