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On this basis, this essay will discuss the common characteristics of the Native American culture and also highlight on the history of the Native American flute.
To start with, the way of life of the different Native Americans was dictated by the climate and natural resources present at the areas they inhabited. According to the American Indian Heritage Foundation, Native Americans share a principle that emphasizes care of the land and respect for nature (1). In this respect, the Native Americans adopted a lifestyle that promoted conservation of nature and natural resources. Therefore, the Native American culture differed depending on the natural resources available to specific communities. For instance, some communities living in forested regions, relied on hunting and gathering for their living while others, living in the highlands, depended on farming practices. However, it is worth pointing out that some elements of the Native American culture were eroded by European settlers, who colonized and exploited the indigenous American communities. Before colonization, the Native Americans shifted their ways of life to conform to the changing seasons based on the environment they occupied (National Humanities Center 1).
Interestingly, the Native Americans shared common values in relation to family setups. In reality, the family structures of the Native Americans varied widely but there exist common core values and beliefs (National Association of School Psychologists 1). To begin with, many Native American families are ‘big’. Traditionally, most families were extended in nature, comprising of nuclear and extended family members living in a close proximity. Moreover, according to the National Association of School Psychologists, the Native Americans possessed high fertility rates hence increased prevalence of single mothers resulting from out of wedlock childbirth (1).
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More important, there is a part of the Native American culture which continues to dominate over American history and into the current day. While this is often ignored in traditional American history and is set as a stereotype and boundary, there are implications which show the importance of defining and understanding the history and beliefs of Native Americans as a part of the American culture.
Methamphetamine abuse is administered either orally, through needle injection, smoking or intranasally. Methamphetamine was also used as an over-the-counter-medication for asthma, colds, and hay fever in the 1930s (http://www.montgomerycountytn.org). During World War II methamphetamine was used by American soldiers to have energy to keep fighting; and after World War II, intravenous abuse of methamphetamine became rampant as military’s unused supply of the said drug became available to the public.
Furthermore, the Native Americans lost many of their people because they had not acquired immunity against the new diseases brought by the Europeans. American Indians were oppressed by the colonizers and the treaties they made with them were violated and broken (Calloway, 2001).
traditional and cultural beliefs about health and illness among Native American Indians demonstrate their differences as well as similarities within the wider society.
The general health beliefs among Native American Indians are closely linked with their philosophical beliefs
This paper shall discuss how Europeans related to the cultures, concerns and lifestyle of the Native Americans, and the impact the diseases and illnesses, and the weather conditions of North America had on creating the novel
The kind of instruments used in the early days are not present today unless in archives, and they include drums, flutes and other percussion instruments. Musical instruments didn’t play a very big role in music since the quality of music was mainly