Analysis Of Mark Twain 's The Gilded Age Essay

820 Words Jan 18th, 2016 4 Pages
During the late 19th Century during the post-Civil War era in American history, the economy began to see a tremendous shift in industrial growth. Mark Twain a well-known storyteller in America referred to this period as the Gilded Age, which was also a time of corruption (Unknown Author, n.d.b). During the Gilded Age, there was opposition that the Native Americans came up against such as assimilation. In addition to the American West was presented with several opportunities for economic growth, within the Gilded Age, and how Manifest Destiny was impacted by the Gilded Age era politically and socially.
During the Gilded Age, the U.S. military presented such greed and hostility over the Native Americans Land, and would use whatever means necessary to retrieve any land own by the Native Americans. Consequently, the military would possess the Native Americans land whether they surrendered willingly are not (Unknown Author, n.d.a). Furthermore, the U.S. military felt as though the Native Americans, after all, should be treated with some amount of respect by offering them assimilation (Unknown Author, n.d.a). Assimilation was a means by which the Native Americans would have to surrender their tribal traditions and convert to the American culture.
Also, Native Americans would become civilized Americans, and had to adjust to the American standards of living. However, the military attempt for assimilation in regards to the Indians was not a pratical plan. A more lucrative…

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