During the great push westward, five advance tribes stood apart, in the land of the Louisiana Purchase. These five tribes ordered to leave their home and relocate to the new lands beyond the Mississippi River. The vast area created was called “Indian territory” , occupied by distinguish people that congress named “The Five Civilized Tribe”,
The Choctaw Indians, peaceful, self-govern tribe. The Choctaw divided themselves into smaller groups with leaders. There people wore: men wore a belt and breechclout, women wore short skirts made from deerskin. Both sex wore nice handmade jewelry, brightly colored ornaments and feathers in their hair. The Choctaw people lived in the lands of Mississippi, Alabama, Louisiana, and Florida where they raised great hunter and warriors. Their homes were rectangular; made of plaster and rivercane for the walls, and the roof was made of bark or thatched. They had a culture where the women worked hard at teaching, and keeping the house together.
Secondly, Chickasaw Indians were one of the last to move. At the outbreak of the Civil War, the Chickasaw people signed a treaty with the south...
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...y stay on reservations and try to pass along the culture and history any way they can. Through trying to teach them how to speak the native tongue, instead of them going to the grocery store to buy meat they still take them into the woods and show them their ancestors old techniques of how they lived off the land hunting to survive and growing crops. Alcoholism though runs rampant through the Native American culture today some may say that it is because they still feel the pain from all the years of hardship that they endured hundreds of years ago.
The Native American put their faith in the Americans costing them more than their land but also making them loose their identity of who they were as a people who were thriving, strong, and resourceful into a people who have lost their identity and probably will never recover fully from the effects of the Trail of tears.
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