Assignment 5 1. The massacre of the buffalo herd was the end of a way life for the Plains tribes because thy depended on every part of the animal so much. The used the buffalo for food, clothing, tools, and shelter. The American’s single handedly drove the buffalo species to near extinction, which caused the Plains tribe’s way of life to drastically change. The American’s took away their life source and it was completely understandable that they became as angry as they did.
This weakened the natives in war as they had very little men to send to resist the colonists. Those who were captured were enslaved and after the war the word “Pequot” was outlawed. Along with disease and weak immune systems the natives were plagued by death for the next few centuries. In conclusion, both Native Americans and New England colonists were affected by colonialism because of the various of actions they both experienced. Both were affected by false peace,
They didn’t give them any food when they were on a monthlong journey and many ended up starving. The Khmer Rouge forced them out of their homes and changed their conditions, which ended in many deaths, they intended to destroy members of the
Throughout American history the American indians have been cheated and mistreated ever since we came to colonize. Even today as they struggle for support from the government, the need for funding and support was no greater than it was in the 1970’s. These natives were often stripped of their land and heritage and forced to live in reservations with horrible conditions. That all changed on February 27th of 1973 when the self alleged AIM group founded by Russell Means, Dennis Banks, and other notorious tribe leaders stormed the small town of Wounded Knee which was built on the grounds of a sacred burial site were more than 150 indian women and children had been laid to rest after a recent massacre. The militant group held the town for 71 days
The disease decimated the local population and was one of the main reasons for the fall of the Aztec and Inca empires. Likewise, on the eastern coast of North America, the disease was introduced by the early settlers and led to the death of millions of natives. The damaging effects of smallpox is often considered an example of biological warfare. Another aspect contributing to smallpox in the Americas was the slave trade because many slaves came from regions in Africa where smallpox was endemic. Smallpox affected all levels of society.
In 1830, Andrew Jackson signed what was known as the “Removal Act”. This Removal act authorized the president to grant unsettled lands west of the Mississippi in exchange for Indian lands within existing state borders. Few tribe move peacefully. If an Indian tribe would not go willingly, the U.S. army would come and force them. Even then some tribe would still resist and to the sad end they were crushed.
Most Native American tribes were riddled with diseases, often wiping out the whole tribe, or mostly all except for a few. Those few left were often younger, and had to reinvent themselves and their tribe. Often, the survivors of several different groups would come together to form a different group. Disease wasn’t the only threat to the native people, as many were enslaved and often wouldn’t survive the harsh conditions. The enslavement, the transport of illnesses, and natives refusing to give up their land took a toll on the relationship between the Natives and Europeans.
PROBLEM STATEMENT Exploring the traumatic effects of Group Areas Act of 1950 on the coloured population of District Six and surrounding suburbs Roy H Du Pre underscores the anguish that played out as the authorities purposely dislocated them from their homes and dispersed them to unfamiliar locations. In his analysis he evokes the absolute desperation that some people displayed as the relocations advanced at a steady pace: As the axe dangled over their heads, the coloured people became obsessed about the impending removals. For many people the eviction notice was a death notice. Many died of a broken heart long before the bulldozers and trucks arrived (Du Pre: 83). This desperation is mirrored elsewhere in the research of Henry Trotter : Coloureds responded in various ways to
The dust bowl was a widespread massacre. It spread from Texas to Nebraska(History.com). Many people were killed because they were suffocated by the dust. The dust bowl was a big issue for the country. About 9 years after the dust bowl started the Great Depression