Some wanted to fight to keep the land that their family has lived on forever. Others thought it was more pragmatic to leave in exchange for money and other things they would need, but congress approved the treaty anyway When the summer of 1838
The Indians were ridiculed and manipulated because of many different bills passed in the 1800’s and their land was decreasing in size and amount of food sources and land. The effects of the Indian Removal Act, Westward expansion, and the Dawes Act on the Native Americans in the 1800’s were abundant.
From the native Americans the American revolution was a total disaster. Before the war patriots worked hard to try and ensure Indians interest, for Indians that could help the military. It was known to most the natives, that independent America had a greater treat to them and what they did then the British. Native land holdings had already been reduced, and an American win would harm what they had and what they owned previously. Treaties created between the British and individual tribes offered Indians some protection against illegally settlers, but if the Americans won and were left with nothing, natives would be left to defend their homelands without any benefit just doing it because they have to. it is important to remember the impact of
It divided the Indian tribes tremendously, which made it easier for the whites to control and this allowed the government to take over the new land for themselves stealing it from the Natives. With this policy, Indians were restricted to where they could live and hunt. In some cases, their traditional hunting grounds were “off-limits” to them, which forced them either not to listen and hunt where they usually had (ended badly due to it being a policy), or having to find food/necessities in the land they were provided/given to them. This scenario was constantly repeated until it became impossible for Native people to live as they always had. It “was a system composed of several treaties set upon the Native Americans in an attempt to bring order and peace between them and the people of the United States, and it ended with the many
The fascination with Native Americans has been a constant with outsiders since explorers first “discovered” the New World. The biggest surge in this fascination came in the mid-19th century when the Indian Wars were starting to come to an end and the belief that Native Americans were disappearing, walking into the sunset never to be seen again. This led to an increase in the collecting of anything Native American, from artifacts to stories to portraits. The inevitable outcome of this was that Native Americans, who were never considered very highly to begin with, where now moved into a category of scientific interest to be study. This scientific interest in Native Americans is what many museums and other institutions based their collections and exhibits on and is one of the issues that many Native Americans have with how both their people and their culture were, and to some extent still are, represented in these places.
Beginning in the Sixteenth Century, Europeans sought to escape religious and class persecution by engaging on a journey to the New World. However, they were unaware that this “New World” was already inhabited by many groups of Native Americans, who had been established on the continent for thousands of years.
After the Trail of Tears, reuniting the split factions of the Eastern Cherokee became one of the most important aims of the tribe. John Ross and Sequyoah, two principal chiefs of the split Eastern tribe, came together and reunited. They then worked together to try and rebuild their society in Oklahoma Territory. When the Civil War broke out, many Cherokee sided with the Confederacy because they identified as southerners and some owned slaves. There was a small pro-Union faction, which furthur split the community, so most of the post-Trail or Tears goals could be summed up as trying to rebuild tribal
This act served to encourage the citizens of the United States to pursue the course of westward expansion and permanently settle the land on the other side of the Mississippi River basin, the land that was “acquired” by the government from the Native Americans. In accepting the government's offer to make way into the western frontier, each man would receive 160 acres of “public land” to farm and eventually make profitable in the long run. This newly accessible “public land” was the result of the Indian Removal Act and caused the development of new problem for the United States government. After eradicating the Natives,the government came to the realization that their success was limited due to the mass population of Indians that were now without some sort of residence and facing certain starvation from the lack of buffalo. In order to “keep the promises” that were made to the Natives, the government devised the Reservation System which would allow them to facilitate the needs of the Indians without posing a threat to any of the settlers. These reservations are still in use today, although they do not serve the same purpose as they once did and are now scared places that many house the remaining culture and traditions of several
Andrew Jackson When Andrew Jackson was leading the native Americans to their new home. The native Americans didn’t want to move to their new home because they had memories left behind and because they have been living there for a long time that they didn’t want to leave there scorcher behind. When Andrew Jackson was helping them move he was doing it for good not bad. If the natives Americans didn’t leave the would have to obey the laws and they don’t want that.
Throughout the 1830s the U.S government decided that they were going to remove the Indians from the Southeast by creating a treaty or by forcing them out. Not only was the government kicking out the Cherokee from Georgia but as well as the Choctaw south of Alabama, Chickasaw north of them, and the Creek Indians in central Georgia and Alabama. Major Ridge, his son John Ridge, and Elias Boudinot all leaders of the Treaty Party of the Cherokee nation; told the Indians to listen to the government and move west and rebuild their nation. John Ross and other Indians who thought otherwise decided to stay in Georgia at all costs.
The forceful removal and exodus of thousands of Native Americans from their lands east of the Mississippi River during the 1830s is often called the Trail of Tears. This removal of Native Americans from their lands was a result of the Indian Removal Act of 1830, which was signed by then-President Andrew Jackson one year into his presidency and which President Martin Van Buren ensured was carried out.
Seven Years ' War in North America Anglelyn Washington University of Texas at Arlington U.S. History 1311 Professor Nathaniel Goodwin 14 November 2014 Seven Years ' War in North America: The Role of the Native American Indians Native American Indians played a larger role in the Seven Years ' War than they tend to be credited in many history books. While it cannot be denied that the Native Americans certainly were used as “pawns” of the European soldiers, this essential group was also motivated on its own to fight. However, there is little doubt that the Native Americans would not have had involvement in the Seven Years ' War without the nudging of leaders such as Jeffrey Amherst on the British side. ² While many – if not most – of the European soldiers did not consider the Native American Indians to be valuable as people, they still contributed lasting culture changes to the English colonists in America, their own battle strategies and trade to the French as well as a new perspective on war and life in general during the Seven Years ' War, which proved to be invaluable.
• I did not know that Indian American tribes today have a special status, but after I read the chapter, reservation on page, 86-89 I know that they have a special status.
Long ago on the great plains, the buffalo roamed and the Native Americans lived amongst each other. They were able to move freely across the lands until the white men came and concentrated them into certain areas. Today there are more than five-hundred different tribes with different beliefs and history. Native Americans still face problems about the horrific history they went through and today 's discrimination. The removal of American Indian tribes is one of the most tragic events in American history. There are many treaties that have been signed by American representatives and people of Indian tribes that guaranteed peace and the values of the Indian territories. The treaties were to assure that fur trade would continue without interruption. The American people wanting Indian land has led to violent conflict between the two. Succeeding treaties usually forced the tribes to give up their land to the United States government. There were laws made for Native American Displacement that didn’t benefit the Native Americans, these laws still have long lasting effects on them today, and there was a huge number of Native Americans killed for many reasons.
Secondly, some political consequences of the I.R.A are: Natives were resisting (obviously some would). One group who tried to fight for their rights was the American Indian Movement. An example of AIM followers biting back was the occupation of Wounded Knee in 1973; AIM invaded (after many other attempts to