Native Americans And Native American Culture Essay

1238 Words Apr 28th, 2015 5 Pages
Native Americans have suffered in many ways. The deprivation of their surrounding lands has either made them lose their identity, or the symbolized depiction of family and culture. When the Europeans arrived and settled, they changed the Native Americans way of life for the worst. These changes were caused by a number of factors including oppression, disease, loss of land, attempts to export religion and laws, which violated Native American culture.
Each group, of Native Americans had its own laws, language, and a different way of living. Still, all of the Native Americans lived close to nature. For them nature was a very important aspect in their lives. Most of them it was their way of survival, some hunted big animals, some fished in the seas, and some grew corn plus other vegetables. When Columbus landed in the Americas in 1492, he met groups of Native Americans, after this day many things started to change within the Native American population. Native Americans began to die from diseases that European immigrants had brought; the Natives had no immunity, or natural protection from the diseases.
After a while Congress passed a few laws. These laws were one of the many that forced Native Americans to leave their homes and their land. European took over forests, hunting and fishing areas, which had been home to the Native Americans from the very start. There were a few times in which the United States government and the Native Americans signed treaties about land. European…

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