Pocahontas – The Noble "Savage"

Pocahontas is the daughter of the Native American chief, Chief Powhatan. She is a strong and independent woman who helps lead the tribe alongside her father, and is very kind to everyone.

When the British come to Virginia, they treat the Indians like savages. Pocahontas meets John Smith, and tells him about the life of the Native Americans and how they treasure nature and that no one owns the land.

Through the song “Colors of the Wind”, she explains how everyone is equal despite the color of our skin, and how nature is important as well displaying the wisdom that she had learned over the years with her tribe. She tells how animals are her friends and how even the trees and the rocks need to be respected. John and Pocahontas fall in love, and John realizes her point. Unfortunately, the Indians and the British get into a fight, and Chief Powhatan tells them to stay away from the “White Skins”.

John tells the other settlers that there isn’t any gold where the Indians live, but he isn’t believed. The Indians begin to get ready to fight the settlers, and so she runs to tell John. Pocahontas and John are discovered by the Indians and John is taken to be executed. She convinces her father to let John free, but the British come and attack Chief Powhatan anyways. John saves the Chief and is sent back to Britain, he says his goodbyes with his love, who the other British call the “noble savage”.

Negligence Of Culture Is Negligence Of Tradition

Culture could be defined as the totality of a people’s way of life which includes food, arts, craft language, dressings, songs, dances, masquerades, and music as well as traditional sports and games.

By this definition, it is discernible that every country is endowed with a rich cultural heritage. This holds the fabric if the society together, gives the people a patterned way of socialization, helps them to predict the behavior of others and permits others to know what to expect from them. This, of course, explains why people from different ethnic group exhibit a marked behavioral trait different from counterpart from other parts of the world.

Over the years, culture has created tremendous impact and has been recognized and cherished by people of other cultural background. Also, the fattening institution after child birth by some ethical communities uses to exert far reaching influence in the society. It put moral restraints on girls and helped them to maintain their charity till marriage as sexual relationship before fattening was a taboo.

It was a period during which moral and other social lessons were given as it prepared the fattened for motherhood, mid-wifery and home management.

Also traditional dances, music, games and sports offered the society very interesting sources of entertainment and joy as spectators gathered around the player and dancers admiring them. This made for social interaction and good mental health.

Indeed, culture, customs and beliefs regulated the conduct and morals of a community. They provided the pattern and standard of behavior of the people; unified them as helped them to live together in peace and harmony. Communities are adjoined to roll out the drum to celebrate Art and Cultural Festival.

The Republic of Vietnam Historical Society (RVNHS)

The Republic of Vietnam Historical Society (RVNHS) is a non-profit historical group based in Southern California. It is dedicated to the study and preservation of the history of the Republic of Vietnam (South Vietnam). The organization’s main activities consist of the collection, preservation, and presentation of artifacts relating to the military and government of the former republic, and the active accumulation of oral histories from men and women who served in the country’s armed forces or government.

One of the society’s aims is also to connect with other individuals with similar interests in the history of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Vietnam ( ARVN ), the state of South Vietnam, and Vietnam in general. Membership is open to individuals of all backgrounds. If you would like to get in contact with the society, you can do so by visiting their website at rvnhs.com.

The organization’s website also features a virtual museum of original artifacts (mostly pertaining to the military) which are currently held in the society’s collection. The RVNHS Virtual Museum is frequently updated, and includes identification listings for insignia of the Army of the Republic of Vietnam (Divisions and Regiments) as well as Ranger Branch, and other uniform, equipment, and miscellaneous items. Each item presented offers photographs and a brief background history of each piece. The item displayed in the virtual museum are only a small portion of what currently exists in the society’s collection.

The group also actively sets up displays at veterans and community events free of charge. Themes for common displays include: The Army of the Republic of Vietnam, The ARVN Rangers (Biet Dong Quan), VNAF (Vietnamese Air Force), and more.