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60 Free Essays on Indian Culture

  1. Indian Culture vs Western Cult

    A couple of years ago, I had invited my best friend Jenene, to attend an Indian wedding. I thought it might be fun for her to experience the different foods, clothing, personalities, and religious beliefs that were particular to my culture. Later on that evening she had pulled me to the side and t

  2. Significance of Ritual in North American Indian Religion

    Significance of Ritual in North American Indian Religion Submitted by: Dan Xxxxxxxx, November 12, 1996 Submitted to: Dr. John X. Xxxxxxx RELST 110.6.01 When scholars study religion, the tendency exists to focus on the mythological aspects of the religion in an attempt to understand the major un

  3. American Indian Stories

    It was approaching dusk as the conspicuous line of dark vans entered the reservation. These vehicles served the purpose of furnishing transportation for about 30 members of a Cleveland area youth group, whose mission was “to bring good news to the badlands”. In short, the group was min

  4. Indian Persecutions

    By: What E-mail: What@what.com The text we have studied relates to the integration problem between the white and Indian population of United States : Indians are called Native-Americans because they have lived there for centuries. White Europeans arrived in the 17th century on their land duri

  5. No Longer an Indian

    By: Tim S. No Longer an Indian by Freda McDonald In the short autobiography "No Longer an Indian", the author, Freda McDonald, was speaking of the strugles and conflicts she had to experience as Native Indian woman living in Canada. She married a non-Native man, which she describes as the beginn

  6. Bend It Like Beckham

    The movie “Bend it like Beckham” is an inter-racial comedy that projects a young Indian women's love for soccer and the obstacles and setbacks she has to face to follow her dream. It presents an interesting view of cross cultural beliefs and in this paper I plan to explain some of these concepts

  7. An Indian Woman in Guatemala: Without a Trace of Bitterness in Her Voi

    An Indian Woman In Guatemala: Without A Trace Of Bitterness In Her Voice Stacye Rothbard Transcultural perspectives November 11, 1996 Guatemala is the land of Eternal Springs and the home of the richly cultured and historic Mayan people. It it also the country of Rigobert

  8. Indian Boarding School

    "Compressed emotions," that is the explanation a teacher once gave to the ongoing question, "What is poetry?" He said it was someone's deepest emotions, as if you were reading them right out of that person's mind, which in that case would not consist of any words at all. If someone tells you a story

  9. Indian Killer

    In Indian Killer Alexie uses a pulp-fiction form, the serial killer mystery, to frame the social issues facing American Indians. He populates the book with stock characters such as a grizzled ex-cop, a left-wing professor, a right-wing talk radio personality, drunken bums, thuggish teenagers and a s

  10. Indian Culture

    Dear friend, there is a huge difference between indian and western culture. if you are the one who is asking- which one is the best then, i would say indian culture. some may not agree with me, but if you give a thought- then you might find me right. Indian culture has given many things to manki

  11. Indian

    In American Asian Indians form one of the smallest minorities, yet in their homeland has the largest population in the world. America was influenced by their beliefs before the first immigrant. Many of the Indians came to American as early as the turn of the century, in which they where denied citiz

  12. The Suicidal Indian: Exploring the State of Mental Health and Healthcare in the Native American Community

    The Suicidal Indian: Exploring the State of Mental Health and Healthcare in the Native American community Introduction In a 1975 article in the Journal of Psychiatry, James Shore tells us the story behind the conception of the stereotype of the "suicidal Indian." In 1968, Senator Robert Ke

  13. South Africa - Diverse in Culture but Could Be Unified in Language

    South Africa is diverse in culture but could be unified in language. English should be South Africa's unifying language. It is necessary to understand what nationhood is, so that you the reader realise that a national language does not alter a nation. It binds the nation. I will also discuss South A

  14. Cigarettes

    I would start by making a thesis such as money is more important to corporate America, than the health of our children. This is shown by the item that are advertised to children, mostly cigarettes and alcohol. I would proceed by describing the add and talk about how it appeals to young people. The

  15. Board Games

    Emily Tumen Revision 11/14 Board Games “You don’t have to pay attention, It’s the reservation” (245).These lyrics symbolize the attitude of white society towards the Indian nation. As white settlers to this country moved westward, respect for Native Ameri

  16. American Indian Movement

    American Indian Movement: Activism and Repression Native Americans have felt distress from societal and governmental interactions for hundreds of years. American Indian protests against these pressures date back to the colonial period. Broken treaties, removal policies, acculturation, and assim

  17. Indian Freedom Fighter

    Vinayak Damodar Savarkar    Vinayak Damodar Savarkar Vināyak Dāmodar Sāvarkar (Marathi: विनायक दामोदर सावरकर) (May 28, 1883 – February 26, 1966) was an Indian politician and an Indian Independence Movement activist, who is credited with developing the

  18. Coopers Chingachgook

    The Death of Chingachgook as the Apogee of the tragedy of the Indian Nation in Cooper^s The Pioneers The Pioneers, written by James Fenimore Cooper in 1823 opens the popular series of books about the adventures of an inhabitant of the New England forests Natty Bampo ^ a white man, a scout, an

  19. American Treatment of the Indian Tribes

    American Treatment of the Indian Tribes The American Indian lived a life being one with nature. In their way, they understood the ecological demands of the land and knew that if they took care of the land the land would take care of them. They possessed an untouched wisdom living in har

  20. Culture 2

    In the Arts of the Contact Zone, Mary Louise Pratt has tried to explain the concepts of the "contact zone", which she referred to as "the space of colonial encounters". This social space that she speaks about is a stage where "disparate cultures meet, clash, and grapple each other, often in highly a

  21. Chandra Opinion Paper - Should Family Tradition Be Upheld?

    Chandra Opinion Paper “Should family tradition be upheld?” Family tradition is great, and I believe that it should be upheld because it brings joy to families and brings them together. Although tradition is wonderful, it also has negative aspects. Some family traditions can interfere with yo

  22. Postcolonialism in Ernest Hemingway's "Indian Camp"

    Ernest Hemingway attempts to describe the interactions of white Americans and Native Americans in his short story "Indian Camp." By closely reading this short story using a Postcolonialist approach, a deeper understanding of the colonization and treatment of the Native Americans by the white Americ

  23. American Buffalo

    The American Buffalo The buffalo, also known as the bison, is a huge animal that has two distinctive features, one being the shoulder hump and the other being their huge head. They are brown, their color varying slightly from the front and back of the animal. Their horns are black and curve upward

  24. The Indian Awakening in Latin America

    The Indian Awakening in Latin America This book describes difficulties of the Indians who inhabit the following countries: Bolivia, Venezuela, Colombia, Mexico, Paraguay, Panama, and Brazil. This book is a compilation of the various struggles of indians living in these countries of Latin America.

  25. Television, and Its Effects on the Indian Population

    Television, and its effects on the Indian population Ever since the advent of modern communication technology that has allowed people around the world to communicate ever so easily, the world itself seems like a smaller space. Broadcasting is an especially effective manner through which millions

  26. What Image of Native Culture Is Given by Clorinda Matto de Turner in Aves Sin Nido?

    Clorinda Matto de Turner's novel Aves sin nido was published in July 1889. It's release caused great controversies amongst intellectuals; some praising it for its accurate portrayal of Peruvian life, such as the then-president Andrés Avelino Cáceres who wrote a letter of praise to Matto de Turner

  27. By Any Other Name

    Santha talked about her personal experiences that helped to shape her own identity as an Indian girl. She described racism and the significance of name through her school life in the British school. Historically British had superior feeling toward Indians because India was one of their colonies. The

  28. American Indian Wars

    American Indian Wars There is perhaps a tendency to view the record of the military in terms of conflict, that may be why the U.S. Army's operational experience in the quarter century following the Civil War became known as the Indian wars. Previous struggles with the Indian, dating

  29. Indian Suffrage

    Indian Suffrage Before the English arrived in the New world and began creating colonies, the American Indians lived in harmony and peace with natures. The American Indians were skilled hunters, farmers and used everything in their environment for survival or for essential necessities. They shar

  30. This Isn't Verona

    English A – essay Assignment: This Isn’t Verona! Miserable love comes and goes – that counts for all. But in some cultures, love is more than just feelings between two humans. The invincible bonds that love creates are being tested by family traditions, honour and divisions in the short