However, modern accounts argue that the battle actuall... ... middle of paper ... ...making and leadership. The Indian confederacy was no longer a unified front. However, in its stead were displaced, vengeful, and competent Indian warriors without the discipline of Tecumseh or the Prophet to keep them in check and stay their desires for vengeance. Works Cited Davis, Paul K. 100 decisive battles: from ancient times to the present. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1999.
The white man, since his arrival in America, has always had extreme amounts of tension with Native Americans, often enacting laws in order to do what would make white society happy. As the United States government took away more and more of what Native Americans stood for, vast amounts of them turned to religion for reprieve from the pain and suffering instigated, in part, by the white man. The United States government, since its very foundation, has been hostile towards Native Americans, forcing them to comply with their needs. An early instance of Indian manipulation on the part of the United States government was the Indian Removal Act of 1830. During Andrew Jackson’s presidency, thousands of Native Americans were forced off of their land west of the Mississippi River.
U.S. History, 9/1/90 2. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Fifth Edition 1/1/93, Andrew Jackson. Columbia University Press 3. Benedict, M.L. 1978, History : A Review Of the Indians, Magazine of History 74: 48-68 4.
Bourke describes the spectacle in his Diary, May 29: The long black line of mounted men stretched for more than a mile with nothing to break th... ... middle of paper ... ...equest help and overwhelm the Indians and be able to pursue them. This, in retrospect would have avoided the Battle of the Little Big Horn. In addition, the ammunition expenditure was too great so it caused General Crook to have to withdraw. Any further engagements could have proved disastrous because his command would not be able to defend itself.11 Terry’s command was also unaware of the battle and if he had at a minimum been informed of Crooks withdraw from the campaign, and then it could have changed the tactics going into southern Montana after the Northern Plain Indians. Works Cited John S. Gray, Centennial Campaign.
Ultimately, Native Americans were the most influential power during the war, and the relations held with them not only had affect during the war, but also had influence and led to post war struggles. As the war was under the works of being officially initiated, the strengths and weaknesses of the powers were under scrutiny in deciding whether they should participate. The powers at hand had to decided whether the lands and goods that were at stake was worth the risk of going to war. The European powers, particularly England, risked the possibility of receiving more war taxes, and losing the lands they held in North America. Looking at the sides prior to the war, “the British colonies, were militarily unprepared”, which would surface as a large problem once the opposing troops reached their lands.
Causes of the War of 1812 The War of 1812 was fought between the United States and Great Britain from June 1812 to the spring of 1815 (Findling, 15). When the war began, it was being fought by the Americans to address their grievances toward the British, though toward the end, the issues eventually were unjustified and reasons manipulated. There is no single cause for the War of 1812 but instead, several related causes, such the influence of the War Hawks, the impressments as well as the Embargo and Non-Intercourse acts, and the British's possible interference with the Indian Nations, and land ownership disputes between the Natives and Americans, ultimately leading to the Battle of Tippecanoe. The War Hawks were a group of 20 Democratic Republicans from the south and west United States, who supported the war against Britain. They were united by the outrages regarding the impressment on the seas and the British Orders in Council which were crippling the American economy.
My government will correct all this. They will keep off the Indians, protect you in persons and property " (L. Bailey 2). American officials, in an attempt to halt conflict between the Indians and the new settlers, prevent expensive wars, and open up lands to white settlers, created reservations for the Indians, crowding the Indians into areas and constricting them from finding or growing food. Wi... ... middle of paper ... ...hwest might still thrive today. Bibliography Bailey, Lynn.
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The Cherokee clashed with American government and did not willfully move out of their homelands in the southeastern parts of the United States. Although the Americans had substantial reasons why they wanted the Cherokee’s territory, they had no right to kick the Indians out of their homeland. There were many events that lead up to and caused the Trail of Tears. One of the main reasons that the U.S. wanted the Cherokee’s land was to open eastern lands to European American immigrants (Bertolet). During the 1820’s, as the eastern population grew, southern states urged the federal government to remove Indians from their lands.