The railroads also brought the riches of the West, thousands of tons of ore and cattle by the millions could now flow east to be processed and consumed. Migration to the west had its difficulties, and newly arrived Americans on the frontier clamored for a solution to what they called "the Indian problem." Sometimes the federal government led the way by making treaties or sending troops, but westerners also took matters into their own hands. They would burn villages and kill Cheyenne Indians wherever and whenever found. However, this action only led to war between the Indians and the whites.
The rich and vast culture the indigenous people had was completely destroyed by the Spanish. The primary purpose of the expedition was to convert the natives to Christianity and save them from eternal damage. The Spaniards that were sent did not follow the rules that were given to them. Instead the Spanish did what they wanted and killed most of the indigenous people and stole all of the gold on the islands. Most of the gold they took they kept for themselves and only gave a small amount back to the Spanish rulers.
Government policy attempted to destroy tribal culture and assimilate Indian people into mainstream culture with many negative results. The Ghost Dance represented a last attempt to resist American policies and practices. Throughout the nation, Indian tribes adjusted to their circumstances with mixed results. In 1871, the U.S government formally ended the treaty system, but not completely abolishing the sovereignty of Indian nations. Majority of Indian people lived in poverty and misery, deprived of their traditional means of survival and more often than not, subjected to fraud by corrupt government officials and private suppliers.
Mary Crow Dog also writes about the intentional killing of her people this in her book, Lakota Woman. She says, “The whites destroyed the tiyospaye, not accidentally, but as a matter of policy. The close-knit clan, set in its old ways, was a stumbling block in the path of the missionary and government agent, its traditions and customs a barrier to what the white man called “progress” and “civilization”” (Crow Dog p.13). Unfortunately for the white man, they failed to succeed at killing off all of the Native people. When a couple hundred thousand were resilient enough to survive this American Holocaust then the whites were faced with a new dilemma, and that was what to do with the
If blacks could vote, and could thus prevent the reassertion of big Southern landowner power, which had always been the real force behind Southern racist politics, this would help to protect the tariff from the Southern landowners and their political forces. Sources for this section: Ha-Joon Chang. Bad Samaritans: The Myth of Free Trade and the Secret History of Capitalism. New York: Bloomsbury Press, 2008. Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, Review of W. E. B.
By the time it was legal segregation in the south the black families were leaving for other regions from discrimination for less easily challenges. After the World War 2 southern economies beginning to grow faster than any other national economy. The New Deal with the Federal Program such as Tennessee Valley Authority brought more federal dollars to build and maintain the military bases and defense plants. Before the World War 2, 80 percent of the blacks lived in the south, and they were cotton sharecroppers and tenant farmers. The shortage gave the cotton growers the incentive to mechanize cotton picking.
Indians throughout were forced to surrender their lands, and although they put up resistance, it was not enough to stop settlers’ expansion and the Indian’s lands were violently taken, and many were killed in the process. “Behind the English invasion and their massacre of Indians, their deception, their brutality was that special powerful drive born in civilizations based on private property. ...the need for space, for land, was a real human need. ..this human need was transformed into the murder of whole peoples.”(Zinn, pg. 16, A People’s History Of the United States) Wealth and fortune was measured by the amount of land a white man had ; therefore, acquiring land by exerting power with lies and deception was the goal of any settler who wanted to be perceived as a prosperous wealthy man.
The stolen generation The stolen generations devastated many people, Caused families to be torn apart, made the aboriginals culture and beliefs lost and many families still are torn apart and many cant Why and who were taken? The stolen generation is a large group of people that were taken from their families in the twentieth century. The aboriginals that were taken away were all had “white blood.” They were taken to make them a working class and they were assimilated, which meant * Speaking their language and practicing their customs was forbidden. * They were taken miles away from their home land which meant they wouldn’t find their totems. * The children were told they were orphans.
The British crown had given them land, but as the construction for the railroad began, the buffalo began to go elsewhere not having enough land to live on. The Natives had relied on the buffalo hunt for many years, so when the buffalo stopped coming, the Natives didn’t have much resources to live on with, and many of there population died. The Native Americans also did not have enough land to freely farm, and could not take food from the land like they used to, because they did not own it. Also the smallpox epidemic had killed many people from there tribes, which led to them not having enough people to hunt and had made them sign more treaties to survive through the
The introduction of the Indian Removal Act saw numerous tribes displaced from their ancestral homes time and time again, and while the rest of America prospered, they were forced onto small plots of land, and not even formally recognised as citizens of their own country. The buffalo which they depended on were slaughtered, causing widespread starvation, and every time they retaliated against this appalling treatment it only served to further reinforce unfair stereotypes which still haunt them to this day. Hopefully, by examining the mistakes of the past, people will avoid repeating them in the