These murders of theput upon Indian Shoshones tribes by the army proved to be brutal as they shot the children one by one, and even raped all of the helpless women of the tribe. The story puts out reasons as to why they attacked the tribe. This include the Leade Colonel Patricks thoughts that the natives, the Shoshones Bannock village, were being blamed for the attacking of people all along the Oregon Trail and todeaths of innocent Miners. Although the Oregon Trail was now said to be safe, still many ment were being taken down, and Colonel Patrick’s wanted to do something about it. As the action pursued many American’s didn’t take notice to the Massacre, due to the fact like they didn’t lik Native American’s.
He watched as tens of thousands of white men move in and through the Indian country. This made him worry about the future of his people, something no other Cheyenne leader would even consider for years. In discussing his fears with an army officer he talks of how his people and the buffalo are disappearing. He also says that his people will become extinct unless they change and adopt the habits of white people. Yellow Wolf lived for eighteen years amongst the white man.
this depiction shows the vast spirituality of the Lakota as well as what they hold highly in their religion. It is explained how the “white Man” took over their sacred land and destro... ... middle of paper ... ...ns them, leading to drastic action. “All these long years, when the only Good Indian was a dead Indian, the bodies at Wounded Knee, the Sand Creek Massacre, the Washita, all this killing of women and children, the measles and smallpox wiping out whole tribes” (LDSV 142). the massacre of natives at the battle of wounded knee was due to the lack of understanding by the americans observing the religious practice and occupation that was underway. the peaceful religious practice was seen as a threat to the american way of life and that lead to the slaughter of hundreds of unarmed Natives.
As the settlers came into the territories, large herds of buffalo were killed, much of the time just for the sport of it. This had an adverse affect on the Indians since they relied on buffalo not only for food, but also for hides and blankets as well as to make teepees. Another factor was the pony herds; the U.S. Army frequently seized herds and a herd of upwards of one thousand was killed just so the Indians would not be able to use them. The soldiers that were on patrol in the West kept pushing the Indians, driving them away from their hunting and fishing grounds. The second point that Hagan talked about in the article were the peace treaties.
Black Elk's The Earth is All that Lasts The U.S. Military played a dramatic role in shaping the west as we know it today. The U.S. Military has mistreated the Native Americans in numerous ways in the past. Also, they have virtually eliminated nearly all the Native American Tribes in the United States. Before the arrival of the U.S. Military, Native Americans lived almost peaceful lives. In the article "The Earth is all that Lasts," Black Elk talks about what happened during General Custard's Last Stand and what it was like to be a Native American during that period of time.
They were sent to live on reservations, and most died of white diseases or starvation. By the year 1890, all Indians were on reservations. The Blackhawk war, which happened over land disputes in Wisconsin and Illinois, also led to the death and relocation of numerous Indians. This disrespect towards the Indians was typical of the time period. &nb... ... middle of paper ... ...e and a white.
Nativ... ... middle of paper ... ...r side. For example, during the French and Indian War, tribes chose to side with the British or French based on which tribe was on the opposition. Native American History is rich with rivalries and alliances.A lot of Native American die because of the European settlers. Many Native Americans died because they had no immunity to the settler’s smallpox. Native American has a very huge history.
Black Elk Speaks tells of the Indians struggles during the middle '80s of the 19th century. The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven tells the modern day struggles of the Indian. Although the books are written at different times in history, they still tell of the prejudice, disease, poverty and day-to-day struggle the Native American faces in the attempt to live in two worlds. In Black Elk Speaks the Indians were fighting to survive and keep their land. The white man (Wasichus) took away the Indian's land, brought in diseases, and killed their men, women and children.
There were captives that had to wait to be removed. Due to all of the crowding, lack of sanitation, and dry weather conditions, the Indians were miserable and many had died due to those waiting conditions. The Cherokee people had begged and pleaded to the government to hold off the removal until fall and if they did so, the Cherokee would voluntarily move. This request was granted, so conditions were a little more bearable. In an article by the U.S. National Park Service, a survivor told his painful story of “his father got sick and died; then his mother; then one by one, his five brothers and sisters.
In history classes students were taught about the Cherokee Indians, who they were and what happened to them. The Indian Removal Act forced the Cherokee Indians to relocate to another place because European settlers wanted their land. What followed was the Trail of Tears. It was a gruesome journey to the southeastern regions for the Cherokee Indians. Many died and suffered before even reaching their destination.