Well of course it is. These indigenous people stood in the way of the accomplishments of the white people who came here to make progress. They were not like the whites, they did not feel the need to own the land nor did they posses the same culture, and so they had to go. As Robert Jensen puts it, the leaders of our country justified this decision “by asserting that the non-white people being murdered were not fully human, or at least had no rights which the white man was bound to respect” (Jensen p. 33). Mary Crow Dog also writes about the intentional killing of her people this in her book, Lakota Woman.
This expedition headed northwest to the Hopi villages, which they recorded as Tusayan. Upon arrival, the Spanish were denied entrance to the village they came across, and once again resorted to using force to enter. Afterwards, the remaining villages dared to fight the Spanish, but held a meeting and decided not to. Materially, the Hopi region was just as poor as the Zuni, but the Spanish did find out that a large river (the Colorado) lay in the
The Chickasaw tribe reluctantly agreed to this treaty under pressure from the United States, which left them little to no choice because of its mass power. In return for agreeing to this treaty, the federal government offered to provide the Chickasaw tribe with suitable Western land and would protect them until they moved to it. As a result of this treaty, the Chickasaw lost their ability to determine their own areas of settlement. This ‘negotiation’ demonstrates Jackson’s majority rule instead of looking out for the rights of all people, including minority groups that Jackson often showed a disinterest in helping. After this, Jackson believed, because the powers of the Mohigan, the Narragansett, and the Delaware tribes were growing over the power of the Choctaw, the Cherokee, and the Creek, that the weaker tribes should be moved to a different land to be protected.
Although they did not like each other, they fought and stole from one another, it was never officially war. The main reason there was so warfare was because there was as treaty signed between them made by the Americans. Colonel Doniphan was the first speaker; he was a lawyer from America. He stated that there should peace between the Americans and the New Mexicans. On the other hand Zarcillos Largos, a Navajo speaker thought the opposite and there shall not be peace between the Navajos and the New Mexicans.
They believed that "the white people have no right to take the land from the Indian, because they had it first; it is theirs"(D). The U. S. portrayed the Native Americans as savages and in a 1785 treaty, white Americans were not allowed to "attempt to settle on any of the lands westward or southward of the said boundary"(B). The United States promised them land that no American citizen was permitted to enter. However, the U.S. government treated these agreements as something of little importance and continuously violated them. They began to remove the Indians on the accusation that the Native Americans did not respect "the power of the United States of America” (E) President Andrew Jackson stated, "We bleed our enemies in such cases to give them their senses" (E).
People were afraid of John Brown since he had already organized a brutal attack year earlier, so he had few followers. This raid happened at Harpers Ferry, Virginia. John Brown should’ve known the raid was going to fail when Frederick Douglas, an abolitionist who escaped from slavery, told John Brown that he would not help this raid and that the raid would most likely fail. On October 16, 1859, John Brown’s raid was unsuccessful, and he was tried, convicted, and hanged. From this raid people were now choosing sides; antislavery or proslavery.
Section D Analysis In the beginning, the British first arrived in America in order to conquer more land under the British name. The British realized this was not possible after the Native Americans refused to give up their land. An “Indian removal” policy was put into action and the Natives began to be removed from their lands and relocated onto “camps”. The British used religion as an excuse for their actions as the treatment of the Natives became gradually worse. Documents prove that the British intentionally killed off the buffalo in areas populated by the Native Americans.
In this Act treaties signed by American agents and representatives of Indian tribes guaranteed peace and the integrity of Indian Territory’s primarily to assure that the lucrative fur trade would continue without interruption. American settlers wanted the Indian land extremely bad, but that led to violent conflict in many cases and succeeding treaties generally compelled tribes to cede large areas to the Unites States government. (cite) But must this remind you that, this happened centuries ago and nobody who was involved with this act is alive , so our laws today shouldn’t compile to what happened many years
RELIGION IN AMERICA – MIDTERM REVIEW Cultural misunderstandings in the encounter between Native American religions and Colonial missionaries - Native Americans thought they were themselves guests of the land so how could anyone say you own the land. - When the Europeans came to the New World they wanted to enforce Christianity on the Native Americans. The Church and priests took this as they were converting. But converting means changing your ways and the Native Americans would not change their spiritual lifestyle. The two groups went to war and the Native Americans targeted and killed many priests.
This fit in well with the U.S. government's agenda of "civilizing" or assimilating the Indians. Their nomadic way of life, dictated by the migrations of buffalo, deer, and elk, did not lend itself to the European notion of private property ownership and flew in the face of white attempts to fence and segregate tracts of land for individual use. Cattlemen formed alliances with the U.S. Army, the railroads, and eastern bankers to rid the western range of both the buffalo and the Indian (Rifkin, 73). The establishment of reservations was an attempt to tame the Indians of their nomadism and to establish clear boundaries between Indian and non-Indian lands. Some treaties "protected" the Indian's right to hunt buffalo in perpetuity, so long as the buffalo