As a result they often felt trapped and helpless, unable to live to be their true selves because of the way the British community wanted them to live. Some never found out whom their true parents were, because they would usually be told that their parents either abandoned them or have died. Therefore they felt as if they were unaware of where they belonged, because even when they were forced to blend into the white's society, they never felt accepted. Most parents who have lost their children are unable to recover the loss of their child, because they know they are no longer there. As a result they can no longer be able to hand down cultural knowledge and therefore, the Aboriginals culture was most likely come to an abrupt
I think there could have been another outcome. An outcome that would have allowed natives to have freedom of speech and the opportunity to choose whether they wanted to move west or not. The British came to America and intruded on the native’s land and in their lives bringing disease and death, in the physical sense and otherwise. They intruded upon the lands of the Indians and and wrecked their tribes. I think that Andrew Jackson allowed his prejudice and power to influence the lives of thousands, and multiple generations have felt the affect of his actions.
Moreover, boarding schools were usually underfunded, which had a negative impact on numerous aspects of school life and on the health of children (Daniels, 151). Therefore, with their harsh discipline and poor living conditions, boarding schools had damaging effects on Native people’s lives, and they contributed to many of the problems Native Americans have to face the present-day both in the U.S. and in Canada.
When the Europeans began colonizing the New World, they had a problematic relationship with the Native Americans. The Europeans sought to control a land that the Natives inhabited all their lives. They came and decided to take whatever they wanted regardless of how it affected the Native Americans. They legislated several laws, such as the Indian Removal Act, to establish their authority. The Indian Removal Act had a negative impact on the Native Americans because they were driven away from their ancestral homes, forced to adopt a different lifestyle, and their journey westwards caused the deaths of many Native Americans.
At this time, the Indian Termination policy had just ended, ceasing the forced assimilation of Indians into American society and customs. In addition to this, during the Termination period, two-million five hundred-thousand acres of trust land was removed from protected status, and sold to non-natives, leaving Native Americans without land and connections to their tribes. Due to this, the issue of Native American land became prevalent in America, but an authentic voice was still missing for the Native American community. In this, Momaday became that voice, and became a teacher to a society ignorant of other’s customs and traditions. With this, the audience of the work became the people of America who knew little about the people assimilated into their society.
The entry of European settlers on the eastern shore of the US which was an intensely populated region by Native Americans, sustained a government fear including broad clash. This "Indian Issue" originated from the failure of the racial social orders to exist together with each other in a similar group. In light of the "Indian Issue" the United States ' Government advanced in setting up reservations. The landscapes would be only claimed and occupied by the Native Americans. Basically, this thought was an old type of process of renovating and improving the community so that it conforms to middle-class taste.
After treaties were signed by Haudenosaunee chiefs, the British colonies began to impose policies and practices that restricted the Haudenosaunee from affirming their culture and way of life. Furthermore, diseases such as smallpox, measles and influenza brought by European settlers wiped out immense populations of the indigenous people. This resulted in the traditional bottleneck of the Haudenosaunee and limited the amount of culture that would be passed down. Due to the dominance of the Europeans, the Haudenosaunee were forcibly assimilated into European culture. As they were assimilated, they lost their traditional ways of life and adopted the western way of working, eventually resulting in a homogenized culture.
Child soldiers are victims of war and all that goes with it. Therefore, they should be given amnesty. Many children are forced to fight and serve against their will. “Human-rights experts estimate that more than 2000,000 children worldwide are still being used as combatants, usually against their will…. there have been reports of children being used as soldiers or suicide bombers.”
The very first years of Anglo American settlers in the Americas were filled with conflict between the indigenous people and the settlers. This conflict was due to a difference in ideals, religion, and way of life. Another factor that contributed to the conflict between the Native Americans and the European settlers was the Natives inhabiting land that was wanted by the settlers. The European settlers understood that the Native Americans held the land they wanted and they were set on doing anything to acquire said land from the Native Americans. There were many ploys at play that lead to the eventual conquering of land.
Although there is strong international condemnation of practices that are harmful to children, many rites continue to hold significant meaning among indigenous populations. These cultural customs like ritual circumcision, symbolic cuts to the body, tests of endurance, child marriage are viewed as ritual steps in the process of transition from childhood to adulthood in many traditional societies. Among these cultural practices the most brutal and horrifying practice is female genital mutilation (FGM). The practice of removing the external female genitalia for cultural, traditional or religious reasons is particularly a big blow to human rights advocates. According to the World Health Organization, one hundred million women have undergone the practice of circumcision, mostly in sub-Saharan Africa.
Another way the Canadian Government ineffectively responded to Aboriginal affairs was through the social issues the Aboriginals dealt with. One example of this would be the Sixties Scoop. Prior to the 1950’s, children were taken to residential schools, where they were forced to forget their Native culture, and were punished if they attempted to do otherwise. In the late 1950’s, people started to realize the negative impacts the residential schools had on the children, as well as their families. This led to the drastic overrepresentation of Aboriginal children in the child welfare system in the 1960’s.
Escaping Residential Schools; Racism, Alcoholism, Rates of suicide How would you feel growing up around alcoholic parents that became that way because of residential schools? How would it make you feel knowing that your parents were beaten in every which way by the canadian government? These survivors children suffer from alcoholism, racism and high rates of suicide. There are long lasting effects on not only these residential school survivors but their next generations.
The Europeans believed that it was their job to convert the indigenous peoples to Christianity. They decided that the way to do this was to force them