According to The Dictionary of Anthropology, the definition of genocide is acknowledged as acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial, or religious group as such (Barfield, 221). History throughout the world has involved much genocide. Although many people do not turn a blind eye to contemporary genocide, one country has committed genocide for centuries and is to this day, doing so incognito the United States. Genocide towards Native Americans is still prevalent in the United States.
[...] During the month long build in June 2006, the Bureau of Indian Affairs were going to arrest the volunteers building the Roundstone house because of paperwork that was not in order (Young). The ways that Native Americans are still living help to prevent global warming within modern society (Schweiger). By helping Native Americans regain a place in society, America could start reversing its racial discrimination and help the environment. Works Cited The Associated Press. “Tribal Members unveil new ‘meth toolkit'”. Indian Country Today June June 2007.
[...] At the institutions, they silenced their native tongue, severed their tresses, rid them of their clothing in exchange for white unvarying garments, treated them with no respect, and regimented them ruthlessly with beatings (Johnston). These were all things native children were not used to at home. Indians did and do trust in the Mother Earth as the creator of all things in this world. This ‘Mother Earth' was a nonentity to the invaders and they forced their belief of Christianity down their throats (Johnston). [...]
[...] In modern day America though, Native American ethnic territories are starting to outcast all current members who do not have the ‘accurate amount' of native blood in them. Ethnic remunerations are being omitted to numerous American Indians. Bigotry from thousands of years ago has settled within the tribes causing them to use genocide against their own community (Bazar). One man Chapman states, far as they're [the tribal leaders] concerned, I'm a non-Indian. I feel totally displaced, totally homeless. Just kicked to the curb'” (Bazar). [...]
[...] “Native American? The tribe says USA Today on the Web 29 November June 2007.
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