This also destroyed the traditional use of the buffalo. For example, some hooves were turned into glue and buttons. Hides were also cut into to make clothing rather than using it to stretch over a T. P, as the Native American people would do. The absorption of Native American culture played a big role in the destruction of the morals or beliefs of the Indians. The U.S government tried to force the Navajos Indians to give up sheep herding and become settled farmers.
The Native Americans were outraged by the white people trying to take their land that was set aside for them. The result was reservations wars broke out between the white people and Native Americans. As battles broke out, reformers wanted to put in place a new humane policy. The policy was to destroy native ways but save the Indians from themselves and make Indians into what white people thought they should be. After the reservation wars broke out and the conflict between the Native Americans and whites continued to rise, the new focus was the idea of civilization.
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).
The tribes agreed to the treaty for strategic reason. They wanted to appease the government in the hope of retaining some of their land and wanted to protect themselves white harassment. Removal would save Indian people from the depredation of whites, and would resettle them in area where they could govern themselves. Andrew Jackson believed that everyone would be happier if the Indians were by force and if it was necessary on the on the western side to Mississippi River. He had a rough relationship with the Natives Americans.
This led to conflicts and therefore partially led to the destruction of the Native American way of life. The white Americans quickly claimed land and would move the Plains Indians around as they saw fit, usually affected by where gold had recently been discovered. This culminated in putting the Native Americans on reservations. In many of the agreements and treaties signed over land the settlers would claim never to go back on their promises “as long as grass grew” and “the mountains stood”. Breaking the promises would have shown the Native Americans that the settlers thought little of their intelligence, and also would instil a lack of trust in the settlers, as now every apparently solemn vow to not attack certain areas or to treat the Plains Indians better etc.
For example; making pilgrimages to tombs or special mosques, venerating caves, trees, stones, using votive and sacrificial offerings and praying to saints were all to be banned[ii]. All of these practices were accepted at that time and these were associated with the Islamic religion but the Wahhabs considered these to be unacceptable. The current Western societies and their secular behaviors are even more anathema to the current Wahhabs. They are against secularism, modernity, and the enlightenment. In order to fight the anti-modernism, anti-secularism, they have become extremists and do not fear the use of
Each party has their own beliefs on why or why not these documents should or should not be passed and what power is justified. It is these different ideas which helped shape the future of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. The Anti-Federalists, such as Thomas Jefferson and Patrick Henry, were against ratification of the Constitution. They believed that the closer the government was to the people, the easier it was for the people to keep it in check and making it harder for the government to become tyrannical. Anti-Federalist tried to appeal to western settlers with ideas of voting right to everyone and not just rich land holders.
Traditionally, Hindus and Muslims did not get along. Gandhi's vision was to unify these groups, so that they could stand up and fight the British. Both groups did not like the British ruling their country, but they were both too concerned with fighting each other to rise up and take their country back. Gandhi attempted to unify them by showing them how many of their core beliefs were the same; For example in the movie after it is decided that all Indian citizens should have a day of prayer and fasting, to show the British how much of an effect the Indian people actually have on the county. He said that, "Hindus and Muslims must be unified!".
Many Americans opposed the removal of the Native Americans and argued that they too had been civilized and should be allowed to remain on the homelands, specifically Davey Crocket. This was a valid point of debate for the Native Americans, although at this point the strength in numbers for the government were overwhelming compared to that of the Native Americans living on their homeland. On the other hand, some of the natives thought strategically about agreeing with the treaty because this would alleviate “white harassment”(Indian Removal, PBS). This shows the debate amongst the natives themselves, over the removal act, leaving some tribes divided and again assisting with the destruction of their
Ultimately, because Gandhi’s beliefs and tactics in incorporating those beliefs were based on religion and peaceful, non-violent protests, and Marx believed that violence and action would successfully end social classes in Europe, there is a very distinct difference between both men’s methods, yet they shared the same common goal: to do away with inequality. If Gandhi had to respond to Marx on his methods in transforming class based societies to classless societies, I do not think that he would agree on every one of Marx’s techniques. There are many different aspects of why. They were two totally different types of activists trying to achieve the same ultimate goal. Gandhi was a man that would “strain every nerve to make Truth and Non-violence accepted in all our national activities” (i.e.