After the recent readings for Zinn’s book, I began to do some research on the Indians helping the British during the Revolutionary War. I Google “Roles of Indians during the Revolutionary War,” and I sound a very interesting site that backed up Zinn’s statement. Many of the Indians, especially the Shawnee, Creeks and the powerful Cherokee and Iroquois helped the British in the American Revolution. The British promised Indians more than their freedom, they also promised to stop settlement on their land. However, there are some Indians that fought for America as well, those tribes were most involved with people who would become Americans.
1. a) Confederation was the goal of many prominent politicians during the mid 1800’s. What did they hope to achieve and why? a lot of canadian politicians wanted to get all the territories in canada and the goal was to make a country. But because of all the wars that the british french and the first nations people fighting for the land a lot of people from all sides at time people still had treated their enemies in a bad way. The canadian government wanted to create a big country because they thought that if they create a country with a lot of people they thought that they would be a powerful and a strong nation.
There was a popular assumption, which can be tied to a quote by General Sheridan , that “The only good Indians I ever saw were dead ones.” This quote captures a popular attitude of Anglo-Americans during this time. Due to the constant struggle for resources between the Native Americans and the settlers, wars between the two were inevitable. The white men wanted the lands that belonged to the Native Americans and they were convinced that, because of what they considered the uncivilized nature of the Native Americans, there was no way they could coincide with the Native Americans. This presumption was due to the biased outlooks that the Anglo Americans had toward Native Americans culture. Due to these attitudes toward the Native Americans the settlers set out to acquire their lands.
The War of 1812 was a significant conflict with broad consequences, particularly for the native inhabitants of North America. During the years before the war, the United States began their expansion, creating the destruction of many Native American villages and homes. Due to these actions, during the war, many but not all tribal nations sided with the British because they thought it would stop American expansion. In all, more than two dozen nations participated in the war. In addition to the Lower Great Lakes Indians, led by Tecumseh, and Southern Indians, the Mohawks fought under Chief John Norton to hold onto their lands in southern Quebec and eastern Ontario (Fixico).
Francis Paul Pucha in American Indian Treaties related how Indian treaties are in constant litigation, despite many of them are upheld by court decisions today. Despite recent Indian legal successes, shamefully the federal government wrote most, if not all, treaties without the best concerns for the Indians. While "treaty" implies a contract between sovereign nations, Indians were not always in a position of equal negotiators. The government demonstrated little intent to fulfill promises when force failed. During this same period three significant Supreme Court decisions (the Marshall Trilogy, 1823-1832) passed.
In an attempt to block secessionist sentiment, moderate Federalists called a convention in Hartford, Connecticut, to propose a series of constitutional amendments protecting sectional rights. The convention leaders brought their proposals to Washington just as news broke of the Battle of New Orleans and the Treaty of Ghent. To most of the nation, the participants of the Hartford Convention looked like traitors, or at least unpatriotic troublemakers. Their antiwar criticism and regional concerns helped to doom the weakened Federalist Party as a national entity on the
Relations with the Native’s and the English had been tense since the beginning, because the Pequot were gaining control of the Connecticut River Valley so they can have more power. This of many were reasons that The Pequot War started. The Pequot war was an armed conflict the Pequot tribe and an alliance of the English Colonists of the Massachusetts Bay, Plymouth and Saybrook colonies . The English had allies that helped them win the war.
Even though Native American involvement during the Revolutionary War is often overlooked. they played a significant role. Not only did the war determine which direction in history America would take, but it also progressed the downfall of the Native Americans. They lost land and freedoms while America gained it. Both sides in the war wanted the Native Americans to stay neutral, however most Native Americans sided with the English during the American Revolution.
1622-1924 American Indian Wars The American Indian Wars or indian Wars were the multiple armed conflicts between Europe governments and colonist, and later American settlers or U.S. Government,and the Native peoples of North America. These conflict occurred across the North American continent from the time of earliest colonial settlements until 1924. In many cases wars resulted from competition for resources and land ownership as Europeans and later Americans for the previous centuries there was a population pressure as settlers expanded their territory.
Before conflict started to erupt between the British and the American colonists, there was the end of the French-Indian War in 1763. The British government was given enormous territorial gains from the war and many of the colonists were eager to move westward onto new, fresh land, especially considering that the colonists had claimed that land in the war. However, to improve Native American relations, the British issued The Royal Proclamation of 1763, which declared the boundaries of the thirteen colonies to be the Appalachian Mountains. The British government saw the proclamation not as oppressive, but as a fair way to prevent more Native American-colonial conflict and in no way expected colonial resentment. Yet, countless American colonists were enraged by this proclamation.
The reelection of President Andrew Jackson left the opponents of removal uneasy and they began to reevaluate their positions. Organized by Major Ridge along with his son John Ridge, his nephews Elias Boudinot and Stand Watie, they became known as the “Ridge Party”, or as the “Treaty Party”. This party believed that the Cherokee had a better chance of literal and cultural survival if they, “…get favorable terms from the U.S. government, before white squatters, state governments, and violence made matters worse,” (Wilkins, 1986). However, the majority of the people were still loyal to John Ross, Chief of the Cherokee Nation, and what would be known as the “National Party” fighting to remain an independent nation. Ross fiercely opposed the idea of relocation and sought to find peaceful avenues of disagreement.
This government was created just after the colonists had won a long war against the British for their independence. This played a big role in how the Americans chose to make their government. They were afraid that if they gave all the power to the national government, as the British did they might create another government that had
When the English settlers came over to the Americas they were not expecting to find indigenous people already there. These people were the Native Americans. Over time the English settlers formed one of two relationships with the Native Americans that they encountered. Some of the English and indigenous people became allies and worked together in hopes of benefiting their own society. Other groups of English and Native Americans did not get along and conflict broke out.
During the Gilded age, the Native Americans were unfairly treated by the Americans from being moved out of their reservations to being denied equal rights as human beings which all lead to horrific battles between the Natives and Americans. In order to compromise for the growing settler population on reservations, the Native Americans were forced by the American army to keep moving farther west to avoid further conflict. Unfortunately, conflict still arose between the two populations. The American army sought out to eradicate the Native American tribes by destroying the economy such as their villages and buffalo population (p489). In order for Indians to save their selves, some sought refuge to Canada such as, the Nez Perce Indians, which ended
I am writing this letter to tell you that me and couple of the men of the ship are doing fine, some of our men have died from hunger and from the ship crash that we’ve had recently, and here I am with the men in an island being welcomed by the native indians that helped us through. The native indians are extremely welcoming people in my point of view, they helped us when the ship crashed, they gave us food, water, and shelters for us to live in since we didn't have anything anymore. The native americans are the opposite of what I thought, when I saw them after the crash I thought they would kill us and sacrifice us to their gods, when actually they are celebrating and trying to fill us with happiness, instead of thinking about our lost of the ship. They are emotionally understanding people of what I've seen, they felt our sorrow and sadness of losing our ship from the recent occurring hurricane that led us to this island.