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American Indian Amber Thacker ETH/125 May 5, 2011 Rebecca Mayernik
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3. Assignment: Journal Entry of a Subordinate Group Member Native Americans My name is Winanoa (pronounced win-oh-nah) and it is a nickname for a first daughter (Native American Names 2011). I am proud of my name because it was pasted down by my ancestor. I have always taken pride in my heritage and where I came from. I currently live in the mountains of North Carolina and go to school of the reservation. I am just a 15 year old, American Indian girl but my story start thousands of years ago. The Native Americans have been living in America for thousands of year; long before the Europeans ever came to American. My Native American people were the first people to ever live in America. The first Native Americans arrived during the last ice-age around 20,000 to 30,000 years ago (Native Americans 2009). We all had different tribes, but no one was ever looked down on because of what tribe they belonged too or their differences. My family belongs to the Cherokee tribe, which was spread all throughout southwest Virginia, western North Carolina, and South Carolina, north Georgia, east Tennessee, and northeast Alabama and claiming even over to the Ohio River (Access Genealogy 2010). In the 16th and 17th century we met the Europeans for the first time(Native Americans 2009). We have never seen humans that had such white skin. Their clothing was so strange and different from anything we had ever seen before. Most of their men even wore things they called wigs. They came with many new tools and much technology. They had steel knives and swords. We had nothing like that. They had
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