As late as the nineteenth century, Native American relations with the Anglo-Americans remained full of unease and hostility. The desire to expand the U.S. coast-to-coast known as Manifest Destiny inspired many to travel west to seek new opportunities and land. However, although the U.S. grew and successfully established a transcontinental railroad, Native Americans regressed under the developing America. As a result, Native Americans attempted to backlash with events like the Battle of Little Bighorn where efforts to preserve Native American culture were short-lasting. From social factors such as the assimilation of natives to economic factors such as taking land forcefully, tensions between Native Americans and Anglo-Americans persisted.
The Yamasee were tired of being mistreated by their ally, while the colonist just wanted to make money not friendships, so they mistreated the Yamasee and thought they could get away with it (Slavery in Indian Country: The Changing Face of Captivity in Early America). That is why Yamasee War was a war not seen coming. Thomas Nairne along with John Wright traveled to the Yamasee town of Pocataligo to find and fix problems in trade, but the Yamasee wanted nothing to do with fixing these problems. On April 15, 1715 Thomas Nairne was heaved to the town square where he saw his last breath. The Yamasee killed him and it was a terrifying death as this example proves “They bound the trader to a post and pierced him with scores of lighted splinters, which slowly burned him to death.” this declaration of war also was praised by abutting tribes (Slavery in Indian Country).
Five Civilized Tribes Many Indian nations have served a part in America 's history, specifically the five civilized tribes play the one of most important roles. These tribes overcame many challenges whether it be political, physical, or within the tribe itself. Over time the tribes have lost themselves and rebuilt completely, which helped them create a culture and a lifestyle. The five civilized tribes were moved from their homelands and faced many hardships along the way, but this only made them more determined, leading them to their success today. The Indian tribes that are referred to as the five civilized tribes are the Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Creek, and Seminole.
Food In the southeast region the Native Americans were hunters and gatherers. The Native Americans would take baskets and go searching for berries, nuts and other fruits. Some of fruits they would gather they would set out to dry so they did not spoil. The soil was really good to grow crops. They also planted food like corn, beans, pumpkins and sweet potatoes.
Perhaps better compromise, and less prejudices? The West was working side by side with the Indian population. The white settlers and native tribes had found ways to coexist, for the most part, and this benefited both cultures. It was a shaping of society that allowed for growth. I feel that the influence of the east, and its “plantation” mentality played a large and significant role in the exclusion and separation of the Indians and the white Americans.
The United States and the Native Americans were not very friendly. They often solved their conflicts by fighting. President Jackson and the United States wanted to get rid of the Natives. The Natives were forced out of their land and had to walk to their new home. They called the path they took the Trail of Tears because of the bad conditions and many Cherokees died along the way.
They listened to the Indian police and did what they told them to do. The Native Americans gave the police no reason to shoot at them. Once they were at the camp they caused no trouble. They didn’t attempt to escape. They didn’t refuse to hand over weapons.
This travel became known as the “trails of tears”. These Native Americans were not how white settlement described them. Many of the tribes adopted Euro-american practices and created their own communities with schools and churches, even developed their own languages and created bilingual newspapers. 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.
In the mid-1800s the United States began to rapidly grow, the population of the whites sadly outnumbered the Indians tremendously. Due to the growth of the white Americans, they required large amounts of land in order to suit their needs and to provide for their society. President Andrew Jackson’s power influenced many of the white Americans that the land belonged to them, his power as president allowed him to forcefully move the Cherokee west of the Mississippi. The Jackson administration’s decision to remove the Cherokee Indians to lands west of the Mississippi river in the 1830s significantly changed the previous social, political, and economic policies pursued by the colonies and The United States towards the American Indian tribes. The
Some Native Americans either decided to become colonist or the woman married a colonist. This sometime was the other way around like Native Americans kidnaping woman and taking them t be their mates. Overall, the Native Americans interacted with the colonist in many ways. 3. What impact did disease have on the lives of Native Americans, African Americans and European colonists?