Were White Settlers Justified In Taking Native American Land

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The white settlers were not justified in taking native American land. Before the white settlers came along native American tribes were scattered across what we call the united states today. The white settlers had no right to claim the land as their own and violently force their ways onto the native Americans. The lecture states “Indians were forced to walk hundreds of miles to lands across the Mississippi river. On the journey many died of hunger, exhaustion, and disease” to show an example of what the white settlers brought upon the native Americans. The lecture also states “treaties with the Indians were continuously broken because of land fever assisted by the homestead act the gold rush in California and the Mexican American war” and it

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