As a starting point, Arnold’s family, friends, and figures of authority in the reservation are clear evidence and reflection that the government 's attempt to assimilate the Indian population to the US society led to the destruction of the Indian culture. One of the most infamous attempts at assimilation made by the white society were the residential schools. Residential schools were places where Indians were taught to forget who they were and had a main motto that stated, “Kill the Indian, but save the person.” (Assimilation of Native Americans). In the novel, after Arnold threw a book on Mr. P’s face, they have a talk about the incident in Arnold’s porch.
In the speech “Kill the Indian, and Save the Man”, Captain Richard Pratt claims that the savagery of the Indians poses a problem to the advancement of the American society. He argues that their surroundings including language, superstition, and lifestyle cause this problem. TO support his claim, he provides the example of an Indian and White infant. He states that raising them in opposite environments will result in the acquisition of their respective qualities. Pratt proposes the solution of sending Indians to boarding schools, so they can gradually become civilized.
The terms, African American English, and African American Vernacular English are the most appropriate names according to the linguists that explore and analyze the dialect, its origins, its history, and its current characteristics. But the word Ebonics, a mixture of ebony and phonics, is a terminological outlier that has gained some favor with the general public. It is another name for the dialect but not for the people who speak it. This word was coined by the social psychologist Robert Williams in 1973. He wanted a name that did not call the concept of nonstandard English, overtly or covertly.
The historical setting of Jedda, I assume is within the Assimilation Policy (1951 – 196) , absorbing Aboriginal people into white society through the method of taking Aboriginal children from their families. The ultimate intent of this policy was the destruction of Aboriginal society, which makes us think, looking back at the film, I feel as if Sarah McMann did intentionally do this, the act of not allowing Jedda to be with her tribe and giving her a proper European upbringing ultimately enforced the Assimilation policy, in which offered Aboriginal people, as it is shown throughout Jedda, a chance to assimilate and stop being so culturally
Religious persecution targeted Christians, Buddhist, and Muslim citizens. The regime closed all schools, hospitals, shops, offices, and monasteries. The second goal of the Khmer Rouge was to eliminate competition throughout Cambodia, which would create a wealthy society for everyone. In order to achieve this goal, the regime enacted policies to place people in collective living arrangements. People lived in communes set up by the government and ruled by Khmer Rouge military officials.
Dear President Jackson, I believe we have a huge situation regarding the unfair, cruel, and horrible treatment and removal of Native Americans. Why are we violating these American citizens’ rights when they were born here to begin with? These civilized people were minding their own business until you came in and tried to interfere despite the court ruling in favor of the Native Americans. You should be impeached for that mischievous plan. All you care about is the fertile land that these Native Americans lived in; you didn’t care where you would put these Native Americans so you put them in Indian Territory which is dry and not a great place to live since nothing can be grown.
Indian Boarding schools were created in the 1800s to “Kill the Indian, Save the Man.” They achieved this by transforming the natives looks, culture, language, and teaching them a certain way so they would be able to function in a “european society”. Indian boarding schools taught students both academic and “real world” skills, but they did so while ripping the indians from their culture. Most indian boarding schools were the same with their tactics in transforming the native man into a white one.
One being forced out of the only home they ever knew, only for the gain of their oppressors is extremely harsh. In 1830, president Andrew Jackson formulated a cruel plan to do this, announcing his goals to the nation. He believed that all natives were savages, and worth less than white men. Jackson’s speech on American Indian removal possesses several flaws, as he neglects the fact that the Indians were there first, fails to empathize with the native population as he plans to forcibly remove them, and is morally incorrect in his judgement of the Native Americans.
During the expansion of the West there was confrontation between the Whites and Native Americans. The white men believed that the removal of Native Americans was crucial to develop the America they imagined. To “Americanize” the Native Americans they were placed in a form of “concentration camps”. In these camps their hair was cut, not allowed to wear traditional dress, and they were not allowed to call one another by their Native names.
It forced those in the south to look at their treatment of African Americans in the light of their advertising of democracy to the outside world while they were killing off those who lived inside their own borders. Hobbs uses the quote of a famous scholar throughout the era to further push this point home with the quote stating “ To become the world's reformer, the United States must first democratize its domestic social and political institutions - to harmonize them with its self proclaimed global aspirations - for it is not possible to use the famous phrase, ‘to make the world safe for democracy’ as long as America itself was not genuinely
And this is effected by the provisions of a compact which assumes the venerated, the sacred appellation of treaty." (Cherokee letter protesting the Treaty of New Echota, 1836). The US is aiming for Manifest Destiny and nothing less, so they enforce treaties that benefits them and takes all land from the Natives Indians. Manifest Destiny doesn’t have any compassion, it challenges the US to take what they can get and just keep on
Due to the Northwest Ordinance there wasn’t “slavery nor involuntary servitude in the said territory” (Doc. H) showing how people were starting to realize how slavery was wrong and inhumane. The relationship between the Indians and the Americans had also shifted due to the revolution. The Native Americans were concerned about their relationship with the Americans due to the fighting with the British, but “it [made] [their] hearts rejoice to find out that [their] great father, and his children the Americans have at length made peace”(Doc. C). The Chickasaw Indians were happy to see that their relationship with the Americans was improving due to the American Revolution.
The Trail of Tears was a really dark time for the Native Americans. Which is a topic many of us skip over or don’t go into much detail about. Knowing what we have done wrong in the past helps us not to make the same mistake again and guide us as a nation. The Trail of Tears was like the Holocaust to all the Native Americans. There were all these white Americans that wanted the land that the natives had owned and president Andrew Jackson decided to use the Utilitarianism model which wasn’t the best option in this case.
In Andrew Jackson’s letter to the Congress he explains how the whites and the Indians would now be separated. This starts a large chain effect on segregation throughout history. This law is a social factor because it separated the Indians and the whites, causing them to live completely separate lives from each other. At one point he also states that a collision between the two would be dangerous. This is also a social factor because it implies that white people should and are seen differently than the Indians by saying that their land isn’t important, therefore we are going to take it.
At the beginning of the 19th, the United States was looking for an expansion of land. The white settlers wanted the lands used by the Indians for their own economic gain. By 1830, President Jackson issued the Indian Removal Act; allowing state officials to override federal protection of Native Americans. Most Indian tribes left their homelands in Georgia during the early 1830s. However, the Cherokees remained.