Cultural Differences And Control Between Native Americans And Americans

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The cultural differences and control over resources between Native Americans and Americans led to a long journey of Native Americans relocating west due to their land being illegally confiscated from them. The overgrowing population of Americans was the cause of the unjust and inhumane treatment of Native Americans in order for them rapidly expand their culture. Still, Native Americans continued to protect their common title of their land and preserve their existence until thousands of them were forced to move west because Americans didn’t follow through with their agreements, taking away their nation and their spirits. “Both congress and the states were eager to make the lands of western tribes available to American citizens, but none had had they money to pay Indians for land (22).” By not having the funds to trade with the Indians, they had to find another way to acquire land. Americans encouraged states to take Indian territory and kill them but when Indians try to defend themselves to save their land, Congress would demand protection and authorizing policies. Congress and states knew they wouldn’t surrender so easily without a fight and by developing acts such as the Indian Removal Act of 1830, it allowed them to remove Indians west in exchanging land, which is more beneficial to the Congress because it was a way of slowly driving Indians off territories and eventually removing them completely without compensation. Even though the Indian Removal Act of 1830 was not

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