Moapa Band of Paiute Indians

The Moapa Band of Paiute Indians of the Moapa River Indian Reservation are a federally recognized tribe of Southern Paiute, who live in southern Nevada on the Moapa River Indian Reservation. They were in the past called the Nuwuvi; the Moapa are adept at basketry. They traditionally wore clothing made of hide, yucca fibers, cliff-rose bark cloth; the Moapa practiced irrigation agriculture before contact with Europeans. The Moapa traded with the Spanish in the 18th and early 19th centuries who arrived here from California and Arizona, yet no missions were built in the area. In 1869 the United States relocated by force the Southern Paiute to the Moapa area; the entire Moapa River watershed and lands along the Colorado River was assigned to the Moapa. They suffered from decimation by disease in the 1920s and 1930s. In 1941, they organized with a formal constitution. In 1980 the Moapa River reservation was expanded, with about 75,000 acres added. People on the reservation continue to suffer high rates of unemployment, diabetes, resulting in some of the Moapa migrating to other parts of the country to find work.

Their reservation is the Moapa River Indian Reservation, located near Moapa Town, Nevada


Rapport is a close and harmonious relationship in which the people or groups concerned are “in sync” with each other, understand each other's feelings or ideas, communicate smoothly. The word stems from the old French verb rapporter which means to carry something back. For example, they may realize that they share similar values, knowledge, or behaviors around politics, music or sports; this may mean that the participants engage in reciprocal behaviors such as posture mirroring or in increased coordination in their verbal and nonverbal interactions. There are a number of techniques that are supposed to be beneficial in building rapport such as: matching your body language. In conversation, some verbal behaviors associated with increased rapport are the use of positivity, sharing personal information of increasing intimacy, by referring to shared interests or experiences. Rapport has been shown to have benefits for psychotherapy and medicine and education, among others. In each of these cases, the rapport between members of a dyad allows the participants to coordinate their actions and establish a mutually beneficial working relationship, or what is called a “working alliance”.

To achieve the benefits of interpersonal rapport in domains like education, medicine, or sales, several methods have been shown to build rapport between people. These methods include coordination, showing your attentiveness to the other, building commonality, managing the other's self-perception. Coordination called "mirroring" means getting into rhythm with another person, or coordinating one's verbal or nonverbal behaviors. Emotional mirroring – Empathizing with someone's emotional state by being on'their side'. You must apply the skill of being a good listener in this situation so as you can listen for key words and problems that arise when speaking with the person; this is so you can talk about these issues and question them to better your understanding of what they are saying and show your empathy towards them. Posture mirroring – Matching the tone of a person's body language not through direct imitation, as this can appear as mockery, but through mirroring the general message of their posture and energy.

Tone and tempo mirroring – Matching the tone, tempo and volume of a person's voice. Another way of building rapport is by each partner indicating their attentiveness to the other; this attentiveness may take the form of nonverbal attentiveness, such as looking at the other person, nodding at appropriate moments, or physical proximity, as seen in work on teachers' "immediacy" behaviors in the classroom. This attentiveness might be demonstrated through reciprocation of nonverbal behaviors like smiling or nodding, similar to the coordination or in the reciprocal sharing of personal details about the other person that signal one's knowledge and attentiveness to their needs. Commonality is the technique of deliberately finding something in common with a person or a customer in order to build a sense of camaraderie and trust; this is done through references to shared interests and experiences. By sharing personal details or self-disclosing personal preferences or information, interlocutors can build commonality, thus increase rapport.

Another way of building rapport is through what is referred to as "positive face management", but may simply be called positivity. According to some psychologists, we have a need to be seen in a positive light, known as our "face". By managing each other's "face", boosting it when necessary, or reducing negative impacts to it, we are able to build rapport with others. There have been a number of proposed benefits from building interpersonal rapport, which all revolve around smoother interactions, improved collaboration, improved interpersonal outcomes, though the specifics differ by the domain. In the health domain, provider-patient rapport is called the "Therapeutic Alliance" or “Therapeutic Relationship”, is a measure of the collaboration quality between provider and patient used as a predictor of therapy outcomes or patients' treatment adherence. In education, teacher-student rapport is predictive of students' participation in the course, their course retention, likelihood to take a course in that domain again, has sometimes been used to predict course outcomes.

Some have argued that teacher-student rapport is an essential element of what makes an effective teacher, or the ability to manage interpersonal relationships and build a positive, pro-social, atmosphere of trust and reduced anxiety. Student-student rapport, on the other hand, while out of the teacher's ability to control, is predictive of reduced anxiety in the course, feelings of a supportive class culture, improved participation in class discussions. In negotiation, rapport is beneficial for reaching mutually beneficial outcomes, as partners are more to trust each other and be willing to cooperate and reach a positive outcome. However, others have found that interpersonal rapport in negotiation can lead to unethical behavior in impasse situations, where the interpersonal rapport may influence the negotiators to behave unethically. To better study how rapport can lead to the above benefits, researchers adopt one of three main approaches: self-report surveys given to the participants, third-party observations from a

White Station Tower

White Station Tower is a 22-story, 274-foot-tall high-rise office building in Memphis, Tennessee, USA. It was designed by the Memphis-based architect Robert Lee Hall who designed Clark Tower nearby, it is located at 5050 Poplar Avenue near White Station Road. Built in 1965, it was one of the first skyscrapers built away from the downtown skyline, about 15 miles away; when constructed, the top of the building was utilized as a revolving restaurant. However, it is now used as office space; the Memphis-based Independent Bank is headquartered in the building and its logo is illuminated on the top of the building, replacing an old sign for Union Planters Bank. A similar logo was installed on the top of the One Commerce Square building downtown in June 2012 when another branch of the bank was opened. List of tallest buildings in Memphis