The Native Americans captured in the frontier wars continued to be enslaved but each act of aggression against them by the European colonialists made future diplomacy with neighboring Indians more difficult as they felt assaulted in their home ground (Chapter2 75). Native American captives could easily escape into the familiar wilderness where the Europeans had not yet explored and return to their original tribe. However, the number of Native Americans was small compared to that of the African
Some people rejected the idea and did not feel it was right to support the Indian Removal Act. But the actions caused by that where very harsh and taken very badly for the Native Americans. Even all the people in the south were for it and it wasn’t even alright for the Native Americans. “The New Echta treaty was used to expel 1,700 Cherokee's from their Southern homelands. In the winter of 1838- 1839, 14,000 sauntered 1.200 miles through Tennessee, Kentucky, Illinois, Missouri, and Arkansas into Indian land.
The operation was deemed unsuccessful and with nothing to show for his conquests the group split and went upon their own personal agendas, some venturing to the Grand canyon and others venturing ti the Colorado Plateau. Pods of the group started to explore the Colorado Plateau more vigorously and stated to claim many plots of land for themselves, despite being part of indigenous tribes’ territory. The destruction and disrespect of the Spaniards didn’t settle well with the tribes and that paired with their conflicting ways of life eventually caused a great deal of turmoil between them. Although the tribes were originally respectably cooperative with the Spaniards the large amount of native deaths from European disease eventually caused tribes such as the Apache and Navajo started raiding Spanish encampments in an attempt to drive them and their diseases away from their
This government in America that people praise and protect everyday, has flaws and people who are corrupt. A recent example would be the Dakota Access Pipeline. Native Americans have been discriminated against since the pilgrims first arrived. Forced to move west due to the white settlers taking over the their territory and kill many who refuse to do what they say, caused the Native Americans to lose their land and dreams. This is similar to what is happening today.
When the Europeans arrived, they wiped out most of the Native American population and destroyed their carefully sculpted land by building. Europeans, however, were not able to adapt to their new life in the Americas since they just didn’t know how to manipulate their environment like the Native Americans. Life was actually so brutal for the Europeans that many of them ran away to live with the Indians, suggesting that the Indians had a higher quality of life than the first Europeans did. “Horrifying the leaders of Jamestown and Plymouth, scores of English ran off to live with the Indians” (Mann, p9). The “high counter/low counter” argument further suggests that the Native Americans had a high standard of living, probably higher than the European standard of living at that time.
Throughout American history the American indians have been cheated and mistreated ever since we came to colonize. Even today as they struggle for support from the government, the need for funding and support was no greater than it was in the 1970’s. These natives were often stripped of their land and heritage and forced to live in reservations with horrible conditions. That all changed on February 27th of 1973 when the self alleged AIM group founded by Russell Means, Dennis Banks, and other notorious tribe leaders stormed the small town of Wounded Knee which was built on the grounds of a sacred burial site were more than 150 indian women and children had been laid to rest after a recent massacre. The militant group held the town for 71 days
Over the years the Powhatan, Nanticoke, and the Piscataway ethnic groups have lost many of their people. This was because the ethnic groups did not have any way to fight off the new disease that the colonies had brought to their land and they had no way to treat their people once they got the disease. Some of the new disease that hurt the natives where smallpox, cholera, and measles. (learnnc.org) “During the beginning of the colonies coming to the Indian’s lands, everyone was friendly towards each
However they were fighting in a battle that had already been lost. Countless Indians died from the conflict, their enemy had more soldiers and weapons than them. Nonetheless the biggest issues wasn’t the soldiers or weapons it was actually the disease the Europeans brought over, and unforgiving environments. There was a quote by Lakota chief sitting bull in the exhibit that said “if the white men take my country, where can I do?’. The Indians were taken from their homes and Im sure the thought back then was, “how would they make up for what was taken from them, how would they be able to make themselves whole again?”
Even then some tribe would still resist and to the sad end they were crushed. One Indian tribe that did not going willingly was the Cherokee. In 1838-39, when the Army came to force them out, they could no longer resist. The Cherokee had to give up their land and were forced to move to Oklahoma. The Cherokee people called this journey the "Trail of Tears," because of its devastating effects.
One of the biggest problems was undoubtedly the fact that almost everybody did not have respect for property rights. Native American’s never showed hostility until the newcomers threatened their home and life. The United States government promised the Indians that they could live peacefully on their new land. However that did not work out, as land treaties were broken because of precious ore that ruined many a life being discovered on their property. While some did try to live in peace with those here centuries before, numerous others were set on larceny the Natives homeland.
During the interaction between the settlers and the First Nations, there were some arguments that involved some First Nations to be killed by the settlers. Centuries later, when most of the land that the First Nations had lived were taken away from them, the descendants of the settlers have promised them to give back the appropriate amount of land they deserved. In the end, it did not happen. The First Nations were angry so they started to protest, but it ended up with bloodshed of the First Nations. The hardships that the First Nations face from hundreds of years ago, they still face it today.
The American Indian Wars killed most of the remaining Indian population in America simply because we wanted their territory, only 0.6 % of the United States population is Indian not exactly leaving much room to leave a legacy or impact on the modern day. Conflict also made its way in through the presidents of the era, which included Benjamin Harrison, Grover Cleveland and James Garfield. Most people disliked these Presidents, in fact, most of them were impeached, assassinated, or had their ideas slowly taken down one by one as people did not want their ideas to carry on to future generations earning them the title of the “forgettable presidents.” Rumors also carried that there were holes in the election process, caused by false votes, although we still have issues like this today most of them have been fixed making sure that this history doesn’t repeat