Native American Artifact

I picked the head-piece of the costumes the Native Americans wear during powwows. I picked this because they object is a part of Native history along with their celebrations today and that is what the ECNAO is about, teaching and preserving the history of Native Americans.

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DW Box #8

What surprised me?

I was not really surprised by anything with my visit to the cultural center. I enjoyed looking at the different artifacts of the Native Americans. I guess my biggest surprise are the artifacts they were in such good condition I couldn’t believe the animal skins and different tools held up that long.

What intrigued me?

The artifacts were preserved very well and they were exactly as I pictured them. They’re culture is portrayed very well in everyday life.

What disturbed me?

The thing that disturbed me would be the fact I had to go to the Cultural Center in order to get a glimpse of the Native past. The organization does not have frequent meetings for me to attend.

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DW Box 4


Dress: tights, tanks, costumes, makeup, tu-tu

Shoes: tap, ballet, lyrical, clogging, pointe

Language: turns, leaps, 1st-5th position

Events: rehearsals, recitals, performances


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Research Proposal

My Research Project

Create a Research Proposal

Use the following to create a formal research proposal.

1. Provide the working title for your project.

East Carolina Native American Organization

2. Describe your issue.

To describe and give awareness in the History of Native Americans and the present day Natives coming together here at ECU to make this possible

3. Describe your purpose for working on this project.

My favorite subject is American History so I pick this group to reflect on things I can relate to through prior knowledge.

4. Describe your readers’ needs and interests.

To be educated about the diverse surroundings at ECU and how important it is to know about the Natives and the riches they offer to our culture.

5. State your research question.

How would our culture differ today if there were not groups such as ECNAO or Natives at all?

6. Briefly review key findings about your issue from the sources you

found as you explored your topic.

7. Indicate how you’ll locate additional arguments, ideas, and

information about your issue.

I plan on doing interviews with many different people such as Natives in the club and outside the organization, members of the organization that are not Native Americans, and everyday people to see if they had prior knowledge of the ECNAO. I also plan on attending meetings and observing the planning of their festivities. Lastly I plan on attending as many events as possible starting March 26th with their presentation on the History of Pow-Wows.

My Research Project

8. Include your project timeline.

9. Include your working bibliography.

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“House for the Homeless”

Nikolic, I. House for the homeless: A place to hang your hat. Field Working, 45-55.


Nikolic questions the lives and lifestyles of the homeless culture. She is curious to understand why they are homeless and their individual stories. She volunteers in a homeless shelter to get more information on the culture and to find out their similarities and differences. She finds out through talking with people that they all have very different stories some educated some not, some with drug addictions so jobless; yet they are all categorized in the same fashion to common people they are all simply homeless.


I feel this is very creditable seeing that it was published in a book. I also like the person sharing the experience has evidence of her own experiences being very similar. If I were studying the homeless culture this would be good start, it isn’t factual but testimonials are good sometimes too.

*Notes I took in class to fix the AB entries*

-audience: General public, classroom setting.

-The author has a few simplistic writing style.

– Irevana Nikolic

-I feel Nikolic is slightly basis seeing how her background sparked her interest however I feel she did a good job of not being overly bias.

-I think there is not enough evidence besides her field working there appears to be a lack of factual research.

Nikolic, I. (2007). House for the homeless: A place to hang your hat. In B. Sunstein & E. Chrisenstrater, Field working: Reading and writing research. (3rd ed.) (pp. 35-54). Boston: Bedford St. Martin.

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DW Box 3

The article I chose on diversity at ECU is an article about the band of smoking in the bars downtown. I would like to know more about what everyone things about the situation. Are the smokers angry, are the nonsmokers happy, what about the bar owners? Is it really a helpful law at all? Are the bars losing money? What about the government? When asked the difference in field working and Journalism I think the difference in field working questions and journalism is field work is more the way things work and are set up. Journalism is more opinion. The field worker would probably travel to other town and check out the bars and clubs there. See how they are set up, ran, and operated in comparison to downtown Greenville. Also visit many restaurants and country clubs in the area.

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DW Box 1

I feel I lead an average life and when ask to think about a subculture I belong to I thought this would be a rather difficult task.  When reflecting on some of my favorite activities the first thing that came to mind was competitive cheerleading. I feel that could be treated as a type of subculture because it does become a way of life.

First, the language; there is so many different terms in cheerleading. Tumbling, stunts, motions, and jumps are among the diction some outsiders do however know what these terms define. However the lingo becomes more complex the more in depth you go. Tumblers do things such as backhand springs, tuck, or fulls. Stunts can rather from baskets to extensions, even one legged were girls pull tricks like scorpions and scales.

Next, the way of life is different for all star cheerleaders. They usually practice three times a week and work on perfecting one set routine instead of many cheers for the football team. The competitions are often on weekends and last sometimes two days. We also have to travel as far as Atlanta and Texas!

When thinking of my way of life I see now that it is a type of subculture and not many people understand that we are more than girls in tight skirts. All star cheerleading takes hard work and a lot of dedication and practice. I have been in this subculture since I can remember which is probably why I don’t understand a world without competitive cheerleading.

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