Introduction The Cherokee people have a rich history in North America. A strong people pre- and post-contact, they have experienced time of prosper, decline, and regrowth. This essay will provide an overview of the Cherokee people using their history transitioning into contemporary times. A focus will be on their political, social, cultural and economic impacts in both a historical and contemporary context. To conclude, I will discuss the impacts European’s had on the Cherokee people’s progression into the 21st century using Goehring’s (1993) model of colonial impacts.
Tribes of the Americas Cherokee Some people say that the Cherokee are divided by two nations while others say that they are united across two nations. The two nations have existed for the past 150 years. There are the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians from Oklahoma and the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians. The Cherokee lived in the area that is now western North Carolina, eastern Tennessee, and northern Georgia in the pre-Columbian era. Their trading routes and hunting grounds went much further than that.
(Sansing 51). The Chickasaw had a rich history full of important events. Originally, the Chickasaws inhabited what is now Mississippi, Kentucky, Tennessee, and Alabama. The first European explorer to encounter this tribe was Hernando de Soto (“A Brief History of the Chickasaw Nation”). Many Europeans came to the Americas after Hernando de Soto.
Andrew Jackson, John Marshall, and The Trail of Tears There have been many dark times in our History as Americans. Among them is the Trail of Tears,brought upon by Andrew Jackson, which exiled the Indians from the American south and resulted in the death of thousands on the way to Oklahoma. Before this trying time there was speculation within the supreme court whether to treat the Native tribes as a sovereign foreign nation or as a dependent entity within the United States. I will discuss how these decisions came to be, the reactions to said decisions, and the aftermath of these rulings which inevitably leads to the Trail of Tears. In June 1830, Chief John Ross went to defend Cherokee rights before the U.S. Supreme Court after the state of Georgia passed legislation that John Ross claimed to "go directly to annihilate the Cherokees as a political society."
The tribe of Indians is very large, but now they are scattered throughout the United States. The two main locations that they mostly are in and had influenced most are up north near Canada and west of the United States ("Chippewa Indians." Indians). There are many American Indian tribes that had impacted the United States the most, but one tribe that had directly impacted the United States the most is this tribe, Chippewa, there are many things that are going to be reveal to learn why they were once enemies and now allies. It is known today that the regions of North America’s Great Lakes are homes to many American Indians and the group that had settled in these regions are called Algonquian (Ditchfield 5).
The American civil war was a four year period of bloodshed on American soil due to the wars between the North and South. Arguably the main five causes of this catastrophe were: the economic and social differences between the North and the South, the fight between slave and non-slave state proponents as the South still wanted slavery to continue but the North wanted to abolish it , the growth of the Abolition Movement, the states versus federal rights and the election of Abraham Lincoln. However there were many more causes that led up to the American civil war like: The Underground Railroad and “the bleeding kansas”, a territory close to the state of Missouri where a lot of battles were fought. The South believed in an antiquated social
The Civil War left America in a state of disarray, with over 600,000 casualties of the war and the South founds itself in social and economical ruin. The following twelve years, from 1865 to 1877, even though one may argue that Reconstruction for the South started as early as 1863 with the Emancipation proclamation, marked an era of reconstruction that contained many challenges: first, the reunification of this divided nation, second the conversion of the South, whose economy relied entirely on slavery and finally the integration of the emancipated slaves, culturally as well as politically. It was a time of transition from a belligerent conflict between the North and the South to a political one and a time of many changes. We may thus wonder to what extent the Reconstruction Era was a rupture in American history and paved the way to a unified nation? My argumentation will consequently fall in two parts: on the one hand I will demonstrate that the Reconstruction Era marks the end of a time and then I will show that the reconstruction is far from fulfilling its ambitions.
Ever since America was colonized, racial segregation has been a major issue. Many people assume that different races result in different characteristics. This has been evident in nearly all of history. Many American towns exhibited racial segregation at its worst for this simple reason. However, for nearly 200 years, Longtown, Ohio has continuously set the precedent of racial harmony.
The Trail of Tears event of the removal of the Indians happened in 1838. “At the beginning of the 1830s, nearly 125,000 Native Americans lived on millions of acres of land in Georgia, Tennessee, Alabama, North Carolina and Florida–land their ancestors had occupied and cultivated for generations.”(History.com Staff). In this event, the Cherokee community of Native Americans was forced by the US government to move from their native home in the Southern part of the contemporary America to what is known as the Indian territories in Oklahoma. Arguments over land, restrictions, and laws were common amongst the Indians and settlers/whites. The settlers also called the “white men” believed that the movement of the Indians would bring peace.
There is a very high probability that when this book was introduced, it was met with significant controversy from both sides of the nation. In fact, Twain himself fought in the civil war on the confederate side and experienced his family members owning slaves. “Twain was born in Missouri, a slave state, and fought in the Civil War, however briefly, on the Confederate side. His father occasionally owned a slave and some members of his family owned many more.” (Getting Past Black and White, pg. 56).
The cherokee (chair-uh-kee) tribe was a tribe located in the southeastern part of the United States in states like Georgia, North and South Carolina, Virginia, Kentucky, and Tennessee. Descendants now mostly live in Oklahoma. Many of the descendants now live in Oklahoma because of the Trail of tears which was the removal of Native americans by forcing them to Indian reservation, and if the tribes didn’t go by will the american army would force them.
The Choctaw Indians were the original people found in in the Mississippi, Alabama, Louisiana, and Florida regions. They were forced along the Trail of Tears in the 1800 's. Most Choctaw descendants live in Oklahoma today. The Trail of Tears was a path on which many Native Americans were forced away from their original homelands, also know as the Indian Removal. Americans created an Indian Territory located in Oklahoma.
The DRC is touches the Central African Republic, Tanzania, Rwanda, South Sudan, and Angola. Because the DRC is surrounded by over five countries it is a prime target of emigration. Emigration is not bad, but the DRC is filled with different ethnics and cultural influences. For, instance, since culture is learned a lot of different influences go into the DRC culture. For example, the Rwanda genocide in the late 1990s thousands of thousands of individuals from the Hutu tribe fled to the DRC bringing the language of Rwanda-Rundi; as a result of the genocide Rwanda-Rundi is “the 5th most common language in the [DRC]” (“Where on earth do they”, n.d.).
The Cherokee Indians The Cherokee are a tribe consisting of native americans. They were located by the mountanious souths where a complex river system reached the Atlantic Ocean, Gulf Of Mexico, and Mississipi Basin, in the present day the were located in small portions of georgia,tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Kentucky, Alabama, Virginia and West Virginia. The Cherokee developed extensive relations with many indeginous people and the United States. The Cherokee 's economic conditions were good, they traded with other tribes and with the U.S. Over time a conflict came up which was that Georgia wanted to remove the Cherokees from their land. A lot of preassure from congress saying the Cherokees would not be protected made part of
Over 4,000 out of 15,000 Cherokee Indians died during the move to the west. In conclusion, President Jackson was a confusing figure. Some see him as a hero, a common mans warrior. Some see him as a villain, a political tyrant. It was great that he expanded the United States however the Native Americans took a great