Manifest Destiny: The Role Of Native Americans During The Civil War

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Towards the end of the Civil War, the United States watched as Eurocentric countries imperialized, but decided to focus westward of their own country instead. An earlier idea from years previous called manifest destiny, became apparent again. White settlers began to settle west and even forced a eradication on Native tribes in Oklahoma, and did the same for Mexicans within Texas. Both stood in the way of their "God given" destiny. In 1851, the government decided that there was a Native American problem that needed to be removed. Around ten thousand Native Americans gathered at a Fort in Wyoming to talk out a treaty. The Treaty of Fort Lamarie allowed white settlers to use Native American land, for the government would give them peace

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