Journal Entry of a Subordinate Group Member

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Running head: JOURNAL ENTRY OF A SUBORDINATE GROUP MEMBER 1 Journal Entry of a Subordinate Group Member Stephen D. James ETH-125 July 18, 2010 University of Phoenix (Axia College)
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JOURNAL ENTRY OF A SUBORDINATE GROUP MEMBER 2 Journal Entry of a Subordinate Group Member I am a young Native American boy writing a journal entry for people to read and find out a little more information about our native heritage. We haven’t always been called Native Americans or Indians, we got our name “Indians” from when Christopher Columbus discovered America and mistaken it for part of the Indies, in Asia and they called us Indians (Native Americans, 2008). So you’re probably wondering what my people called ourselves before Columbus and the European settlers came. Before the settlers (pilgrims) came, we had a word that we called ourselves and that word was Ninuog, or the people; when the Europeans (pilgrims) came we called them Awaunageesuck, or the strangers (Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society of Pennsylvania, 2006). Most Native Americans believed that they were created from earth itself, water, or from the stars (Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society of Pennsylvania, 2006). If we look back to the history of my people, we migrated to North America about 12,000 years ago. During that time the earth was in the Pleistocene (Ice Ages), and during that time glaciers which were up to two miles thick covered the top half of North America; whenever the glaciers reached their maximum extent, the glaciers would lower sea levels which led to a land bridge between Asia and North America (bering straight) (Native American History, 2007). My people came from asia, as we were hunters and we came to Noth America to hunt Mamoths and Elk and we eventually colonizedd into tribes which were local indian governments. Up to our current status as native Americans, our people went through three time periods. We went through
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This note was uploaded on 02/23/2011 for the course ETH 125 taught by Professor Jameshenderson during the Spring '09 term at University of Phoenix.

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