Given he is a white man, his words will be hard to grasp for the Indians. Therefore, Dunbar’s loyalty is another aspect that gets portrayed in the challenges of Dunbar’s growth. Although Dunbar is a tranquil person, he feels the resistance to tell “Kicking Bird” the truth behind his arrival at the fort and the future of the frontier, his loyalty to the U.S army is greater compared to same loyalty to the tribe. It is after he has fallen in love with “Standing with a fist” Dunbar leaves his past and expresses his identity as “Dances With Wolves” and a member of the tribe. The guilt of his is unclear answers enlightens him, leading him to tell “Kicking Bird” about the white people.
The Trail of Tears left by the Cherokee Indians “Our nation was born in genocide when it embraced the doctrine that the original American, the Indian, was an inferior race.” -― Martin Luther King Jr The Trail of Tears helped the Manifest Destiny and Westward Expansion lead to the Civil War in many ways. The Trail of Tears caused more tension to rise in the United States. Native Americans became angry and lost trust in the American governmentbecause the settlers forced and physically moved them out of their homes. The Trail of Tears helps the Manifest Destiny because it is mainly the idea that moving west will bring more comfort and new riches to the settlers. This is major expansion westward.
Children in boarding schools were taught to be ashamed of and to reject their cultural heritage, ancestors and spiritual traditions (Chansonneuve 43). Moreover, boarding schools were usually underfunded, which had a negative impact on numerous aspects of school life and on the health of children (Daniels, 151). Therefore, with their harsh discipline and poor living conditions, boarding schools had damaging effects on Native people’s lives, and they contributed to many of the problems Native Americans have to face the present-day both in the U.S. and in Canada.
The Indian Removal Act had a negative impact on the Native Americans because they were driven away from their ancestral homes, forced to adopt a different lifestyle, and their journey westwards caused the deaths of many Native Americans. The Indian Removal Act forced the Native Americans to move away from their ancestral homes. Gabrielle Tayac, Edwin Schupman, and Genevieve Simermeyer noted, “Native peoples have created thriving societies along the shores of numerous rivers that feed into the beautiful and environmentally rich Chesapeake Bay. They lived in connection to the seasons and the natural resources of the region” (“Chesapeake Natives: Three Major Chiefdoms”). Prior to the arrival of the colonists, the Native Americans built and maintained successful communities in their ancestral homes for generations.
After the raid, he had also given thanks to the Wolverine for giving him a light “war wound” (150) which was indeed an honor back then. Through the strength given to him by the Wolverine for the attack on the Crows, Fools Crow earned honor and respect from his tribe members. He was looked upon during meetings and his words were taken at an important level. Fools Crow was no longer known as the dog lover and now young men looked up to him as their role model. Even his younger brother, Running Fisher, who had been the man back then when Fools Crow was timid was now jealous of his achievements and possessions now seeing his as puny in comparison to his older
Growing up in an Indian culture, Wind-Wolf’s looks, hobbies, and beliefs were also different compared to his white classmates. Because he’s different in so many ways, he feels left out, but still has the desire to fit in. One step he takes to try to fit in is by cutting his hair because at school, “he has no friends because they make fun of his long hair...but in Indian culture, long hair represents masculinity, balance, and a source of power”(3). These problems causes Wind-Wolf to, “feel that he does not belong”(4). This shows how the dominant white culture poses as an impediment for Wind-Wolf because “being the only Indian kid in his class”(4), he has no other Indian kid to talk to, leaving him his only option; conform into the white
Soldiers escorted the natives to their new territory. Thousands of Cherokees died on the journey to their destination due to harsh conditions, “whooping cough, typhus, dysentery, cholera and starvation”. Protection of territory was promised to them but later ended in 1907 when Oklahoma became a state. The Indian territories have completely disappeared. America desired more land and spread of influence.
Consequently, many Native Americans began to negatively view Europeans and many would view them as inferior. Another way the Europeans impacted the Native Americans was by forcing them into slavery. The Spanish would practically enslave Native Americans through various systems, such as the encomienda, repartimiento, and mita. Usually, the Native Americans could not handle the arduous workload and many would die as a result. Conquest and forced labor caused the native population to significantly decline.
The boarding schools which were a part of the act were a concern. Many Native American children died after they were exposed to diseases for which they had no immunity (Bickford-Duane, 2015. School administrators assigned new names to the students. They effectively westernized students as means of killing the Indian within
As many people know, the world we live in is huge. Many have tried and succeeded to colonize some parts of the world. Two of the biggest colorizations that happen in past are between the English and Spanish. At the same time, both would be fighting and taking over the Native Americans and disrespected them. From both colonization, many settlers have died from starving, the harsh weather, and from fighting each other.