While separated by thousands of miles of open water, the indigenous peoples of the continents of Africa and North America bear many similar as well as dissimilar in many different aspects. For example, the Europeans ushered an era of war upon their homelands. In addition, Europeans also denounced most of their culture, traditions, and practices as inferior to those of Europeans. For example, their religions and cultures were considered inferior so they were Christianized and westernized, respectively. Traditionally, both the Sub-Saharan and Native American religions bear similar characteristics. For example, they both believe in the idea of a creator god with supporting, lesser gods. In addition, both cultures believe in animism and the importance of a burial, burial rites, and rituals. Also, within these rituals, both cultures stressed the importance of music: since neither culture had a written language until the advent of Islam or the Europeans, music was the usually the only way to communicate with their ancestors. Animism is a common concept among both religions. It is believed that nature had living spirit that could be communicated with. Both religions believed these spirits are able to help or harm, and therefore they should worship them. The attitude of the Native Americans toward nature is respectful, because they have to be respectful to the Supreme Being. They seek to live in harmony with nature. They believe that the earth, the sky, and the waters have a life force similar to that of humans. These forces could be helpful or harmful. Native Africans also believe these forces have a direct influence on human life, but unlike Native Americans, they try to understand the spirits and seek their favors by prayer, flattery, and sacrifice. The native African and Americans treat their departed differently but with great respect. The natives feared the dead because they believed that their spirits would remain in the house, haunt their dreams, and even take
British vs. African Perspective on Imperialism
Imperialism is an arrangement of a country’s power being expanded by the impact of diplomatic and military means. The Europeans and British wanted to take over other countries/colonies and imperialized for new natural resources, new markets, and the belief in European superiority. The first reason the imperialized is because they would get the new natural resources of that land such as copper, tin, gold, and diamonds. They were in control of or owned….
African Americans Vs. Native Americans
In today’s society there are many people living in poverty. All across America there are different projects and reservations where the less fortunate reside. Statistics show that mostly minorities live in these different locations. Native Americans and African Americans are two of the more popular races living in these places. The group suffering the most in these situations is the youth. Although both Native American and African American children living….
Smith and Bradford both get help from Native Americans, but more specifically Pocahontas and Squanto. John Smith got help from a Native American named Pocahontas who saved him and then his people. Just as the colonist resolved their problems with the former president of the colony, Smith writes, “Now every once in a four or five days, Pocahontas with her attendants brought him so much provision that saved many of their lives, that else for all this had starved with hunger” (Smith 77). John Smith….
During the 16th and 17th centuries, when the Europeans started to come over to the new world, they discovered a society of Indians that was strikingly different to their own. To understand how different, one must first compare and contrast some of the very important differences between them, such as how the Europeans considered the Indians to be extremely primitive and basic, while, considering themselves civilized. The Europeans considered that they were model societies, and they thought that….
educational policies in the United States that have resulted in intentional patterns of oppression by Protestant, European Americans against racial and ethnic groups. The historical context of the European American oppressor is helpful in understanding how the dominant group has manipulated the minority groups. These minority groups include Americans who are Native, African, Latin/Hispanic, and Asian. Techniques for deculturalization were applied in attempts to erase the oppressed groups’ previous….
Racism against Native Americans and African Americans
Sometimes I imagine that racial diversity would be a boon to human kind
if there was no such thing called “racial hatred”. Now if you tell me that if there was only one kind of race then I will tell you that if all roses were red then what you would have given for a funeral? My point is that diversity is what makes this world keep going amusingly and these notions of race and ethnicities as big and small, upper class and lower class, superior….
End of chapter question
1 . What issues most concerned black political leaders during Reconstruction? Reconstruction brought important social changes to former slaves. Families that had been separated before and during the Civil War were reunited, and slave marriages were formalized through legally recognized ceremonies. Families also took advantage of the schools established by the Freedmen's Bureau and the expansion of public education, albeit segregated….
became so big. The two most popular races that were enslaved included the Native Americans and Africans, and in this paper I will be comparing and contrasting the treatment of the Native Americans by both Britain and France.
To begin, Britain used America mostly as a dumping ground for the citizens they didn't otherwise want to stay in the mother country. And so, upon arrival, if a British man came upon a group of Native Americans they didn't necessarily know what they should do since they hadn't otherwise….
A Rhetorical Analysis of “Hip-Hop’s Betrayal of Black Women”
September 25, 2013
The article “Hip-Hop Betrayal of Black Women” was written by Jennifer McLune and appeared in Z magazine Online in the July 2006 issue. McLune argues that sexism in hip-hop’s culture is a big part and has helped make the industry what it is today. This article can be divided into 5 different sections. In the first section, she talks about Kevin Powell and how he….
America. This essay is about Genesis vs. Native American Myths.
As stated above there are many similarities about these myths and stories. Both the Genesis account of creation and the Native American myths tell about an intelligent creator that created complicated beings. Creators in both sets of stories have a dwelling in the sky in the Genesis account the creator (God) dwells in heaven thus Christians call him their heavenly father. In Native American stories the creator lives in the sky so….