The final perspective is held by the Native Americans. The War of 1812 was an important conflict for the native inhabitants of North America. During the years before the war, the United States wanted to expand its territories. This fueled the invasion of native homelands throughout the territories. The Native leaders who emerged in response to this expansion shared a concern of protecting tribal lands. There were some Indians who sided with the Americans, but most Indians nations sided with the British. They believed that a British victory might mean an end to the expansion. In all, more than two dozen native nations participated in the war. The attempt to form some type of coalition among the Nations became an urgent political necessity in
The Sioux tribe was one of the most known powerful tribes living in which they originally came from Missouri in the 1800’s. Not to mention,many things happened when they came to Nebraska. During their early years, transportations are a way for them to follow the path of the buffalos,as a matter of fact, they had horses and built boats to keep them going. For example, they were also known to be farmers as well as hunters. The tribe made an influence on the Westward expansion and made war between the Americans,so many people wonder how the Americans influenced the tribe and where are they now.
The French and Indian war was a war fought between France and Britain. “This New World conflict marked another chapter in the long imperial struggle between Britain and France.” (History.com Staff, 2009) This war lasted for seven years (also called the Seven Years’ War) beginning in 1753 to 1763. This long lasting battle began the changes within these countries to form.
The Yamasee War When the colonist settled in North America, conflict with the Native Americans began and they never ended. The Yamasee War was one of many conflicts. The Yamasee was a bloody war that killed over 400 colonist in South Carolina. The colonist vigorously stole, lied, and forced the Yamasee into slavery. To not be viewed as weak the Yamasee raided the colonist homes and plantations to kill and destroy them and their property.
The American Revolution lasted six years and the impacts of it were everlasting(Schultz, 2010). The effects were felt by every group of people in North America and many worldwide. Even though George Washington had all of his troops vaccinated against smallpox, the colonists were not so fortunate and as a results some estimates are that as many as one hundred and thirty thousand people died from this dreaded disease. This loss of life combined with the divisions among the colonies into those loyal to Britain and those who wanted freedom would forever change the way of life for the colonists.
The Native Americans had no choice but to play the French and British against each other. By the time of the French and Indian War, they were not just playing the French against the British for goods and guns. (1) It became necessary for the survival of their culture, and the natives were concerned with the vast amounts of land being claimed and settled by the British.
The Black Hills War, also known as the Great Sioux War of 1876, was a series of battles fought from 1876 through 1877, between the forces of the United States and their allies (Shoshone, Pawnee, and Crow) and the Sioux (Lakota, Dakota, Cheyenne, and Arapaho). Taking place under two presidencies and resulting in hundreds of casualties on both sides, The Black Hills War made great impacts that would continue to affect Natives for generations. The United State’s extensive relationship with the Native Americans has its intricacies to say the least. With the arrival of English settlers at Jamestown in 1607, there were undoubtedly uncertainties amongst the Native people as to whether or not these settlers would resemble the Spanish settlers who
Even though Native American involvement during the Revolutionary War is often overlooked. they played a significant role. Not only did the war determine which direction in history America would take, but it also progressed the downfall of the Native Americans. They lost land and freedoms while America gained it.
More conflict arose because the government didn’t stop coal miners from entering and mining on the sacred and sustainable lands of the indians, disregarding the treaty. Although the government attempted to buy the lands, the Sioux were reluctant in giving sacred lands to greedy miners moving westward. Rather than keeping peace as the treaties were intended to, they caused more conflict amongst the settlers and
The Native Americans many times did not understand what the soldiers were doing, from this the Sioux became scared and fled. Furthermore, Reno’s battalion had coverage from the landscape which cause mass confusion, among both groups. From the eyes of George Henderson, the Native Americans truly never faltered; however, as it was mentioned they could not truly see the battalion. The one statement made from both sides was the Native Americans fled. Though no party considered the other weak, they both felt fear, both the battalion and the Native Americans became confused during this battle.
After the recent readings for Zinn’s book, I began to do some research on the Indians helping the British during the Revolutionary War. I Google “Roles of Indians during the Revolutionary War,” and I sound a very interesting site that backed up Zinn’s statement. Many of the Indians, especially the Shawnee, Creeks and the powerful Cherokee and Iroquois helped the British in the American Revolution. The British promised Indians more than their freedom, they also promised to stop settlement on their land. However, there are some Indians that fought for America as well, those tribes were most involved with people who would become Americans. They lived in an intermarriage community and have personal relationships with them.
It must have been very painful for many Indians to watch their lands taken, the people die, and have to watch their families, friends and relatives abused and mistreated. Women were raped, people were separated from their families. It was
The Battle of Little Bighorn was a battle which was a part of the Great Sioux War. This armed engagement was between the combined forces of the Lakota, Northern Cheyenne, and Arapaho tribes, against the 7th Regiment of the U.S. Cavalry. The battle took place across the Little Bighorn River, hence the battle's name. The Lakota agreed to stay in specific boundaries in the western part of current day South Dakota, but tension rose when the U.S. sent George Armstrong Custer to make an exploration of the Black Hills. Custer found gold in the area, which triggered many to violate the treaty in 1868. The U.S. attempted to purchase Black Hills, but the Lakota rejected the offer, which led to military action. In order to succeed in winning the battle,