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Pan-Indianism

March 20, 2016 | Author: | Posted in history, native-american studies

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Each nation all along its history tries to remain not mixed with other nations and avoid the other nations ‘ influences . That ‘s a normal aspiration of each nation – to be independent and have its own rights . Unfortunately , human history demonstrates numerous examples of humiliation and colonizing of many nations . The American Indian nation is one of those that have suffered a lot because of other nations influences . It is naturally that each nation when being oppressed tries to stand for its rights organizing various movements and rebellions . The [banner_entry_middle]

br American Indians are not exception from this rule . The Pan-Indianism movement created by them is dedicated to the stabilizing of the status of Indians and protecting the Native Indian nation from white assimilation . This movement has as a purpose the preserving of Indian nation and its further development and multiplication in the future . In other words the Pan-Indian current is standing for American Indians traditional spiritual values , not Christian ones . Generally Pan-Indianism is an open direction and represents the all four races white , red , black and yellow . Nevertheless , this movement consists mostly of Indian couples or single Indians and a very insignificant quantity of white people (mostly married to Indian families . The first roots of Pan-Indianism appeared in the eighteenth century when those times Pan-Indian leaders – Pontiac and Tecumseh started the creation of this movement in the view of growing European and American encroachment That time , first Pontiac and later Tecumseh with his brother Tenskwatawa were among first Native Indians who tried to renovate and preserve the Indian culture . Unfortunately , the most of their efforts were not too successful but , anyway , they gave birth to the Pan-Indian movement which has grown into powerful current today . Today Indians “do not look forward to being done away with as a problem , nor do they feel that Indian identity is anything but a very real asset of which they can continue to be proud (Turabian 1962 , sec . 13 ) The Dawes act (1887 ) and the Indian Reorganization Act (1934 ) became very important stages in the course of Pan-Indian movement being two practically antonymous actions regarding Native American Indians . Dawes act can be compared with genocide towards American Indians . The Indian Reorganization Act contrary to the Dawes ‘s resulted to be the beginning of the new epoch in Native Indians ‘ development . Its most important traditions been restored precisely thanks to the Indian Reorganization Act

Speaking about the 20th century , the so-called post-industrial Pan-Indianism appeared in 1977 . That year the Great Law of Piece by American Indians was presented to the United Nations attention . In the law the warning was submitted according to which the Western civilization was claimed to destroy the national identity of Native Americans . It was also proclaimed the development of anti-colonial movement leading to the law and . In 1978 the so-called The Longest Walk ‘ took place – Indians arrived to Washington from San Francisco . The Religion Act of Native American Freedom was created then . Since then the Pan-Indianism movement has developed a… [banner_entry_footer]

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