With them came smallpox, measles, chicken pox, influenza, and many other diseases. “Before the arrival of Columbus, Native American disease wasn’t dominant in the land. Due to the lack of exposure of disease in their younger years, Native Americans were vulnerable to the European diseases that would come with the Columbian Exchange. The diseases would soon destroy many societies of the ancient Aztec, Maya, and Inca. Through many estimates it is foreseen that alien diseases caused over 50% deaths of the Native American population.
According to the dehumanization stage it states that there would be “one group that denies the humanity of the other group.” I became A-7713 from then on I had no other name” (Night 68). This quote is significant because it is an example of dehumanization because people had no names anymore instead they were given numbers. The third reason the holocaust is an example of genocide is based on the extermination stage of genocide.
Hundreds of years that Native Americans have been oppressed and ignored, killed and forced onto tiny reservations, being demoted to savages and only half humans, and now they are printed onto football helmets. Most people do not even think of this, today black racism is the largest thing we see circulating the internet along with gender equality. But at least we are going somewhere with that, with things such as black history month, and teaching most kids from a very young age in school about slavery. When is the last time you heard about the reservations that Indians live on now? It is most likely not very recently, because we know that they have been very mistreated in the past, but most seem to think that this is a things of the past, that it isn’t a problem anymore.
By providing land as well as the ability run their reservation. Native Americans are in some ways not subject to some of the laws that most others are. I still believe that even with all of those attempted fixes this community will never be the same. With all that is offered, I still believe that it continues and furthers the separation from this country as they must have felt for the things that they suffered. Because of that identity they suffer in ways would not imagine, they are cared for in all aspects by their own and if that is not available it appears that they fall through the crack of life, that is not good for
Question 1. A. For large populations: When the settlers came to the new world they encountered many large civilizations abundant with people. Hernando de Soto witnessed 50 settlements when he explored the strip of the Mississippi. Soto described the region as having clusters of small cities, earthen walls and several thousand Indian warriors. (Pg. 45)
When European nations discovered the vast new world in the western hemisphere, it sparked many unfortunate and unforeseen events that almost lead to the eradication of the people whom already called this “New World” their home. The article, Were American Indians the Victims of Genocide? Guenter Lewy clearly explains how the deaths of the American Indians cannot be classified as genocide since it did not represent the U. S’s goal; however, the intent of genocide did exist amongst certain groups of people. Depending on how it is looked upon, the argument about whether the deaths of the American Indians could be considered genocide all boils down to which group of people did the killings. To be able to grasp and understand if American Indians
Native American Genocide People don 't take into account that what has happened over the years to the native American is genocide. Many people tend to deny that the crimes committed against the native americans was genocide, but they were. others don 't even know of the terrible acts committed against the natives americans. The atrocities against the native american people are genocide based on the organization, extermination, and later denial of the acts.
“And yet where in your history books is the tale/ Of the genocide basic to this country 's birth/ Of the preachers who lied, how the Bill of Rights failed/ How a nation of patriots returned to their earth.” This quote succinctly describes the suffering Aboriginal peoples have endured since European settlers arrived in North America and the lack of education about Residential Schools in Canada. The history of Residential Schools is important to the future of Canada and to understand Canada’s past.
The Native American Genocide consists of 12 million deaths in 400 years. Whites wanted land and gold so once Columbus got to the America’s they started persecuting them right away. Natives have been forced on a long hard road since being persecuted in the 1500’s. To begin with, Natives came to the America’s way before Columbus did while following food and to escape conflict in their old homes (F, Meridith). Scientists say, “Native Americans came over because they wanted to explore and get away from rival tribes.”
Countless Indians died from the conflict, their enemy had more soldiers and weapons than them. Nonetheless the biggest issues wasn’t the soldiers or weapons it was actually the disease the Europeans brought over, and unforgiving environments. There was a quote by Lakota chief sitting bull in the exhibit that said “if the white men take my country, where can I do?’. The Indians were taken from their homes and Im sure the thought back then was, “how would they make up for what was taken from them, how would they be able to make themselves whole again?”
The first village built by the English was named “James Fort” in honor of their monarch. Within two weeks the Indians, known as the Powhatan’s, found out from the Secotans (North Carolina Native Americans), where most of the recent settlements got “lost”, so they attacked the village. The attack was a failure because the British drew out the Indians with cannons and muskets. After the British drove the Indians away showing more power they also had disadvantages, most of the settlers were trained soldiers and gentries which means they didn’t have enough farmers and farm land to feed all 150 colonists. By the first half of September more than half of the James Fort city (later Jamestown) colonists died, taking the Powhatan’s to pity.
After reading Native Americans and the “Middle Ground,” I realized how narratives of historians are quick to shame and blame Native Americans in history. This article begins by revealing how European settlement presented the Indians as obstacles. Recent historians, such as Gary Nash, show the Native Americans as being conquered by the Europeans. Author of The Middle Ground, Richard White, seems to be one of the first to examine the culture of Native Americans and the relationship between colonists. White writes about the “middle ground” of the politics and trade that is eventually established.
All discrimination, racism, and stereotyping against the Native Americans, was bound to happen the day Columbus landed in the Caribbean; after that it just went downhill. The English and French colonists joined the Spanish, and their colonization of the north-west was what led to the plight of the native population. Then the treaties started rolling over the native peoples, which at first seemed like good agreements, but then the treaties began to be violated. Some of the worst violations were made against the Cherokee Nation.
The author suggests that Columbus was a greedy, immoral man blinded by finding gold to pay debts and bring riches to Spain. When Columbus landed in the Bahamas, despite being greeted with hospitality by the Arawak Indians, decided he would manipulate them to his benefit. He observed that had no iron, horses or any weaponry that could stand up against the Spanish. Consequently, the natives were tied to the ship as captives, forced to lead Columbus to the fields of gold he believed to be out there. This lead him to Hispaniola which was where the first European military base in the Western Hemisphere was constructed.
I would argue that Native Americans were brutally massacred due to ethnocentrism. The Dominant group, white people, destroyed and ripped away multiple cultures, languages, and traditions from the native people. The dominant group clearly thought themselves of God’s gift to the world; they believed that they were the standard that all other ethnicities and races should aspire to be. Therefore, they chose to coerce the Native people into forgetting their culture so, they could force the dominant culture on to them. This was a cultural massacre, but this was not the only massacre the dominant group committed, even if they did not know about it.