After that, future President Andrew Jackson promoted the wholesale slaughter and mutilation of natives in the 1830s, ordering his men to cut the noses off hundreds of slain natives to provide accurate body counts. This mentality of brutality isn’t limited to early American History. As late as the 1890, future President Theodore Roosevelt was declaring that in nine out of ten cases, the “only good Indian was a dead Indian.” All four of the individuals mentioned not only served as President of the United States, but three of them are celebrated with their likenesses carved into the Mt. Rushmore National Monument. That we describe the practitioners of such brutality as ‘heroes’ can only be described as shameful.
| Andrew Jackson | Native American Removal Act of 1930 | | Howard, Tia | 12/9/2011 | | Early in the 19th century, while the rapidly growing United States expanded into the lower south, white settlers faced what they considered a great obstacle, Native Americans. The Indian Removal Act, part of an American government policy, was signed into law by President Andrew Jackson on May 26, 1830. The Removal Act was strongly supported in the south, where states were eager to gain access to lands inhabited by the Five Civilized Tribes: the Cherokee, Choctaw, Muscogee (Creek), Chickasaw, and the Seminole. These Indian nations, in the view of the settlers and many other white Americans, were standing in the way of progress. Eager for land to raise cotton, the settlers pressured the federal government to acquire the Indian Territory.
He goes into depth about the Delawares, Shawnees, Cherokees, and Creeks in an attempt to explain the idea of “the loss of sacred power”. The Indians believed that the more land taken over by the Americans and the more the Indians used the white mans resources, that they lost their sacred power. Dowd is arguing that the Indians had two viewpoints. He is also arguing that amongst individual tribes there were a variety of people who believed in one or the other. The nativist ideal was spread throughout many tribes because of Indian prophets sharing ways to rid the Anglo-Americans from their land.
Guy Paul Morin Mr. Morin a 25 year old man worked as a sander and musician. On October 3, 1984 a 9 year old girl by the name of Christine Jessup, was abducted from a town named Queensville, Ontario and murdered. Christine Jessup was Mr. Morin’s neighbour. Morin provided police with a solid alibi, even though Morin lacked a criminal record, police still presumed to believe the main suspect was Mr. Morin. Mr. Morin was charged with the crime of first degree murder on the date of April 22, 1985.
In the later part of the 19th-century federal policy shifted away from tribal self-government in favor of an effort to dismantle tribal government systems. (Brown, Nov.) The Indians always had to educate the Americans on everything they tried to fight for. This affected the tone and nature of American Indian leadership. There were protest from the Indians, Poor Peoples March of 1968, Red Power Rallies, the American Indian Movement to the occupation of Alcatraz. With the occupation of Alcatraz, a participant said, "we got back our worth, our pride, our dignity, our humanity."
On the Pine Ridge Reservation on June 26, 1975 a shoot-out resulting in the death of two FBI agents was soon to be the responsibility of Leonard Peltier, a well know organization leader of the American Indian Movement. People from Pine Ridge, South Dakota asked Peltier along with other AIM members to camp out on the ranch to protect them form violence. The two FBI agents followed a pickup truck onto jumping bull’s ranch. Instantly families became alarmed and thought they were being attacked. When shots were fired the AIM members shot back to protect the people.
For a while he worked for the government trying to help with Indian right, and settlement separation. The government was trying to take the land in the Black Hills from them for mining, but that land was sacred to the Indians. The motivation of the movie is the showing of Eastman’s childhood and him growing up to do everything he can to help the Indian tribes. This movie relates to the course because it shows the English settlers claiming this land to be their own when obviously there were already people here, and we covered people settling in the United Stated and the Indian Laws and Territories. Charles Eastman: Main Character, He was a Doctor who was once part of the Sioux Indian tribe.
vs After analysing criminal cases of Dr Harold Shipman and Dr Peter Green, some similarities become apparent. They were both a GP doctors, using their GP practices to source their victims. Both of them used their position of thrust and authority to facilitate their crimes. They both were preying on vulnerable people – Harold Shipman targeted old and frail patient, Dr Peter Green used young people with intimate problems - to fulfil their distorted needs. The criminal activity of both family doctors lasted for many years – allegedly Harold Shipman was killing his patients over the period of 23 years; Peter Green was abusing his patients for over 17 years.
For twenty years, theses deaths and disappearances were attributed to the so-called “Green River Killer,” which was an unidentified serial murderer (The Seattle). Detectives and forensic scientists reviewed hundreds of items of physical evidence and interviewed thousands of witnesses but the case remained unsolved until 2001. In 2001, the King County Prosecuting Attorney charged Gary Leon Ridgway with four of these murders because of DNA evidence (The Seattle). In the following year, additional forensic evidence led to three more murder charges. The seven charges implicated Ridgway in only a fraction of the Green River homicides.
Charles Ray Hatcher was an American serial killer who confessed to murdering 16 people during the years of 1969-1982. Born in Missouri; July, 16th 1929. Criminal conduct beginning in 1949, crimes become more severe over time. Criminal acts that started with Auto Theft later turned into murdering of innocent people in methods such as stabbing with knife or strangulation. Hatcher claimed to be the most notorious criminal in northwest Missouri since Jesse James.