Tecumseh was a very significant Native American who gave his life for what he believed. He knew that the Americans were a tremendous threat to all Indian tribes, and realized that the Indians would be destroyed one by one if not united. Tecumseh created a confederation of thirty-two tribes in hopes that the Americans would recognize their borders and thus put a halt to westward expansion. His confederation may have succeeded if it were not for the mistakes made by his brother, Laulewasika, the Americans violent actions towards the Indian tribes, and the unwillingness of the different tribes to cooperate. Tecumseh was born in March of 1768.
Even with that protection of the land Americans will sneak in to find gold, which caused for the Indians to be displaced again. It made the Cheyenne and Arapaho move from the land that was once promised to them. Thus to find steady to the invasion, the government passed the "concentration" policy which stated that the Natives are to be paid to stay in general areas of land away from the major transportation routes. This policy didn't work as well as the government had thought so they implemented the "reservation" policy. The "reservation" policy was made so they could remove Native Americans from direct contact with the white migrants who were pressuring the governments for each territory that will ultimately destroy the Indians culture.
In 1830 a landmark statut... ... middle of paper ... ... as the beginning of removal. Very quickly it became obvious that the Cherokee and other Indians were not welcome anymore, and if they fought they would be killed. The country they had been battling with began winning the war, and there was little to do but leave their cherished land. It was now an obvious sign to these people that they were going to be forcefully relocated to new lands, and the treaty that had been signed gave our government full power to do so without any questions. Congress, President Jackson, and the people coexisting with the Indians began showing their true colors, their true thoughts, and their true feelings.
The Army decids to settle the quarrel with a rigged horse race that sent the Navahos to the Bosque Ronodo reservation. After a struggle, ... ... middle of paper ... ... Americans fought for power and out of greed. It is appalling how falsely the Indians were depicted during this time period when Americans were the savages. The method that Brown uses when writing this book grabs the reader’s attention and accomplishes his goal of provoking compassion for the plight of the Indians. By telling the personal accounts of various tribes effected by the deception and cruelty of the Americans leading up to a historically horrendous massacre, he build suspense and a sympathy for the Indians.
It was the militaries assumption that the Indians would flee to the reservations and the few Indians who were encountered would be dealt with swiftly by a superior force. ... ... middle of paper ... ...“hostiles” from various tribes surrendered and the Black Hill’s were taken by the U.S. government with no compensation to any tribes. Indians would be forced on reservations once able to provide for themselves, now they were dependent on the government. Long term effects were a hatred of the Indians that was fueled by the government. Key to the victory by Sitting Bull and Crazy Horse was brought about by a failure of the military.
The reason for this happening was due to the fact that the Indians lost to the French in the French and Indian war which was also known as the brutal Seven Years’ War from 1754-1763. As a result, The U.S. took advantage of the situation and insisted on acquiring the land of the Indians in the West through three different policies (Chris ... ... middle of paper ... ...en to the status of the Native Americans in the U.S. and they should not be looked down because they are different but respected for their desire to continue living the life they grew up in. Bibliography Boxer, Andrew. "Native Americans and the Federal Government | History Today." History Today | The World's Best History Writing.
Though the Indians were initially victorious, they were defeated the following year by British regulars and colonial militia. In the Ohio country, the Ottawas, Chippewas, and Potawatomis reacted angrily when Great Britain raised the price of trade goods and ended gift-giving traditional practices. Indians settler moved into the Monongahela and Susquehanna Valleys quickly. A shaman named Neolin urged Indians to oppose British entrance. Neolin, was a native leader who was very influential.
This act allowed the president exchange Indian lands for land west of the Mississippi River. This act was unfair to the Cherokee nation and the Indian people because they had no say in the passing of this act. Supporters of the removal act said that it would allow for Americans and immigrants to... ... middle of paper ... ...reserve community structures such as clan and kin relationships (nationalhumanitiescenter.org). The removal of the Cherokee Indians from their lands in the southeast is the largest Indian relocation in American history (Sides 362). It was unjust for the Americans to seize Indian land in order to make room for more Americans and immigrants.
Andrew Jackson and the Indian Removal The generalization that, “The decision of the Jackson administration to remove the Cherokee Indians to lands west of the Mississippi River in the 1830s was more a reformulation of the national policy that had been in effect since the 1790s than a change in that policy,” is valid. Ever since the American people arrived at the New World they have continually driven the Native Americans out of their native lands. Many people wanted to contribute to this removal of the Cherokees and their society. Knox proposed a “civilization” of the Indians. President Monroe continued Knox’s plan by developing ways to rid of the Indians, claiming it would be beneficial to all.
In 1757, the British troops at Fort William Henry on Lake George surrendered to the French. This victory was short lived as most of the French's Indian allies attacked the surrendered fort because they felt betrayed by the terms of surrender. The native peoples unleashed a slaughter, which included scalps and captives (Calloway, 2012, p. 174). The Indians were severing ties with the French and the British war effort was increasing with vigor. The Native Americans began to side with the British not knowing what this would bring, which was more freedom and land stripped away from them.