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Gender in Pre-Christian Native American Society [Essay]

Based on the paper titled “Gender in Pre-Christian Native American Society” by Misty Smith. Originally Published on Dec. 16, 2017, for HIST 314 at Southern New Hampshire University.

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Native American Slave Trade

Europeans brought with them more than just disease and warfare during their invasion of North America, they also brought with them African slaves. Although Native Americans had a slave type of system pre-Europeans there was a difference from the Europeans the Native American slave systems. For example, Native American slaves were, in essence, captives from […]

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A Shift in Government. The Cherokee Constitution.

The Cherokee Constitution was a reflection of the European influence upon Native American society.  When the Native Americans were first encountered by the Europeans, their cultures were misidentified based upon European conceptions. For example, “Indian societies, which were bound by kinship, clan, and village rather than by a larger tribal alliance”[1] was mislabeled as a […]

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Land Ownership? A Different View.

One of the reoccurring themes in relation to conflicts between European settlers and Native Americans was the idea of land ownership. The European idea of land ownership was that of a titled deed or another official paper document. Furthermore, the European concept of individuals owning land was a foreign concept to that of the Native […]

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Settling on Stolen Land [Essay]

Based on the paper titled ‘Settling on Stolen Land” by Misty Smith. Originally published on Nov. 26, 2017, for HIST 314 at Southern New Hampshire University College of Online and Continuing Education.   Settling on Stolen Land   Native Americans were thrust into a new world by their European invaders in which they did not desire or […]

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