A look at Native American Culture, the ways we may view them as a people. (Ethnography ideas…)

There are many Native American people living in Oregon today. They represent many

 Tribal groups, Native American tribes have very different cultures and life styles.

 

OREGON INDIAN TRIBAL ENROLLMENT

Burns Paiute 339

Confederated Tribes of Coos, et al 808

Coquille 817

Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Indians 1,239

Confederated Tribes of Umatilla 2,500

Confederated Tribes of Siletz 4,358

Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde 5,027

Klamath Tribe 3,526

Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs 5,750

TOTAL 24,364

            Oregon Department of Education, 2006

Here in Portland, Oregon you can find many activities and shows performed by Native Americans; Powwow, Salmon Feast and other indigenous events. There is one of the biggest photo archives west of the Mississippi displayed at the Oregon History Museum, along with documented changes in landscapes of what used to be Native American land.

There are legislations placed on some Oregon schools Mascots, Native Americans say some are racially-themed and offensive to their culture. School must reach an agreement with local tribes in order to keep their Mascots.

Native American culture has made an influence in many aspects of American History, some Army helicopters are named after American Indians; Apache, Blackhawk, and Kiowa (to name a few).

The Oregon Native American Chamber (ONAC) promotes the education, training and cultural understanding of Native Americans. Information is available online and you can search for venues locally, to learn more about this culture of people. Native Americans have been exploited for many years and still today, struggling with power full organizations that promote offensive references to their culture. Major League teams; Baseball, Hockey, Football, and other use themes that are sending racially based depictions of Native Americans.

Sports are teams set up to battle each other, to divide and concur much like out American History.

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