Yet natives never had a word in their treatment nor anyway written record of the Columbian Exchange. The arrival of the Europeans had hurt the natives for their benefits and gave little in return for their great gain because of an exchange of horses and small pox for valuable foods to increase a population. The vast majority of Indian casualties occurred not as a result of hard labor or deliberate destruction but because of contagious diseases that the Europeans transmitted to the Indians (doc 6). The Europeans unknowingly had a secret weapon that would help them conquer the new world my reaching the natives population and killing much of the population. The arrival of the Europeans gave the natives smallpox, which weakened the natives and made it easier for the conquistadores to take over what was left.
The Brennan’s were a well-respected family in the town but the action of Daniel left the feeling of hatred for the family.” The town of Mumbilli was bleeding.” The town was extremely affected by the accident. “Nicole with a beautiful voice and Luke- all round sporting hero were both killed and the only to blame was Daniel. The town believed that Daniel should get a long sentence for ruining the lives of others. Daniel’s sentence was long enough because he was involved in an accident and he was no murderer, it was a mistake. Nothing could bring back the lives lost and undo the damage done to fin, not even a lifelong sentence.
Along with these new crops and animals, Christopher Columbus brought diseases with him that the natives were not immune to. This resulted in many dying from these illnesses. The Natives, which had been an isolated population for centuries lacked immunity to the sicknesses and subsequently suffered the consequences of Columbus’ visit. Fevers, smallpox, and measles were proved to be deadly and wiped out tribes at a time. In return, the Europeans fell to the New World disease of syphilis.
The amount of coverage that Matthews murder received gave a lot of people the idea that his death was of more importance than the death of others in the town. It overshadowed other stories because unlike other murders or deaths, it was motivated by one boy’s sexuality and categorized as a hate crime. It served as an eye opener not only to the people of Laramie but also to the people of the country because discrimination against homosexuals was in some ways a social norm ( and still is), but because someone had actually been murdered because they were homosexual, this was considered by most to be downright unacceptable. In today’s society when you hear that someone was shot to death, it might get a couple days, or a couple minutes of media coverage and then the story will soon fade away, but when you hear that someone was shot and the motivation of the murder was race, or sexual orientation it is often more publicized and gains more media coverage. Although the media makes it out to seem that one’s person’s life is more valuable than another’s, what it comes down to is America’s response, if the media believes that America will have a greater response to one story, that is the story that will be the focus of the media.
The key reason was fear of communism, especially since the ‘Domino Theory,’ supported the threat of communism reaching Australia. Australia also had a responsibility to help America in the Vietnam War due to the SEATO and ANZUS treaties. Finally, by following the government’s defence policy of ‘Forward Defence,’ Australia needed to be involved in the Vietnam War to contain communism away from Australia’s
Alternative dispute resolution mechanisms offer many advantages for Aboriginal people over traditional court proceedings. “Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities should be able to implement models in their own communities, which recognise traditional cultural values and traditional structures of decision making.” (Behrendt 1995, p.6) Behrendt also argues that alternative methods of dispute resolution should be developed that embody the cultural values of Indigenous people and are perceived as acceptable by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, these would be ideally and necessarily be developed by the Aboriginal communities themselves. “In Australia, Indigenous peoples recognise that real change in our situation requires a fundamental shift in the structures of power which will allow Indigenous people to regain control over their own lives.” (Poynton 1994, p.68) Dodson who is the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner also argues “Genuine change will only occur when there is a genuine redistribution of
We are always taught that the white settlers came and took all the Indians’ land and killed many of them in doing so. Both of those are terrible things, but it is even more important to look more closely, and realize the smaller, just as important things that were ruined, like the incredible, self taught languages that they developed. Now, we can look back and appreciate the language for being so incredible, but we can also look back feeling shameful that something like that happened. It is such a shame that a sense of greed (land and expansion) on the settlers’ parts led to the destruction and near extinction of the people that were here
Aboriginal Peoples: Racism in Colonial Context * The agent was the sole authority in this community and they had all the power to punish or deprive, this worked to break down the traditional authority system , so it basically broke down their social structures * A second element of denationalization was attempted destruction of culture * Natives relied on government handouts because they could not sustain their own lives (they were only allowed to hunt and fish when the Indian agent said they could * The federal government still control when they natives can hunt and fish * Condition on the reserve: no employment, except for those who serve Indian agent therefore poverty and hunger arose and became a serious issue * People faced with
North Vietnamese were against the Americans during the war and had multiple reasons in hating Americans. Some reasons they hated Americans were because the North Vietnamese “deaths were very many” (Adams) and because of the “the poisons Americans dropped” (Adams) onto their land. By having so many deaths, the families of those people were sad and the North Vietnamese troops lessened. The poisons
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.