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Module One Discussion Notes Hello, class. Some thoughts on Module One’s Discussion posts … the class is posting very interesting responses, but let’s address the issue of aging in Native American culture verses how this natural life process is viewed in mainstream U.S. society. When I was in graduate school, one of the main themes I was introduced to when studying the impact of indigenous culture(s) on contemporary America was this particular topic. Native societies valued, and still do, the richness of age and experience whereas many Americans overall seem to loathe the aging process, especially as it pertains to women. Native Americans often turn to their elders for advice and leadership, with the younger people, even warriors, bowing

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