Traditionally the Western Shoshone Nation’s ancestral land covers an area spanning from southern California, clear through Nevada, and barely touching southern Idaho. Within this scope of land is the previously mentioned Yucca Mountain, but also Mount Tenabo, a mountain in the Cortez Range of Northern Nevada, which is currently subject to mining. This large area of land is know as the Great Basin, where the habitat is dependent on the rain and snow melt water which comes off the high mountains, feeding the creeks which keep the living, living. Mount Tenabo is one such mountain; however it also holds a place in Shoshone creation stories, and is the site of ancient burials causing it to be of great importance to the entire nation of the Western Shoshone. The people of the Western Shoshone Nation still use the mountain to gather medical plants from these sacred places of their ancestors, and hold ceremonies. In 1863 the elders of the Western Shoshone agreed to the Ruby Valley Treaty, which recognized the Western Shoshone as the owners of the land, though allowed non-native Americans to use the land by payment of royalties to the nation. However, by the 1900s this treaty was not respected by the Americans, and the Government took over the land, and marked it for public use. The Western Shoshone have been pursuing legal action against the United States government for the right govern their own land, and in 1976 a settlement of $26 million was offered to the nation. This money
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The Choctaw Indians were an important tribe, and the largest of the Muskogean tribes. The Choctaws have two stories about their origins in their traditional homeland in central Mississippi. One is that their ancestors came from west of the Mississippi River and settled in what is now the homeland. The other is that the tribe is descended from ancestors who were formed by a spirit from the damp earth of Nanih Waiyah, a large mound in northeastern Mississippi. Either way, the Choctaws resided in places, holding most of Southern Alabama and Mississippi with adjoining parts of Louisiana.
The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians are indigenous of parts of the Southeastern United States. They have members all the way south as Georgia and are spread out across the Appalachian mountain trail in both North and South Carolina and stretching across into Tennessee. The land in which each tribe is from has a particular way is shaping how they live and defines the important aspects of that culture. In the Eighteenth Century the Cherokee Indians were one of the most heavily populated Indian societies in the Southeastern United States. These Indians have many unique political and spiritual ideas and world views.
The Shoshone tribe lives in parts of Idaho, Nevada, Wyoming, Montana, Utah, and even in California. Also, they still live in these areas today.Some information about their Environment they lived in the valleys and mountains west and southwest of Great Salt Lake.How they adapted to their environment is they lived in small and fluid family groups, hunting and gathering scarce resources throughout the spring, summer and fall. During the winter, the small groups gathered together into larger camps in areas that provided cover, timber, and food sources to supplement the foodstuffs they had gathered and stored.
The Cherokee tribe is known as one of the earliest and largest Indian tribe in North America. They are federally recognized even today among several states(museum). While they slowly became Americanized by the Europeans who came over to America, some still practice their typical Indian rituals publicly today. Most converted to Christianity and their government in Oklahoma is based off the American government with three branches. One would believe that the Trail of Tears could have completely vanquished these Indians but many made it through the horrendous trial and kept the Indian bloodline going even present day (Conley).
Of all the features upon the earth there are some ascribed with special significance. These features, whether caves, lakes, deserts, outcroppings, or something else entirely, hold tremendous relevance for the groups that dwell near them. Such beliefs in the worth and importance of such sites are entrusted from one passing generation to the next. These beliefs, and the physical objects they rest upon, become increasingly vital to that group’s identity as a people. One such group is the Teton Lakota of the Sioux Nation in South Dakota, an area that has been home to them for hundreds of years and, while their entire homeland is precious to them, of particular importance are the Black Hills, or Paha Sapa as they are called in Lakota.
As a resolution to the disputes and friction between the Shoshone and the U.S. government, Congress passed the Treaty of Ruby Valley in 1863 (Greene) – ratified in 1866 – granting the U.S. govemment the right to access Shoshone territory but not take Shoshone land (The Sierra Web). In 1936, the Timbisha Shoshone established a tribal center at Furnace Creek but not until 1983, did the Timbisha Shoshone finally become a federally recognized Indian tribe, although they still did not own any land in Death Valley (Greene). In December of 2000, President Clinton signed the Timbisha Shoshone Homeland Act, which restored tribal ownership to approximately 7,700 acres of land to the Timbisha Shoshone Tribe (The Sierra Web). The Timbisha Shoshone Tribe, particularly Pauline and Maddy Esteves, fought many years to regain their ancestral land after being federally recognized as a native tribe but by agreeing to the terms of Timbisha Shoshone Homeland Act, the Shoshone people also agreed to forfeit some of their native rights, such as the right to own a casino. Unfortunately, this Homeland Act prevents them from create many businesses. The Timbisha Shoshone are currently fighting for the land they own because the government and private companies are still trying to seize their land for
The Shoshone Indians were located east and west of the Rockies. They have the best horses but they were also poor. We needed their horses to get across the the Rocky Mountain. When we stayed with the Shoshone Indians we ate fish, rabbit, bird, buffalo, and rice, and we stayed in tepees. The shoshone Indians are known for the Snake Nation.
I chose to write my research paper on the Blackfoot reservation which is home to the Blackfoot tribe. The Blackfoot tribe was sometimes known as the classic example of the Plains Indians. The Blackfoot reservation actually consists of four different tribes and those are the Blackfoot/Siksika, Blood/Kainai, Pikuni/Peigan, and North Peigan Pikuni tribes. The Blackfoot Indians initially migrated from the Great Lakes region and now live in Montana and some of Canada.
The Cheyenne tribe were a powerful, resourceful, tribe of the Great Plains. They fought against the Americans when they went to take their land. Within their tribe there were very powerful role model like figures. Some of these leader like figures were Chief Roman Nose and Little Rock. All of the Native American tribes seemed interesting to learn about, but the Cheyenne tribe had a certain charm and dedication to their tribe that none of the of the other tribes seemed to have from the outside looking in.
The Kwakiutl Indian tribe existed before the discovery of North America by the European culture and inhabited the coast of the Pacific Northwest of the United States and British Columbia in Canada. The tribe is rich in tradition and culture and has remained steadfast in their beliefs, history, teachings and artisan skills which have been passed down generation to generation. The artisans in the Kwakiutl tribe mastered the art of creating special ceremonial masks that are not only beautiful and aesthetically interesting to the eye, but also mechanically intriguing in which the masks serve a specific purpose to a theme during different ceremonies that are conducted by tribal specialists during certain times throughout the year.
Native American, or American Indians, have a rich culture comprised of struggle, strife and success. For this paper, i will discuss the Native American Culture and it's history.
Don’t be confused when an Indian tribe is called the Chippewa or the Ojibway because they are the same tribe. French settlers could not pronounce Ojibway correctly so they called the tribe the Chippewa. Have you ever wanted to know about the Ojibway Indians? If you read on, you will learn many interesting facts about this tribe.
We would like to acknowledge the traditional territories and oral practices of the Blackfoot Nations, which include the Siksika, the Piikani and the Kainai. We also acknowledge the Tsuut’ina and Stoney Nakoda First Nations, the Metis Nation (Region 3), and all people who make their homes in the Treaty 7 region of Southern Alberta.
The authors look at how three civilizations---Native American, Iberians, and African--- were before the encounter. They begin by describing the Native American civilization; not without underlining the idea that Europeans had develops that Native American were inferior civilization. The same narrative is used with the African, and how they came about to be enslave. Here it gest a little confusing since their thesis appears a first to be motivated by a social character of history, but in reality it seems that the underlying theory is more gear towards a concept of race (ethno genesis) and a subtle, but not direct argument of economics and politics