Introduction

February 26, 2008

We’re looking forward to see what differs the Native American Indians from the Indian Indians. Culture is an important element to the identity of these peoples, and by looking more deeply at the differences we’ll get a better view of how and why the art has developed the way it has. 

The problem we’ve chosen is to compare these two different cultures, and mainly learn about their music, sculptures and pictorial art.

Some people have been wondering why we’ve chosen to compare Native Americans and Indians, because they don’t really have much to do with each other. The answer is simply that we had to choose two English speaking countries (from the English curriculum), and these two cultures seemed very interesting to learn more about, as they’re very different from our western culture.

Some have even asked whether we know the difference between the Indians… Which we do. I hope. Concerning the Native Americans, they are the indigenous people in America, while when we use the term Indians, we mean the people of India.

Further on, we intend to use different means to show our readers why we’ve become so interested in these particular cultures, and when we see the small likenesses it motivates us to keep looking for what brings humans together and makes us one species, out of consideration for which world part we come from or how history has shaped us through the ages.

This is an Indian girl and a Native American Indian.
Can you spot the likeness?

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