American Indian Ceremony
Term Paper 2 Suggested questions to answer not required questions to answer. There are also only suggested number of pages. The course is teaching American Indian religion and philosophy so demonstrate that youve done the work to have an intelligent and academic perspective. In other words, what have you learned? AIS 310 American Indian Religion & PhilosophyCeremonyCritique and Analyze the material, then Support your position. – Introduction (1 page) In general, what are the purposes for American Indian ceremonies? What might they all have in common? Are any American Indian ceremonies similar to what exists in other cultures?- Function (1-2 pages) Choose one specific ceremony covered in this course. What is the primary function of this ceremony? What is involved? Using the same ceremony from above, what are the observable and unobservable functions of the ceremony? (How might the ceremony/activity(ies) provide a function in the family or the community?)- Application (1-2 pages) Choose one or more ceremonies. Give examples of how the ceremony is significant or relevant in todays times? Reflect on todays challenges or challenges for their community environment. Describe or interpret how the origin stories (the four in iLearn) might give us information about the people and their environment.- Scope (2-3 pages) Describe how people are involved in their ceremony (either as an individual, or as a group; you can describe a specific ceremony, the preparation of the ceremony, or how it is conducted). What do you consider to be the purpose or expected outcome of their ceremonies? You can choose a general theme or a case-by-case study.- Conclusion (1 page) What do you now understand about American Indian religion and philosophy? Compare your knowledge of American Indian religion and philosophy to another major religious practice and/or philosophy.