This excerpt from the text book was something that I wanted to center my project on. "The history may be obscure (hidden), but it is still related to the national history. Cultural-group histories help us under- stand the identities of various groups." (Nakayama 126). My sub culture has a lot of it's own history that makes it different from the nations history. Indos are one of the largest ethnic minorities in The Netherlands but we have our own past that makes us unique.
These are a few well known Indo people. Skin colors can range anywhere from white to a little darker Indonesian looking.
In the late 1700's you can see the Netherlands take over as the main power. During the World War you can see the Japanese take over and finally how the dutch moved back to their native land.
During my Opa's time in the concentration camp, he learned that the Indo culture is very collectivistic. In our textbook we learned that collectivism is, "The tendency to focus on the goals, needs, and views of the ingroup rather than individuals’ own goals, needs, and views." (Nakayama 55). In order to survive the conditions of the camps, they needed to bond together and be as torn unit to overcome the circumstances.
Although my culture is not well known it is important to us and our identity. A piece from our textbook accurately depicts how important it means to those smaller sub cultures across the globe, "People from nonmainstream cultural groups often struggle to retain their histo- ries. Theirs are not the histories that everyone learns about in school, yet these histories are vital to understanding how others perceive them and why. These nonmainstream histories are important to the people in these cultural groups, as they may play a significant role in their cultural identities." (Nakayama 135).