Native American Cruelty

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For many years Native American removal has caused a lot of pain and suffering for many Indians in America. How we have treated Native Americans in the past is an embarrassment to our history. Removing Native Americans from their land when we first settled here was wrong because we caused them a lot of hardships, took something from them that wasn’t ours to take, and in the end we all the pain and suffering we caused them was really for nothing. People still believe today that taking away their land was the right thing to do because they think that we were technically the first people to settle here so it was rightfully ours to take. How people thought about the Native Americans when we first settled just shows you how ignorant we were and explains a lot of why we did what we did to African American slaves as well.

Native American cruelty dates back all the way to when America was first discovered. The Spanish were the first to arrive here in the United States when Columbus accidently landed here while searching for a route to Asia. He thought that he had actually discovered the Indies and died believing that he had. It wasn’t until after his death that the Spanish discovered that this wasn’t so and renamed it the New World. Soon after, the Spanish and English began to bring people over and start to settle here. They first had to deal with the Native Americans. Even all the way back then Native Americans were treated poorly. The Spanish and English called them savages and made them leave the lands where they were settled so that they could take their land for their own and begin to build their empires. Over the next couple of years the English began to treat the Native Americans a lot worse. They began to kill many of the Indi...

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...ant. We caused them pain and suffering for nothing because even though it took a long time we finally realized the error of our ways and gave much needed freedom back to the Native Americans.

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. Hopefully in the years to come people will soon begin to understand why treating the Native Americans so bad were wrong.

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