Natives attempted to strain from the white’s ideology of living, they continued to attempt with the idea of making acts with the government to protect their land however they never seemed successfully. As their land later became white’s new territory, Indians were “forced to accept an ‘agreement’” by complying to change their approach on life style.2 Oklahoma was one of last places Natives had still identity of their own, it wasn’t shortly after that they were taken over and “broken by whites”, the union at the time didn’t see the destruction of Indian tribes as a “product of broken promises but as a triumph for American civilization”.3 The anger and disrespect that Native tribes felt has yet been forgotten, white supremacy was growing during the time of their invasion and the governments corruption only aid their ego doing absolutely nothing for the Indians.
The Indians also had a hard time excepting the invasions on new territories, which led to many wars. This resulted in a large decrease of the Indian population, so some Indians turned to Cristianity and other European traditions. On the otherhand, many Indians insisted that European beliefs should exist only amongst themselves. They had no business trying to introduce a new religion when the Indian's traditions have been practiced for years. The Indians during this time were forced to accept the Europeans establishing new territories, even if they did not belong to them.
The colonists who first arrived in America came to this land because they saw an opportunity to regenerate their religion and to live according to it without subjugation. The immense size of the land sugge... ... middle of paper ... ...ard expansion, a person finds information about the essence of American culture. Though the English colonists came to America expecting to renew their lives through the Puritan faith, they instead found their faith and, indeed, their very society in danger from the heathen Indian presence in the surrounding wilderness. But while the Indians threatened the core of the colonials’ lives, the presence of the colonists and their westerly expansion threatened the lives and land that the Indians had held for many years. American history thus began in violence that has no single source, but rather is derived from the Puritans and Indians both fighting for and protecting their mutual interests and desires.
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.
These were Communal-ism, Feminism, and Abolitionism, all leading us up directly to the Civil War Without the dissent caused by these new movements, it is quite possible that the Civil War would have not broken out until much later. The first Ism, is Communal-ism, or systems of practically self-governing local communities. There were hundreds of these little Utopian societies infested by moral reform. A Patriots History shows “The most successful of the communes were rooted in religious fundamentalism. Like Hopedale communalist Adin Ballou, religious Utopians believed man was ruled by the “Law of God”, written on his heart, without the aid of external bonds.” Communalism required moral reform in order to succeed.
This would prove to be a very good way to. Every community of 50 families had a teacher and every community of 100 families had a school. The Puritans emphasis on religious education supports the fact that they had moralistic plans for the New World. The Jamestown colonists, however, were not as concerned with education. Although the Puritans came to the New World for religious freedom, they did not accept people whose religious beliefs differed from those of the Puritans in the community.
However, this event was inherently evil as it was purely based on greed, racism, and the unspoken purpose of prolonging southern society; it was also unconstitutional in multiple aspects. In the vast collection of Indian tribes that the United States would encounter in its gradual expansion, the Cherokee would be considered to be one of the most “civilized” in that they mostly adopted western culture and practices that white settlers had introduced to them. “Many Indians sent their children to schools operated by white missionaries, and some had embraced the Christian religion. Cherokees had devised their own written language and published a newspaper in English and Cherokee.” (Watson 106). All this change was encouraged by white settlers who hoped that the rapid development would allow for the gradual opening up of Indian lands for purchase.
Christopher Columbus not knowing it started hatred between two cultures. Instead of trying to figure out away both of these cultures could live in harmony, Columbus and his team started dictating the Natives, taking their land and
More than three hundred years later, after America had become a country, the natives were still being discriminated against. When Jackson became president, he signed the Indian Removal act of 1830 which made forced indians east of the Appalachian mountains, where they would not disrupt any of the white men (Cherokee nation). Jackson was only procrastinating when he pushed the indians further west, they were to be dealt with a different time. A time when Jackson did not have to handle them. President Ulysses S. Grant created the first Indian reservation to make peace between the nativ... ... middle of paper ...
More and more people started to move out west due to cheap land and entrepreneur opportunities, even though those territories were already populated by the Native Americans. There were countless confrontations between these two cultures, that either showed how they coexisted and fought each other. The constant fight probably caused the Native Americans to be close to extinction, because they fought for their right to stay on their land and not learn the culture of the