The constitution did not outline specific details for relations with Natives, so as America grew older, the government was left to deal with the Indians however they pleased. As America expanded west in the 1800s, conflict with natives was inevitable. In 1830, Congress passed the Indian Removal Act of 1830, asking the natives to give up their land in exchange for money. Some refused to move off their native land, such as the Cherokees. As a result of this, they were removed and forced to make the journey known as the Trail of Tears.
Nevertheless, the American government had the power to use the land for their own means and as a result subjugated Natives into Indian reservations. This is an extremely relevant example of colonialism in the form of controlling a population geographically. The paradoxical relationship I derived from Ceremony is the relationship the Native Americans have to the government in times of crisis. When crisis happens, as depicted in Ceremony Native Americans become first class citizens. In other words, they were drafted into a war for a country that stole their land but were expected to be patriotic and ready to die at a moments notice even though they were not accepted into the culture in the first place.
Hello Tamara Thank you for the insight on the federal Indian termination policies durning the 1950’s,and our selfish acts in attempting to move Indians off reservations and into subruban areas, I feel that justice could never be made for the todays native americans simply because the suffering we put their ansestors through could never take away the tears or pain we inflicted on them ,even though our federal government had even initiated a policy of removal as well as termination of the native americans under this particular policy that was souly created so the Native American people would no longer be government wards on reservations which todays era they are entiltled for the most psrt “subject to the same laws and entitled to the same privileges
All they wanted was peace and a safe place for them and their families but they couldn’t have it. They didn’t get to choose where they wanted to stay. In Ambrose’s article Reporting to the President, September 23- December 31, 1806, it says that “In the course of their journey they acquired a knolege of numerous tribes of indians hitherto unknown; they informed themselves of the trade which may be carried on with them, the best channels & positions for it, & they are enabled to give with accuracy the geography of the line they pursued”(Ambrose 418-421). This is saying that Lewis and Clark went out and came across Indian tribes that expanded across America and they learned a lot of things from
He wanted to have the treaty signed , but they didn’t sign. This is what forced the removal of the indians. He was forced to have officers to make sure it was enforced and the officers were not enemies as the indians thought they were. The indians brought it upon themselves by not signing the treaty that soldiers were sent in to enforce that it be
Their withdrawal of their homeland was being caused by Andrew Jackson signing the Indian Removal Act into law on May 28, 1830. In the letter, the Cherokee nation addresses several reason on why they should not have to move. One reason is that the new land if foreign to them. They are being expected to pack up, leave everything they know, and move to the unknown. Another reason to add on to the above is that there are other Native American tribe already
The accounts of the Native Americans occupation of Alcatraz demonstrate the use of persuasive rhetoric in the form of deductive and syllogistic reasoning and shows the validity behind why the Native people should fight for their independence from the U.S Government. The film argues that the Native people believed the American Government did not have their best interest in mind. In fact, they felt that the Government was denying them their basic human rights. Throughout the years, the government has stripped the Native people of their dignity, liberty, and way of life. They believed that the U.S. Government was only interested in taking what they wanted from the Native people (Trudell).
Let our history be known and discussed. Live by our wisdom. Don’t let us "die as a people. If you do then all our sacrifice will be for nothing and you will lose those things that fulfill your life,’”Chadwick “Corntassel” Smith. Cherokees believe in balance, and without that balance chaos will strike and punish them for their behavior and actions.
From where the sun now stands, I will fight no more forever.” 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.
Fear was a major factor in the increasing power of these empires. Both empires used fear as a way to gain more land, increasing their empire. The Aztecs were feared for their strong warriors and human sacrifices to their gods. The military power of the Aztecs helped them in conquering the surrounding tribes. While this empire was growing, they contracted an alliance with the Tepanec tribe.