Yes, the droughts and famines had a big effect on the situation, but these catalysts just furthered the animosity the indians had towards the white. If you look at the small uprising that occurred 1640s, 1660s, and the “crack down” in the 1670s, they were all focused on punishment for practices there old religious customs. Anywhere you look in the world, its trials and tribulations are rooted from cultural differences and religious values. To escape religious persecution and taxation from a king was the reason the USA started. Many examples through time will show us that problems will be caused when one culture feels superior in culture, government and the most important, religion.
Native Americans experienced so much change because of the Treaty of Paris. They lost their land, their dependency was cut off (who they was receiving goods and gifts from), being subject to multiple laws of society (including proclamations and treaties) and tribes turning against each other. Also they struggle keeping their land from the Europeans but even immigrants as well. The Chief of a tribes would lead Indians to fight and rebel for their freedom. The motives of the tribes and the Europeans were all different.
The Trail of Broken Tears and the siege of Wounded Knee showed the rest of the nation that AIM and other Native Americans were willing to go to drastic measures to end their oppression. They wanted what was rightfully theirs and were tired of living the way they were forced to on the reservations. Although even today there is a long way to go, leaders like Leonard Crow Dog helped to unite American Indians into one movement that got the United States to recognize their desire for sovereignty.
The proclamation also listed what needs to be done. They requested for modern health facilities, fresh water, and industrialization in the reservation. These were the causes for their high unemployment rate, lack of health, and education. For example, th... ... middle of paper ... ...ot satisfied with the government’s policies that put them away from their country’s system. The struggle for equal opportunity of Native Americans has long way to go to make them part of the “new land” which is old enough to them.
Without changing the old traditions, the culture won’t be able to survive in this new world they... ... middle of paper ... ...acters of mixed heritage opened Tayo’s eyes to reveal to him the knowledge of both worlds, a vantage point that people without mixed heritage had a difficult time comprehending. Change is threatening to the Native American people; the emergence of white society has shifted their world and brought ruin. They try to preserve their culture by rejecting white society but have instead made themselves stationary and unable to grow. Tayo’s hybridity, although rejected by many, revives the old traditions of storytelling and ceremonies. The identity of the Native American people is different now that it has meshed with white society.
For example, one form of direct policy that the whites used to rob Indians of their lands was by signing treaties. Then later the whites broke these treaties and forced Indian off their lands by the Removal policy and claimed the lands as their property (Lowy: Lecture 11/96). There were many indirect methods that white used to rob Indians' lands. They use bribery, threats, and among countless other things to trick Indians into giving up their lands. They were often tricked into signing the land cession treaties that they did not understand the negotiation and the language (Lowy: Lecture 11/6).
Taking away the Indians land for good and making them move to reservations was wrong in so many ways. Letting them live with us only if they adopted our ways and religion was just one of the many wrong things that we did to the Native Americans. Today we criticize other countries that do the same thing that we did many years ago to the Native Americans. Most people have learned from the mistakes of the past but a majority of them have not. Racism against Native Americans has cost them their lives and culture which is an embarrassment in our history.
Because of the the impact of colonial settlers on the Pequots, the tension between the English and their need to control, the events that took place throughout the years that the war had occurred, and the the treaty, which ended the war, The Pequot War happened over a course of 7 years. “The Pequot war was the culmination of numerous conflicts between the colonists and the Indians” (Bitting). There were conflicts over property, livestock damaging Indian crops, hunting, the selling of alcohol to Indians, and dishonest traders (McBride). The Colonists also believed that they had a God given right to settle the New World. “They saw the Indian as savages who needed to be converted to their way of God” (Bitting).
American Indian Movement: Activism and Repression Native Americans have felt distress from societal and governmental interactions for hundreds of years. American Indian protests against these pressures date back to the colonial period. Broken treaties, removal policies, acculturation, and assimilation have scarred the indigenous societies of the United States. These policies and the continued oppression of the native communities produced an atmosphere of heightened tension. Governmental pressure for assimilation and their apparent aim to destroy cultures, communities, and identities through policies gave the native people a reason to fight.
Popular culture has shaped our understanding and perception of Native American culture. From Disney to literature has given the picture of the “blood thirsty savage” of the beginning colonialism in the new world to the “Noble Savage,” a trait painted by non-native the West (Landsman and Lewis 184) and this has influenced many non native perceptions. What many outsiders do not see is the struggle Native American have on day to day bases. Each generation of Native American is on a struggle to keep their traditions alive, but to function in school and ultimately graduate. The long history between Native American and Europeans are a strained and bloody one.