Vanish Americans In The 19th Century

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Commentators in the nineteenth century believed that the American Indians were “vanishing”. By this they it meant that the Indians were not able to adapt with the modern changes that surrounded them and that they would eventually die out. The population of Indians were at a decline. It was due to the modern changes that surrounded them. “In addition to the belief that American Indians would physically vanish due to forced migration, disease, and war, Americans also held the belief that Indians would "culturally" vanish through contact with whites and forced assimilation.” (From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia). The American Indian race and culture was “vanishing” from modern America.

In the late eighteenth century there were already signs
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“Most scholars writing at the end of the 19th century estimated the pre-Columbian population as low as 8 or 10 million; by the end of the 20th century the scholarly consensus had shifted higher to around 50 million, with one historian arguing for 100 million or more.” (From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia). War was a big contributor to the decrease in people. “From the U.S. Bureau of the Census (1894): "The Indian wars under the government of the United States have been more than 40 in number. They have cost the lives of about 19,000 white men, women and children, including those killed in individual combats, and the lives of about 30,000 Indians. The actual number of killed and wounded Indians must be very much higher than the given... Fifty percent additional would be a safe estimate..." (From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia). The Native American population and culture was suffering due to these new modern afflictions.

Although the Native Americans were being seen less of they prevailed and fought against this change. For example, "Empire of the Summer Moon: Quanah Parker and the Rise and Fall of the Comanches, the Most Powerful Indian Tribe in American History" gives a blow-by-blow account of the hardscrabble and bloody life on the Texas frontier in the middle decades of the 19th century.” (Found on the Alaska dispatch news). It was not easy to suppress the Indian race. Many tribes fought against the Americans. But the modern technology, diseases, and forced immigration proved to be more

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