There are countless similarities as well as differences between chapter 12 of “Creating America: A History of the United States” by McDougal Littell and the movie “Avatar”. Among the topics of “Avatar” and chapter 12 that share similarities and differences is why the whites wanted the Native American’s land, and why the humans wanted the land of the Na’vi people. Also, how the Natives tried to adjust. Furthermore, how the natives resisted. These are just a few examples of many that show both how different and at the same time how similar “Avatar” is to chapter 12.
In 1830, Congress passed the Indian Removal Act which stated that the government must negotiate treaties with the Native Americans, that would require them to relocate west. At…show more content… Likewise, when the Na’vi refused to leave and instead wanted to fight, the humans forced them to. They did this by setting Hometree on fire and using deadly gas to force them out. Like the Cherokees, an immense number of their people were killed trying to escape.
There was of course a reason why the whites wanted to take the land from the Native Americans and why the humans wanted to take the land from the Na’vi. Gold, which is of course very valuable, was discovered on Cherokee land in 1828. Now, not only did the settlers want this land, but the miners did as well. This caused a greater demand for the Cherokee’s land than ever before. It is similar in the movie “Avatar”. The humans are relentless, and will stop at nothing to take the land from the Na’vi people. They want the land for mining a very profitable mineral, that can be worth up to $40 million per kilogram, called Unobtanium.
Both the Native Americans and the Na’vi made an effort in adjusting to the whites and the humans, but in different ways. Many Native Americans tried very hard to adapt to the aspects of white culture. They succeeded so much in doing so that the whites began calling the Choctaw, Creek, Chickasaw, Seminole, and Cherokee the Five Civilized Tribes. The Cherokee accomplished becoming, as the whites called it: “civilized, more so than any other Southern tribe. They acquired a new way of dressing, and even an 86 character writing system constructed by an incredibly intelligent Cherokee named