My name is Saren. I'm sorry, that's all I can tell you right now. I'm here in this time at the behest of my parents, whose allies face extermination in the future. I have to find their allies here, and help them through the troubling times ahead, using the only powers I have available to do so. My sister is with me, and so things should be easier, yet I can't help but wonder if we'll be able to accomplish our goal.
Name: Saren Tyndall
Strengths: Superhuman strength, mastery of ice and water magic
Personality: Slightly standoffish when in the past, but more compassionate in his own time.
Bio: Saren was born to Adrian and Makoto Kino Tyndall on May 4th, 2015 in Tokyo, Japan. He lived most of his life on Aselia, in Meltokio. He and his sister each received a portion of their parents' powers, but Saren took mostly after his father while Kira received Senshi powers like her mother.
Saren's skill in magic is more directed than his father's, focusing on the water and ice elements. As a result, he has little skill in other areas of magic, such as fire or electricity. However, he has the ability to form pacts with the Summon Spirits of Ice and Water, whereas Adrian's only pact is with Origin.
His current mission is one of self-discovery, since his parents sent him to Earth in the early 21st century to learn more about humans of the time. Despite his disdain for both the planet and the time period, he has resigned himself to conducting his mission.
Maybe. I know the Cherokees are divided about it. They've had their Cherokee Princess pageants, but other Cherokees have been concerned that all it does is further stereotypes and continue to feed misinformation. Basically it's often been pageants vs. educators.
But you also might want to consider an important piece of history-- and this is the reason the educators care so much about the particular details sometimes-- and that is the fact for decades, well into the 20th century, Indians of most or every tribe were forced by government law to abandon their heritage and only take up the culture of the rest of the Americas. I'm talking even into the 70s and 80s. They were not allowed to speak their native tongues whether at home or school, they were only allowed to speak English (this mostly occurred through the 30s to 50s, I believe), there were lots of educational requirements that involved changing completely into "white culture". Even though they (I'm speaking for the Cherokees here at this point; my education of other tribes is lacking, but I have no doubt others had to go through the same) were allowed to hold or own land, they were often either mandated to leave their land by the age of adulthood, or, by the time the American (North Carolina) government could no longer force them off the land, they were still basically expected to leave at adulthood anyway, because they were frowned upon if they didn't.
Basically what ended up happening for a while is that the pow-wows were almost the only time they were allowed to openly practice their heritage.
Only recently, around the 70s/ 80s, did things finally change to the point where North Carolina allowed specific Cherokee classes into their colleges and specifically encourage them to learn and practice their own heritage.
In other words, there have been many Indian families and people who basically refer to themselves or consider themselves by "white people's" standards because they were conditioned to.
I don't know anything about your family in particular. If the concept of "princess" doesn't bother them, it's fine. It doesn't so much "bother" me, though... I mean, on one side it does. It bothers me on the level that mis-education is so prominent in today's culture, the further back I trace its roots, the more I've been seeing how strong a grip prejudice has taken over our education.
I don't mean to pound things over people's heads, or anything. Whether someone is called a "princess" or not isn't entirely important; there are bigger details to be concerned about really. And anyway "princess" isn't a diminutive term, so it obviously isn't very offensive. xd It's not that I'm trying to put Pocahontas or other Indians "in their place"; I just tend to take history and education pretty seriously.
Eh, I'll just copy/ paste what I've already told someone else on this topic. xd It should be sufficient.
Tell me what the daughter of a "chief" is called. Then tell me...
...the daughter of a mayor...
...the daughter of a president...
...the daughter of a governer...
...and the daughter of a military leader...
...and all these OTHER leaders and landowners which existed in European history.
Also, do please tell me WHAT Pocahontas was intended to inherit from her father- as according to her tribe's rules and customs-- should her father have passed away during her lifetime, what political standing she had, etc.
Identifying American Indian tribes by European customs without properly researching and comparing them but just labeling them on the first familiar thing is Euro-centrism (basically white supremacy). I'm not saying all people who do it are guilty of it-- and I certainly DON'T believe that what you said was intended to come off sounding that way. Really, all I'm trying to do is warn you that you have fallen for a little bit of Euro-centrism in that particular aspect. (In the west and America, we pretty much ALL fall for it at one time or another; not judging here, just letting you know.)
The only reason Pocahontas (that's one of her nicknames, by the way, used in order to conceal her true identity) was called a "princess" was because people in England called her that based solely on the fact that her father was a leader. But "princess" is not part of the culture of Native Americans/ American Indians. Being a chief does not equate to being a king.
I was only complaining because I found out that Disney themselves have been perpetrating the myth through their merchandise. It's one thing when one of the characters (second movie) calls her a princess (he should have been corrected, but oh well). It's another when they themselves do it as well. She is a Disney heroine, yes, and I have no problems with her appearing alongside the princesses (notwithstanding the fact that she was a real person and should really be pictured alongside other real or reality-inspired characters, at least sometimes, anyway). I just think it's flawed logic to perpetrate the myth that she was a princess.
Not meaning to be rude or anything; I just wanted to clear that up so you would know for future reference.