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The Treatment of Native Americans on Reservations Ever since white men came to the New World, they were never at peace with the native peoples. One of the first white men to come to North America was Sir Walter Raleigh, who took the Indians he met as slaves as early as 1584. In the years that followed, settlers forced the Native Americans further and further west. By the year 1850, there had been many attempts at peaceful negotiations and uprisings on both sides, but the government eventually decided that reservations were the only way to contain the Indians and have peace. These reservations took away their pride, freedom, and way of life.
Native American and settler have always been fighting over land, and the movie clip, Pocahontas explains it in a different way. They were fighting because the Native Americans captured John Smith from the settlers. This fight was stopped because Pocahontas jumped in front of the potential murder of John Smith. She did this because she loved him and also she did not want anyone to fight, she told her father about what he caused by capturing him from the settlers. Mike Gabriel inaccurately portrayed the conflict between the settlers and the Native Americans because they never fought and it was stopped by love between a Pocahontas, a Native American and John Smith, a European, Europeans and Native Americans never liked each other.
Then in 1830 the congress passed A Indian removal act that directed the Executive branch to make an agreement for Indian lands. The court’s decision was refused by President Jackson plus the legal technicalities, so the Cherokees seemed to... ... middle of paper ... ...ans. Then there was the forming of the general policy. Plus there was the states right issue and the disagreement with Georgia and the federal government. Which then there was the Indians being forced by the American West to plains and valleys of American into reservations.
Throughout history there has been conflict not only among the different tribes but also there was plenty of fighting against the white men. Much of the fighting between the Native Americans and the white men was due to misunderstandings, mistrust, and miscommunication. Many thousands of years ago “the nomadic ancestors of modern Native Americans who hiked over a “land bridge” from Asia to what is now Alaska” (History.com). Once they reached Alaska they slowly spread out across the continent of North America. They spread out and separated into different tribes who all have many of the same core ideas but the main thing that separates them is their location in the country.
This treaty made Choctaws in Mississippi ceded land east of the river. The U.S. government would give money in exchange for land in the east of the river for land in the west. The Choctaw chief quoted to Arkansas Gazette that in 1831 Choctaw Removal was a Trail of Tears and downfalls. The treaty signed in 1835 was known as the Treaty of Echota, which resulted in the removal of the Cherokees on “The Trail of Tears.” The Seminoles decided not to leave also as the other tribes left peacefully. The Seminoles resisted leaving their homeland.
From the end of the American Revolution to 1865, Native Americans would continue to be forced off their lands and be forced to give up their old ways of life and assimilate to American culture. After the American Revolution, rules had to be established for the settlement of the national domain. This domain included the western boundaries of the current states and stretched to the Mississippi River. This region was inhabited by some 100,000 Indians. In the aftermath of the Revolution, Congress decided that, by aiding the British during the war, the Indians had “forfeited the right to their lands.” In addition, “little distinction was made among the tribes that had sided with the enemy, those that had aided the patriots, and those in the interior that had played no part in the war at all.” At peace conferences at Fort Stanwix, Americans demanded and were granted Indian land north of the Ohio River.
American Society classified them as savages solely on their differences in morals, religion, appearance and overall culture. First, the American government made reservations to separate American settlers and Native Americans in an effort to acquire more land from the Indians and hopefully try to stop conflict. Unfortunately for the Native Americans by the late 1800’s settlers were