Westward expansion occurred through the U.S. citizens existing beliefs of superiority over Native Americans and rights to western land this ideology was promoted by the federal government which led to the displacement and killing of Native Americans and the purposeful impairment and alienation of native culture. Existing beliefs held by American citizens about Native Americans and the Western Land they occupied were further endorsed by the federal government which led to the institutional displacement and killing of Native Americans. Document B explains the unprovoked killing of Native Americans in a camp two hundred miles from the post of United States troops. The U.S. Indian Agent reports of a massacre of mostly women and children Native
When His tribe was pushed farther west by white settlers, Tecumseh became angry and took many raids to against whites on the frontier. With the idea of an Indian Confederation, he proposed that all the tribes should stick together and refused to sell land to whites unless all the tribes agreed. The large tribal confederation had known as the Wabash Confederacy that tried to repel the American settlers from their region.
In a sense, I agree with the sentiment, but only in this: that all the Indian there is in the race should be dead. Kill the Indian in him, and save the man,” (Pratt, 2004). This statement outlines what would become the intent of Native American boarding schools across the country, leading to massive cultural genocide. It was this institution that served as the model for boarding schools founded by the Bureau of Indian Affairs as well as the hundreds of schools run by Catholic and Protestant missionaries. This idea of “kill the Indian, save the man” was forced upon
Narrative Frameworks and Erasure: Early U.S. – Indian Policy The invasion of New England in the early 17th century by European settlers saw a delicate balance struck between Native Americans and New English settlers. The settlers depended on Native Americans for their survival, and in turn Native Americans sought to investigate and contain the new element in their territory. In time, settlers seeking to expand westward used violence and brought disease that decimated native populations. European settlers claimed the land it as their God-given right, and declared themselves the first civilized people to occupy the land. The invocation of divine will is an example of one of the many ways in which Europeans sought to change the story about their relationship with Native Americans during America’s early history.
Soon the Native Americans began participating in the fur trade across the seas trading fur for other substances. When western settlers hunted buffalo killing them off, native life started to fail. Native American did not know how to survive. The whites had destroyed the living way if Natives by killing off the buffalo. Native Americans were forced to apply the American culture when western settlers had moved on to their land.
He had a rough relationship with the Natives Americans. He kicks them out of America and formed an ally with the Cherokee Chief. Who soon betrayed Andrew Jackson and went with the British. Jackson fought them in the war of 1812 and thought they were of an inferior race. He burned their towns and crops and killed women and kids.
How it affected their people and some of the surrounding people and justification by the Spanish for war against the Aztecs. Secondly, what the Aztecs believed to be the return of the god Quetzalcoatl, the Spanish conquistador, Cortes and his Spanish army. Disease played a huge part in the fall. Small pox brought upon the Spanish spread quickly to the people and no cure for the disease was known therefore leading to many deaths. Lastly, the skillful tactics used by Hernan Cortes that leads to the surrender of the last Aztec emperor.
With a personal belief in Christian ideas Las Casas later began to feel guilt for his sin to the Indians and did his best to stop the slave system of future Indians. With Las Casas efforts to stop Indian enslavement the government gave him the title in 1515 "protector of the Indians" (Las Casas 36). Indian Enslavement did not completely cease although until 1542 when Native Americans had full protection by the courts with
For example, during the French and Indian War, British commander and chief Jeffery Amherst suggested using smallpox to wipe out the Native Americans (D'Errico, 2010). When these new disease were introduced, the shaman or medicine men were baffled and unable to heal the ailments. As a result of the natives’ shaman being unable to cure their people of these diseases, the natives began not to believe in their healing powers. However, many of the indigenous that did not fall to disease, were captured for slavery. Many people believe that slavery of the Native Americans was a result of the Europeans colonizing the New World, but it was not.
Europeans Vs. Aboriginals : The contact that changes everything Throughout the 1600s to 1900s Native people’s culture has been greatly harmed due to the fact of European contact. Taking over land by killing off food supply thus forcing Aboriginals to sign treaties to destroying their culture by enforcing assimilation. Ever since the Europeans came to Canada they have been nothing good for the First Nations living on the Land. In the 19th Century, government policy changed from government-to-government relations with Aboriginal Nations to attempts to integrate and assimilate. This change was due to a number of factors: the decline of the fur trade; an end to most of the armed conflict between the various new arrivals; and, the desire for more land and resources for the settlers.