Essay On Native American Discrimination

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In our countries past, many minorities have faced discrimination. Native Americans have faced brutal, deadly discrimination; now they are all but extinct. African Americans have also faced deadly discrimination, merely because of the color of their skin. And Japanese-Americans faced inhumane discrimination due to World War II. Firstly, the Native Americans in this countries history have faced unrelenting discrimination because of their ethnic background. At Wounded Knee, the Minneconjou Indian tribe was massacred brutally. The cavalry had orders to escort the tribe to a camp on Wounded Knee Creek. There, Chief Big Foot and over 300 women and children faced their brutal death at the hands of the soldiers. Comparably, Chief White Antelope of the Cheyenne faced a bloody death. He had made a standing peace treaty with the white people. This didn't seem to matter to the white soldiers, however. As troops approached the Cherokee and Arapaho came, the Indians had…show more content…
As a result, the government interned all Japanese-Americans into what they euphemistically called government "Assembly Center's." Realistically, though, it was a prison camp. People slept in horse stables and showered in horse paddocks, and overall lived in cramped, unbearable conditions. Also, many people reacted in different ways. Some people just lived through it and dreamed of recovering their professional careers afterwards. Other's tried to show their U.S. citizenship by displaying U.S. flags and banners and fighting for the nation. And still others died as a result of the internment. All this was done, once again, because nobody trusted the Japanese. In conclusion, in America's past, Americans have discriminated against those who did not share their ethnic background. For one reason or another, they always found some sort of reason to treat them as inferior human beings. And still in the end, those prejudiced against all became American

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