During this time period, Native Americans were being treated so poorly. They were very misunderstood, and white men didn 't even try to understand them. All they cared about was forcing the Indians off of "their" land. This is unfair in so many ways. One being that the Natives were actually there first.
to continue moving westward so it could touch the Pacific Ocean. First, is the loss of freedom. The Indians lost their right to live and think the way they please due to the United States’ lust for territory. Equally important, is the land which the Indians were forced to hand over to the U.S.. This compelled the Indians to move onto reservations and give up the right to hunt.
The English’s view of the colonies in the New World at the time were just manufacturers of raw goods and materials. For example, rice and cotton were two staple crops for the southern colonies. While if you went further up north there was more distribution of goods like grain and fish. After some time though, the colonies in the New World had become a place for the English to gather and sell goods. With the expansion of the English colonies also came a larger market to sell to other countries overseas. According to the navigation laws, most colonial products had to be transported to English ports and then be sold. This method had helped merchants, sailors, and shipbuilders enjoy more of the benefits that came with colonial trade.
First of all, Native Americans were settled on a hotbed of natural resources which included oil and precious metals such as silver and gold. There was also much fertile land that would entice farmers and frontiersmen to move out west. On this land there was so much potential economic opportunity for farmers, cattle drivers, miners and many other occupations. The government developed the popular public misconception that the indians were misusing the land and that Americans had the right to take advantage of the opportunities that lie in the west. These ideas led to the Dawes Severalty Act of 1887 which authorized encroachment of Indian lands by the US government in order to divide up reservations and control Indian activity.
The Britain felt that it was only natural that the American colony would pay the mother country more for their protection after the Seven Years War with France. England was trying to relieve some tax burdens by increasing the tax on the colonies (xix). “that the main purpose of country’s overseas possessions were to serve the business interest of British merchants and manufacturers and to provide the mother country with raw materials” (xvii). However, such increase in demand, and pressure seemed unfair to the American colony despite the fact that they had been paying less tax compared to an English
Ross related that it was more than just the taking of their land. Those expanding the frontier were acting like barbarians, destroying and pillaging, while the federal government, that had pledged to protect the Indian in exchange for severe limits on their military forces and their foreign relations.” Ross was also pointing out that it was not just encroachment with people attempting to take their land but it was much bigger than that when people were stealing Cherokee property and destroying their stuff. The representatives of the Cherokee complained on a normal basis they were just asking for the US to uphold its part in the many treaties that they signed with the Cherokee
Hugh Henry Brackenridge did not care much for the Indians. In his article, he referred to them as “animals, vulgarly called Indians” (Brackenridge, 185). Indians claimed their land by “occupancy” (Brackenridge, 185). One Indian would set foot on a piece of land so he believed that that area of land belonged to him. When another Indian set foot on that same piece of land, the first Indian asked him to leave because he had already claimed that land.
Another conflict there was with the Native Americans and the colonists. Was because more British colonists would move to North America and they would take some north land so they could stay. The Native Americans weren’t happy because the colonist would be taking their land. After taking north land, the British colonies were settle they want the land owners leave the
Once it was built, many settlers traveled out west. Although, they were setting up living grounds on Native American land. Native American land and culture were impacted negatively by the western expansion of the United States because many lost their land, got their rights taken from them, and some even died. A number of white settlers did not care about the Native Americans, causing a rift between the U.S. and the Indians. Today, Native American land and culture is still being threatened by the U.S. government.
The government couldn’t do much about the situation because there were too many people coming into the territory and there was gold on the land. The tension between the Indians and Whites grew. Slowly the Natives started to get out of control. They started to steal farmers and ranchers cattle and some cases they would also burn ranches down. They would raid; wagon trains, miners, and settlers that were traveling through the Indians territory or settling the
After the long walk on the Trail, the compromise of the Act was not kept.. When the Natives arrived at the reservations, they found horrible land, even though the government said it would be good land (Wright). It was instead rocky land that they couldn't even farm on. The Natives believed that the land could not be owned by anyone, but they knew that any land they would live on, would be owned by the United States. Soon settlers came and took the reservations. If the Indians resisted, it could lead to a fight.
England began to realize the enormity of the expenses involved in financing the colonies as the cost surged to £350,000 a year after the war, adding to the already vast national debt. The American territory was much larger than England, which made it more difficult to govern. There were disputes between the colonists over land.
More conflict arose because the government didn’t stop coal miners from entering and mining on the sacred and sustainable lands of the indians, disregarding the treaty. Although the government attempted to buy the lands, the Sioux were reluctant in giving sacred lands to greedy miners moving westward. Rather than keeping peace as the treaties were intended to, they caused more conflict amongst the settlers and
From the time of first contact to the 1880’s, the relationship between the Natives and settlers was continually changing. During the fur trade, the relationship that developed between the natives and the traders was a one without major issues. But as the fur trade began to decline, the relationship between the Natives and the settlers started to decline as well. A catalyst for this change were the treaties that the Natives signed that sold their portions land to the settlers. These treaties, the Treaty of Traverse de Sioux and Mendota, were supposed to establish the permanent homes of these natives, but this did not happen (Treaty of Mendota, 1851; Treaty of Traverse de Sioux, 1851).