Though the United States government’s policy toward Native Americans from 1810 to 1840 changed in terms of purpose, the policy was negative as Native Americans were continually seen as inferior and their rights ignored, with the ultimate goal being to displace the Native Americans from their homelands in search of profit. Many Native Americans confronted the U.S. government about their attempts to migrate tribes off their homeland, only to be ignored due to the Natives’ inferior status to whites at the time, despite there being laws and treaties that stated their rights. Though the relations of Native Americans and whites had changed over the years, there still was a prejudice against the former. Felix Grundy referred to Natives as “savage …show more content…
government’s main goal was to displace them from their lands for the sole profit and benefit of the American people. This notion was achieved upon the Indian Removal Act of 1830, issued by President Andrew Jackson himself. Jackson admitted that though the general policy was to civilize the Natives, the government was also keen to “purchase their lands and thrust them farther into the wilderness” (Doc 4). The wilderness, in this case, would be the designated Indian Territory west of Missouri and the Arkansas Territory (Doc 7). This territory was leagues away from the various tribes’ homelands, one tribe even being removed from the southern tip of Florida. Furthermore, Natives occupied only a small portion of the territory as evident by the concentration of migrants in the southern most area (Doc 7). Naturally, this transition wasn’t seamless as some tribes refused to leave their sacred homeland. The Cherokees were a prominent opposer, having been forcibly removed and subjected to the infamous Trail of Tears in 1838. Despite being known as the tribe most assimilated to American society, the Cherokees were still forced to leave their ancestral home. Jackson and other politicians reasoned that the removal was for the Native Americans’ own safety and the preservation of their culture, but the removal only tore tribes away from the origins of their culture and
The government tried to force assimilation on Native Americans as well as an attempt to “kill the indian, save the man.” These ideas and policies are similar to those popular during the presidency of Andrew Jackson. Jackson developed a sense of ‘paternalism’ towards indians and believed he was saving them by forcing them to live out west of the Mississippi river away from white culture. The difference was that Jackson did not believe in assimilation of indians into white culture, he believed they should be kept separate. With the help of the Federal government removing indians from land west of the Mississippi, Americans were
The Genocide: Trail of Tears/ The Indian removal act During the 1830s the united states congress and president Andrew Jackson created and passed the “Indian removal act”. Which allowed Jackson to forcibly remove the Indians from their native lands in the southeastern states, such as Florida and Mississippi, and send them to specific “Indian reservations” across the Mississippi river, so the whites could take over their land. From 1830-1839 the five civilized tribes (The Cherokee, Choctaw, Seminole, and Chickasaw) were forced, sometimes by gun point, to march about 1,000 miles to what is present day Oklahoma.
The Native Americans were a group of people who have faced injustice and intolerance throughout their history. Chief Joseph’s “An Indian Views of Indian Affairs” and James Welch’s “The Man From Washington” showcase how life was like for the Native Americans and how their situation was dealt with by the settlers. In Chief Joseph’s “An Indian Views of Indian Affairs” and James Welch’s “The Man From Washington”, the authors suggest that it is unfair that the outsiders were allowed to make decisions for particular groups and things would not be set right with time. Chief Joseph believed that the settlers always made promises to help them with their situation, however, nothing was done. Instead the Native Americans were deprived from having the
Americanization and Indian Boarding School The history of Native Americans was full of violent, cheats and sadness. From Spanish conquerors, English settlers to U. S Government, Native Americans lost their battles against these parties with greater power. As a result, their home lands, people and culture were consistently threatened by different societies.
Manifest destiny was the belief in which America was destined to expand through the entire continent. Tragically, hidden behind this God-driven and rightful duty, America tried to justify their violent and cruel actions towards Native Americans. Under religious purposes and political principles, the United States erroneously justified the brutal treatment done to the first inhabitants of America. Immorally Americans felt superior and filled with pride they became blinded to the pain of their neighbors. The government unlawfully took their lands and forced them to leave what belonged to them.
As Europeans began to come to North America, they began to have encounters with native tribes that resided there. When more and more people arrived, clashes between the cultures and territorial disputes were inevitable. Settlements turned to colonies, and eventually the colonies turned into the United States. Throughout this time period, people began the process of westward expansion, causing even more controversy between the cultures, as well as many fights for the land that was being taken. Many treaties tricked tribal leaders into signing away land, though many did not believe land could be owned or sold.
The Indian Removal Act was the movement of about 16,543 Native Americans across the nation’s land to create more farming space for crops necessary for the survival of the american people. Andrew Jackson had moved tribes such as the Choctaw, Creek, Seminole, Chickasaw and Cherokee, also known as the five civilized tribes, west of the Mississippi River. Jackson’s rebuttal for the removal of the Natives consisted of telling the people that moving the Indians would separate them from the white settlements, free them from the power of the states, and would stop their extinction. Unfortunately, Jackson had created a path of death for the remaining Indians that would not give up their land willingly. He then used armies of men to push out the leftover tribes.
Under influence of president Andrew Jackson, the congress was urged in 1830 to pass the Indian Removal Act, with the goal of relocated many Native Americans in the East territory, the west of Mississippi river. The Trail of tears was made for the interest of the minorities. Indeed, if president Jackson wished to relocate the Native Americans, it was because he wanted to take advantage of the gold he found on their land. Then, even though the Cherokee won their case in front the supreme court, the president and congress pushed them out(Darrenkamp).
Adam Sorenson Prof. Riggs COMP 01112 2/12/18 Misrepresentation of Native Americans Native American’s for many years now have been viewed as lone warriors or squaw, some people don’t even know that they still exist! People just think of the Native American people in storybook tales and nothing more then that. The Native Americans have been living in the United States for awhile now and were the first ones on the country’s soil. They were here way before Christopher Columbus and the other European Colonists even discovered America and they are still present in the U.S.
Andrew Jackson was one of the most proud and aggressive presidents the United States of America had seen so far in it’s young age. A demonstration of such a personality was his enforcement of the Native American Removal Policy. This Policy stated that all Natives be moved west of the Mississippi River, regardless of the Supreme Court’s rulings. This act of removing Native Americans from The United States of America was very beneficial to Americans, but unfortunately, was not helpful to the Native Americans at all. From this policy, Americans would gain more land, end America’s dispute between states and Federation on Indians, and would allow existing states to have a larger population and stronger militia.
Native American DBQ The 15th century will perpetually be deemed in the eyes of humanity as perhaps, the most momentous period in the vast history of planet earth. This is due to its comprising of Columbus’ expedition to the New World, the crucial catalyst to ignite the torrential chain of events to follow: European exploration of America. Interactions with the native populace served as a byproduct of these endeavors and the European’s interactions and consequent outlook on the natives varied immensely. Their outlooks ranged from sheer reverence to utter repugnance yet the majority unite in their consisting of a rather patronizing aura.
Congress passed the Indian Removal Act of 1830. This Act forced the indians from their lands to designated areas west of the Mississippi River. This is a definite change in Federal policy towards Native Americans. In the Treaty of Hopewell and Worcester v. Georgia the u.s government recognized the Cherokee ownership of land.
Native American Indians was discriminated just like other nonwhites, the New Deal relief program by the Government did not benefit them as well. American Indians were the victim of violence their land was stolen from them many was killed the surviving Native Americans were denied equality before the law and often treated as wards of the state, and placed in reservations and force to learn Americans traditions and values. Their tribal land was lost to government sales. It was not until the 1930s laws stop America from forcing American Indians to practice their culture. The law gave tribes increasing tribal economic and political
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.
The Native Americans and white people never got along ever since the time the first pilgrims arrived. After losing many wars to the white men Native Americans soon became controlled by these white men to the point where their children were forced into boarding schools. The government stated that the schools would civilize the native children and fix what they called the indian problem. They saw Native Americans as if they weren’t also part of the human race, as if they were less. That wasn’t the worse part either in the boarding schools where the native american children attended they were mistreated and malnourished.