The Indians Essay

1719 words - 7 pages

The Indians where put on plots of land called reservations. The Indian tribes possessed or owned the land but the government had total supervision. There they could not hunt their own food, instead, had to live on government rations. The children could no longer speak in their native tongue and where forced to learn the English language and choose more “Christian” names. These reservations where usually kept away from whites. From 1838 to 1839 some 20,000 Cherokee Indians sent out on foot on an 800 to 850 mile trip from Georgia to Tennessee and from Tennessee to Oklahoma. The Cherokee where forced out of there southeastern homeland by federal troops and forced to move to the Indian ...view middle of the document...

The note said that he could execute the order of the military killing of as many buffalo as they seen. The troops were ordered to kill the buffalo as a military maneuver. The hide of the buffalo was taken off the animal as it was a great price in the east. Most of the time, the 2,000 of buffalo meet was left rotting without even being touched by the military as food. General Sheridan was pleased with the outcome of his “military maneuver”. The main source of the food, clothing and shelter for the Indians, the buffalo, where killed off. With no means of supporting themselves, the Indians had no choice but to move onto the reservations in order to survive. There they received food assistant, shelter and clothing. Thus, began the war for The Black Hills. On September 17th, 1851, the United States Government and representatives from the Sioux, Cheyenne, Arapaho, Crow, Shoshone, Assiniboine, Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara nations signed into act the Treaty of Fort Laramie. This treaty stated that the US Government promised the nations full control of the Great Plains as long as “the river flows and the eagle flies”. In return, the Indians guaranteed safe passage on the Oregon Trail in exchange for $50,000 for 50 years. They also allowed the building of forts and towns on the Great Plains. In due time, the money compensation was lowered from 50 payments all the way down to only 10 payments and eventually most of the tribes never received any payment that was promised to them. The Treaty of Fort Laramie, while it lasted, was a brief period of peace. 1B: With the current problems that are on modern Indian reservations, they could have been predicted when the first reservations where formed in the 1800’s. When the Indians where first put on the reservations, they were used to living there lives as free people, the way they wanted to and depending on only themselves for food, shelter, clothing, protection, etc. They where put onto these small plots of land where they had to depend on the Europeans to meet there every day needs. The whites thought this would be a quick fix for the problem they said was the Native Americans. Obviously, this did not become as quick fix. On many if not all of the reservations, there was problems with stress, anxiety, depression, alcohol and drug abuse, suicide, racism and the resentment for having to depend on the whites. This was also a major culture shock for the Native Americans. They no longer dressed in their native clothing, had the freedom to hunt, the children were forced to go to white schools, no longer spoke in the native language and choose Christian names. They were told that with these names, they would be able to succeed better in the white man society. The Minnesota uprising of 1863 was a war between the United States and bands of the Eastern Sioux or the Dakota. The war was a result of treaty violations during the 1850’s between the United States and the late or non-payment of the annuities...

Other Essays Like The Indians

On How The American Indians Were Removed From Their Land

2314 words - 10 pages "One by one Indian peoples were removed to the West. The Delaware, the Ottawa, Shawnee, Pawnee and Potawatomi, the Sauk and Fox, Miami and Kickapoo, the Choctaw, Chickasaw, Creek and Seminole. In all some 90 thousand Indians were relocated. The Cherokee were among the last to go. Some reluctantly agreed to move. Others were driven from their homes at bayonet point. Almost two thousands of them died along the route they remembered as the Trail of

Forced Founder: Indians, Debtors, Slaves & the Making of the American Revolution in Virginia

1905 words - 8 pages In his book Forced Founder: Indians, Debtors, Slaves & the Making of the American Revolution in Virginia historian Woody Holton answers the question of why the Virginia gentry declared independence and challenges the notion that they sought to join the movement for independence from Britain in a confident act of defiance based on their control of the colony’s affairs, leading the common man into the American Revolution. Holton argues that

Colville Indians tribes. The PNW pacific northwest indian tribe. describes it's resources and colville in general

556 words - 3 pages Northwest Native AmericansThe PNW Native Americans have been in the Pacific Northwest for over 14,000 years, and survived using innovative methods. Among the most innovative were the Colville Indian tribes. The Colville Indians reservation over in Eastern Washington covers 1.4 million acres, and is primarily in Okanogan and Ferry counties. The reservation consists of tribally owned lands held in federal trust status for the Confederated Tribes

The history of the Aztec Indians and how they succeded in being as great as they were

704 words - 3 pages The AztecsThe Aztec Indians, who are known for theirdomination of southern and central Mexico, ruled between the14th and 16th centuries. Their name is derived fromAzatlan, the homeland of the north. The Aztecs also callthemselves Mexica and there language came from the Nahuatlanbranch of the Uto-Aztecan family.The Aztecs were formed after the Toltec civilizationoccurred when hundreds of civilians came towards Laketexcoco. Late families were

Quapaw Indians

331 words - 2 pages The Quapaw Indians had many aspects for their tribes such as a political and social organization, religion, tools, and weapons. They were a very religious group.The Quapaw political organization was based on member consultation, and had no absolute power. They had hereditary chiefs, meaning that if the chief had a son, when his father passed, he was to take over as chief. The chief performed traditional duties. In the time of Tall chief's death

Cherokee Indians

1379 words - 6 pages INDIAN TRIBE 5 When Carolina and Georgia were founded, the Cherokee Indians became trading partners with the British. British traders were even allowed to stay in Cherokee villages while they exchanged goods, which included, tools, weapons, and deerskins. The Cherokee would trade some of their more traditional cultural items for technological items that the British had to offer (CN, 2009). During the

Discrimination Against Ne-Indians

2917 words - 12 pages places or cities. It is disheartening to learn that most of the discrimination cases go unnoticed, neglected or even suppressed from being further investigated. This implies that the general public bodies and the government are not showing enough concerns to the issue. Racial discrimination against Indians outside the country must be dealt with, but before that we must first be concerned about fixing our own home. DISCRIMINATION IN INDIA

Health Among American Indians and Alaskan Natives

1537 words - 7 pages Health Among American Indians and Alaskan Natives Shelley Thornton Grand Canyon University Family Centered Health Promotion NRS-429V Minerva Gonzales December 06, 2015 Health Among American Indians and Alaskan Natives When compared to the National average inequality and the persistent challenges that American Indians and Alaska Natives face are troubling. Demographics and economy along with poor health standards, drug and alcohol use

Foreign Relations: Amid New Settlers

694 words - 3 pages Foreign Relations: Amid New Settlers It was inevitable that the Indians lives would change dramatically once Columbus step foot on the island he proclaimed "San Salvador" [Holy Savior] believing a westward route to Asia was finally unveiled. Settlements of the French were generally in present day Quebec and Ontario as well as along the Mississippi River. An influx of English people started to migrate to the eastern and southern

White Man’s Prejudice against Native Americans in the Film, Dances With Wolves

1127 words - 5 pages White Man’s Prejudice against Native Americans in the Film, Dances With Wolves The Movie "Dances With Wolves" shows the stereotypical view of American Indians as uncivilized savages who murder innocent settlers, but most Indians are kind, caring people who were driven from their homes and land as discovered by John Dunbar, the film's main character. John Dunbar was stationed at a small abandoned fort located in the Great Plains where he

The History of Sitting Bull

493 words - 2 pages During the nineteenth century, Lakota culture took a drastic change. With the "whites" settling all across the U.S. it made hard times for the Indians. White settlers tried to force Indians out of their lands with treaties and when that didn't work they resorted to combat. The Indians lost many battles mostly due to being outnumbered by the white settlers. Indians also contracted many diseases from the white settlers that the Indians could not

Related Papers

The Pueblo Indians Essay

644 words - 3 pages      The Pueblo Indians are the historic descendants of the Anasazi peoples, also known as the “Basket Makers”. The Pueblo people live in several locations in northeastern Arizona and northwestern New Mexico in compact, permanent settlements known as pueblos. Pueblo means village or town in Spanish.      The Pueblos were first encountered by the Spanish in 1539, by the Spanish

Who Are The Blackfeet Indians Essay

1262 words - 6 pages Kole Parsons Eng 110 11/15/2011 Who are the Blackfeet Indians? What is a Blackfeet Indian? There are two ways to answer this. One is the legal way that most white people would understand and the other way is the way that only we as Indians would understand. The formal definition of Native American is; “A member of any of the indigenous peoples of the Western Hemisphere. The ancestors of the Native Americans are generally considered

The Saga Of The Tigua Indians

5106 words - 21 pages The Saga of the Tigua Indians The Saga of the Tigua Indians is an amazing one. By all reasoning they should have been wiped out long ago. There quiet defiance to change, however, has carried them through. From the height of civilization to near extinction the Tigua have remained. They endure imprisonment by the Spanish, oppression and manipulation by everyone that followed. This is the story of a people thought to extinct, that are once

Assimilation Of The Indians Resistance Was Futile

512 words - 3 pages The world of the Indian was simple and they were more than happy for everything in it to stay the same. The Indians of North America had to acclimate themselves to the new world that was overtaking theirs or perish. Actions taken by the white reformers were necessary albeit a might inappropriate at times for the survival of the Indian. Problems faced by the reformers were varied and accompanied by hostility at almost every turn.There were