Every country has events they wished didn’t happen. The United States of America combined all of those situations in The Indian Removal Act in 1830. The Age of Jackson and the Indian Removal Act permanently crippled the Native American culture and population. Before the Age of Jackson, Thomas Jefferson had similar goals, but different practices and sought to more peacefully assimilate Native Americans into American culture. Then, under Jackson’s presidency, America forced the indigenous peoples to move elsewhere so Americans could access the land they had been living on.
The calvary went on what some people called an extinction event and told all the tribes in America that they would either be sent to reservations or be killed. The bad thing of these battles and wars is that the number of noncombatants that were killed. There were more women and children that were killed on both sides than there were of actual combatants. This is sad because the women and children shouldn’t have been a part of this war yet they were in it more than the fighters
Farmers found themselves on land unsuitable for agriculture. Worst of all many reservations were plagued with diseases such as chicken pox brought by the whites caused a serious outbreak of diseases in the reservations killing a huge portion of Indians. The U.S showed the effort by creating laws and acts to
About 150 colonists were killed by Indians, but were the Indians really to blame (Fausz 63)? The colonists, in the eyes of the Indians, were stealing their land, killing their people, and taking their food. Although some Indians tried to make peace with the colonists, the colonists still felt threatened and started chopping their heads off. In the eyes of the colonists, the Indians were uncivilized savages. All they wanted was to be rich and have a better life.
Throughout history, there have been many events that have washed away the innocents of mankind. The Trail of Tears is a true historical horror scene, targeting one race, the Native Americans, and removing them from civilization in the most “humane” way. Andrew Jackson, the seventh president of the United States, wanted land that was already owned. The signing of the Treaty of New Echota ceded Cherokee land to the United States in exchange for compensation. In 1838 and 1839, the Indian removal policy forced the Indians to give up their land and walk to Indian Territory (present-day Oklahoma).
Document 5 shows the trail of tears. The Trail of Tears was when Andrew Jackson made the Indian Removal Law in 1830 which forced all of the Native Americans move to Oklahoma, which was the most undesirable land. As seen in this document, there are many native americans who are doing different things. All of the native americans are walking to the Oklahoma but many are sad. One is wiping his eyes with a handkerchief and others are helping the sick and burying the dead.
Other battles include Death on the Bozeman trail, Red river war, and the battle of Wounded knee. These battles lead the Native Americans to lose their land, homes, and move onto reserves. The map on Document 8 shows the decreasing lands for the Native American tribes. Because of the restrictions put on the Indians, they could not go in certain places to hunt. That includes the buffalo, the settlers however did end up killing a major portion of the population of the buffalo, for meat and fur.
These tribes were more civilized then we are lead to believe. White Americans loathed the Indians because they were “undeserving” of the fertile land they had. White settlers wanted this land so bad they burned down house and towns, stole animals and lived in land that didn’t belong to them. They tormented the native Americans for decades and then the state governments started passing laws to strip the Indians of their rights.
In Spanish America, they were not only kicked off their land, but they were forced to be slaves with graphic punishments if they disobeyed, and forced to give up their traditions for Spanish ones. In New England, they were kicked off their land, and in events such as Bacon’s Rebellion, they were killed just because they took up land that could have been used by English settlers. Along with all this, 90% were killed off by disease because they weren’t immune to small pox and other diseases carried around by the Europeans. If European cultures where so much better than the Native Americans, why would it enslave, sicken, take over land, kill, and force one to give up ones own culture? It’s not.
These people had lived in North America for millions of years, but when the Europeans began to explore this newfound land, the Native Americans were treated as inferior humans who had absolutely no value. They were ripped from their homes, killed, or forced to move elsewhere no matter how it would poorly affect their lives. Though this did not negatively impact Britain, it was a huge negative impact of their imperialism as a whole. Millions of Native Americans were killed in the process of establishing an imperial relationship between America and Europe. In one instance, the British settlers purposefully infected an entire large native tribe with small-pox so that they could conquer the land of the natives (Burch).
The Indian Removal Act was put in place to get land from the Indians to expand America. Courts told Jackson that he couldn 't take the Indians land. While the law was passed by congress. Andrew Jackson didn 't care he forced them walk to new land and hundreds of Indians died which was the Trail of Tears.
One of the worst attacks was Bacon 's rebellion. About a thousand Virginians broke out of control in 1676 led by Nathaniel Bacon. They resented Berkeley 's friendly policies toward indians (Document B). Chaos swept over the Indians and the rebellion.
After reading chapter 7 of Zinn’s book, I began to realize that a good president really does matter. Take Andrew Jackson for example, he was a president who passed the “Indian Removal Act of 1830,” driving the Native American southeast of the United States. This caused the death of thousands of Indians, commonly known as the Trail of Tears. He was also an arrogant person who can’t keep his promises with the Creeks, burning down their village, killing men, women and children. He was also a slave trader.
Native Americans were seen as warlike savages that often fought with their European counterparts; however, the reality of Native Americans was that they lived a simplistic life and had a scare population within their tribes. Native Americans were viewed as warlike savages—namely, they invaded Europeans settlements in which were built on Native Americans land—however this is a stereotypical view and not the actual truth. Manifest Destiny led to these beliefs because of the Americans concept of expanding westward. According to a source, there was a plague that had killed 90% of Native Americans before Christopher Columbus arrived to North America. Native Americans populations already faced a drastic decline, with the Europeans diseases and expansion
The government only provided a single blanket to each Indian as shelter from the cold wind of the winter. The ill-equipped Cherokees were trapped beside the frozen Mississippi River with many of them dying of pneumonia. Starvation and malnutrition made the Cherokees more prone to diseases like cholera, dysentery, and smallpox. After arrival in Oklahoma, the Cherokees tried to acclimatize to their new territory in the process re-establishing their system of government. Currently in the United