Andrew Jackson was known as the sharp knife among the Native Americans for his brutality toward Indians. He wanted to aggressively remove the Indians from the land that were on. He passed an act that allowed him to trade land that the natives were on for land far off past the Mississippi River. Many tribes disagreed and one Cherokee tribe challenged the state of Georgia to their rights to the land and won in the Supreme Court. Although they ruled that the Cherokee people had a right to their land, the state of Georgia and Jackson blatantly ignored the ruling.
The aboriginals were seen as savage and uncivilized and had to be destroyed to create the image that Canada wanted to portray for itself. This inequality still exists today, and when discussing this we must not forget the “long-standing history of colonial domination and cultural oppression that aboriginal people have faced” (Tepperman et al.2004:188). Overall there were many social implications associated with residential schools including issues with identity, socialization, and inequality, sadly these effects are still seen in today’s society. Residential schools have created a never fading scar on Canada’s history.
Considering how committed to the land the Native Americans were, this injustice must have been especially bitter. Other manifestations seen among White- Black racism include segregation and slavery, neither of which is seen among the Indians. Instead, Americans tried repeated formal attempts to assimilate the Native Americans including the Allotment Act, Indian Reorganization Act, Employment Assistance Program, Termination Act, missionaries and the BIA reservation schools (Schaefer,171). Racism was evident in the policies enacted forcing Native American children to attend residential schools. American’s theorized they could separate them from their parents and “kill the Indian… to save the man” (Johansen).
Assignment 02: Fiction, Literary Criticism and Drama: (a) The Catcher in the Rye (J.D.Salinger) Question asked: The title of the novel is taken from a poem by Robert Burns. Read this passage carefully and write an essay in which you explain how this poem sums up Holden’s deepest desire, and how this theme is developed in the novel. Write between two and three pages. Introduction: Holden Caulfield a 17 year old teenager is the narrator of the book “The Catcher in the Rye” J.D Salinger illustrates in his book “The Catcher in the Rye” of a teenager's dramatic struggle against death and growing up. Holden Caulfield’s sister Phoebe is 9 years old; he has big respect for his younger siblings.
Also, her name Marilyn is symbolic for the great sex icon Marilyn Monrogue, suggesting she sees her mother as a sex icon. The poem stealing is on the subject of theft but also has a sexual element. In the first stanza, "midnight", and "moon" have romantic connotations, and so does "mate" which also has sexual connotations. Theft is also a disturbing theme as most of us regard theft as being immoral, meaning she doesn't care about right or wrong. This theory is also proved when the poet writes, "Part of the thrill was that knowing children would cry in the morning".
According to LaRocque (1994), there is a distinct connection here between the effects of colonization and the decreased well being of Aboriginals, with the greatest impact noticed upon Aboriginal women. After colonization began there were countless detrimental changes to the indigenous way of life that took place. Neu (2000) discusses these detrimental changes in detail. The author accounts for the lost of their land and natural environment, the discouragement of their lifestyle focused on hunting and gathering, the separation of families via the residential school system, and the punishment received for the usage of traditional customs and language. In many ways the colonists disrespected the Aboriginal people by disregarding their fundamental needs and wants.
The documents have a lot of similarities: the major idea of both documents is that the Native American’s were mistreated, lied to and taken advantage of. The Native’s had their lands, way of living, beliefs, and property stripped from them. For example, Helen says that one of the Indian Affairs Superintendent stated, “so long as they are not citizens of the United States, their rights of property must remain insecure against invasion.” (Helen Jackson, pg2). Also, that the Indian Department was belie, they did little or nothing to help the natives and were basically nugatory. Another similarity is the time period.
“Cultural Genocide is the intentional destruction of the culture of another people, not necessarily including the destruction of actual lives” Canada’s first encounter with the Native Canadians was a dark and brutal period. The Native Canadians, also referred to as Indians, were stripped of their cultures and called to be ashamed for their traditional ways. Indian Residential Schools were a method used by the Canadian government to destruct the ethnicity of the Native Canadians. The crimes committed by Canada are clearly represented by the Residential Schools and the special rights that they have gained today; one can not say the aboriginals have not been a victim to Cultural Genocide, if the accusations of cultural genocide are false, why were they given special rights? The cultural genocide that the Native Canadians have endured is truly immoral; it is understandable as to why they have gotten unique rights.
They were sometimes considered barbarians because of their different lifestyle. European settled discussed in primary sources how their rituals and traditions were "horrible and abominable, and deserving punishment.” For example, Native Americans sacrifice souls to their idols as a ritual. Europeans did not think this was good behavi... ... middle of paper ... ...wn ever received a like sentence. The court made these rulings simply because of the color of their skins, which to them reduced African-Americans to a status lower than any white person. It is evident that the Native Americans were unfairly removed from their homeland because the Europeans settlers saw them as savages not worthy to live among them.
The incorporation of religions, customs and communal lives has caused a great deal of alienation among Indians from their own people. The changed attitudes can no longer be accepted as part of the ancestral cultures and thus, have to be set ahead into the White's world, leading into "A Different World", leaving behind "The Earthboy Place". Works Cited McNickle, D'Arcy. "A Different World." Native American Literature: A Brief Introduction and Anthology.