Racial Discrimination In Colonial America

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The indigenous plight against the “civilized” men is glossed over in traditional history books. In the domination and expansion of the Western settlement, the indigenous faced terrible conditions by the effects of the white men, whom in a Western fashion of conqueration eradicated the indigenous culture, and deliberately through the law committed acts of racial discrimination in the name of capitalism.
Within the 1800s, the indigenous were forced onto reservation land slowly, and to be discussed later. Many of the Tribes had to move towards the east and for the tribes, East represents death in their culture. In many ways they were correct, because the plight of the removal and relocation would lead to death directly and continue with future
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Due to their contradictions and their attempts to leave their designated properties, Indians were attacked by marshals. There were also other significant issues with the plantation of the Native Americans on reservation land. Due to the law requiring them to reside only in one place, the indigenous communities were unable to follow the …show more content…
Meaning separating and destroying the “savage” culture and assimilating the indigenous to civilized communities. In the boarding schools they taught industrial training, religion, and white biased education. Thanksgiving was taught as it is now, a celebration of “good” natives, who helped the pilgrims not as the genocide of the indigenous communities. Then to make measures worse the Native children were forced on Memorial Day celebrate and decorate the graves of men, who murdered their tribal members of their community in the name of progress. Indifference and glossing over the narrative of the indigenous communities show the start of the loss of history and replacement of the idealistic white history. In the schools diseases ran rampage. Distinctly in 1899, during a 10 day period, one school had 325 cases of measles, 60 cases of pneumonia, and 9 deaths. Discipline took inhumane approaches from starvation, isolation and forms of corporal punishment. If communities did not send their children to the schools, marshals would come and force children to go until schools were full. Many times tribes sent away undesirables, which can create another rift in the communities and weakened their unity. Courts did not help the Indigenous communities, instead in 1893, the courts increased pressure for indigenous to be sent to boarding school. Boarding schools effectively wiped the culture

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