By the same token, is of course the loss of life suffered by the Indians. They fought to keep their land, and perished without success. Overall, the Indians were the only side paying for the United States to expand westward, and the United States was forcing them to do so. Is it right to treat people this way, or should someone have stopped this before it
In the short story, “Because My Father Always Said He Was the Only Indian Who Saw Jimi Hendrix Play ‘The Star-Spangled Banner’ in Woodstock”, Victor talks about his father who fought in the Vietnam War. He describes one day where he and his father discuss war and peace. Victor’s father says, “And besides, why the hell would you want to fight a war for this country?
After explaining the intent of the United States to bring comprehensive peace between all Indian tribes including the Indian tribes the Blackfeet were mortal enemies with and learning their enemies would be receiving guns, the Blackfeet tried to steal all the guns of the expedition. During the ensuing chaos, two Blackfeet warriors were killed. This incident marked the first act of bloodshed between representatives the United States and western Indians which would lead to additional deaths in the coming years. From that point forward, the Blackfeet regarded the Americans with hostility. In conclusion, where the Lewis and Clark expedition was historic, the first mapping of the western United States, documenting of all botany and biological wonders, the opening of diplomacy with the western Indian tribes, this did not come without consequences and enlightenment.
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. White settlers wanted this land so bad they burned down house and towns, stole animals and lived in land that didn’t belong to them. They tormented the native Americans for decades and then the state governments started passing laws to strip the Indians of their rights.
There’s an article by Dina Gilio-Whitaker, a native American woman, Called “Decolonizing the Black Bear Ranch Hippie Commune”, written earlier this year. This article articulates her, and many other natives’ views towards the 70’s hippie movement. They personally believe that the hippies were thefts then in a way we currently call cultural appropriation. “Hippies flocked to Indian reservations searching for Indian wisdom” but they then took that knowledge and bought cheap lands, stolen from “the very people they were trying to emulate”. Black Bear ranch is a piece of this stolen property and many are asking them the question that if its stolen land, can it really be “ free land for free
Board of Education, such as the Briggs v. Elliott case that had been a main topic throughout the film “Separate But Equal”, the topic of segregation was ruled unconstitutional after they had over 50 years of Stare Decisis, or standing by a decision that had been previously decided, and fighting for equal rights that were supposed to come along with the whole “separate but equal” law that the supreme court had set in place back in 1896. While on the topic of separate but equal, the film with the same title discusses the issues that black people had faced with segregation. In the beginning of the movie, Reverend J. A. Delaine is tired of not being treated fairly, and seeing some of his students suffer due to unequal treatment, thus beginning one of the five Brown v. Board of Education cluster cases known as the Briggs v. Elliott case was a very important and influential part of the film due to the fact that not many, if any, racial cases throughout the state of South Carolina had been won. This film shed light on the fact that during the time of segregation, the 14th amendment “All persons born or naturalized in the United States and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.”, had been ignored by many people in the United States of America since they had decided to segregate the country.
He would not join our Brother allies Shawanis & Ottawas nor Dolojo in the new war. After the last peace, the Yankwis came in crowds all around us, and they want again our lands of Wapahani. Kithtithund and Lapanibi (White Water) were the chiefs of our 2 tribes, when we resolved to exchange our lands and return beyond the Mississippi near to our Ancient Seat. The Delaware Native American Indians moved west to the James Fork of the White River in Missouri in 1820.
Therefore, according to Morgan and Cody (as well as other contemporaries sharing similar viewpoints), as Americans gradually permeated Native American territories and established towns and cities, these Native American communities—supposedly made up of primitive barbarians—would fail to come to terms with American efforts to “civilize” Native Americans, thus resulting in warfare between the U.S. and these Indian tribes, and eventually leading to the total genocide of the Indian population (2). However, although warfare did erupt between the two groups—which resulted in the extermination of the majority of Native Americans—theories of total extinction of the Native Americans were inaccurate for two dominant reasons: one, a small but significant group of tribes remained after the intrusion of White settlers, and two, Indians tribes were not made up of simpleminded brutes, but intelligent peoples who were, initially, willing to negotiate with U.S. envoys before war erupted. Both of these facts disproved the claim that Native American stubbornness to adapt to American civilization would be the only cause of their demise—instead, it was the U.S.’ fault
Whitmire states that white settlers came to, “the Indian's homes, drove off their cattle, horses, and pigs, and they even rifled the graves for any jewelry, or other ornaments that might have been buried with the dead” (Whitmire). Whitmire shows how the Cherokees were oppressed by the fact that not only were the white settlers forcing them to leave their homes, but that they also destroyed their ancestors burial sites for their riches which was both disrespectful as well as mortifying for their family
gave them the right to practice their beliefs when the Apache were given the American Indian Religious Freedom Act during 1978. Also the white men also taken away the rights and given the rights back to the Apache Indians time over time, including; the Indian Civil Rights Act of 1966, the Indian Self-Determination and Educational Assistance Act of 1975, and also the Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978. Another act was the Indian Claims Commission Act of 1946 when the Jicarilla Apache tribe, one of the several separated Apache tribes, was given $10 million for the loss of their territory. However, Americans refuse to give any of the land they had established from the Apache into the United
On July 17, 1830, the Cherokee nation published an appeal to all of the American people. United States government paid little thought to the Native Americans’ previous letters of their concerns. It came to the point where they turned to the everyday people to help them. They were desperate. Their withdrawal of their homeland was being caused by Andrew Jackson signing the Indian Removal Act into law on May 28, 1830.
According to Rothenberg, in order to understand where American Indians stand today, it is important to at the historical developments of the concept of Indian rights along with the civil rights movement in this country. (501). Native Americans have been disregarded in terms of their decisions and are forced to conform to demands against their free will. Native Americans continue to be exploited through new practices and policies for a variety of reasons. The Kumeyaay have been in San Diego region for thousands of years yet, they are treated as though they are invisible both literally and in voice.
Reasons for lawlessness in the southwest after the Mexican American War was the discovery of gold, days after Mexico ceded to the U.S. After years of forming mixed races between Mexican women and American men, Mexicans started to notice that Americans looked down on them causing acts of terror against the new government. Texas was the worst when it came to relations with Mexico where Anglo Texans were hostile to Mexicans To answer the one of the questions of how these acts of violence has changed over time, it was slow and steady
Some Comanche bands, like the Penateka whose band was weaken from continuous fighting with the Texan and the depletion of the buffalo herds in 1854 willingly moved onto a reservation. In 1867 saw the last treaty made with the Comanche under the Treaty of the Medicine Lodge Creek which established a reservation for the Comanche, Kiowa, and Apache Kiowa was made. Once the Comanche where forced onto the reservation their population was very low only about 1,600 forcing them to restructure Comanche lifestyle