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Academic papers on Native Indian Studies

Arthur Kopit/Indians
A 5 page analysis of scenes from the play. Kopit's play tells the plight of the American Indian in the nineteenth century through the eyes of William "Buffalo Bill" Cody, who -- although caught in the conventions of his day -- at least acknowledges...
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Momaday: Spiritual Perspectives
A 5 page paper which examines the position of Native American author Natachee Scott Momaday which argues that Native Americans have a special understanding of how things, material and living, have a deep connection and how non Natives can benefit...
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The Relationship Between Landscape and Mythology Among the Hopi
A 5 page discussion of Hopi mythology as it related to landscape and environment. The Hopi myth of how they are charged with caring for the fourth world is related and a discussion is provided as to how landscape serves as an important in such...
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Genetically Engineered Foods: An Interdisciplinary Perspective
A 7 page paper discussing this topic from social, geographic and anthropological perspectives. Many are fearful of using genetically modified foods, but there is no real evidence assessing long term effects either good or bad. However, loss of the...
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This essay by Jane Tompkins is analyzed for thesis and the arguements that she utilizes in proving her main theme. Bibliography lists 1 source.
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Joy Harjo/She Had Some Horses
A 5 page essay that analyzes "She Had Some Horses," a poem by Native American poet Joy Harjo. The writer argues that Harjo uses imagery and symbolism to convey the frustration and violence that this "she" suffers, not only from society, but also...
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Sociology and the Multicultural Individual
5 pages. This paper focuses on a hypothetical person who is half Native American and half Caucasian from a sociological perspective. The paper describes her life, the people around her, what she does and how the sociological impact of being of two...
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A Summary and Review of Four Books and Articles on Spirituality
This 6 page paper provides four separate summaries and critiques of books or articles which are related to New Ageism. Andrew's Medicine Woman, McKenna's In Praise of Psychedelics, Burrough's Nova Express and Ross's New Age: A Kinder, Gentler...
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Religion as a Coping Mechanism: The Cherokee Indians, Religion, and the Trail of Tears
A 15 page discussion of the problems which confronted the Cherokee people during the turbulent years leading up to the Trail of Tears. This paper suggests that while many Cherokee had converted to Christianity, their native religion undoubtedly...
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This 8 page paper discusses the history of the Trail of Tears in regard to the Chicasaw and Choctaw Nations. History, brief overview, conclusions drawn. Bibliography lists 5 sources.
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Native American Survival as it Relates to Alexis de Tocqueville
A 6 page discussion of Native American survival into contemporary times even in the face of great odds. Notes the perceptions of Alexis de Tocqueville on his trip to the U.S. in 1831 and asserts that even given the dire predictions...
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Patterns of Indian-European Interaction
A 7 page assessment of the contention
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A 5 page overview of the key concepts presented in this 1999 publication. This paper contends that is a much needed treatise on gender issues which have been so frequently overlooked by the world
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Native American Women
A 12 page paper examining the realities of Native existence, as opposed to the view of largely white male anthropologists and historians have taken over the years. Native women were intensely involved in their tribes
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Perdue/Slavery & the Cherokees
A 5 page research paper that examines how slavery evolved as a facet of Cherokee society. Principally, the writer concentrates on the work of Theda Perdue, who argues in her text Slavery and the Evolution of Cherokee Society that the adoption of...
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