Monday, November 24, 2008

The after affect of the Great Death.

After the Great Death had occurred the Alaskan Natives wanted nothing more then to forget about everything that had happened losing 60 percent of their population. Also stopped doing everything that their culture had valued and started living the Euro American why of life. They had never talked to their children about it they wanted to act as it never have happened. There was no more mask making, dancing, speaking Yup'ik in public places, and wearing there clothing they traditional had used. Most Alaskan Natives had started suffering from a disease called PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder). They had started suffering from this because they had tried to forget about the bad things that had happened (The Great Death) and started using alcohol and drugs to to cover up the suppressed feeling they had been trying to hide with the short affect of feeling good with the alcohol and drugs. Here's a link to a website with a graph of deaths related to alcohol by Natives and Indians.

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