Research paper graduate level English as a first language only.

| January 7, 2016

Research paper graduate level English as a first language only.
Paper title: A historiographical essay on the evolution of oral history in aboriginal societies of North America.
Paper length: 18 pages not including referencing
Style: Chicago style
Text: Times new Roman 12 p.t double spaced
Number of references: Above 20
Notes:
• At least 20 references of books or e-books or jounral articles no online websites or Wikipedia of any sort.
• No repetitive information
• Facts should be followed by refrences.
• The focus of the paper should be on aboriginal societies of North America.

Segments to include in Research Paper (In no-particular order; Majority of the research paper has to be In relation to North America society)

• An overview of historiography in general
• An overview on oral history: its evolution and use.
• Memory itself, whether accurate or fault
• The difference between oral history and oral tradition
The sources of oral historians are reminiscences, hearsay, or eyewitness accounts about events and situations which are contemporary, that is, which occurred during the lifetime of the informants. This differs from oral traditions in that oral traditions are no longer contemporary. They have passed from mouth to mouth, for a period beyond the lifetime of the informants.
Jan Vansina, Oral Tradition As History (Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1985), 12–13.
• List Some Oral societies after that focus on North America aboriginals.
• Who are the aboriginal societies of north America
• Oral history as a tool for preservation specific to aboriginal societies of north America and how oral history is important in the preservation of this whole nation to aboriginal societies of north America
• Oral footnoting in general for these societies.
• Writing and orality do not exclude each other; rather they are complementary.
• A shift towards oral history in the 20th century is the reason this essay is important
When is oral history important and why. (The absence of documentary and printed records will usually indicate the primary subject on which oral history recording would most usefully be focussed.)

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