In Document A, Santana, Chief of the Kiowas, describes the destruction of timber and killing of buffaloes by soldiers who sit in camps where his people have lived for generations. In Document D it explains the scarcity of buffalo on the frontier, the writer of this letter believes that there is an institution in place in the frontier which will collect a store of skins until the American bison are hunted into extinction. The buffalo was crucial to
Utley tells us a story about one Sioux man named Dewey who managed to fight his way through the holocaust of the Wounded Knee battle in which he lost his mother, his brother, his wife, and infant son shortly after. The author writes, “Though twice wounded, Dewey had lived through a slaughter that had swept away at least 153 men, women, and children of Big Foot's band of 350 and maimed another 50 or more” (Utley, 19). With no more Buffalo to hunt for game, and the annihilation of over half of Big Foot's population, the Sioux were left with no other choice but to surrender to the white mans way. The government set up a system of reservations, which was a way to segregate Indians and force them into the new world order. Utley writes, “Dewey lived at a time when the Sioux were thrust upon the bridge the whites tried to build between the old Indian world and the alien new world of their conquerors.
He burned their towns and crops and killed women and kids. Andrew Jackson view was that Jacksonian Democracy had no room for the Native Americans. But people consider Jackson an Indian hater. He fought against then during his military career. When the Supreme Court ruled in favor of the Cherokee Indians fallowing then to keep land that the state of Georgia wanted Jackson.
These unwanted intrusions into the lives of the Plains Indians spoiled their buffalo hunting lifestyles, damaged their social and cultural lives, and hurt their overall living conditions. The government intervention and technological developments in the 1850’s were detrimental to the entire Plains Indians society from which they could never recover. The development of the transcontinental railroad was the most harmful technological advancement to the Plains Indians, as it destroyed their buffalo hunting lifestyle. Although the railroad was extremely powerful and helpful to the white expansionists, it was powerful in a negative way for the Plains Indians. The transcontinental railroad was the means of transportation that motivated white expansionism.
Many Americans believed the plains Indians to be savages because of their life style. They have many different views on their land, religion, law and order and society. The harsh conditions of the Great Plains meant that both the new settlers and the Native Americans had to struggle to survive, and they fought hard against anyone who threatened their way of life. There was certainly little understanding between the various sides in the conflict. The conflict was seen as a 'clash of cultures'.
It is estimated that some 200,000 people participated in the perpetration of the Rwandan genocide. In the weeks after April 6, 1994, 800,000 men, women, and children perished in the Rwandan genocide, perhaps as many as three quarters of the Tutsi population. At the same time, thousands of Hutu were murdered because they opposed the killing campaign and the forces directing it. The Rwandan genocide resulted from the conscious choice of the elite to promote hatred and fear to keep itself in power. This
In a sense, I agree with the sentiment, but only in this: that all the Indian there is in the race should be dead. Kill the Indian in him, and save the man,” (Pratt, 2004). This statement outlines what would become the intent of Native American boarding schools across the country, leading to massive cultural genocide. It was this institution that served as the model for boarding schools founded by the Bureau of Indian Affairs as well as the hundreds of schools run by Catholic and Protestant missionaries. This idea of “kill the Indian, save the man” was forced upon
Soon the Native Americans began participating in the fur trade across the seas trading fur for other substances. When western settlers hunted buffalo killing them off, native life started to fail. Native American did not know how to survive. The whites had destroyed the living way if Natives by killing off the buffalo. Native Americans were forced to apply the American culture when western settlers had moved on to their land.
David Desperito History 311 Section 2 Research Paper 13 November 2014 Srebrenica Massacre The Srebrenica Massacre was the deadliest genocide on European soil since the Second World War. It was a brutal, senseless mass murder that occurred in Srebrenica, in Bosnia & Herzegovina, in July of 1995. The killing was perpetrated by the Bosnian Serb Army, also known as the Army of Republika Srpska (VRS). Their goal was to cleanse the area of all Muslims, also known as Bosniaks in this region. They were under the command of General Ratko Mladić and killed around 8,000 Muslims in the summer of 1995.
The Ukraine Famine The Ukrainian Famine was dreadful event, led by Joseph Stalin, where millions of people starved to death in only two years. Stalin used this man made famine as a means to undermine the nationalistic pride of the Ukrainian people. Genocide is the deliberate and systematic extermination of a national, racial, political, or cultural group. http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/genocide, 4/18/2012. Any genocide in history is important because a lot of people died in cruel and unusual ways and it’s wrong.