As a young kid, I grew up knowing about my ancestry on my dad’s side of the family. I had always known that I had some family that was Native American. But as I grew up, I would tell my friends about the Tribe I am apart of, but hardly anybody believe me because I didn’t look like a Native American. Later, when I was older, people would ask if I lived in a Teepee or on a reservation. I always felt that it was fair to make assumptions like this or to not believe me when I said I was Native American even though I don’t look it.
Archaeologists destroy the sites they excavate. This has been one of the major criticisms that has been lobbed at archaeologists for years. When archaeologists excavate a site, the common practice of digging and removing artifacts is sometimes frowned upon by the communities in the surrounding area. In the 1800’s people’s views of indigenous communities where reprehensible to say the lest “American Indians were held to be inferior to civilized men in order to rationalize the seizure of Indian lands, and that eventually, racial myths grew to supplant any other myths about Indians as a justification for waging war on Indians and violating their treaties.” (Watkins 2000: 6) This trend continued into the 1900’s, but the degradation that indigenous and to some extant non-indigenous communities have experienced is still present to this day, but it is not as prevalent as it was in the past. The things that were decimated where Indigenous graves, sacred places, and cultural materials. The practice of looting grave goods has been a problem since Europeans first came to the Americas “The looting of the Native American past began with the very earliest European presence in North America, starting earlier than many would think.”
The American territory was sprawling across the Mississippi River and into new Native American territory. The Great Plains and far West were occupied by both Indians and Hispanics whose custom and way of live were distinct in language religion and kinship and governance. The white settlers and hunters were a threat to the resources in which they used for survival.
In the year of 1827 the Cherokee Indians declared themselves a nation by drafting a constitution. “The discovery of gold was made just after the creation and passage of the original Cherokee Constitution” (“A Brief History of the Trail of Tears 1”). Aware that the native Indian land was in danger of being encroached upon by new settlers, the Indians went to the government to create an arrangement to protect their lands. “The Cherokees signed treaties ceding portions of their land to the United States” (Bjornlund 8).
I'm Nancy ward I am an Indian from the Cherokee nation. I'm considered a beloved women by the Cherokee nation. I talk about peace to the nation and set orders with the chief of the Cherokee nation. I was born in the year 1738. My mother’s name is Tame doe I don't know who my father is. I was married twice my first husband was kingfisher. We had 3 children. After my husbands death I got married again to my cousin. My cousin and I had 2 girls. I was called wild rose by my mother. They had given me the name of ghigau because of my bravery. The battle of taliwa (1755) my husband Kingfisher died in this battle. I took my husband’s rifle and rallied the warriors to victory.(Ball ground, Georgia 1755) I Became a member of the tribal council of chief
In the 1830 there was an act that pass it’s called the Indian Removal it made the indians tribes move from their land. According to the text the cherokee leader sign the treaty of etocha to agree to move the cherokee but 90% percent of the cherokee didn’t want to leave. What should the best way for the cherokee to decide? We should remove the cherokee from their land so nobody gets hurt or kill. Another reason, some of their chief already sign the Treaty of Etocha agreeing them to move. Last reason cherokee killed a lot of people back then so they really don’t deserve it.
This essay will talk about the causes and consequences of government relocation and reservation policies of the Cherokee tribe, this essay, discuss about 3 sources that shows the evidence of the government relocation and reservation. The 3 sources are The Trial Of Tears, The Removal Act and The Holston (1719) Treaty.
By the year 1838, there were only a small amount of Cherokees that left their homeland in Georgia for Indian Territory. The current President, Martin Van Buren directed General Winfield Scott and a large amount of soldiers to start the process of removing the Indians forcefully. Scott and his militia forcefully made the Cherokee Indians go into stockades at a place called Bayonet Point while their homes were robbed for their belongings. Then, they made the Cherokee walk more than a distance of 1,200 miles into the Indian Territory. During the trip plenty of problems happened. They encountered sicknesses such as dysentery typhus, and Whooping cough. Along with starvation becoming a widespread problem along the way. As a result, a large amount
Though obvious to the name, the American Indian Tribes had much to do with the growth of what we now know of as the US. Long ago when the english settlers came over with Columbus, on the Nina, the Pinta, and the Santa Maria, they had found that there were people living there, were very different from “the white man”. But the American Indians have been located throughout the states from the very beginning and are still thriving, in some cases. One of the more commonly known, American Indian Tribes is the Cherokee tribe.(WKU Meteorology; Dr. Greg Goodrich)
When settlers first came in from Europe, there was no conflict. The Cherokee allowed interactions with the new inhabitants through simple trading, deerskin for household goods. Their tools, like guns, opened up life with better efficiency for hunting than bows and arrows. This trading built the base for their trust and respect for one another. The Cherokee began assisting the Whites with their transition to the new lands, consistently providing resources that were valuable to their own people. For a while, the Cherokee and Americans had a strong alliance, giving recognition to each other’s culture. However, the Caucasians gradually began to take advantage of the hospitality they generously shared. Eventually, the abundant amount of agreements
The Navajo Indians have influenced the history and culture in Arizona in the 21st century. Through the past and present the Navajo Indians have been around dated back to centuries before Christopher Columbus landed in America. The Navajo were established in the Four Corners. The rich culture that the Navajo have been creating is still current today and influenced our states’ beauty.
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