More and more people started to move out west due to cheap land and entrepreneur opportunities, even though those territories were already populated by the Native Americans. There were countless confrontations between these two cultures, that either showed how they coexisted and fought each other. The constant fight probably caused the Native Americans to be close to extinction, because they fought for their right to stay on their land and not learn the culture of the
Representation Over Education It is in human nature to make assumptions on a topic without understanding the full meaning. Not all of us are experts in Native American culture, but we have all been brainwashed to believe the same things: That they are uneducated savages who have no purpose. This is just one of many examples that which popular culture shapes the way that we view others. We all want to belong
American Indians in the West have created tribes have created their cultures many years before the first European settlers arrived. The speculations on whether the Indians were “vanishing” due to their inability to adapt to modernity and died out proved to be untrue. Native Americans were living pleasantly the way they were before they were introduced with the plague that came to be the first Europeans. The first permanent settlers in New England began arriving around the time of 1620.The Europeans wanted to live in peace with the Indians. Yet, problems began almost immediately.
At first, they wanted to be able to live in peace with the Native Americans because they needed their help to get food. They settlers were also outnumbered by the Native Americans, so fighting them would be pointless, for their fate would not be bright. Even though the settlers knew this, problems began to rise right away. The main conflict between the Native Americans and the European settlers was the idea they had in mind about the land.
This was a very controversial event that many people opposed. The law required that Natives not be forced to leave their lands; however, President Andrew Jackson, who had signed the Act into law, often ignored this, and took Native land by force. Native Americans were relocated to land west of the Mississippi that the United States had gotten in the Louisiana Purchase (History.com, 2009). The Choctaw nation was the first to be forced from its land. These Natives travelled on foot to their new lands, on what was later called the “Trail of Tears”.
If Kathleen, or any of the Godfrey’s were to visit New Mexico they would see reservations as a justice because they were not deserving of an existence as the ancient people. Natives would righteously be put away from society because they were not as peaceful or civilized. Or Natives would need be assimilated until they were more like the ancient people, or more American. Tom’s stories leave a big mess for Natives to clear up. Because of stories like his, they need to vindicate themselves from falsehoods of savagery found in his story.
Essentially, it is important to note that all white “civilized” people were immigrants into America, and the people who were truly here first were the American Indians. Considering this, one must believe that they should have rights to the land over the American States’ rule. Jackson states that, “And is it supposed that the wandering savage has a stronger attachment to his home than the settled, civilized Christian?” This is unfair because the Natives are people too, and Jackson
There were about 200 tribes and they had distinct backgrounds ("Diversity of Native American Groups."). As I said before, there was a peace treaty between some of them and the new immigrants. The Native Americans were culturally different from the immigrants but still they tried to get along. This showed that everyone should accept cultural differences and look on the peaceful side of things. This might be why our country today is filled with immigrants who live together without much conflict!
Many believe that if we treated tribes like France, a country or government apart from our own, we shouldn’t be funding or giving money to them (Riley, Naomi). That we could use that money toward something more beneficial to the general people of the US. The general opinion for this stance is that it would be more fair to everyone to abolish the tribal sovereignty and reservations, based on government funds and land or
This topic will also give students the oppurtunity to thoroughly explore how and why systems of rule are enforced and upheld throughout history; especially among civilizations with differing cultures and ways of life. This essay prompt will be extremely influential due to a student’s understanding of the topics at hand as well as the beneficial opputunity to explore the reasoning and history behind
es • The only important thing that were brought over from Europe to the Americas were horses, and lots of diseases • Some textbooks refuse to acknowledge that without the help of Native Americans help there wouldn 't have been any progress with the development of the Americas • Most of the territories would have not been able to be explored without a guide and the only expert guides were the Native Americans • It 's interesting as how the some textbooks describe Native American religion as if it was some bizarre theory that didn 't make any sense, however no one would try to describe Christianity in simple terms that would obviously be offensive, however textbooks get the notion that since it 's about the Native Americans there would be no one taking offense to it • Textbooks just generalize the Native 's religion and don 't really try to convey those religions in non offensive manner as they would with just as any other religion • There have been some textbooks that clearly have a bias for the Europeans as they are constantly depicted as settlers and the Native Americans are depicted as the aggressors • To an extent there have been aggressive Native Americans, however the same can be said about the Europeans as lots of Native Americans were slaughtered for
When hearing the word indigenous people, we tend to think of them as a whole and not as being a part of different individual groups. Each indigenous culture is distinct and unique. However, society still tends to connect some, if not all of the indigenous cultural stories. While many peoples may express similar worldviews and a common indigenous identity, their cultures are nonetheless based on different histories and environments. We might never be able to fully comprehend the amount of struggle that indigenous people faced, but it is important for us to learn about the unseen truth that society hides from the public.
This removal may not seem very important to anyway outside of the Cherokee nation because they do not understand the gravity of the situation. It is not as simple as simply moving. Even if we did move the task itself would prove to be too difficult for many of our elders and children, plus the trail westward has its own dangers. Even if we did forgo this, we still do not want to leave this land for it was given to us by our gods.
Native American culture Between the Five Native American cultures, most definitely the most viable one was the Incas. They engaged in agriculture, bringing water down from the Andes by aqueducts which represented a well developed architecture and math knowledge. The Incas also had the cities connected by good roads; they were organized. Also, they lived peacefully and this is another thing that can make them a more viable society, when you don’t fight the enemy but peacefully absorbed them with promises prosperity and peace you get to know other culture, other ways of architecture and learn a lot more.
I believe that the three pieces we've read have impacted our view on Native American culture and how Native Americans and their heritage is mistreated by today's society. Some members of our society - including some colleges and runway models/designers - mock Native American history and culture. Some mock the culture on accident while others do so on purpose. Today, Native American culture is viewed as ancient but not well respected, runway designers had to discontinue creating outfits similar to that of native Americans because it was viewed as offensive and disrespecting of native american culture.