These reservations took away their pride, freedom, and way of life. Native Americans in reservations today are still plagued by lack of food and shelter, health and economic issues, forced education systems, alcoholism, and unemployment. They are stuck between the past and present, and trying to hold on to their heritage, which was taken from them by settlers. The Native Americans’ way of life was toppled by European settlers and explorers, beginning in 1524 when Giovanni da Verrazano met native peoples on the East Coast (DiNome, “American Indians Part III: Indian tribes from European contact to the era of removal”). Sir Walter Raleigh, who led an expedition in 1584 along with Philip Amadas and Arthur Barlowe, continued the peaceful relationship with the natives that Giovanni had started.
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The Choctaw Tribe The Choctaw Indians were an important tribe, and the largest of the Muskogean tribes. The Choctaws have two stories about their origins in their traditional homeland in central Mississippi. One is that their ancestors came from west of the Mississippi River and settled in what is now the homeland. The other is that the tribe is descended from ancestors who were formed by a spirit from the damp earth of Nanih Waiyah, a large mound in northeastern Mississippi. Either way, the Choctaws resided in places, holding most of Southern Alabama and Mississippi with adjoining parts of Louisiana.
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The Osage got this name because initially their territory ranged from between the Arkansas River to the Mississippi River and then up along both sides of the Ohio River up into Pennsylvania. Travelling was very common in this tribe and they covered land all over the eastern United States. Prior to the European settlers the Osages’ active region included southeast Colorado to north Texas through most of Kansas and Missouri into southern Michigan, Indiana and Ohio; as well as the northern border of Kentucky and West Virginia and lastly south... ... middle of paper ... ...icon, 2013. Credo Reference. Web.