The Anglo-American Global Village
This Wikipedia map of the Anglo-American Global Village shows the shared land masses of Canada, the continental United States, and Alaska. Sometimes Iceland is included in this area because its boundaries actually straddle both the Anglo-American and European Global Villages, but for our purposes Iceland is not included in the culture region of Anglo-America.
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Human settlements are marked by cultural hearths, which archaeologists first look for in early investigations of ancient populations. The ancient cultural hearth in this Global Village do not depict Anglo cultural features, as we know; and as is the case in many Global Villages, original cultural identities have been obscured, and many times lost, by contemporary cultures.
This Anglo-American Global Village is truly a Global Village as is illustrated in the following video of Canada’s annual Multi-cultural Day. They celebrate with music, dancing, ethnic foods, entertainment, and interaction. The list of nationalities represented on stage is long, beginning with First Nations.
Native peoples are found in Alaska, like the Inuit, sometimes known as Eskimos (which is not their preferred name). In Canada Native peoples are called First Nations, and in the continental United States they are referred to as Native Americans or the more contemporary name of Amerindians. The Native peoples in this Anglo-American Global Village keep alive their culture through language revitalization, participating in annual unity celebrations of drumming and dancing such as at this Pow Wow at Northeast Arizona on White Mountain Apache land. To learn more about First Nations of Canada, follow this link: https://www.aadnc-aandc.gc.ca/eng/1303134042666/1303134337338
This is the fourth lesson in the Global Villages Course I. You will learn that culture in these Global Villages is about much more than food, entertainment, and regalia (costumes).