Native American Colonialism

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One of the most pertinent and ironic themes I derived from Cermony is the United States’s relationship with Native Americans. The struggles of Native Americans and the American government have had colonialism entwined in its roots since the dawn of modern society. These struggles have been incredibly bleak and American settlers have had a history of attempting to destroy and reinvent native american people and repeated attempts of using their land for selfish and destructive purposes. In the modern era, these purposes have been merely to make reservations into sacrifice zones for the United States’s nuclear endeavors and a storage space for the byproducts that a Nuclearism mind-state can produce. "They see no life when they look they see only objects. The world is a dead thing for them" (Silko 135). The American government from the beginning did not see the land the same way the natives did. 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
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