The troops ask for them to camp on Wounded land and they will be send back the next morning and the Sioux agreed. The next morning the troops confiscated their weapons and took them away some natives were angry and kept some weapons. A soldier ask a deaf Sioux to put his weapon down but he did not understand they started to pulled and a shot was fired the war broke out and they army killed over one hundred fifty three unarmed Sioux. After the massacre the U.S. tried to help and rescue the survivors but a blizzard passed threw and the bodies froze it was too late. The Dawes Act was created for the government’s goal to divide up the tribal land among individual natives.
About 99% of the native population disappear. The ones who survive share their stories to their children, which the children past it down to their children. James Luna The Artifact Piece is a performance that challenges the on how American culture and museums have presented Native Americans as essentially extinct and vanished.
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.
These tribes were more civilized then we are lead to believe. White Americans loathed the Indians because they were “undeserving” of the fertile land they had. White settlers wanted this land so bad they burned down house and towns, stole animals and lived in land that didn’t belong to them. They tormented the native Americans for decades and then the state governments started passing laws to strip the Indians of their rights.
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?”
Many of us died from European diseases. Some of us chose to adapt to American customs and learn their religion. Samuel Wooster learned are language to spread Christianity. The trail was cold we barely made it to Kansas without freezing to death. Only to find out that we had to start all over
Along with disease and weak immune systems the natives were plagued by death for the next few centuries. In conclusion, both Native Americans and New England colonists were affected by colonialism because of the various of actions they both experienced. Both were affected by false peace,
NATIVE AMERICANS American Indians are indigenous to North and South America—they are the people who were here before Columbus and other European explorers came to this land. They live (and lived) in nations, tribes, and bands across both continents. For decades following the arrival of Europeans, American Indians clashed with the newcomers who had ruptured the Indian’s way of living. For centuries to come, Indians were often displaced, became assimilated or even worse, killed.
As a result of white settlers coming to the Mississippi, the government had to do something. Federal relations with Indian tribes were centered on trading, wars, and treaty making. In an 1831 decision, the Supreme Court described tribes as "domestic dependent nations" that had broad latitude to create their own laws within tribal areas. (e.g. Cherokee Nation v. Georgia, 30 U.S. 1 1831). The federal government signed
The Indian Territory was also dangerous to go across. They saw us as trespassers and angry men would attack us (Document C). They had ferocious dogs that would end our cattle’s life and ours. It was a risk to go through Indian Territory but it is the fastest and best-calculated route to go on.
The Allotment Act The Dawes Act and its supporters sang a very similar tune to southerners who justified slavery as their patriarchal and christian duty. The Dawes Act allowed the President of the United States to survey the reservations Indians lived on and allot its land to heads of households, single persons over eighteen, and to orphans. This meant that the President went into reservations and redistributed the land, upsetting the system Native Americans had previously. Slave owners of the Antebellum South believed that the Black men and women needed to be enslaved, for they could not function without a patriarchal master. Westerners too saw the Native Americans as inferior, and felt that they had to help the tribal people be free of
The ghost dance video is a short forty eight second video, which features Native American men performing the Ghost dance. The video quality is poor, but it shows the authenticity of the video since it’s from a time where the quality was very poor. The video was black and white, and at some points it’s hard to see the individuals while they’re dancing. The men are dressed in feathered headdresses. They were wearing moccasins on their feet.