Indian Vocabulary


Indian Vocabulary Essay, Research Paper

A) Stereotype- to follow a stereotype in thinking about a person, group, etc.- A way of thinking about a person, group, etc. that follows a fixed, common pattern, paying no attenion to individual differances.

B) Culture-the ideas, customs, skills, arts, etc. of a people or group, that are transferred, communicated, or passed along, as in or to succeeding generations – such ideas, customs, etc. of a particular people or group in a particular period; civilization -the particular people or group having such ideas, customs, etc.

C)Tradition-the handing down orally of stories, beliefs, customs, etc. from generation to generation – a story, belief, custom, proverb, etc. handed down this way – a long-established custom or practice that has the effect of an unwritten law; specif., any of the usages of a school of art or literature handed down through the generations, and generally observed.

D)Values-the social principles, goals, or standards held or accepted by an individual, class, society, etc.

E) Assimilate-to absorb (groups of different cultures) into the main cultural body.

F) Bicultural-of or combining two distinct cultures in a single region

G) Bias-to cause to have a bias; influence; prejudice

H) Prejudice-suspicion, intolerance, or irrational hatred of other races, creeds, regions, occupations, etc.

I) Trustee- a person to whom another’s property or the management of another’s property is entrusted

J)- Cultural Conflict- a conflict between two cultures leading to wars, segregation, etc.

K) Jim Crow Laws-(or segregation laws), name given to former laws of Southern states of U.S. providing for separation of black and white people in streetcars, trains, schools, and theaters; Jim Crow is thought to be an old nickname for a black American, popularized in a song


I got this from my American Histort Book.

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