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.
This means that the snipers motives were pretty much to kill his enemy, and defend himself at the same time. In this story, it states that his eyes had the cold gleam of a fanatic. That his eyes were were deep and thoughtful, eyes that were used to looking at death. A person who is not experienced when it comes to killing and stuff like that, wont get a sniper and go on a roof and start killing people with a different view on the independence of the British nation. Normally, only people who are experienced in the war field will engage in war activity.
Apess begins his story talking about the conditions of the reservation that Indians are living in and having to deal with, and blames the white men for these conditions. This is due to them “supposedly” being the masters or overseers’ of the reservations. He talks about how the white men could care less if the Indians lived or died. That the white men would take a lot of the Indians vegetation and taking their timber which is of most value to the Indians or any other items for free and then selling it to get a profit for themselves off of it. He feels that with no education the Indians are feel they cannot take care of themselves or their land.
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.
Wilson claims that private enterprise will only worsen the situation of Native Americans. Their first stab at private enterprise, casinos, has caused a divide within the community; Traditionalists against casinos and Warriors supporting casinos. This ideological conflict has transformed into various violent conflicts, including arson and murder. Wilson predicts that as assimilation continues, so will conflict. While Wilson believes there is no need for Native Americans to assimilate, as it would in fact be worse if they did, Brodewich sees the need for Native
Deterrence is an act or process of discouraging and preventing an action from occurring. When potential killers know that the cost of their murderous action can result in their own death, they are much more hesitant and more likely to reconsider their plans. Murderers are selfish and sick-minded people who have no consideration of others. Isaac Ehrlich puts it perfectly, “ if one execution of a guilty capital murderer deters the murder of one innocent life, the execution is justified.” Therefore, capital punishment should be strictly enforced and legalized.Capital punishment also provides protection to the society. Philosopher Jackues Barzun compares such criminals to wolves.
The main reason the Spaniards even bothered to interact with the Native Americans was to achieve their main goal in America, to find gold and other valuables. In some areas where they found valuables, they first tried to cheat the Native Americans out of their treasure. The Native Americans gave up some valuables out of generosity and a slight apprehension, for they wondered if the “white men” who rode on “deer” (horses) were gods. Soon enough, they saw through the Spaniards and saw them for what they really were, greedy, selfish men with nothing but a greedy desire for riches. They attempted to drive them away by attacking them.
At the end of the battle, when Katsumoto is crudely hurt, the Japanese commander orders the soldiers to stop firing the guns. He does this because he wanted Katsumoto to do Seppuku- which means that the samurai commits suicide so he can die in honour, instead of getting brutally killed by the enemy. Although this shows that ones traditional culture are immensely valuable, in the end westernization overpowers the traditional cultures. Although there are benefits to using ones traditional culture, in my opinion westernization is a lot more crucial and effective.
Many of the Native Americans suffered from disease, starvation and death because of the forced relocation to the west. A change in climate and environment did not assist with the relocation of this society that had first existed on the American soil. This tragic incident is most remembered as the “The Trail of Tears”. Furthermore, the lack of compensation, by the government, to the Native Americans destroyed, the already diminishing, numbers of their eastern tribes. 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.
It was a widely held belief that Indigenous people were an inferior race and would eventually die out. Many policies enacted on them had a greatly detrimental effect upon their cultural heritage. Policies such as the forced Indigenous people off the land and into government reserves, the assimilation policy tried to force Indigenous people to adopt a Western lifestyle by giving up their traditional lifestyle and beliefs. They were expected to live and act like ‘white Australians’ but were denied equal wages, work conditions and welfare benefits received by other Australians. Other policies attempted to ‘breed-out’ Indigenous Australians by pairing an Indiginous individual with a white partner.