They burned entire villages and by 1882 had nearly caused the wild buffalo to go extinct (Doc. 6). The Massacre at Wounded Knee was particularly brutal. Over one hundred Sioux men, women, and children were slaughtered at the battle. There were usually limited American casualties during battles with the Indians.
This fusion of races created a new race of “mestizo” people. Along with the birth of a new race, the race of indigenous people changed drastically as it declined dramatically. “The Spaniards nearly wiped out the native population.”(Acuna 2007) Various reasons are believed to have contributed to the vast decline on indigenous population. One is the fact that the native people were not immune to smallpox and other European diseases. Another major reason was the war itself, as it killed many natives.
Along with these new crops and animals, Christopher Columbus brought diseases with him that the natives were not immune to. This resulted in many dying from these illnesses. The Natives, which had been an isolated population for centuries lacked immunity to the sicknesses and subsequently suffered the consequences of Columbus’ visit. Fevers, smallpox, and measles were proved to be deadly and wiped out tribes at a time. In return, the Europeans fell to the New World disease of syphilis.
They were forcibly removed from the land and were placed in Relocation Programs. Along the journey to the locations, hundreds had died from starvation, exposure, and illnesses. The government forced the survivors to live on reservations where many still reside today. Many of the reservations are on poverty-ridden areas, and many of them have suffered from alcoholism and suicide because they had been robbed, humiliated, and removed from all that they knew. Even into the 19th Century, numerous wars broke out between the Indians and the United States forces.
As the Indians were forced to leave the land white people just came over and took part of the land that belong to the reservation and there was nothing the Indians could do about it. The discovery of gold made matters even worst as Americans came across the land looking for fortune in large numbers and in the process destroyed the land and the ecosystem. Their vast numbers drove away the bison herds and forced them to change their emigration patterns, which made it a lot more difficult for the Indians to sustain themselves. In addition to being forced to move to small reservations they were put on rationed food and supplies from the U.S government and to change their culture all against their will. The reservations were not set on the best land; those were given to white Americans.
But by 1611, 80% of the colonist that came to Jamestown was dead. So why did so many colonist die? They died because of the environment, their occupation, and the natives. The environment was one of the main causes of death at Jamestown (Doc. A, B, and E).
And as the warfare advanced, 2,500 European settlers and police died and 20,000 Aboriginal inhabitants are believed to have been killed, while many thousands more died from disease and other unintended consequences of settlement. The deliberate ill treatment of Aboriginal people, the horrific impact of European diseases and the introduction of alcohol all contributed to a breakdown of Aboriginal society. When their tribal lifestyle was destroyed, the Aborigines came to live on the edge of European settlement, begging and taking up the worst European habits. Europeans saw this as evidence of their backwardness. On the other hand, if Aborigines took up weapons to defend their land, they were seen as evil savages who needed to be taught a lesson.
Most ex-athletes are slaughtered or sold to slaughter houses because they were not collecting income or were worn out and was physically unable to do anything anymore. Many other species of horses are being sent to slaughter houses such as mothers that are pregnant, general old horses, and horses that are injured. Many horses were abused and even murdered just to be able to be sent to a slaughter house; because of this face the United States has passed a law about animal
The railroads also brought the riches of the West, thousands of tons of ore and cattle by the millions could now flow east to be processed and consumed. Migration to the west had its difficulties, and newly arrived Americans on the frontier clamored for a solution to what they called "the Indian problem." Sometimes the federal government led the way by making treaties or sending troops, but westerners also took matters into their own hands. They would burn villages and kill Cheyenne Indians wherever and whenever found. However, this action only led to war between the Indians and the whites.
The introduction of the Indian Removal Act saw numerous tribes displaced from their ancestral homes time and time again, and while the rest of America prospered, they were forced onto small plots of land, and not even formally recognised as citizens of their own country. The buffalo which they depended on were slaughtered, causing widespread starvation, and every time they retaliated against this appalling treatment it only served to further reinforce unfair stereotypes which still haunt them to this day. Hopefully, by examining the mistakes of the past, people will avoid repeating them in the