Their was nothing the native people could do to stay their because of the selfish acts of the white settlers. The settlers did not care for what they had done, they only thought about their themselves. According to the Treaty of Echota the United States had promised the Cherokee tribe food and supplies for one year, but the suppliers were really high for their meat, corn, and grain, so often the Cherokee tribe did not get their rations. They turned to their traditional skills to survive they made moccasins of deer skins for their feet and pots and dishes out of
Yet they strove past their limits of painful memories and death to honor and protect their past and future for their people by celebrating what little they had left. The Ponca tribe was one of the few tribes removed not because of white settlers, but because their land was going to be given to another tribe. Not only that, but the journey to the Indian Territory was a poorly thought out plan from the United States government. The Poncas had no good facilities to stay in when they arrived and they had to wait a full year before going to their new territory causing many to die from disease or hunger. They were treated unfairly by the United States; they had a treaty concerning their territory in Nebraska but the United States gave it to the Sioux tribe.
This travel became known as the “trails of tears”. These Native Americans were not how white settlement described them. Many of the tribes adopted Euro-american practices and created their own communities with schools and churches, even developed their own languages and created bilingual newspapers. 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.
2. There are several reasons that the Vikings didn 't get any credit. Nonetheless, the Vikings established six colonies by Lief Erickson but they were n 't able to keep up with because of the Indians and the ecological problems.Before Erick, his father moved from Norway till he reached glacial borders were Norse settlers lived which he named that place Greenland So, Erik the Red and his son Lief Erickson both are the first who reached North America long time before Columbus but they didn 't have the country to back them up and even the historians weren 't fair enough with
European adventurers who visited America faced little resistance from the local populations. This fact has been attributed to some vulnerabilities which made it difficult for Native Americans to wage a war against the European foreigners (Digital History, n.d). The wrangles among the local communities have been cited as among the factors that lowered the defense capacity of Native Americans. These communities fought over such resources as water and land for farming. For instance, the Hopi and Zuni communities had an uneasy relationship that was characterized by conflicts (Digital History, n.d).
Before the Europeans began arriving in North America to expand, the Natives had already established self governing tribes. In the map of Native Cultures in North America from the year 600 to 1500, it is evident that the groups functioned independently from each other. Although, several tribes lived close together, and because of this they shared many similarities but also faced conflicts between each other, due to the change in weather and the poor living conditions it caused. Tribes became weak, and with the “odd-looking strangers” who “frequently took away women and children never to be seen again” and carried plagues with them, leaders understood they must join together to become stronger against the Europeans (Miller). Rather than being
In Arnold 's case, poverty is a significant situation, which has impacted his life into many negative aspects. Poverty among Native Americans affects them more physically than academically or socially because they possess limited services and transportation. In the book, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie, Arnold has an onerous time getting to school because he lives on the reservation and his school is 22 miles away. In one situation, Arnold said "My dad was supposed to pick me up. But he wasn 't sure if he 'd have enough gas money...If they didn 't come, I 'd start walking...Twenty-two miles.
I really enjoyed this chapter from American Indian Activism because I was not aware of how many organizations there are that support and spread awareness for Native American rights. I think the amount of organizations created was an eye opener for the government because the government seemed to not treat the Native Americans with respect. In other chapters I have read, the Native Americans were not funded properly enough to live in reasonable conditions. The Native Americans were living with inadequate housing and plumbing issues. There were many organizations discussed in this chapter, but I am just going to name a few.
My thoughts on this week show is that I believe that Lewis and Clark would not have been able to complete their journey with the help of the native people that they encounter while on the journey. To my knowledge, Indian tribes such as the Mandans help provide supplies and sheltering during the winter. The Nez Perce tribe also helped the men buy supplying food. I would have to disagree with “Thomas Jefferson” that was on this week show because he feels that Sacagawea did not make much of a contribution to the journey. But Sacagawea helped obtain horses for the men and translated for them during the expedition.
The Apache Indians originally came from the Alaskan region, and part of the American Southwest. Over time the tribes travelled to the United States and currently reside in Oklahoma and Texas and on reservations in Arizona and New Mexico. The Apaches were known as Nomads because they travelled around, and never settled on reservations for a long period of time. Since the nomads never settled anywhere for long, they were not accustomed to the different types of agriculture on the land which caused other tribes to overtake the land and cause the nomads to travel elsewhere.
During the Great Depression, many theaters started falling apart due to financial issues. Right then the federal theater project was created to help small theaters that were suffering from these financial issues. It was also created to bring back life to large theaters who couldn 't afford the needs to maintain a theater. The way that the this federal theater project helped was the government takes over your theater and maintains it but the catch is that you don 't have any control over it. For example “as the depression worsened, theatrical unions became unable to care for their own members” ( text 1, lines 15-17).
The settlers flooded in. The Dakota were being squeezed into smaller areas. Moving from previously prime hunting and fishing grounds to increasing smaller non-productive reservations, harsh winters and low supplies created times that that left many native families hungry and frustrated. Throughout the 1800’s, treaties were negotiated with the Dakota and the U. S. Government and native lands were exchanged for money, farming supplies and debt payments. These treaties were not in favor of the native population.
Sadly, over the years, many different types of cultures and traditions are lost among families, and some present-day cultures living within the states no longer remember their cultural heritages. One such example is our family friend. Our friend 's parents happened to be German descendants. In order to assimilate and get into the American mainstream, they refused to talk in their own language and did not teach their children German. This forced possibly thousands of years worth of German tradition and ancestry down the drain.