Integrative~Essay RK - Native American and European...

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Native American and European American Cultures By Rachel Klie
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In the past world of the American culture, there were two separate cultures trying to live in the same world. These sides were the Native Americans and the European Americans. We wonder how our world could have been different had these two cultures would have found a way to live in the same world, together as one. Given the proper circumstances, the traditional Native American cultures could not have co-existed alongside European American cultures, with both remaining relatively intact and viable because of basic fundamental differences regarding land and life. Each culture respected their own heritage and felt no desire to change their ways for the other. The Native Americans might have made a fatal mistake by believing that they could co-exist with the Europeans while the Europeans, as demonstrated in Andrew Jackson’s message, had no such intentions. Examining how each culture viewed these issues reveals how, without compromise, any attempts to co-exist were futile. There were many issues that the Native Americans and the European Americans had that prevented them from coinciding. One reason why the Europeans could not have existed alongside the Native Americans was their basic structure of life. Each culture
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This note was uploaded on 10/27/2008 for the course GENED 111 taught by Professor Faunce during the Fall '08 term at Washington State University .

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