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The American Indian Religious Freedom Act of 1978
THE AMERICAN INDIAN RELIGIOUS FREEDOM ACT OF 1978 The American Indian Religious Freedom Act of 1978"Some people want the medicine man and woman to share their religious belief in the same manner that priests, rabbis, and ministers expound publicly the tenets of their denominations; others feel that ... THE AMERICAN INDIAN RELIGIOUS FREEDOM ACT OF 1978 The American Indian Religious Freedom Act of 1978"Some people want the medicine man and woman to share their religious belief in the same manner that priests, rabbis, and ministers expound publicly the tenets of their denominations; others feel that Indian ceremonials are remnants of primitive life and should be abandoned." - Vine Deloria (NARF article)Religious freedom is an autonomy that most people living in the present take for granted. ... Religious freedom has become more of a gift given to the Indians from the United States government r... Wordcount: 3127 Pages: 13 Bibliography
American Indians
Ever since the first Europeans inhabited America there has been a fascination with its land. Its beautiful scenery and its rich soil made, for the settlers, an attractive place to settle . Shortly after the colonies formed, the people started to accept farming as a way of life. Gradually the colonists became self-sufficient and eventually broke all political ties with their mother country, England. In the distance the native Americans (dubbed Indians by the settlers) watched as more and more Eur ... The end result was the Indians lost their homeland and their way of life. ... The only problem was that it was inhabited by Indians. ... Now that it was morally o.k., whites moved onto tribal lands, broke sacred treaties with the Indians, and even fought with the Indians to get land of their own. ... (Brown 265) The white soldiers were too many for the brave Indian warriors to fight off, and eventually, they lost their struggle for freedom. ... The Indians assumed that they could trust the whites - they were wrong. ... Wordcount: 1097 Pages: 4
american indian
It was approaching dusk as the conspicuous line of dark vans entered the reservation. These vehicles served the purpose of furnishing transportation for about 30 members of a Cleveland area youth group, whose mission was "to bring good news to the badlands". In short, the group was ministering to the Indian children of the Pine Ridge Reservation, which was in close vicinity to the natural wonder found in the foothills of "the badlands". The trip became a tradition for my church and I traveled ... The matter became clearer after I read Zitkala-sa"s "American Indian Stories". ... She speaks of a deprivation of freedom, describing her experience as, "though my spirit tore itself in struggling for its lost freedom, all was useless.... I was neither a wee girl nor a tall one; neither a wild Indian nor a tame one. ... The feelings and expectations of the Indians became clear. ... At the time, I could not comprehend the Indians" anger and dismissal. ... Wordcount: 1048 Pages: 4
Indias nationalist struggle
What doesn"t kill you makes you stronger The creation of a national identity in India has been hindered by at least these three internal and external factors. First, British influence and rule have contributed to India"s incongruity since long before Benjamin Disraeli officially proclaimed Queen Victoria empress of India in 1876. The alien British government was merely concerned with profits, not the greater well being of the Indian nation-state. Secondly, even if Indian identity were to be ... Secondly, even if Indian identity were to be discussed without consideration of the British problem, India"s struggle towards unity and national identity is forced to contend with religious conflict. ... Just as race issues in America shaped the United States, the struggles of unequal people have shaped India. ... A common goal of freedom and self-rule bound people together, regardless of any differences, in defiance against the British. ... Perhaps Gandhi began the Indian enlightenment by labeling untouchables the children of god. ... Without their having been inequality, the struggle... Wordcount: 1387 Pages: 6
American Indian Humanity
10/30/00 Arguments of American Indian Humanity By what right did the Europeans conquer the American Indians, take their land, and subjugate them? There were three arguments: 1) The view propounded by Bartolome de Las Casas, God's angry man of the sixteenth century. He argued that all men are endowed with natural rights, that the Europeans had no right to enslave the Indians, that according to natural law the Indians were entitled to live as free men, under their own rulers and thei ... 10/30/00 Arguments of American Indian Humanity By what right did the Europeans conquer the American Indians, take their land, and subjugate them? ... His struggle with the commission and the encomenderos only brought greater threats against his life. ... Las Casas had lost a major struggle. ... First, the Indians had committed grave sins by the idolatry and their sins against nature.7 Second, the Indians' "natural rudeness and inferiority" cohered with the Aristotlean notion of natural hierarchy. Third, military conquest was the most effective method of converting the India... Wordcount: 2544 Pages: 10
Asian Indians in America
Asian Indians Their struggle as immigrant minority and major contributions to the American society Asian Indians come from an area with the second largest population in the world, but form only one of the smallest minorities in the United States. America was influenced by their religious and political beliefs long before the first immigrants arrived in the 19th century. The congressional act of 1947 granted them citizenship. Now, Asian Indians hold many important occupations (students, ... Asian Indians Their struggle as immigrant minority and major contributions to the American society Asian Indians come from an area with the second largest population in the world, but form only one of the smallest minorities in the United States. ... Asians and Italians came for work, Russians came to escape persecution, and Jews came for religious freedom. Immigrants from all over the world including Europe, China, and Japan wanted to experience the freedom of improving your life and being able to take care for one"s family. ... Frustrated because of their current situation, they o... Wordcount: 1816 Pages: 7 Bibliography
Bury me
Chapter 1 describes when it began that the first native Indians got into slavery of the White due to the discovery of what Columbus thought was India (giving the inhabitants the name Indio), but in fact was America (he landed in San Salvador on October 12, 1492). He described them as the most friendly and peaceful people in the world, but nonetheless stated that they should adopt European working habits and be christianised. It followed that many of the Indians were killed or taken as slaves and ... The Indians helped Englishmen to survive during the winter, giving the food and letting them live with them. ... As settlements grew, the Indians were more and more forced to move westward. Treaties were signed, but broken again and battles between Indians and white settlers mostly ended with the Indians losing their land as well as many men, women and even children. ... Through laws in 1830 and 1834, the Indians were banned beyond the Mississippi (which should be a permanent frontier) and trade between Whites and Indians was regulated, because President Andrew Jackson (known with the India... Wordcount: 668 Pages: 3
early resistance to british nationalism
Since the French Revolution, the idea of self-determination has spread all around the world, unifying peoples inside nations, starting new revolutions, erasing empires, freeing colonies and scaring modern states. There are few models explaining the emergence of nationalism and the definitions of this phenomenon vary from an author to another. Anthony D. Smith says it is an ideological movement aiming at reaching self-determination and independence in the name of a nation. He also says that human ... Europeans were neglecting the Indian society. ... They considered Indians as physically and morally challenged. ... History of the Freedom Movement in India. 2. ... So, Gandhi was the link between Indians and the government. ... Many Indians outside the army had been restless for decades. ... Wordcount: 3258 Pages: 13
Gandhi: The Actions That Affec
Gandhi: The Actions That Affected Generations To Come Many people feel they can change the world and better it for future generations. They try all sorts of ways to change life, and many don"t accomplish their goals. One person who did accomplish his goals was Gandhi. Gandhi took many actions to affect those who were doing wrong. But did Gandhi accomplish his goals when he wanted to? Did Gandhi accomplish his goals at all? I feel Gandhi did accomplish his goals, but not in his lifetime. ... Two years later he joined an Indian firm. ... He threw himself into the struggle for elementary rights for Indians. ... Gandhi became a freedom fighter for Indians, minus the fighting of course. ... His face became synonymous with the struggle of the Indian people and an international symbol of a free Indian state. He led the Indian people in the struggle for Indian independence. ... Wordcount: 1354 Pages: 5
Nelson Mandela, A Long Walk to Freedom
Nelson Mandela in his book, Long Walk to Freedom argues through the first five parts that a black individual must deal, coop, and grow through a society that is hindering their lives" with apartheid and suppression of their rightful land. Rolihlanla Mphakanyiswa or clan name, Madiba was born on July 18, 1918 in a simple village of Mvezo, which was not accustomed to the happenings of South Africa as a whole. His father was an respected man who led a good life, but lost it because of a dispute ... He believed that just Africans should fight the struggle and that the Indians, Coloureds, and communists would hinder their fight. ... He now believed that the fight should involve the Indians and the Coloureds. ... There were many freedom fighters in South Africa. ... This decision had to be made by many freedom fighters. ... The British and the Dutch governments passed several acts that were instituted to fight against the Africans freedom struggle. ... Wordcount: 2302 Pages: 9
INdia
India"s long struggle for independence started in 1857 with East India Company. British originally came to do business in India but later on took over India. There was a great battle fought in India in 1857. The kingdoms fought east India Company troops with weapons and many lives were lost. However, shortly after that in 1858, British rule was introduced. A British Governor was sent to India and India was made part of British Empire. India felt they needed democracy. They wanted to stop ex ... India"s long struggle for independence started in 1857 with East India Company. ... This battle was fought to get self-rule and freedom from Britain. ... He dedicated his life to get freedom for India. ... When Indians started to prosper, whites in power stripped Indians of their rights to vote, to own land and property. ... Gandhi joined this struggle in 1915 and gave it a final mode. ... Wordcount: 1113 Pages: 4
Abraham Lincoln
Did Abraham Lincoln Free the Slaves? Taking Sides/Clashing Views on Controversial Issues in American History. 10-16-2000 History 170 Instructor Johnson Historians have long debated over the issue "Did Abraham Lincoln free the Slaves" or did the slaves free themselves from slavery by engaging in a dramatic movement of self-liberation. This debate can be seen in the writings of James M. McPherson from "Drawn with the Sword: Reflection on the American Civil War ... McPherson from "Drawn with the Sword: Reflection on the American Civil War" and in Vincent Harding from "There Is a River: The Black Struggle for Freedom in American.... Harding credits the slaves themselves for gaining their own freedom. ... But as always Blacks avoided large confrontation, so that they may reach their ultimate goal of freedom. ... Harding stated, "This was the river of Black struggle in the South, waiting for no one to declare freedom for them, hearing only the declarations of God in the sound of the guns, and moving.... Remini in "Andrew Jackson a... Wordcount: 2546 Pages: 10
Native American Retention in Higher Education
The Current Statistics of Modern Day Native America Native American people make up less than two percent of the entire population, and are economically poorer, experience more unemployment, and are less formally educated than the national average. Indian people are disadvantaged in the development of education, economics, and politics, because of the lack of experience, opportunity, and resources (Tierney 1992). At the beginning of the 20th century the Indian population dropped to a mere 2 ... Although Indian people have increased in population since, these reasons still affect Indian people in the aftermath of Indian survival. ... These statistics make it seem like Indian people of the present are not keeping up with the rest of society, and for the most part Indian people are not. ... Past Government Policy And Its Effects On Indian Advancements There were several methods throughout modern history to civilize Indian people. ... Since Indian people were declared dependant sovereigns, the United States Government in 1871 made Indian people wards of the government. ... Thi... Wordcount: 3145 Pages: 13
Native Americans1
The Constitution's effect on Native Americans The Constitution had a great effect on Native Americans in general. They were effected in three major ways. They are; the change in where they lived and what land was considered theirs, what Religious rights they had and/or have, and lastly, how they have gone from living freely to living on reservations. Native Americans had many changes in their land. In 1830 Congress passed the "Indian Removal Act." Andrew Jackson, the president at the time, ... In 1830 Congress passed the "Indian Removal Act." ... Native Americans have struggled for religious freedom from the first settlers and missionaries until now. Everybody is supposed to have religious freedom, but at one point the US government tried to force Christianity on to them. ... In 1978 congress passed the American Indian Religious Freedom Act which said: [I]t shall be the policy of the United States to protect and preserve for American Indians their inherent right of freedom to believe, express, and exercise the traditional religions of the American Indian, Eskimo, Aleut, and Na... Wordcount: 517 Pages: 2
None_Provided
India has been independent for the past fifty years, but this freedom was long and difficult in coming. There were many conflicts and the British ruled in India for almost two hundred years. There is still some residual "Britishness" in India, especially in things like education and culture. When world trading began mercantilisitic Britain saw its big chance. They started this company called the English East India Company which controlled almost all trade in India. The East India Co. was l ... India has been independent for the past fifty years, but this freedom was long and difficult in coming. ... Indian nationalism was not a simple unification of Indians against colonial rule. ... In 1885, the Indian National Congress was formed through the initiative of Allen Octavian Hume, and it quickly became the chief organization representing the will of the common people and sought to lead the Indians in their struggle for freedom. ... Foreign clothes were burnt and Khadi became a symbol of freedom. ... Perhaps the most important person of the Indian freedom movement, Mohandas K. ... Wordcount: 2018 Pages: 8
TRC
History Racial segregation and the supremacy of whites had been traditionally accepted in South Africa prior to 1948, but in the general election of that year, Daniel F. Malan officially included the policy of apartheid in the Afrikaner Nationalist party platform, bringing his party to power for the first time. Although most whites acquiesced in the policy, there was bitter and sometimes bloody strife over the degree and stringency of its implementation. 2 The purpose of apartheid was separa ... In their hundreds of thousands, the people responded to the call and thus June 26 came to be accepted and recognised as our National Day, symbolising the nature and objectives of our struggle for freedom, and providing the occasion for rededication to its noble cause. There are many milestones along the path of struggle that followed June 26 1950 - a path strewn with the bodies of our martyred and maimed compatriots. ... In 1952, determined to wage relentless resistance against fascist rule, the ANC, acting in close co-operation with the South African Indian Congress, galvanised the masses in... Wordcount: 1790 Pages: 7
African Melting Pot
All through out the novel, A Bend In the River, VS Naipaul gives way to people being stuck between two cultures and without permanent residence. The majority of characters in the novel are found to be either of mixed race, culture, or part of a culture foreign to the region, each character playing an integral role and helping sculpt A Bend In the River. It is through characters such as Salim, Metty, Ferdinand, Shoba, and Mahesh that Naipaul expresses the racial feelings of Africa at the time. ... Salim is a man of Indian heritage living in a coastal African town where his people have prospered fro generations. ... Mahesh and Shoba are a local Indian couple and friends of Salim"s. ... Metty also finds himself stuck between freedom and that of a slave. ... Freedom had its price. ... Whether it is a young African boy trying to escape the bush, a slave afraid of absolute freedom, or an Indian couple building off of each others love, Naipaul does an excellent job showing the emotions and the struggles of finding identity and culture. ... Wordcount: 880 Pages: 4
A Buffalo and a Soldier
Bob Marley once said, "I'm a man of God and me come to do God's work." Bob Marley brought reggae to a broad audience and devoted his work to spread a message of peace, unity and love. Bob Marley made an attempt to make blacks recognized. He became an important figure for the Afro-race. In the song "Buffalo Soldier" the author calls its audience to see that there have been sacrifices of black men in America. Bob Marley began to work in the song in 1978, after reading about the black American sol ... Africans where fighting for their freedom when they where in Africa. In fact, Africans have been fighting for their freedom for centuries. However, they were taken by force in ships while resisting in pro of their freedom. ... They continued to fight after their arrival in America against the Native American Indians. ... We can see the struggle of the black race in the movies we see or in the news we hear. ... Wordcount: 891 Pages: 4 Bibliography
Under the Influence
In the first volume of the trilogy, Celestine, there were many positive and negative influences in the life of Celestine. The Indian Department discouraged Celestine in many ways. Father Victor Gaudet also played an important role in her life. Lastly, Celestine faced struggles with her family at home. Some of the positive and negative influences in Celestine"s life were the discouragement of the Indian Department, Father Victor Gaudet, and her struggles at home. Celestine had many conflicts ... Lastly, Celestine faced struggles with her family at home. Some of the positive and negative influences in Celestine"s life were the discouragement of the Indian Department, Father Victor Gaudet, and her struggles at home. ... Labre Indian School 1). ... This showed an example of how the family struggled. ... Also due to oppression, the Lafluers faced many struggles at home. ... Wordcount: 1296 Pages: 5
Americans On The Eve Of The Revolution
Americans at the Eve of the Revolution By The Aztec Warrior Prior to the Revolutionary war, early Americans were struggling to find their identity among the rest of the world. As they strived for independence, England began to bear down on the colonies and take away the cherished self-government that tee colonists had enjoyed to this point. The colonists began to band together in a common interest. Independence. The energetic, ambitious, independent-minded colonists were no longer wil ... Americans at the Eve of the Revolution By The Aztec Warrior Prior to the Revolutionary war, early Americans were struggling to find their identity among the rest of the world. ... The English were in great debt following the French-Indian War along with other military campaigns throughout Europe. ... The Parliament soon passed and enforced many laws and taxes to raise money to revive a struggling government. The colonists who lived in practical freedom now faced a life controlled by selfish monarchs an ocean away. The passing of the Proclamation of 1763, which took hard-earned lan... Wordcount: 355 Pages: 1
Native Americans
Native Americans Due to the wide range of habitats in North America, different native religions evolved to match the needs and lifestyles of the individual tribe. Religious traditions of aboriginal peoples around the world tend to be heavily influenced by their methods of acquiring food, whether by hunting wild animals or by agriculture. Native American spirituality is no exception. Traditional Lakota spirituality is a form of religious belief that each thing, plant and animal has a spirit. The ... Some would agree that freedom of religion is one of America's most important laws. When it comes to Native Americans, however, freedom of religion was almost non-existent. Native Americans have had to struggle to survive in a country that has discriminated against them and persecuted them for hundreds of years. ... Indians use peyote in religious ceremonies only. ... In the 20th century the Lakota were granted by the American Indian Religion Freedom Act of 1978 the right to preserve and protect their Lakota religious freedom. ... Wordcount: 1259 Pages: 5
what do us history teach us about sacrifices
what do us history and literature teach us about sacrifice and values worth dying for From nursery school to senior year of high school, I have been taught that America is a country that is governed by one of the greatest constitutions in the world. We are the true symbolism of freedom, and equality. I was always told to take pride in the fact that I am a national of the U.S. With leaders such as Harriet Tubman, to JFK, we are a country filled with courage, ambition, and intelligence. It ... We are the true symbolism of freedom, and equality. ... With a beginning like that for the young America, it was evident there was yet a long struggle to truly make it what it was dreamt of as. ... Yet, evidence proves that so many American Indians were inhabitants of America for thousands of years before Columbus sailed the ocean blue. In books we read how the pilgrims had the first Thanksgiving dinner with the Indians, but we never hear about the way those same pilgrims paid back the same Indians who helped them so much by taking their land, killing their children, and raping their women... Wordcount: 483 Pages: 2
Mohandes Gandhi
Gandhi Reflection: The Life of Gandhi My view on Gandhi's life is that of respect. It is truly amazing to see such a person devote his whole life to one certain cause, while capturing the attention of the whole world. After seeing what started Gandhi's life long journey, one must wonder why such an incident would make him change his whole life. As the movie shows, it is seen that at the beginning of the movie, Gandhi was a completely different man, than what he was when he died. Gandhi ... Gandhi went through different stages/challenges in his life that not only made him stronger as a person, but also helped in him in his protest to abolish the injustices for Indians. Finally, after months, years of hardship & struggle, through the many protests he held, and after the hundreds of hours he spent in jail, the British finally gave in and India was declared a free country. I would believe that the freedom of India was the final accomplishment for Gandhi but ironically many more difficulties would lie ahead. ... I believe that Gandhi's life is not only about the freedom of In... Wordcount: 310 Pages: 1
4th of July
American History 4th of July 1877 Today we are gathered to celebrate not only America"s birthday but also the birthday of this community of Cambellsville, Iowa. This community is just three years old, a baby when compared America. This community has been a beacon of freedom since its beginning. Not only are the citizens of this good community color blind, but they also believe, as our early statesmen did that everyone was created equal. Most of you good citizens ... This community has been a beacon of freedom since its beginning. ... Not too long ago this was not the case, you see there was no freedom for me in the beginning because I was a slave. ... By the end of the French and Indian War England had a massive war debt. ... The struggle for the independence of the slaves as mentioned earlier was much like that of America. Not only was it a struggle for independence it also had an economic effect on the country. ... Wordcount: 1978 Pages: 8
Narrative of the Captivity and Restauration of Mary Rowlands
In the Narrative of the Captivity and Restauration of Mary Rowlandson, we see the trials and tribulations that Rowlandson encounters as the Indians take her and her family captive during an invasion of her home. During her captivity, Mary Rowlandson turns to the Lord and scripture, as her guidance ... The lord consistently tests her faith as she is faced with many dilemmas during her travels with the Indians. ... These certain Indians provided her with nourishment to keep her going when she was at her worst. She again turns to the lord and thanks him for bringing these particular Indians and their graciousness to her when she so desperately needed it.One would think that their devout faith would start to decay during such a struggle as the one Mary Rowlandson encountered with the Indians. ... She no longer cherished the riches of having physical properties, but instead felt blessed to ha... Wordcount: 646 Pages: 3