The Buffalo Creek Flood killed many people in the February of 1972. After the flood, Pittston not only didn’t admit the responsibility, but also claimed it as a natural disaster, called it “an act of god,” and later on claimed and blamed that the Buffalo Mining Company was a separate division altogether and that Pittston couldn’t be responsible for its actions. Furthermore, since Pittston rushed to settle the survivors with only 4000 dollars for the survivors from the flood, the survivors are angry with that. So it triggered the survivors to look for a law firm that is Arnold & Porter, and to represent them and seek for justice. After the flood, many people lose everything, and they had no choice but to accept these offers because they couldn’t wait until the lawsuit to follow through, not even guarantee that they will be compensated or win lawsuits.
They burned entire villages and by 1882 had nearly caused the wild buffalo to go extinct (Doc. 6). The Massacre at Wounded Knee was particularly brutal. Over one hundred Sioux men, women, and children were slaughtered at the battle. There were usually limited American casualties during battles with the Indians.
As the Indians would come to rob them the blacks would be there to fight them off. When they first started, they lost heavily to the Indians. They were stationed along the Smokey River, Kansas. “They strength of the regiment was 25 officers and 702 enlisted men (Bigelow).” The first engagement the regiment had with Indians was right before their departure for Fort Leavenworth. Captain Armes and his crew of 36 fought 300 Indians.
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.
Government soldiers killed 300 Sioux women, children, and men. The Indians who assimilated in order to survive were “whitemanized.” Crow Dog’s mother was sterilized (without her permission). Crow Dog writes of how she wishes she could “purge it out.” She was referring to her own white blood. In addition to her own internal struggles, Crow Dog writes about the oppression of Native Americans. According to Crow Dog (1991), “the fight for our land is at the core of our existence, as it has been for the last two hundred years.
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
The people of the Earth suffered most of it because with day and light always switching, people can't sleep well, can’t plant their crops, and many more. Then they tried to sacrifice thousands of human beings each year to please the gods in exchange for a good harvest season, but the sacrificing did not help to stop the war. At least, for another fifteen years, the war has been going on and people suffered more. With millions of people been sacrificed during these years, finally, Nahito has signed a peace treaty with Abudorius and stopped the battle. He established a rule that only the Sun can come out in the day and only the Moon can come out at night to help the humans to get a better life.
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.
After the ten year termination, the exclusion act was reenacted without a terminal date. Along with the new immigration law came rebellion; foreigners neglected the law and crossed the border. With time immigration had such a major increase that the government had to enforce the law by protecting its border. To protect its border the government built a fence, a fence that was not able to control immigrants from bringing their families to the land of opportunity. Families fled from their country to the United States in order for their children to have a brighter future in the land of opportunities.
The lack of school material, clothes, or even living in terrible conditions can lead to the not reaching their full potential due to the lack of motivation. The government in 2012 released 3.5 billion dollars to The Native American Reservations, which for 350,000 people is equivalent to 1000 dollars (Volz, “$3.4B Indian Lawsuit Ends, Disbursements to Begin”). However, how far might this money go in a struggling household? The insufficient environment that Native Americans live in is nothing like we might find in any cities in the Northwest. The lack of motivation caused by years of not having a job and watching your family suffer in poverty is a condition that not too many of us are familiar with.