People all over the universe do have different alienations culturally. Different cultures do have varying works of art associated with them. The works of art of the different groups of people try to identify people with their respective cultures. For the case of the metis, the assumption that each culture had its own corresponding art was hard to validate (Levy, pg72). This was because many of the works found in this region could not be proved to be of metis origin. Two scholars however, found that the metis had work of art which could be identified as their own. Museums have been reluctant to credit the metis with their works citing lack of evidence of the origin of the works. Other tribes occupying the red river area have been noted has to have produced their own distinct works and thus the metis also should be given credit where due. Failure to credit those means that even the other groups should not be recognized to have their own works of art. One reason that may have contributed to the metis not being credited with their own work is because their culture and art was more active before recording of data on tribes and their work of art had began. Another reason is because the works from the tribes of Indian origin are summarized together and no distinction between the works of the various groups has been carried out (Levy, pg117). Research carried out clearly indicates that the metis had their own distinct art. This is evident from the income activities that they were involved in such as clothing.
The impression from the summary above is that this group of people had their own distinct works of art. It is evident that lack of proper documentation has led to the notion that they do not have work that can be termed as their own (Levy, pg97). Most of the publications put forward including this one perceive the metis as lacking their own work of art. It can be seen from the summary that these people engaged in several works of art as part of their daily life. The works that rightfully belong to the metis have been wrongly classified as belonging to other people. From this, it can be concluded a lot of research needs to be carried out to differentiate the works of art of the metis from those of other people.
Michif is a language which is used by people mainly from the metis tradition. This language is a mixture of various languages in the tradition. It is also highly influenced by the French language in several ways.Michif has been explained using different arguments, which have been, put forward in trying to explain it (Raymond, 211). All have a point to prove but are inconclusive as to describe the origin of michif.
This language has been perceived from a certain perspective as being trivial and not worth any consideration. This is evident from the fact that even its speakers do not like being identified with it. Linguists also have been reluctant to consider it for studies (Yount, pg11). It is considered as a language of the marginalized group.
Michif is a combination of various languages. It is sometimes considered as a creole language, although this a bit hard to justify. From the description of creole languages, michif does not seem to fit the classification of creole. This is because neither of the two dominant languages involved has a preference over the other.
Michif has also been considered from a certain perspective as a version of cree. Others consider it a mixture of several languages. This seems as a more apt classification since even some of the major languages of the world as an aspect of mixing between languages.
Michif has been hard to classify as language. This is because of various reasons, more so the fact that the speakers of the language do not like being identified with it. It has been classified as a trivial language which is not worth consideration. The language is a mixture between several different languages and thus the reason why many scholars have found not worth studying. The language is worth considering for further studies and needs to be taken seriously (Yount, pg43). A study of this language can give an insight of the dynamics and influence of several languages to the original language. It is a language of equal importance as all the other languages only that it has been marginalized.
The education system perceives America to be built and influenced by the European way of life. The history of America however, takes another dimension in trying to explain how the current America came to existence. From history, it is clear that the country was built by people who held no restrictions on the various religious dimensions present at that time (Yount, pg68). The Quakers are seen to have influenced the country a lot from a religious perspective. The Quakers as a whole shaped greatly the social and also the cultural life of this country. History tries to argue that the Quakers had settled in America for a long time and thus their and thus their European influence had been eroded throughout this time. The Quakers had migrated from England in the seventeenth century. The descendants of the Quakers spread from Pennsylvania and spread around the country (Fisher, pg27). These descendants brought with them their influence throughout America and thus America is perceived to be built from the influence and the principles that the Quakers brought with them.
According to the summary above, the Quakers had a major influence on America. It can be concluded that the country was founded on their principle. History tries to conclude that America was not founded on European believes, and their way of life but from the summary, European influence cannot be under estimated. Having come from England, and their principles being adopted in the various spheres of life across America, then it is clear that America was built on European principles (Fisher, pg54). The Quakers were of European origin and particularly of Irish descent. It is clear from the article that their principles were barely influenced by the native communities in America. Their principles are the ones that influenced the cultures and lifestyle of the Native Americans thus the impression that the Quakers shaped the American society.
The integration of the Quakers with the grain and their consequent domestication began in the mid seventeenth century. They set on sail from Liverpool in search of a place for settlement. The number of the Quakers who set on sail was forty and comprised even the elderly and the small ones. During their sail, they came to Delaware and here they found Swedish settlers as well as Finnish settlers (Yount, 123). The land around this area was very productive, and the Quakers found the area to be very productive. This was a suitable land for them to settle in since they needed to feed their family and hence the productive nature of the land was a good reason to settle in this area. They settled there and grew wheat and barley in their fields as a source of food. The Quaker’s were very prayerful and peaceful, and thus they co existed peacefully with the natives. They spread to the area around Pennsylvania, and the natives slowly adopted their way of life.
The peaceful and prayerful way of life made it very easy for the natives around Delaware to easily integrate with the Quakers. The fertile nature of the land in this area also attracted the Quakers to settle in this area. This is because the productivity of the land ensured that the Quakers could feed their family through farming (Yount, pg132). The peaceful way of life of the Quakers can be seen in that throughout their voyage they interacted with people with different cultures and norms such as the Finnish. All through no cases of confrontations or disputes were reported. Through that, the Quakers influenced the natives to adopt their principles because of their peaceful and religious way of life.
Over time, there have been misconceptions about the cause of the great migration. Reasons for the massive migration are not well known. During the migration, the blacks were associated with many problems wherever they went. The mass influx of people in the train stations was evidence that migration was occurring. People moved, but they had no clear reason as to why they were moving. Their reason for migrating was that of seeking for a better life and this phenomenon seemed to occur mainly in America (Raymond, pg81). This could be explained from such other migrations that had occurred in other areas such as china. The reasons for their migration also had an underlying attribute other than just a better life. This attribute can be seen as a more free way of life. Thus, it can be concluded that they left their previous homes in search of freedom.
Migration is seen as automatic in case there are unfavorable conditions in any area of residence. The summary indicates that the great migration occurred due to such conditions in their original area of residence. They left in search of better life in other places. They did not leave necessarily because they were assured of better life in their next destination. They left because they hoped for a better life in other places. It is evident that there was no freedom, and the only remedy was migration. For that reason, they moved and moved, jammed the train stations and throughout this time their migration was inexplicable. The impression is that the great migration occurred mainly in search of freedom and consequently a better way of life.
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