4,000 of the estimated 15,000 Cherokees died on their march, mostly because the troops escorting them barely ever stopped so the sick and exhausted could recover or sleep. The Trail of Tears led land west of the Mississippi river but other Native American tribes lived their like, the Caddo, Osage, and Quapaw tribes. All of the tribes had to start over when they got to their new land. They knew nothing about that land, the did not know if their crops were going to grow properly, or at all. Their was nothing the native people could do to stay their because of the selfish acts of the white settlers.
Furthermore, they could not grow any crops which meant could not afford to pay their rent; as a result, they had to flee from their land to give their families and themselves a better living conditions. Seeing this conditions, about 200,000 families fled to California to provide for their families. In The Grapes of Wrath; which was published in 1939, John Steinbeck is clearly influenced by the historical events that were occurring around him. This dust filled experience inspired Steinbeck, to
Governor Berkeley refused to protect frontier farmers, because he was too busy trading fur, so the effect of that was the farmers were constantly being raided by Native Americans. While Berkeley was “too busy” trading fur, he also refuse to remove the Indians saying it would take too much time. This rebel continued until Bacon suddenly died of dysentery. As soon as Bacon’s death occurred, Berkeley hanged many of the rebels and crushed the rebellion. This rebellion also exposed resentments between the wealthy planters of Virginia, and the backcountry frontiersmen.
During the jamestown period, there was seldom food to be found anywhere, which led the colony to acquire aid from the Native Americans. The Jamestown population would then slowly decrease due to disease, famine, and attacks from Natives. The one tribulation however that destroyed jamestown, was “starving time.” This period of starvation swept jamestown in the winter, which led most colonists to die, abandon their settlements, and/or return to England. Climate and war were but two common ordeals the colonists had to face traveling to America. Servitude was often another demanding ordeal faced by migrants.
Another reason why people might think Lacks faced more adversity is because she was poor and faced racial discrimination. Although she did face adversity in these situations it does not compare to having to walk through a frozen tundra without food and in constant danger of becoming a human popsicle. Who would you say faced more adversity a women who only had to die to face adversity, or a man who walked aimlessly in the antarctic without food or water and was in constant danger of
The years they have lived in North America have not been easy. Hunger, lack of occupations, and Indian attacks got to be the main causes of the colonists’ deaths. This event changed history. Colonists suffered starvation due to the environment and lack of skills. There were no famers on the ship list ( Smith).
The Post Reconstruction Era was the worst period ever for Native American history but it also became the upcoming rising of Native American leadership. Leaders like Red Cloud, Chief Seattle, Quanah Parker and Chief Joseph all had to settle with adapting to the American culture. For an example Red Cloud and his people the Sioux began series of fights because miners were crossing into their territory digging up their land looking for gold, they showed no respect to their environment, they even dug up to look for gold. Chief Seattle leader of the Suquamish, was upset with the way America cared for its land, he was so distraught by it he did a speech called “Nation of Nation’s”, where he talks about his land losing its beauty and how nothing there
Imagine having to walk over 1200 miles because someone else wants you land. In 1820 five Native American tribes the Chickasaw, Choctaw, Seminole, Cherokee, and Creek Indians were invaded by all of the white people who came to the U.S from Europe, and the white men got very settled. Ever since the white men showed up to the U.S. there was conflict with the Native Americans. The Indian Removal Act is when southern Indian tribes formed their removal of the Natives and forced them to leave all of there stuff. I believe that the Indian Removal Act is a step in the wrong direction because we were not treating the Native Americans like human beings, it went against the constitution, and jackson wanted to build a wall to separate.
Instead of taking a train the prisoners had to run to their new camp. It was pouring snow everyone was tired and freezing, they didn’t have a lot of clothes on, if the stopped or took a break or even walked they were shot and killed. Many of the prisoners dies but somehow Elie and his dad survived. When they arrived at their new camp the “Kommandant announced that we had already covered twenty kilometers since we left. Long since, we had exceeded the limits of fatigue.
General Washington had the troops there and many of the men were not looking good. That is why I would leave Valley Forge. There were too many disadvantages such as: many soldiers got sick and died, it made people depressed and angry, and there were extremely bad conditions and illnesses. One of the reasons why I would have left is the bad conditions and the illnesses. The huts they lived in at Valley Forge were small with no ventilation and many men had to sleep in one, which didn’t leave a lot of room.
We greatly depended on the buffalo for our food and clothes. Another threat was superior weapons we did not have enough. We also battled diseases. We did not have immunity to diseases and Alcoholism also came to play an important role in destroying our culture. In the year of 1864 The Sand Creek Massacre took place outside of
Prior to the Trail of Tears, the Chickasaw had established schools with the assistance of the U.S. government. However, once the Removal Act was passed, all assistance was taken from them. They were downtrodden and they had no incentive to reestablish their schools or their government. Due to their defiance against the U.S. government the Seminoles incurred the greatest wrath of the U.S. government. In some cases the Seminoles were hunted with bloodhounds, violently removed from their homes, without being able to take anything and arrived at Fort Gibson, cold, hungry, scared and disillusioned.
Trail of Tears The name of the Trail of Tears came from a Cherokee phrase that meant “the place where they cried.” In my opinion it was not correct from the European colonists to evict all the indigenous Americans, they had been living there for thousand of years and only they had right to live there. The people were treated with disrespect, and one of the only reasons this happened was because the government decided that land, gold and other finite resources were more important than lives of Indians. It must have been very painful for many Indians to watch their lands taken, the people die, and have to watch their families, friends and relatives abused and mistreated. Women were raped, people were separated from their families. It was
Due to their weaknesses and not having enough ammo or warriors they had to give up all they made. Even after settling there, The Civil War in the 1860’s occurred and forced them to give up all their western land in the Indian Territory. They couldn’t attain peace for a very long time. They were like toys for the white people whom they could push around, just like the rich push around the poor. After all the difficulties they faced, they still made a place for themselves in the end even though they still faced problems.