During the course a tribe of Menominee was studied. Their home used to be along the Menominee River in Wisconsin and Michigan, but that has changed. The tribe claims they are Native Americans. Among them are war bonnets, a Native American flower. Feather headdresses in the shape porcupine roaches were the most frequent used by the Native Americans and acted as their identification. In the current times, they are often seen in films and TV programs.
- Who did the Menominee know well?
- How did the Menominee defend themselves historically?
- Do you recall eating Menominee Indian cuisine before supermarkets?
- Can you tell me how Menominee traveled before automobiles?
- Is there a method to describe their location?
- If so, what type of canoe did they use to cross the river?
Here is another way of putting it. Their extravagant feather headdresses and face paint had to be manufactured by them. Due to my professional duties, I have had to interact with individuals from all walks of life and all over the globe. My contacts with them have helped me learn more about them. The acceptance of individuals has shifted from their actions to who they are.
This program has changed my understanding of the way young people interact and play. Menominee kids are regularly seen playing, going to school, and assisting around the family. Like their European peers during the colonial era, Native American youngsters had a lot of work to do and little time to play (Kelley et al., 2018). They had dolls, toys, and games to play with but not much else. Through this, I have learned that children may play without wide variety of toys and yet have a pleasant time. This course was very beneficial and enjoyable for me, while teaching me to be more open-minded and risk-taking. I do not see why I should argue with anything I have learned in class. This course has majorly focused on the societal aspects of living among the Menominee. It has been a key theme that is different from the core theme in research and organization studies which focuses on the financial and health aspects of living among the children and families.
Kelley, Melessa N., and John R. Lowe. “A culture-based talking circle intervention for native American youth at risk for obesity.” Journal of Community Health Nursing vol. 35, no. 3, 2018, pp. 102-117.