It had a meaning. They acquired many possessions on the migration. Their expansion had an impact on the way they viewed things. In the article Chief Joseph Speaks, the white men took over what the Indians had. All they wanted was peace and a safe place for them and their families but they couldn’t have it.
In the late 1830’s, where the United States was growing rapidly, whites faced an obstacle while trying to settle in the South. This area of land was home of the Cherokee and other Indian tribes. The Cherokee Indians signed treaties hoping that white settlers would not come for their land. Prompted by the state of Georgia along with the president, Andrew Jackson, whom did not like Indians, expelled the Cherokee Indians from their homeland. Cherokee’s pleas to Georgia and the Supreme Court did little to stop their removal.
Collier proposed the Abolition of allotment and the establishment of the Indians self-government and the preservation of the ' 'Indian civilization ' ' that includes their arts, crafts, and traditions. The ' 'New Deal ' ' was not a good deal because some Indians liked the ideal but some did not. A lot of the tribes voted to accept Reorganization Act and The Navajos turned out the deal. I
Those who did not move to reservations where wiped out. Some Comanche bands, like the Penateka whose band was weaken from continuous fighting with the Texan and the depletion of the buffalo herds in 1854 willingly moved onto a reservation. In 1867 saw the last treaty made with the Comanche under the Treaty of the Medicine Lodge Creek which established a reservation for the Comanche, Kiowa, and Apache Kiowa was made. Once the Comanche where forced onto the reservation their population was very low only about 1,600 forcing them to restructure Comanche lifestyle
In the mid 1860’s, Great Britain’s attitude towards her colonies was changed. Opinions were divided that the Colonies were an advantage to the Great Britain. Some politicians wanted to keep the colonies because it could profit them for having fur and materials. But some wanted them to be independent so they could pay for their own government and defence. British North America thought that would be the best way of becoming self-sufficient.
When the French were defeated in 1763, it became a critical turning point in history for the Shawnees, already dissatisfied with British authority they subsequently were involved in a conflict known as Pontiac’s Rebellion, and migrated from Detroit to Ohio, again living in densely populated areas along the Ohio River with little food, forest protection, and spirits altered by the imperialism displayed by the British and the carelessness of the Colonists created a sense of wickedness among whites, and in-turn the tribe more reluctant to understand British/Colonist culture and the process of assimilation. Although participation in the Seven Years’ War created greater bonds among the Colonies and Indians alike, the war also strengthened colonists
After many excruciating and bloody battles, one example being the Battle of Horse Show Bend, Native American tribes began to realize they couldn’t defeat Americans in war. Instead they developed a strategy of appeasement. This plan consisted of the Native Americans giving up a large portion of their land, in hopes that they could retain some of it. However, appeasement and resistance did not work. Following, Andrew Jackson convinced congress to pass the Removal Act of 1830.
Then later in de Las Casas life he realized the way the Native Americans were being treated and killed was wrong. Bartolome then shared Helen Hunt Jackson’s views and both became activists for the Native Americans. Andrew Jackson thought that if they were set apart from the white settlers this would allow them to eventually become a more civilized, interesting community and they would no longer be savages. Although there are over 339 years from the time Bartolome de Las Casas wrote Brief Account of the Devastation of the Indies and Helen Hunt Jackson wrote A Century of Dishonor not much seemed to change as far as race relations with the Indians. An author’s view of race relations can change or be influenced by a variety of
Manifest Destiny (first developed in 1845) was the idea that during the nineteenth century, America not only could but would expand from coast to coast. The accomplishment of this idea came with the removal of indians in areas like the great plains, as well as many smaller conflicts in between the indians and the Americans. The Americans attempted to make a compromise with the indians so that they would leave peacefully, examples of this would be the offer to pay the indians in the form of supplies and annuities. The idea was a good one until Americans denied a payment in 1862 because John pope regarded the Indians as “maniacs or wild beasts ” and states that they do not deserve treaties or anything of the sort. Another big factor in the expansion of America from coast to coast was the construction of the Transcontinental Railroad, not only with the people that it had brought to the west for the work, but the ease that it had provided for those who wanted to travel from the east to the west and did not have the money nor the time.
The settlers also called the “white men” believed that the movement of the Indians would bring peace. The settlers also believed that they needed the land more than the native Americans so taking the land was a must do thing. Although there have been many different opinions on the trail of tears the Indians should not have been forced to move out of their homelands. Leading up to the Trail of tears Migration from the original Cherokee Nation began in the early 1800’s. Some Cherokees, that were not comfortable with the whites moving in on their territories, the Indians moved west on their own and settled in other areas of the country.
White politicians, many of whom were former yeoman, were the biggest supporters of white superiority and a continuation of slavery. This was due to their failed plans “to translate successes here into social or economic gains”. Many years later, after Reconstruction, the Redeemers, who were Southern capitalist Whigs, pushed hard for industry and left black and white farmers behind. This gave rise to the Populist movement, which included both whites and blacks. Both sides put aside racial differences in order to improve their condition.
By the first half of September more than half of the James Fort city (later Jamestown) colonists died, taking the Powhatan’s to pity. This action made Captain John Smith, the colony’s leader, gain more power over time. The Indians thought that if brought into their Confederation the colonists would be a fine source of military equipment and metals. After a short period of time the Fort James food store caught on fire which made the colonists think it was the Powhatan’s, so Captain John Smith forced the Indians to trade with them. Their chief refused which made Smith