APUSH, Period 5 13 November 2013 Consanguinity (DBQ #2) The relationships and interactions between the Native Americans and the English were very complex and delicate. Often times they started out very friendly but over time they changed to very hostile and aggressive relations. The English wanted land and resources and the Natives wanted their land back. When these two forces met with a conflict there was almost always death and bloodshed. Due to the excessive amount of conflicts, it was inevitable not to have battles, peace agreements, and to this day Native Americans are not pleased with Caucasian people.
For a male Aboriginal to become a lawyer, banker or doctor they needed to give up their Indian status. Giving up their status meant a lot to First Nations, their status was their culture and tradition. Women with status lost status when marrying non-status/ non-First Nation men, and the children lost status too. But when men married non-status/ non-First Nation women they could keep their status and their wife was automatically granted Indian status. On of the three main goals of the Indian Act was to define who could and could not be defined as a First Nations person.
At the time, Canada still had a mostly French culture, but with waves of English settlers pouring in, the French feared that they would become a minority and basically lose their rights and culture, so they demanded a place where they could be themselves. They were given Lower Canada, which was the general area around both sides of the St. Lawrence River and the Gaspe Peninsula. The Loyalists settled in Southern Ontario, creating cities such as St. Catherine’s, and Nova Scotia, which is where most of the “Black Loyalists” went. The Black Loyalists left though because even though they were free, they were still treated very poorly, and the land was just plain bad. It can be argued that the Loyalists coming to Canada is the only reason that it exists, because had no more people come, the people already there could not have put up a very good fight against the Americans.
They also offered to join as allies against neighboring tribes. But conflicts arose over land disputes and other disagreements, and the English ended up angering the Powhattans. The English now viewed this tribe, and other tribes around them as a mere obstacle in the way of their plans for settlement. War broke out and the Indians were eventually driven from their native lands and forced to move farther west. The English were now left to fend for themselves with no allies, just
World War II (1939-1945) led Australians to fight for their rights and freedom, and whilst the wars overseas were coming to an end, Aboriginal Australians were still denied basic rights and freedom, yet living in their own country. Although there were government policies that expressed that all Australians must be viewed alike in their attitudes and customs, aboriginal people were still discriminated in all levels. They were expected to assimilate and blend in with the new 'White' Australia. It was very difficult for the aboriginal people to blend into the British community, the reason being that both aboriginals and the British had not much in common, including: Cultures, values, way of living etc. In the other hand, there were also discrimination
Identity is a word that describes a sense of ones self. It starts the moment that we are born developing up until adulthood. Many things in the world affect someone’s identity. Family, media and social interactions with other people help shape our identity. Personal identity is very important because it shows who a person is.
They were disappointed with the queen and the Canadian government, some chiefs wrote letters saying that their people won’t celebrate the Queen’s day and that she hasn’t been the good mother to them. Also they mentioned that she must know that the B.C. government has pushed the Indians off their land and that if she is such a great person and powerful Victoria should help give some of it back. Chief Joseph, a Coast Salish chief, said to Franz Boas, “When you get there go to the Queen and tell her: ‘Three men came and made treaties and said it was the Queen’s land. That made our hearts sad and we are mad at the three men, but we not angry at the Queen Victoria.’” The First Nations might have complained about the about the queen’s government, but they weren’t going to criticize Queen Victoria directly.
Said (1995) explains how this process occurs in the West’s construction of the Orient as exotic. It is important to remember that identities can be experienced and/or applied to others and that what a person feels their ethnic identity is may be different from what another person thinks it is. The family is crucial in creating and reinforcing an individual’s sense of ethnic identity. A family’s surname and first name can portray a sense of ethnic identity, for example the name Gareth Jones suggests a Welsh link. The languages spoken in the family home, the food and clothing selected for children are also important influences.
Basically by being controlled by the missions meant they were stuck between the two worlds. They were being urged to give up all their beliefs and values to live the same way as the European’s way of life but they were still being looked down upon and treated like they were a waste of space. In most cases they were not accepted by either the Aboriginal or the European communities. One of the consequence the Aboriginal people suffered in the attempt of being ‘civilized’ by the missions was the serious medical conditions that came from the forced change of lifestyle. The death toll was often very high in the missions because of the new dieses the Aboriginal people were opened up to.
For nine thousand nine hundred years, a group of people managed to not only survive, but thrive without influence from any other society. A time came when people from another part of the world felt that they knew what was best, and should have control over the indigenous people of Canada. This paper will explore the negative historical effects of social policies on the Indigenous people of Canada; most of which did not serve these people in a positive way, but set them apart in Canadian society. The first nations people were treated with little respect or concern for their culture, traditions, or general well being. It was certain policies and programs which lead to this problem within Canadian society and continues to this day.