Native American Studies
Pick two North American tribes that are in the same cultural-geographic area. You cannot choose tribes that have been covered by the book or a lecture case study. 5-7 pages plus works cited or bibliography page. Your paper will include the following topics within the area and tribes you choose: Origin – select an origin or other mythology story from the tribe or area you choose that illustrates the world view or belief system of that tribe or area. Subsistence – this area should include a description of the geography of the land the tribe inhabits, their seasonal patterns, foods, housing, clothing, etc. Social/Political – describe the tribal government, their kinship patterns, societies, child-rearing practices, warfare issues. Religion and Language – describe the tribe’s ceremonials, medicine and healing practices, art, and language use. Current status of the tribe today – Describe how they are doing and what they are doing. Where do the people live in relation to their traditional homeland? What is their population? What is their political status and/or their economic status? Compare and Contrast: What are some common features the two tribes share? What are the major differences?