Native Americans Essay Topics

The Red Convertible

In “The Red Convertible,” Louise Erdrich combines a coming of age story of two Native American brothers with an allegory of the struggle of Native Americans to adapt to and live in the world controlled by White Americans. The title “The Red Convertible” is a play on words describing the attempts of Native Americans or… View Article

Analysis of ‘Ceremony’ By Leslie Marmon Silko

If Native American community adopts the ethics of white traditions that regards them as less than human being, they begin to look down on themselves. In ‘Ceremony’ Leslie Marmon Silko visibly represents this dual bind sociology called internalized domination. ‘Ceremony’ is one of the most reflective and touching works of Native American literature, a story… View Article

The Nativity Story

The Nativity Story is about the difficult journey of Mary and Joseph from Nazareth to Bethlehem which eventually leads to the birth of Jesus. The young couple sets forth to travel to their ancestral home to register for a census ordered by King Herod. The journey is made even more difficult by the pregnancy of… View Article

The Native American Trail of Tears

Removal of the Cherokees and several other native nations during the 1830s allowed expansion of Anglo-American populations south and west through parts of Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, and neighboring states. At roughly the same time, industrial application of Eli Whitney’s cotton gin created a mass market in moderately priced cotton clothing. Within a decade after the… View Article

The Removal Of Chrokee Nation

This is also referred to as “Trails of Tears” since the Cherokees Native American were relocated and it resulted to death of many of them. This group was not the only one which was removed in an effort to remove Indians from United State. Cherokee trial of tears was as a result of enforcement of… View Article

The Searchers

THE SEARCHERS remains a unique film that presents an interesting take on racism and the genocide against Native Americans while at the same time we also are given a glimpse into the birth of the western anti-hero a birth which, to a great extent, helped redefine the western genre to a significant degree in later… View Article

The Trail Of Tears

                                                           Introduction             The tribe of the Cherokee stayed at east of the Mississippi. Between 1815 and 1830, these tribes tried to live in peace beside the Americans. Some Indians tried to live like the settlers. Many Potawatomi in Indiana and Ohio had converted to the Catholic faith. They lived as farmers and fur… View Article

The Toughest Indian in the World

Sherman Alexie is a poet and a novelist and his works were presented on the side of white liberalism. The novel “The Toughest Indian in the World” is one of his brilliant works that demonstrates the stories about the Indians encompassing their street fighters, urban and reservation, husbands and wives. Alexie insisted that white people… View Article

The Washoe Indian Tribe of Nevada

The Washoe Indians resided around Lake Tahoe in Nevada and nearby the Great Basin. The Native American People lived near the western Great Basin, where the Washoe lands were the first areas to be settled. For reasons of survival, the Washoe Indian tribe migrated to more economically feasible areas, due to the loss of their… View Article

Aztecs And Incas: Prosperity On The Eve Of Fall

The Inca and Aztec empires were both the largest, and most powerful civilizations in the America before the arrival of the Europeans in the 15th century. Like any empire existed during human history Inca and Aztec empires had periods of creation, development, prosperity and fall. Empire is like soap bubble – it grows, become larger,… View Article

The Timucua Indians

The American Indian people who inhabited the Northeast and North central Florida and South east Georgia were known as the Timucua. The Timucua like most other native American tribes were never a single or unified tribe. There were a number of chiefdoms and each chiefdom had about five hundred villages. Villages werefurther divided into clans … View Article

How Being a Navajo Help Detective Solve the Case?

There are significant differences between white people and Navajos. This is a matter of culture, beliefs and traditional practices. Tony Hillerman (10) in “A Thief of Time” portrayed two Navajos—Lt. Joe Leaphorn and Sgt. Chee—working as detectives and the way in which their working style, views, opinions, and personalities differ from white men. Even in… View Article

The “Trail of Tears” Miniseries

From May of 1838 to March of 1839, a terrible injustice was carried out on the Native American Cherokee population (US Department of Interior 2002). They were forcibly removed from their land, herded into stockades like animals, and made to march from the areas of the southern Appalachians to Oklahoma (Berry 1998). The weather was… View Article

Trail of Tears and Civil Liberties

Andrew Jackson’s removal of the Native American tribes from the east coast to western settlements is known as the Trail of Tears.  Their removal is sanctioned under the Indian Removal act of 1830.  The battle that lasted between American Calvary men and the Seminole Indians which lasted for four decades, the civil liberties juxtaposition with… View Article

Let Us Smoke the Pipe so There Will be no Lies Between Us

The Native American Sioux have long standing traditions which predate the establishment of the United States, yet the American government stripped the majority of Native Americans from their lands and placed them on reservations where they can hardly carry out any of their customs. The motion picture, Thunderheart, tells an adaptation of the incident at… View Article