After the massacre the Commissioner of Indian affairs tried to prove they were not put in situations that forced them to rebel/ run away (refused food; starved, not provided with warm proper clothing they were promised in the treaty, driven off their lands and forced to stay confined on a reservation that wasn’t theirs). 5. Why did A Century of Dishonor strike so positive a chord among readers, including U.S
Native Americans Cherie "Stacy" Martin HIS/145 July 30, 2012 Timothy Kreisher Native Americans In the early eighteenth century, the Indians were introduced to the Pilgrims. The Indians owned all the land and the white people (Americans) decided to take it from them. The white people decided that since the Indians were not white they needed to be treated differently. They were to have no contact with the white people and were to live in certain areas, which are called reservations. The white people decided that they wanted to take the land away from the Indians and formed a government against the Indians.
If they did choose to stay the Indians will have to obey the states laws anyways. Why not move to the west of the Mississippi River and try to claim their own independent state there. Lastly, is the race and color card. The Indians are clearly not white men; therefore they would probably be thrown into slavery and be treated like the African American. Even worse, if the Indians bear their grounds many will be killed by the white men for trying to hold the land and the Indian race can be even extinct.
In which a group of farmers led a armed assault on the national government and because there was no army so a local militia had to stop this rebellion. Needless to say these shortcomings ultimately made the Articles an unfit form of government which is why they are no longer in place today. But the Articles of Confederation had an upside, the idea of westward expansion. Through the Northwest Ordinance the country established a way in which the territory would be divided up into separate states. Another major factor of the Northwest Ordinance was that these new states would
Indians depicted it as becoming denationalized as document H explains. The Cherokees repeatedly protested. Document I clearly states that the Cherokees believed that had the right to their land. To move beyond the Mississippi, to unknown territory, was a great burden to them. The treaties created were not fulfilled even though they guaranteed Indian privileges and protection from intruders, thus driving the Natives to exile.
Despite the documentary many Europeans were killed during these massacres as well as Indians. The director not showing the Europeans being killed is a form of selection of detail. This takes away our traditional views of Indians from the old Cowboy and Indian movies where Indians kidnapped women and children and the white people were there savior. When the Europeans settled in America they tried to recreate Britain in this land but the climate, plants and animals were totally different so they were upsetting the natural ecosystem of the land. Whereas this is what the Indians had successfully not done by harvesting only what they need.
The reservations were not set on the best land; those were given to white Americans. These grounds could not be harvested and due to corruption settlers driving them even further away into smaller reservations constantly invaded them. Continuous struggles continue to cause the Indian’s numbers to dwindle and their culture to almost vanish. The main standard of living as a tribe that has greatly helped them to survive was now being replaced by the individualism of new American ideals. In accordance with the Native Nations website, one example of the terrible conditions the Indians had to live under the U.S government and the reservations took place in May of 1868 when at the Bosque Redondo Reservation two-thousand Indians perished and
Many of these acts proved to be failures, and left conflicts unresolved. The Allotment Act of 1887 was passed to provide each family of tribal members 160 acres of land in hopes for assimilation with the non-Native Americans. This act ended in failure with poor planning, and no effort with teaching Natives how to cultivate land like White homesteaders in order to survive. Later, this resulted in many White landowners taking possession of these lands. The few Native Americans that managed to keep their land, the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), a federal government committee, served as trustee and held the legal titles over these lands.
(They are no longer used because the NCAA banned teams with racist names and mascots from post-season play.) He implies that these logos appropriate the identities of Native Americans, many of whose languages and cultures have been destroyed by Euro-Americans. They take sacred religious symbols from Native American cultures – eagle feathers, face paint, and peace pipes – belittle them, and exploit them for the commercial and entertainment purposes of Americans. And they perpetuate outdated, demeaning stereotypes of Native Americans that make it difficult for Native Americans to represent themselves as part of contemporary American society. Be that as it may, these logos reduce Native Americans to savages, to defeated enemies who have been “erased” from today’s world.
* Large amount of Aboriginal people were imprisoned, because they were often in conflict with the law. In addition, countless of their children were taken away and were positioned in the child welfare organization. * Potlatches or big gatherings, in 1884, were forbidden, since the government viewed them as unsafe and as opportunities for native peoples to manage their protests. Website: Racism against Native Americans * Throughout the imposing and self-governing periods, an extended sequence of Indian Wars was fought with the major goal of obtaining much of North America as land of the U.S. * During wars, slaughter, required displacement, the limit of food rights, and the imposition of treaties. The land was taken, several hardships forced.