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Native American Expressive Culture
This paper examines Native North-American culture, past and present, and its attempts to halt assimilation and retain native cultural traditions.
# 109988 | 3,780 words | 15 sources | MLA | 2008 | US

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This paper examines the attempts of Native-American Tribes to retain their cultural heritage despite many years of repression and attempts by the colonial majority to force its culture on them. The paper looks at the major means whereby Native Americans are trying to preserve and even spread their culture amongst the various groupings and tribes living today in the United State of America. The author then goes on to examine the historical background to the American Indian's cultural repression. He examines, in some depth, the rebirth of Native-American literature and oral history and its impact on the Native-American population and attempts to evaluate its success.

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Allison, Sherry R., and Christine Begay Vining. "Native American Culture and Language." Bilingual Review (1999): 193.
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  • Churchill, Ward. Acts of Rebellion: The Ward Churchill Reader. New York: Routledge, 2003.
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  • Hall, Mcclellan. "Mentoring the Natural Way: Native American Approaches to Education." Reclaiming Children and Youth 16.1 (2007): 14.

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