Sociology 101 - reflection paper regina jones - 1 Sociology 101 Section 11 Reflection Paper Speaker Regina Jones Director Native Student Program Regina

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Sociology 101 Section 11 Reflection Paper- Speaker: Regina Jones, Director, Native Student Program Regina Jones educated the class about the Haudenosaunee as well as other Native American tribes. She spoke about their culture as well as the hardships that Native Americans have faced throughout history. While educating the class, it was clear to see that not everything is printed in our history textbooks. Jones educated us about the harsh experiences her tribe and many other tribes have gone through that most of society has never heard about. The United States government has chosen to conceal what they have done in the past to natives. Through this presentation one could see how the government has tried to conform natives into westernized culture while exploiting their traditions and relocating them off of their homelands. Over time, Native Americans have experienced how white privilege dominates in society, resocialization and exploitation of culture, causing their lives to drastically change. But, in the conclusion of her presentation, Jones proved that through all of these hardships, natives still embrace their traditions and culture. From the very start of the creation of the United States, white privilege can be seen predominantly. Native Americans from the beginning were seen as subordinate to whites and were viewed as abnormal. This is where we can see the start of white normalcy. George Washington, our first president, immorally signed “The Sullivan-Clinton Campaign” which was known as “the largest expedition ever before mounted against the Indians of North America.” By 1
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signing this campaign, Washington allowed the government to kill numerous, honest and harmless Native Americans. Washington’s unjust act clearly proves
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  • Fall '08
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  • Sociology, Native Americans in the United States

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