Racism prevented any Indian, no matter how assimilated, from being truly accepted and equal in the eyes of the American population. In the end, assimilation was had more than just one motive. Assimilation would develop into the breaking up of tribes, and the American government would benefit greatly by taking the land that had previously been granted as reservation space. In addition to the destruction of tribal culture and identity, the institutions were used to control less cooperative peoples. These institutions had nearly nothing to do with the things and ideas they were advertised to be completely invested in.
Also he wanted the offices that are solely to benefit the people so that no man has more rights than another. Finally, Jackson was not democratic because he wanted the Indians to move out of his land. So he decided to have the U.S. Soldiers move them west into the Indian territory. In conclusion, President Andrew Jackson was not Democratic because he wanted everything his way, and he was very strict about a lot of things like the Bank Veto Message, his message to congress in Document 6, and the Indian Removal
Another aspect from his life is that he greatly promoted rights for Native Americans and wrote out against the stereotypes that white societies have about Native Americans. While going through Custer Died for Your Sins, some of Deloria’s biases are that not only does he discuss the different myths that white people have about Native Americans. Deloria also talks about how many of those ideas about Native Americans still continue today, especially among whites who interact with Indians for the first time. Another bias he includes is that despite all of the treaties done for the Indians they have not constantly helped all of tribes and have sometimes made things
The combined efforts of smaller settlement and being married to American Indian women led the French to be more focused on the fur trade than settlement. On the other hand, the English were only focused on the settlement and colonization of the New World. This led to ill feelings from the American Indians to the English and vice versa. The French´s value of the fur trade over settlement allowed them to be more successful at trade than the English. If it weren 't for the French´s focus on the fur trade, they might not be labeled more successful in the trade with the American
The federalists gave him the opportunity to come back to the country, to take power, and to defend Mexico. Since Santa Anna was not really committed to either side of politics, his alliance with the federalists was just so he would be allowed to return to power. It was possible for Santa Anna to change his political views from one group to the other as long as the group could guarantee that he would be in power because that is all that he wanted. Santa Anna repealed the Mexican Constitution, which eventually led to the beginning of the Texas Revolution. Santa Anna 's reasoning for the repeal was that American settlers in Texas were not paying taxes or tariffs, the Texans were claiming they were not recipients of any of the services provided by the Mexican Government.
Leaving would fix the conflicts between whites and Indians, and assimilating would be easy because their way of life was very similar. The indians chose to ignore Andrew Jackson, and stayed. Andrew Jackson stood firm, and kicked them out. The could have left earlier, but they didn’t. And because of it, they got trapped in the harsh winter.
All they wanted was peace and a safe place for them and their families but they couldn’t have it. They didn’t get to choose where they wanted to stay. In Ambrose’s article Reporting to the President, September 23- December 31, 1806, it says that “In the course of their journey they acquired a knolege of numerous tribes of indians hitherto unknown; they informed themselves of the trade which may be carried on with them, the best channels & positions for it, & they are enabled to give with accuracy the geography of the line they pursued”(Ambrose 418-421). This is saying that Lewis and Clark went out and came across Indian tribes that expanded across America and they learned a lot of things from
The most well-known colonist groups in the New World at the time, were the English and Spanish. The colonists that came from England started off as friends with the nearby natives, this friendship began when the Indian Chief requested peace with colonists. He asked for the them to put away their guns in order to establish a better relationship, and although the colonists believed the Native Americans to be ‘barbaric’, they accepted the offer of peace. The English colonists and Native Americans, now being allies, even began trade with each other. Unfortunately, soon after peace had been established, the new chief began protesting the peace with the colonists.
He asked for “an even chance to live as other men live,” and “to be recognized as men.” Joseph promised that “whenever the white man treats the Indian as they treat each other, then we will have no more wars” (Chief Young Joseph). His plea fell on deaf ears, however, and the Nez Perce dwindled to nothingness. The United States history is marred by many heinous acts. One of the worst is the scar left by the treatment of Native Americans, forcibly moved across country. Americans must learn of this history to ensure that no race is ever so mistreated again.
The Native American removal was not justifiable given the tribes were trying to assimilate, they had already surrendered land to the US, the process was a waste of American time and resources, and the method of removal was inhumane. Assimilation is the act of absorbing into another culture or group (Merriam-Webster). This is precisely what some of the indigenous tribes were trying to do. In particular, the Cherokee, Creek, Choctaw, Chickasaw, and Seminole tribes tried to assimilate into white society. This act of assimilation was what granted them the name, “The Five Civilized Tribes.” These tribes made changes to their society in hope that they could avoid white harassment.