Research Papers on Native Indian Studies

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  • Comparative Analysis of Cherokee and Appalachian Native American Cultures

    In nine pages diversity and amazing similarities are noted between these two Native American cultures with particular attention paid to the material culture, patterns of subsistence, and cultural organization of each. There are six sources cited in the bibliography.

  • Some Legal Aspects of Hoover Dam

    A 5 page paper discussing the federal government's efforts to reduce the sheep and goat herds of the Navajo Indians in the early 1930s in environmental concern about the contribution of silt to the reservoir that would be created by the Hoover Dam. Hoover Dam brought much improvement to life in the Southwest in terms of electrification, flood control, water availability and irrigation, but in many respects it did so at the expense of the Navajo people and the Navajo way of life, and largely with impunity. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Plains Indians' Tipi

    The Plains Indians' tipi is examined in an overview of its meaning, design, and erection in four pages.

  • Jerry Mander/The Indian Worldview

    A 4 page essay that summarizes and discusses a chapter from Jerry Mander’s 1991 text In the Absence of the Sacred, which is entitled “Indians are different from Americans.” In this chapter, Mander argues that the worldview of the native or aboriginal peoples of the world—that is, the so-called “Indians,” which is basically a misnomer coined by a lost European—is fundamentally different from the worldview of mainstream culture in industrialized Western society. The discussion of this chapter summarizes Mander’s principal points in making this argument. No additional sources cited.

  • American and Apache Wars

    The 19th century wars between the Americans and the Apache are examined in 12 pages with Geronimo's leadership, Apache scouts, and outcomes explored. Thirteen sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Apache Chief Geronimo

    In ten pages the Apache warrior Geronimo is the focus of this exploration. There are 6 sources cited in the bibliography.

  • Overview of the Apache

    In eleven pages this paper discusses the Apache following the tribe's non Native contact in a consideration of warfare and cultural injustice. Ten sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • The Subjugation of the Apache and the Invasion of Their Lands

    A 14 page overview of the impacts the Apache faced at the hands of the whites that invaded and took their land. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

  • Christopher Columbus

    A 5 page look at Christopher Columbus as hero and villain. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • The Impact of DNA Testing on Racial/Ethnic Classifications A View of the Native American

    10 pages and 10 sources. This paper provides an overview of the use of DNA testing to maintain racial/ethnic classifications, including the Native American classification. This paper defines some prevalent issues, including the significant role that DNA testing may play in classifying individuals as Native Americans in order to participate in the benefits of Native American tribal status. This paper also relates the general view of the use of DNA testing for racial/ethnic classification.

  • Analyzing Andrew Jackson's Case for the Removal of Indians in an 1930 Message to Congress

    In a review consisting of four pages President Andrew Jackson's Removal Act is discussed in terms of the ways in which the Chief Executive attempted to justify his actions not only in terms of the white citizens of the United States but also to the Native Americans he was attempting to have removed from their lands. There are no other sources cited in the bibliography.

  • American Indian Sovereignty

    This paper reviews The Dawes Act, the Indian Reorganization Act, California v. Cabazon Band Mission Indians, Inyo County CA v. Paiute-Shoshone Indians and the Akwesasne Mohawk Settlement There are six sources listed in this four page paper.

  • Community Health Model of Alcoholism and a Native American Reservation

    In a paper that consists of twenty pages intervention and a treatment for Native Americans living on reservations who suffer from alcoholism are examined through an outline and evaluations of the successes and failures of a community health model program. There are twenty two sources cited.

  • America's Early National Disgrace, the 'Trail of Tears' of 1838

    In seven pages this paper discusses the 'Trail of Tears' incident of 1838 in which the Cherokee were removed from their lands forcibly. Four sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Cherokee 'Trail of Tears' and Expansion of the West

    1815 to 1840 Western expansion is the focus of this paper consisting of six pages in which the Trail of Tears march by the Cherokee is discussed. Four sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Thomas A. Bailey and the Trail of Tears

    This 6 page paper discusses historian Thomas A. Bailey's statement that the "only feasible solution to the white-red problem seemed to be the removal of the Eastern Indians, in a body, to the Great Plains West." Using the example of the Cherokees and their experience of the Trail of Tears, the paper argues that removal did not solve the "Indian problem," that the removal did not work, that it was unjust, that there were alternatives, and that Bailey's position on the matter is invalid. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • The Trail of Tears: Issues of Sovereignty

    A 4 page discussion of the Trail of Tears and its injustices. This paper targets those injustices from the perspective of tribal sovereignty. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Hopi Culture and the Connection Between Mythology and Landscape

    In five pages this paper discusses the Hopi culture in a consideration of the connection that exists between the environment and the landscape and how this is reflected in Hopi mythology. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Disrespect and Language The Appropriation of Native American Language and Culture

    This paper asks whether we have bastardized Native American language by appropriating it in sports and mass marketing. There are three sources in this four page paper.

  • Historical Overview of the Early 19th Century Expedition of Lewis and Clark

    In twenty five pages this historical overview of the Lewis and Clark expedition includes its purpose and adverse implications for Native Americans and the exploitation of natural resources that resulted. Twelve sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Thomas King/Medicine River and Canadian Literature

    A 3 page research paper that discusses how Thomas King’s novel Medicine River is an example of Native Canadian literature and differs from mainstream literature. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Ancient Mayan Tradition and Breath on a Mirror and Popol Vuh of Tedlock

    In 6 pages the Old Testament is compared and contrasted with the myths of the ancient Mayan civilization in a consideration of these 2 texts. There are no other sources listed.

  • Survival of Native Americans and the Importance of Memory

    In five pages this paper examines the importance of memory to the Native American cultural experience in a consideration of memory loss, Pine Ridge Indian Reservation's injustices describes in poetry, and Adrian C. Louis's Ceremonies of the Damned. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • The History of California Native Americans Prior to 1900

    Five pages and 3 sources used. This paper provides an overview of the presence of Native Americans in California and their status prior to 1900. This paper follows the history of Native Americans in California and the decline of Native Americans over the course of a century. This paper uses the historical text created by McWilliams to consider the transformation of the Native American culture.

  • Cheyenne Culture's Sacred Pipe

    In five pages this paper examines the cultural significance of the return of the Sacred Pipe to the Cheyenne. Three sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Sitting Bull's Life from Dakota to Wounded Knee

    In five pages this paper discusses the life and death of Sitting Bull which include such topics as his Little Big Horn battle involvement, the Ghost Dance, and the Wild West Show of Buffalo Bill. Six sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • Native American Culture and the Disney Movie Pocahontas

    This historical inaccuracies about Native American history and how they are relected in Disney's Pocahontas are examined in 6 pages. There are 5 sources cited in the bibliography.

  • Historical Fiction of Benito Perez Galdos, Realism, and Romanticism

    In fifteen pages this paper discusses how techniques of romanticism and realism are employed by Benito Perez Galdos in his Episodios Nacionales series. There are 11 sources cited in the bibliography.

  • Sequoyah and His Invention of Cherokee Syllabary

    This paper contends that this one invention had an indirect, yet phenomenal, impact on US Indian policy. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Thomas King's Truth and Bright Water

    Thomas King's novel Truth and Bright Water and its thematic duality are discussed in five pages.


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