Home and Community

Our ideas of home and community are shaped by our culture and molded by the climate, landscape, religion, languages, and customs of the world around us. When Europeans and their African captives arrived in North America, they brought their diverse cultures with them, along with their histories, expectations, and dreams.

In this “New World,” Indigenous, European, and West and Central African cultures collided. Often, these cultures had different ideas about government, land ownership, wealth, and human rights. They worshiped different gods in different ways. They planted different crops and lived in different homes. These traditions from all over the world were mixed, remixed, and adapted to new circumstances. New customs were created, and others set aside.

Home and Community explores aspects of Indigenous, European, and African cultures to better understand the people of our past and the unique history of our cultural traditions.

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