o South Eastern Tribes
Cherokee Nation (bands, origin story, political U.S. History): Iroquois speaking, thought
that they either migrated or were created at the Great Lakes. Their split occurred around
1500 BC, their name meant principle people; has 7 cl
30 September 2011
Reaction Paper: Native American Studies Is for Everyone
The fact that some people believe that only Indians can learn about Indians is
absolutely ridiculous. While reading American Indian Studies is for Everyone by
Duane Champagne, I lea
9 December 2011
Extra Credit: Native American Art
One of the famous works of art in Native American history is a painting by Stephen
Mopope called Flute Player.
Stephen Mopope was born on August 27th, 1898 on a Kiowa Reservation, which is now
N.A.S. Mid-term Fall 2011
Peoplehood 4 areas- language, sacred history, place territory, ceremonial cycle(religion)
Interdisciplinary-Interdisciplinarity involves the combining of two or more academic fields
into one single discipline
NAS 1013- 002
2 September 2011
What I Know About Native Americans
Native American history is not very well known in the United States, which is sad
because our nations history began with the Native Americans. There are plenty of
23 October 2011
The Indian and White Discrepancy
The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven by Sherman Alexie is a novel that shows
the readers how stories and memories can teach about life in the Spokane Indian
reservation. In one of the stories, A Dr
North Eastern Tribes
1. Tecumseh: Shawnee Warrior who brought all the tribes together for a common good, he
didnt want English to take more land.
2. War of 1812 (we discussed a different version of this, what is different): last big conflict
between NE an
1. Ghost Dance: taught by Peyote; dance that was thought to bring back the past and lives
2. Peyote Movement: reaction, looking for new ways for hope and healing, way to recapture
tradition, took on Western idea, was Dynamic.
o Identity issues
Differentiate the views on identity (dynamic, fluid, static): 1. Dynamic: evolving,
becoming better, encompassing other events; most Native identity. 2. Fluid: identity
always changing, never able to have one identity, ex. Horses changed
Victimhood/ victimology: historical trauma is due to your identity, grief.
Blood quantum: idea that you have to be a certain percentage of Indian blood to be in a
Decolonizing Diets: short answer- Approach to take control of our diet; tribes being
Red Power: attributed to Vine Deloria Jr.; growing sense of Pan Indian identity in the late
1960s major catalyst was occupation of Alcatraz.
Micro Enterprise: Individual; give loans to individual tribal individuals; tribal sponsored,
but not given to whol
Fall 2010 Final topic areas: (NAS always goes back to identity)
~Every tribe has their own trail of tears.~
Clyde Warrior: from Ponca tribe, NA activist; co-founded NA Youth Council.
2nd incident at Wound Knee and AIM: (American Indian Movement)- founded
o Early contact
John Winthrop: Came to American in 1630. He was the governor of Massachusetts for
12 terms. In 1645 in was the first President of the Confederation of New England.
Iroquois Great League of Peace: Also known as The Iroquois Confederacy, fur
N.A.S. and Methodologies
1. What is NAS? Interdisciplinary, multidisciplinary, encompasses many different areas:
history, art, law, etc.
2. Ideology is organized groups of ideas, into a paradigm, that often relate to political or
o Federal policy and Doctrine of Discovery/ Legal
Manifest Destiny: the USs destiny to spread across North American continent; belief of
natural superiority of the English speaking people.
Trust relationship: America said they would protect the Indians in
Smoke Signals: based on Sherman Alexies book; Adam Beach played Victor.
Types of activism: Violent vs. non-violent; Pine Ridge- done everything we can.
Symbolic act of violence for people to listen.
Ward Churchill: academic Indian, not NA by law; blood qu
Paulo Friere and the Pedagogy of the Oppressed:Banking Method came out of.
Identity construction: Policy can construct identities, environment can construct
identities; Cyborg ideology- having multiple personalities; we can accept stereotypes.
02 December 2011
Reaction Paper 2
Women of Today and Yesterday of This Race and That.
In the chapter titled Commonalty of Difference: American Indian Women and
History written by Devon A. Mihesuah, there are many different aspect of the life and