Term Paper

· Please do not use Wikipedia as a source.

· Use critical thinking.

· Questioning what you read

· A new perspective when reading about Native people.

· Write what you understand.

 

 

Introduction:

· What are the purposes for American Indian ceremonies? What might they all have in common? Are any American Indian ceremonies similar to what exists in other cultures?

Function:

· Choose one specific ceremony covered in this course. What is the primary function of this ceremony? What is involved?

· Using the same ceremony from above, what are the observable and unobservable functions of the ceremony? (How might the ceremony/activity(ies) provide a function in the family or the community?)

Application:

· Choose one ceremony. Give examples of how the ceremony is significant or relevant in todays’ times? Reflect on today’s challenges or challenges for their community environment.

· Describe or interpret how the origin stories (the four I provide) might give us information about the people and their environment.

 

 

– Scope

· Describe how people are involved in their ceremony (either as an individual, or as a group; you can describe a specific ceremony, the preparation of the ceremony, or how it is conducted).

· What do you consider to be the purpose or expected outcome of their ceremonies? You can choose a general theme or a case-by-case study.

 

 

– Conclusion

· What do you now understand about American Indian religion and philosophy?

· Compare your knowledge of American Indian religion and philosophy to another major religious practice and/or philosophy.

 

 

Yaqui Easter ceremony

https://www.pascuayaqui-nsn.gov/index.php/yaqui-ceremonies

https://www.brink.com/wonder/yaqui-easter/

https://core.ac.uk/download/pdf/160735536.pdf

 

 

Sand Painting

http://navajopeople.org/navajo-sand-painting.htm

http://maninthemaze.blogspot.com/2011/06/sacred-art-of-navajo-sandpainting.html

Navajo Sandpainting Video Part I

Navajo Sand painter, silent footage of tribal ritual,1941

 

Kachina ceremony

https://heard.org/katsinadolls/faq.html

http://www.nativeamericanlinks.com/kachinas.htm

https://indiancountrytoday.com/archive/houska-boy-scout-koshare-dancers-need-to-stop-stealing-from-natives#:~:text=Houska%3A%20Boy%20Scout%20Koshare%20Dancers%20Need%20to%20Stop%20Stealing%20From%20Natives,-It’s%20an%20honor&text=In%20mid%2DDecember%2C%20the%20%E2%80%9C,Hopi%20Nation%20Cultural%20Preservation%20Office

https://www.sfaol.com/life/koshares.html

 

Apache Sunrise

http://www.webwinds.com/yupanqui/apachesunrise.htm

Inside an Apache Rite of Passage Into Womanhood