"'Kill the Indian: Save the man': Inside the school where Native American children were forced to forget their traditions, dress and even their names to make them 'good Americans'" There are many parallels between the European treatment of the North American natives and the English treatment of the Scots (who they also felt were savages… Continue reading Forced Assimilation – “Kill the Indian, Save the Man”
I am placing several items here which look at Eurocentrism - which by definition means:" Eurocentrism (also Eurocentricity or Western-centrism) is a worldview centered on or biased towards Western civilization. The exact scope of centrism varies from the entire Western world to only Europe or even just Western Europe (especially during the Cold War). When… Continue reading Eurocentrism – What is it?
Excerpt taken from: http://aktalakota.stjo.org/site/News2?page=NewsArticle&id=8668 The Sun Dance was the most important ceremony practiced by the Lakota (Sioux) and nearly all Plains Indians. It was a time of renewal for the tribe, people and earth. The village was large, as many bands came together for this annual rite. Each tribe camped within their own circle,… Continue reading Lakota Sioux – Wiwanke Wachipi – The Sun Dance