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.
What the Jamestown Colonist failed to realize is that they when they decided to move to Virginia that the land was already occupied by many Indian tribes. So over the next 80 years the relationship between the Colonist and the Native Americans had a lot of ups and downs. When the Jamestown Colonist first arrived in Virginia in 1607 the Paspahegh Indian tribe immediately attacked them. The English were careful to settle only on uninhabited land and looked forward to trade and cooperation, but naturally the Indians saw the English as invaders and disliked them. In 1607 a fire destroys Jamestown.
Taylor Koch Paper #1 9/15/2011 The Indian Struggle In the book “Bury My heart at Wounded Knee,” Dee Brown writes about the struggles and the violent attacks the Indians continually faced. Indians persistently trusted the white people and wanted to make peace but the white people continually deceived the Indians by taking their land, destroying their villages, and brutally murdering their people. The Indians wanted peace but knew it wasn’t an option, so they had no other choice but to fight the white men to be taken seriously and to get the land that was rightfully theirs. During 1851, at Fort Larmie the Cheyennes, Crow, Arapahos, and Sioux met with representatives to let the Americans construct roads and
The problem is, to achieve this newfound opportunity Jackson wants to remove thousands of Indians from their settlements and move them to Oklahoma (Roark, 260). If you disregard the lives of all the Indians who were massacred for not leaving when Jackson ordered them to, I guess obtaining new land was a good thing. But it’s a bit hard for me to just ignore that harsh racism. Overall, I believe Jackson was a good President and certainly the most influential Democrat. However, in some instances I think he went too far, such as forcefully making Native Americans leave and some of the comments he made about the issue.
He aggressively protested that they had no right to make a law which needed a license but at the end, Andrew Jackson stepped in and ruled that the Cherokee were a “distinct community” as America had the upper hand in the ruling. The Supreme Court Case made its final call which I think was correct because I think that Samuel Worcester was just trying to test the boundaries of the laws that the Americans made. On his part though, I think he and the other six missionaries were just being un-smart and it seemed to me that they did not know what they were dealing with. It seemed like Worcester was trying to be a smart-alec because he could have easily have
During the fall and winter of 1838 and 1839, the Cherokees were forcibly moved west by the United States government. Approximately 4,000 Cherokees died on this forced march, which became known as the "Trail of Tears." The Indian Removal Act was filed under Chapter 168 and it specified that [it is] "an Act to provide for an exchange of lands with the Indians residing in any of the states or territories, and for their removal west of the river Mississippi" (Perdue and Green, 110). The act was established by congress in order to limit the amount of territories the Indians inhabited westward. The Indians suffered many casualties during this period; there were estimates that thousands of Indians lives were lost due to exposure, disease and malnourishment.
As a nation, America should be proud of the first people that lived there, and should embrace Native Americans as a part of our history. However, this has not always been the way that America looks at Native Americans, as this country went through a time in the late 19th century when we wanted to eradicate their entire population, and take all their land for ourselves and our westward expansion. Because of these selfish, inhumane ideas, terrible things like The Trail of Tears happened, and if Indian tribes were not being killed, they were being converted by force. One of the things that suffered along with the Native American cultures and tribes, was their languages. These beautiful, sophisticated
The Europeans did not want to continue down a this road of war with the Native Americans so in turn the Europeans wished to please them, and at some points were even spoiled more than there own settlers (Document E). The pampering of the Native Americans did not go over well with the European settlers and therefore the settlers retaliated with resentment and the killing of Native
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.
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.