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Indian Education Essay

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Indians have resided in the United States much longer than any white person has. They have a whole different culture and way of life than we do as well. There are many different tribes but all have the same structure. Live off your land, love your land, and be happy. To me it sounds neat; a different way of looking at things and really loving you and where you are from. On the other hand, many would say they are just lazy. I mean think about it, they have no jobs and are still paid by the government. That's not even the best of it; they pay NO taxes! What kind of crap is that? Listen to this statistic; only 33% of Native American women have even completed high school! That is just ...view middle of the document...

Obviously, whatever they have been doing has worked. I think that we shouldn't be able to tell them how to conduct themselves or their children. In each of the stories we went over, each little Indian boy gets taken from his family and forced to a reservation and to go to school. That is a very sad and horrible thing we do. Yet we're bettering them? By isolating them from the only people they grew up with and knew, to put them in a whole new atmosphere where they feel like the odd ball out? For example, in Sheman Alexie, he talks about how everyone treated him badly and used to pick on him. Also, in Little Tree and Sherman Alexie, they both are forced to cut their hair. The thing most valuable to them and their culture, we insisted on ruining for each boy. If we were to do that to an American, take away one of his/her values, it would be all over the news and have legal hell to pay.I also think that we as American's need to realize we aren't the best things alive, and that people can and do go about life in different ways successfully.Are we that egotistical to go around telling everyone whose conducting their life style in different ways how to perfect it? Last time I checked, we have our own issues to deal with and to better, instead of everyone else's. And so what if what they do is different or what we clam as the "right way." We need to get our big noses out of people's cultures and when asked for help, them offer it. Not just changing things because we think it's wrong. Native American's in my opinion have a very simple, yet fulfilling lifestyle. They are extremely close with their families. Much more than we can say as Americans. Look at the divorce rate nowadays. One out of two marriages will split. That's just upsetting. It hurts the children, the individuals, and the relatives of the individuals. Plus it's just a hassle and expense. You don't hear about Indian's splitting or leaving one another's spouse. Family is the most important! Maybe we could learn some things from them, they must be doing something we aren't… Native American's really respect their environment and it's surroundings. They...

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