The railroad was spread out all over the U.S. in order to build this railroad they had to clear all of the buffalo out of the way of the path, so the white people started to kill the buffalo. Without the buffalo the indians would die. In the 1800’s , the Plains Indians moved westward to allow them to make a better living and have a good life on the frontier because of the Homestead Act. The homestead Acts were several U.S. laws that gave the citizens ownership of land.
Spaniards found the native americans in the 16th century and since they lived in the adobe houses named them Pueblos. Today, the word ‘Pueblo’ stands for the tribe of indian. There houses were unique, unlike other indians, their houses were made of adobe, and stationary, they didn 't move around. They made their houses by laying strips of adobe and letting it dry, after
On the Lewis and Clark expedition, the two men had encountered Native American tribes. Nobody has been completely sure if they treated the Indians with respect. Meriwether Lewis, a skilled frontiersman, was chosen by President Thomas Jefferson to take the lead in an expedition where he would explore the land he had bought, which was known as the Louisiana Purchase. Lewis had chosen William Clark, a draftsman and frontiersman, to co-lead in the journey. The Lewis and Clark expedition began its long journey in May 1804.
The Oregon Trail is “this nation’s longest graveyard” (National Park Service). The emigrants on the trail looked for a new life in America. Some emigrants went looking for religious freedom, others went for land and power. They were not prepared for the dangers and difficulties that the trail presented.
Nebraska was their first home for the Sioux tribe. It was all new to them and had lots and lots of land for themselves. They didn’t have any type of transportations, but,not to mention, Spanish explorers gave them horses in the 1500’s,which was needed for hunting, and were intelligent to build a boat when crossing a river. The Sioux were excellent hunters and farmers. Additionally, they
In the early beginning of building America mountain men discovered many different regions of the United States but one mountain man in particular made discoveries and saw the country in ways that no other mountain man had before. John Colter the mountain man contributed to building America by traveling across the United States with Lewis and Clark, learning the wilderness, and discover Yellowstone, Jackson Hole and leading the Missouri Fur Company to help develop the culture of America. In his earlier years of exploration, John Colter accompanied Lewis and Clark on two journeys across the continent (Wise, Legands of America). On his expeditions with Lewis and Clark, Colter gained very valuable knowledge of the land that he had covered, and
The Sioux Wars were caused by a group of native Americans, who refused to be relocated in reservations. The battle took place when Custer, with the 7th Cavalry Regiment, go for a patrol along the the little bighorn river. The little bighorn river is a tributary of the Bighorn river and 138-miles long. At this river was beside the battle of the little bighorn also the battle of Crow Agency in 1887. On his way he saw a big group of native Americans, which were out of their reservations and he decided to attack them and force them back into their reservations.
From 1811 to 1830, Latin American colonies began to announce their independence from Spain. A group called the Creoles, who were Spanish blood born in the Americas, led this fight for independence. They were the second highest social class. Creoles led the fight for independence so they could gain power. They did this by striving to improve the economic and political situation.
Chavez, Chavez speaks about the first migration of Chicano ancestors and the affects the migration had on how Chicanos see themselves. Western Hemisphere is the arrival area for the ancestors of Chicanos and other indigenous Americans. They arrived in the west in small groups they started this journey forty to seventy thousand years ago since human have existed in the old world for millions of year already the discovery of America was actually the finding of the new world. The descendants of the first arrivals spread south from the starting point all the way to South America where they arrived about 11,000 B.C. during this migration countless of groups broke off and went their own way and establish themselves in local area. After taking Mexico City in 1521 the Spanish decided to go north for new lands to conquer and project their own myths onto the unknown region that was to become the southwest.
Said gold lay rest on Sioux reservation land, which the United States hastily attempted to purchase. That fall of 1875, a US commission departed to each of the Indian agencies to hold councils with the Lakota with hope to gain the people's approval and thereby bring pressure on the Lakota (Sioux) leaders to sign a new treaty. Lakota resentment toward the U.S. government was at a peak, owing to the hasty and violent expansion into Native territory and disrespect towards sacred and imperative land. Ergo, Native leaders not party to the reservation treaties refused to negotiate, thus sparking a series of battles and negotiations to last from 1876 into
The Aztecs’ religion is what got them into the most trouble. They sacrificed humans for their Gods, which was wrong in the Spaniards’ eyes (and mine too). They also were very superstitious .The Aztecs may have won the battle against the Spaniards if they too had advanced weaponry and battle tactics. The Aztecs and the Spaniards were vastly different people, however they had similarities.
They were many Americans who immigrated to Texas with the intention of being good citizens of Mexico, for example: Stephen F. Austin. Austin spent a year in Mexican prison for supporting Texas statehood. This possibly the worst thing Mexico could have done. On October 2nd in 1835, in the town of Gonzales the first shots were fired.
Whites treated these individuals with disrespect, discrimination, and viewed themselves as superior compared to the inferior chicanos. In the year 1848 Mexico lost in the Mexican American War which made them look powerless and weak to the whites, due to them winning over all of the Mexican Territory. Due to Americans winning the war, all property now belonged to them.
The Impact of Hip-Hop Ever since its birth in the 1970s in West Bronx, Hip Hop has been known as “Gangsta” music and most commonly associated with black culture. Since its creation it has become a fast growing genre of music and has growing fame all over the world. The popularity of it has increased to all races, age and gender. However the growing popularity of hip hop has come with several controversies among scholars. Some scholars argue that the growing popularity of the genre is very helpful to low income families who can use this as their outlet into going to Universities, on the other side some believe associating the genre to black culture is bad for the culture as a whole and they should not be associated together.