Native American culture originated in some parts North America. These countries are known as the United States of America and some parts of Canada. In the United States, there are 6.6 million Native Americans, which form about 2.0 percent of the population (Bureau, 2016). Europe had realized there were about 50 million people already living the “new world” and these people were called Native Americans. Native Americans were originally called Indians, but later through history they formed a new name. These people were called this because of them being native to the “new world” and the American part came after the colonist named the United States. Throughout history, Native Americans believed that using raw material in nature was the best way to provide for their people. Their culture thought no part of an animal should go to waste. They would eat the meat, use the skin for clothing, and make jewelry from the bones. Over the years a lot of their culture and customs were lost due to conforming with society. Their languages were referred to as “Indigenous Languages” because of them being extremely complicated and diverse. Some important factors that help understand the foundation of Native American culture are their rituals/practices, death ceremonies, holidays, family, and stereotypes.
[pic]we also noticed the different types of tools used to hunt from the lowest level to the most current level and retouched flakes prevailed during all periods we have determined by our excavations. This was a favorite weapon to hunt and perhaps used to hunt larger preys found in the area. The use of end scraper also prevailed for many years and it was probably used to tear up the skin to cover themselves in the cold winter time. Other tools were also found, but a significant lower number.
There are a lot of different theories on what happened to the Ipiutak culture. Did they just fade out, or did it come to an abrupt end? Where the Ipiutak wiped out by a rival village? There are many theories that try to explain the disappearance of the Ipiutak culture. One theory is that they slowly faded out and were succeed by the Thule. As the Thule have similar designed artifacts. This could also be said about the Inupiat as they were both present at the same sites that the Ipiutak occupied like Cape Krusensern and Cape Espenberg Amy Jensen suggests that “The first culture of which concrete evidence, however limited, for a coastal North Alaskan presence exists is the Arctic Small Tool Tradition (ASTt), succeeded by Choris, Norton/Near
Some of the artifacts that the Paiute tribe needed to survive was a blow gun, spears, knifes made from stone , rabbit sticks, and poisoned arrows. They got the poison from a snake or some kind of plant.
These stone tool might have served as a chopper, useful in cutting wood, cracking nuts, or breaking open bones for their marrow.One advance was the development of composite tools, like the spear.To maintain a successful Hunting/Gathering economy, these early modern humans had to be mobile. That is, they had to be able to relocate often and quickly. Hunter/Gatherers could not afford to gather possessions. They had no pack animals to help them carry loads
I believe culture is the attitudes and feelings a group of people share. Culture can include practices like rituals and customs like religion. It is how you eat, drink, and speak. Culture can be either tacit or explicit. Tacit is very much like an unspoken behavior, it is something people lack words for. Explicit culture can be spoken or written. No matter what category culture falls into it truly makes us different from one another. It is everywhere shaping people all around the world every day.
Culture has a paramount influence in everyday day life from the way people dress to way people gather food to how someone greets others. It united group of people based on their share ideas, perceptions, and knowledge (Blanco). Although some cultures share similar aspect, some can vary differently in their customs and norms. An example would a clan known as Nacirema whose culture would be described by outsiders as extreme and sadistic. Their culture consists of unique ritual, strong believe in magical essences, but how different does it vary from the American Culture?
While reading about the Nacirema culture, I was very shocked to hear their beliefs, rituals, and way of life. The first thing that stood out to me was the fact that they viewed the body as causing diseases, weakness and ugliness. Never before have I been taught about a culture that views human bodies so negatively. Second, it amazes me how much power the charms and magical potions have on these people. They truly believe that without these "magical potions" and "charms" they would die.Third, the whole "holy-mouth-men" concept baffles my mind. They believe that without these men, their gums would bleed and their teeth fall out. When in reality the "holy-mouth-men" cause the bleeding and take their teeth out. Even when they see these men
Yes ma'am, there is so much to learn from anthropological study. I also happen to live about two blocks from what was seasonal capital of the Ais tribe. Many people tend to think of the Seminole tribe as being native to Florida. The Seminoles were still part of the Lower Creek tribe until the mid 1750's and after breaking away, moved into Florida and assisted in the killing, absorbing or enslaving of the native tribes that were already here on the peninsula. The Ais and the dominate Calusa tribes were the ones encountered by early European explorers and slave raiders. Sadly, many of the native shell middens and burial mounds have been destroyed by development. From time to time, there will be some new findings. Two years ago, fragments of human
On Friday, September 11, 1857, 120 emigrants were killed or massacred in southern Utah by Mormons and Paiute Indians on their way from Arkansas to California. They were part of the Baker-Fancher wagon train. Many of the emigrants were from Marion, Crawford, Carroll, and Johnson counties. They started their journey around Boone County in April of 1857 with their leader, who had been to California twice before leading the Baker-Fancher wagon train. About forty families met at Beller’s Stand. After they left Arkansas, the emigrants of the Fancher party traveled through Kansas and Nebraska before entering Utah. They passed Fort Bridger and Salt Lake City before making it to Cedar City. Mountain Meadows is a valley about 35 miles away from Cedar City, where the emigrants were massacred.
The Paiutes are a Native American Indian tribe “made up of several bands throughout the western part of the United States, also known as the Great Basin region” (Ruby 222). The Northern Paiutes populated areas of Oregon, California, Nevada, and Idaho; and inquiries as to how the environment might have affected their interactions, migration, and social behavior is a topic of great interest in Oregon archeology. The Northern Paiutes “who practiced the ancestral lifeway well into the 19th century, were heirs to an extremely ancient cultural tradition” (Aikens 13). Historical archeological studies found that these groups often “made tools, gathered plants, and hunted animals of similar if not identical kinds” (Aikens 13). Through these similar identities,
Ainu are the oldest inhabitants of Japan, also the minority in Japan, they live in the Hokkaido region of Japan, has a long history and rich cultural background. The content will describe the Ainu language and their culture. By understanding the language and culture of Ainu, will help us better to understand the cultural diversity of modern Japanese society.
Have you ever wonder how the world was created from another culture’s perspective? Native Americans used creation myths to explained to their people how the world was developed overtime. Creation myths are a big part of the Native American culture. they have been passed down from generation to generation. In the creation myths, harmony with nature, rituals, and strong social values are shown in each myths. The purpose of having strong social value in these myths is to teach younger Native Americans valuable lesson if they ever do something bad. These myths reveals how the rituals were created and their intentions for doing it. Creation myths has harmony with nature in it to show a very close kinship between them