Native Americans in the 19th and 20th Centuries Essay example

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Native Americans in the 19th and 20th Centuries

Table of Contents
I Introduction………………………………………………………….P. 4
II Treaties Involving the Native Americans…………………………...P. 4
III Military Actions Involving the Native Americans…………………P. 7
IV Policies Involving the Native Americans………………………….P. 10
V Conclusion………………………………………………………….P. 12
VI Bibliography……………………………………………………….P. 13

I Introduction The term Native American means just what it says. These people were the people that were Native to the land when the first European settlers arrived here. These first settlers were not interested in taking away what belonged to the natives. They were not concerned with trying to change them to become more “civilized”. The early settlers
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Some of these treaties included protection of the tribes by the US military from other tribes that were hostile towards certain tribes. The tribes that had treaties that involved protection were mainly located in the South. When the Civil War started these tribes lost their protection due to the fact that troops were needed in fighting the war. Being that these tribes were located in the southern United States they joined and entered into treaties with the Confederate States of America. General Benjamin McCulloch and Brigadier General Albert Pike were placed over the Indian Territory of the Confederacy and offered them the protection that they needed. At the end of the Civil War these tribes were told that their treaties were null and void and they were left without any kind of treaty at all and no protection from the United States. New treaties were then signed between these tribes and the United States government. These treaties included new terms in them. The new terms that were included were that slavery was abolished, homes needed to be provided for freedmen, and more land had to be given up for these new homes for freedmen and other Indians. These treaties also stated that the tribes agreed to recognize the United States government as having exclusive jurisdiction over them and that they will not make any other agreements with any state, nation,

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