Re: native american persona
- Greetings~ I agree with Isabella. I will say that you are on an up hill battle. Most all books in print are written by "others". I am having a hard time finding research items for my discertation (spelling is off I know). I am finding that there is slim pickin' for authentic Native journals or any original inter. of a journal. Good luck! what time period are you looking to use ?
Always in the Service of the Dream,
Chatlaine of the Shire of Chul Chuilum
(South Central Indiana)
Re: native american persona Posted by: "rebeccaatthewell_2000" rebeccaatthewell_2000@... rebeccaatthewell_2000 Sun Mar 11, 2007 4:50 pm (PST) I studied North American Indians in College and I can tell you now
you are in for a rough road. There is very little information on the
indian culture of the middle ages (woodland indians) that is not
through the very biased eyes of the spanish and others who
encountered them. They had no written language and very few
surviving relics so your persona would be mostly based on the
perceptions of other cultures which looked down on the indians as
savages. Good luck.
--- In scanewcomers@ yahoogroups. com, Sara L Uckelman <liana@...>
> Quoth "Howel ap Huws":
> > Does anyone have an american indian personna. If so where did you
> > the information to get started.would
> I don't, but I can offer some suggestions on the latter. What I
> recommend is start off by reading history books which discuss thePortuguese.
> early voyages to the New World, by the English, Spanish, and
> These books will tell you what indingenous groups the travelers camehistory
> into contact, and from there you can look at books covering the
> and cultures of those groups.May you have enough happiness to make you sweet,
enough trials to make you strong, enough sorrow to
keep you human and enough hope to make you happy.
Reminder: Growing old is manditory, growing up is optional!
"When asked by an anthropologist what the Indians called America before the white man came, an Indian said simply, 'Ours'"
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- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Karen Pate" <cym.lloyd@...> wrote:
>I have not been fully reading all the posts regarding this issue but I
> Okay, the purpose of the SCA is to explore and reenact all facets of
> European history to 1600. And I agree that people can participate in
> Native American personas.
would like to draw attention to what the governing documents of the SCA
has to say on the subject of the purpose of the SCA.
They can be found at:
I draw your attention to page nine of the .pdf file entitle "A brief
introduction to the Society for Creative Anachronism"
The expressed purpose of the SCA as delineated in this document is that
we are an educational organization devoted to the study and the Middle
Ages and the Renaissance.
Further down the page it expressly states that any time previos to the
17th century and most of the world can serve as a source for pesonal
While it does express that the core of what we do is fairly euro-
centric and the further away one's studies wander from that the more
likely one is to be more an dmore unique nowhere in the document does
it state that the main purpose of the SCA is to study European History.
At one point in time this may have been true but it seems to me that
this is no longer true.
My humble observations.
Ian the Green