Ethnic Groups and Discrimination Amy Croall

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Ethnic Groups and Discrimination Amy Croall Ethics March 13, 2011 Even though I come from multiple backgrounds including Polish American, Irish American, Native American, and British American, I have chosen to speak about my Native American background as it is still well developed today. One-sixteenth of my background stems from the Cherokee tribal group, and part of the Powhatan Confederacy (Grymes, 2011). The Cherokee were part of something known as the “Five Civilized Tribes”, which, at one time, included the Seminole, Creek, Choctaw, and Chickasaw tribal groups. These were groups that had adapted to the woodlands in the east, cultivating the hills in Virginia and areas of Georgia. Their legends and tales of nature convey animals serving to form the Earth and tethering it to the sun. These tales also tell of the animals obtaining fire for the first time to dry the land out. Essentially, the Cherokee believed that they were permanently attached to the land and always would remain. Modern scientific speculation conveys that the Cherokee were most likely traversed the land bridge into the Americas and formed eclectic groups over the following centuries. The Smithsonian Institution is
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