The Native Americans were treated very cruelly and scornfully by white settlers and the American Government. The white settlers and the Government did not show any slight altruism towards the Native Americans' and therefore took their land by force by cheating them through treaties or relinquishing them off with soldiers or after battles. The Trail of Tears was a devastating event that occurred in the 1830's and an example of a grueling era. In 1830 The Indian Removal Act was passed by the authorization of president Andrew Jackson.” Five Civilized Tribes, the Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Creek and Seminole.
In the article, “Colonial America Depended on the Enslavement of Indigenous People”, Marissa Fessenden states, “In 1637, they burned a village on the banks of the Mystic River in southeastern Connecticut, killing 400 to 700 Pequots.” The colonists had murdered natives by destroying their homes and territory. During the Pequot war, many of their tribe members were lost. This weakened the natives in war as they had very little men to send to resist the colonists. Those who were captured were enslaved and after the war the word “Pequot” was outlawed.
Over the years the Powhatan, Nanticoke, and the Piscataway ethnic groups have lost many of their people. This was because the ethnic groups did not have any way to fight off the new disease that the colonies had brought to their land and they had no way to treat their people once they got the disease. Some of the new disease that hurt the natives where smallpox, cholera, and measles. (learnnc.org) “During the beginning of the colonies coming to the Indian’s lands, everyone was friendly towards each
The first stage of the Khmer Rouge regime was to send the 2 million cambodians to labor camps to work on farms where there wasn’t enough food, little medical attention and harsh working conditions (“Killing Fields”, 2008). They were forced out of their homes and forced on a long journey which showed to be dangerous for the very young and old, as many of them ended up dying along the way. Soon after many more died from starvation and random executions (Spangenburg and Moser 56-57). If you lived in Cambodia during that time, you would be sent to a labor camp without any choice, and without any information of where you were going. They didn’t give them any food when they were on a monthlong journey and many ended up starving.
In 1838, the Cherokees were forced to give up their lands and to migrate to present-day Oklahoma, due to the signing of The Treaty of New Echota. The Cherokees were deported from their homes, betrayed by the government whom they treated with respect, separated them from their land that they nurtured; the Cherokee struggled to understand how to make a new life. The Indian Removal led to thousands of Cherokees to die due to starvation, diseases, and exhaustion during their march known as The Trail of Tears. This paper will discuss the effects it had on the Cherokees and what has happened during the trail.
Throughout American history the American indians have been cheated and mistreated ever since we came to colonize. Even today as they struggle for support from the government, the need for funding and support was no greater than it was in the 1970’s. These natives were often stripped of their land and heritage and forced to live in reservations with horrible conditions. That all changed on February 27th of 1973 when the self alleged AIM group founded by Russell Means, Dennis Banks, and other notorious tribe leaders stormed the small town of Wounded Knee which was built on the grounds of a sacred burial site were more than 150 indian women and children had been laid to rest after a recent massacre. The militant group held the town for 71 days
If the colonists would have been kind to the indians and then asked for help the indians may have helped the colonists learn how to plant crops and get a fresh supply of water which in the end would have led to very few casualties for the colonists. Although to survive you definitely had to have made tough decisions, In the end Jamestown was successful. The colonists had no idea what they were going into upon arrival in Jamestown, and many died. Why did so many of the Jamestown colonists die? In the end the cause of death for many colonists was starvation,disease, and their unstable relationship with the Powhatans, but because of those who survived the creation of America was made
Many families lost members due to infections and disease. I wanted quite so we left during a slow day giving us space on the trail. Our experience on the trail was harsh, the weather was bad, our wagons needed a lot repairs and my son Joseph got cholera almost dying. This delayed our trip by months then years.
¨Locusts came once in a generation, reappeared every year for seven years, and then disappeared for another lifetime.¨ A white man appeared out of nowhere to explore the land. The elders warned the Oracle that ¨the strange man would break their clan and spread destruction among them.¨ The Oracle responded by killing the man and tying his horse to a tree. What the elders said became true since the village of Abame was now controlled by the white missionaries, which was the start of their expansion of their religion. The people were too weak and uneducated to fight.
1789 was the start of the United States. George Washington became President. He led the country and put a new government together. Between 1789 and 1820, the population of the United States more than doubled to nearly 10 million people. The Louisiana Purchase by President Jefferson made more land available to people.