These stereotypes negatively affected them to not be taken seriously and were often made to live away from white settlers. If, they ever tried to fight back they were called monsters, the Natives were often treated like second class citizens in their own home. Next, when the settlers wanted land from the Natives, they would set up treaties and trade agreements, and if things didn’t go as planned they would ignore the treaty and take what they wanted by force. Eventually, they began kicking the Native people out of their home and they were forced to stay on reservations that lack the resources needed to survive . Approximately, 90% of Native Americans population passed away from disease in
“Some harshe and (cruel) dealinge by cutting of towe(two) of the Salvages heads and other extremetyes.”(Hume 61). The colonist’s bad relationship with the Native Americans led to many deaths. “Although still part of Powhatan’s Confederacy, the tribe had seen less of the English that had those closer at hand and with luck might be more friendly. And so it proved.”(Hume 61). The Natives did not trust the English, so they were hesitant about trading.
The Dinka and Nuer tribes have both been affected negatively by guns. The use of guns by these tribes has changed their beliefs, respect, and way of life. In the excerpt it says "Children, women and the elderly used to be off-limits during raids..." then later on it shows how the tribes start to kill the women and children. It also says " 'They believe, 'The ghost of the deceased will not haunt me, because I did not kill with a spear, '". Finally it also says " He found armed youths running roughshod in a society whose dysfunction paralleled that of inner cities 8,000 miles away..." These pieces of text show that the Dinka and Nuer are not what they used to be before they got the gun.
The Aboriginal people soon realised that the behaviour or the British was quite the opposite of theirs; They believed in sharing and respect towards the land, however, the British appeared to be selfish and showed disrespect to their land. The initial reaction towards the British occurred because their contrasting traditions made it harder for each other to understand their cultural and spiritual notions. This resulted in disagreement, brutal fights, and even death; for example, Truganini watched her mother get stabbed to death by whalers, her uncle was shot, her brother was killed by convicts, her sister was abducted by sealers, and her overwhelmed father died within a few months. Although she had lost her entire family, this did not stop
Trail of Tears The name of the Trail of Tears came from a Cherokee phrase that meant “the place where they cried.” In my opinion it was not correct from the European colonists to evict all the indigenous Americans, they had been living there for thousand of years and only they had right to live there. The people were treated with disrespect, and one of the only reasons this happened was because the government decided that land, gold and other finite resources were more important than lives of Indians. It must have been very painful for many Indians to watch their lands taken, the people die, and have to watch their families, friends and relatives abused and mistreated. Women were raped, people were separated from their families. It was
In addition, people celebrate Banned Books Week in libraries or special events. Some books are banned in schools and libraries because they contain uncomfortable topics or offensive language; however, some people believe banned books are worth reading because they incorporate life lessons that students can learn from. First, To Kill A Mockingbird has been banned numerous times in different school systems. In 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, and 2016, it has been banned by parents due to the the uncomfortable use of the “N-word” or the books racism (Devoe). In To Kill A Mockingbird, it says, “He choked you, he hit you, then he raped you, that right”(Lee 190)?
1 - What were the means used in the extermination of the Australian Aborigines and why would you or would you not call it genocide? Cultural genocide. I would call it a genocide, the intentions were pretty clear, the settler trying to westernized the aboriginals, and the way they do it was wrong as well, the aboriginals weren’t informed where their children went, they knew they left for school but were never brought back, causing suffering and pain within the heart. The children taken away were also not very well taken care off. I learned from the documentary mentioned (Being Them Home) that there are cases that if the families that take in by white families didn’t work out, instead of being sent back to their original home, they were transferred from one foster home to another, causing pain and confusion, and most
Hence, the English settlers generated violence that lead to massacres. They wanted to have control over the Maoris people themselves. Likewise, the white settlers thought the Native Americans were less intelligent because they couldn’t build proper houses, and so treated them as the inferior group in the society. Not only that, but both groups were taken advantage of in terms of land and trading. For instance, the Maoris’ officials would let the settlers have a piece of their land, in exchange for goods.
Under apartheid everyone that wasn’t white got separated and treated less than people who were white, The white minority ruled over the others who outnumbered them significantly. There were a lot of pictures taken during the Apartheid and showed a lot of depressing images, like kids caring a dying classmate after a peaceful riot of kids were having a sit in, the police force opened fire on them and killed many. This is important because the world started to see how bad things were getting and those images became a martyr to everyone to help. In the book they tried to avoid this by making everyone happy with Big Brother before killing them. Winston in the book decided that he would before he died to think “Down with Big Bother” as one final act of defiance of Big Brother and may become a martyr so the proles would finally have an uprising and be free from big brothers rule(1984).
Many Puritans sought to convert Native Americans to Christianity and their way of life. This eventually led to the destruction of the Natives culture. They also brought disease which cause the population of Natives to decrease because they had no immunity to European diseases. The puritan’s way of farming and letting their stock run free changed the ecosystem disrupting the food supply for Native Americans. The puritans impact of the Natives were negative, it caused hunger, death and the loss of
There were very few Native Americans and they were being killed off because they were living on land that supposedly needed to be built on. In Touring Indian Country it describes the fear of Native Americans that many had when traveling west, but was not actually the case because there were very few tribes with a meager population. The Touring Indian Country exemplifies people’s fear of Native Americans and the lengths people took to destroy or stay away from Native Americans. The Native Americans population was dwindling because of the diseases that were spread by the Europeans, and because of the advanced technology of Europeans in which gave them guns instead of bows and arrows. The Indian Removal Act also supports this idea because it removed around 50,000 Native Americans (Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw and others from their home) to Indian Territory (present day Oklahoma).
Because Jackson wanted to benefit his people who supported him, he caused Native Americans trouble and eventually killed them by moving them forcefully. It is wrong to trouble other ones only because the majority wants to benefit