Guadeloupe Hidalgo Treaty

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In 1848, California became part of the United States. A Treaty was set into place at that time to allow the native people to become U.S. citizens. However, because the government failed to live up to the agreed terms of the Guadeloupe Hidalgo Treaty, which was signed as a peace agreement to end the war between the United States and Mexico, the native people suffered horrendously during the next several decades.
The confrontation between the Anglo’s and the Indians in California was horrific and brutal to say the least. Throughout the state, the native people were the victims of several inconceivable tragedies brought on by disease, starvation and massacres against them. Indians were hunted, shot, and lynched so frequently that it reached the
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