Trail of Tears

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  • The Younger Sky That Has Wept Tears Of Compassion Analysis

    In the "Younger sky that has wept tears of compassion" by Chief Seattle, Seattle uses comparison to Red Indian and white people. At that time, white people came to the land once was the land of Indians people and now called America. White came and took over the land, where the Indians people have lived their memories. Seattle wrote this story that untold to people in 1854. The purpose of writing this story was to let people know how white people treated red indians and their land. After white…

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  • Fort Laramie Thesis

    Historical topic: ___Treaty of Fort Laramie________ I. Introduction Thesis statement: The Treaty of Fort Laramie is important because of how it led to the loss of a lot of Native American culture. It was part of their culture to live close together, but the treaty separated them by giving the Sioux too much land on each reservation. Not only that, but because the U.S. Government did not keep some of its promises to the Native Americans, it was not even worth the tradeoff. For…

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  • Indian Boarding Schools

    In six hundred years only traces of three languages in the world as we know it will remain. Everyone will be forced to learn a new, alien language, and be punished for using any language of the old world. Individual cultures will be lost, and generalized, as the world’s languages die out one by one. This is what happened to most Native languages through colonization and westward expansion. Three native languages are “expected to survive into the middle of this Century”3. Immersion schools are a…

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  • Comanche Culture

    Comanche Indians The Comanches, great horsemen who dominated the southern plains, played a major role in the history of central America. Comanches were originally a part of the northern shoshone. The Shoshone and Comanche even have identical languages. Comanches have moved multiple times like the move away from shoshone tribe or moving due to indian conflict. Comanches culture changed once they obtained horses from trading goods which helped them gain territory. While the Comanche believed they…

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  • Biloxi Indian Tribe Research Paper

    What are the Biloxi Indian Tribe exactly? The Biloxi Indians are an Indian tribe from Biloxi Mississippi. The Biloxi people were decimated due to a smallpox epidemic. Which caused the survivors of the smallpox epidemic to spread throughout the southern parts of the united states. Which caused the survivors of this epidemic to migrate westward. Today the Biloxi Indian Tribe is scattered around the south of the U.S. but today still mainly live in Biloxi. Today the Biloxi Indian Tribe is combined…

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  • Yakama Indian War Research Paper

    Yakama Indian War Causes “Among real friends there is no rivalry or jealousy of one another, but they are satisfied and contented alike whether they are equal, or one of them is superior”-unknown On June 9,1855, the Yakama, Umatilla, Cayuse, and Walla Walla tribes were forced to cede in excess of 6,000,000 acres to the United States Government, partly as punishment for the killing by a group of young Cayuse of methodist missionaries Marcus and Narcissa Whitman and others. On November 29, 1847,…

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  • Andrew Jackson: America's Most Controversial President

    Andrew Jackson was one of the most controversial presidents ever. He was widely considered a hero for what he did for the country while he was in the military. He helped delay the start of the civil war while he was in office. He also obtained Florida from Spain for the US. On the other hand though, he felt very strongly about US expansion. So much to the point that he removed millions of Natives from their homelands, despite the Supreme Court’s ruling it unconstitutional. He also chose to make…

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  • How Did Andrew Jackson Impact On Indian Culture

    Andrew Jackson impacted the lives of Indians after he signed the Indian removal act of 1830. This was supposed to be a peaceful process for the Indians, but caused many problems, and forced Indians off of their land. There were protests from both Indians and whites who did not agree with the Indian Removal Act, but whites wanted more land. The Indian Removal Act was a turning point in American history because of its impacts in Indian culture, Native relationships with Americans, and the creation…

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  • Supreme Court Case: Worcester V. Georgia

    The struggle between the Native Americans and the Americans was extremely relevant and volatile during the 1800’s. The struggle escalated in 1830 when Andrew Jackson passed the Indian Removal Act (“Worcester”). As a result, new issues arose on a fight that had been around for centuries between the Native Americans and the Americans. One major collateral outcome of this act is the Supreme Court case, Worcester vs. Georgia. This case and the results of it turned out to be a major step forward for…

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  • The Westward Expansion

    The Westward Expansion has often been regarded as the main factor in the shaping of American history. The expansion of the United States into the territory west of the Mississippi River began with the Louisiana Purchase in 1803. President Thomas Jefferson nearly doubled the size of the nation, and began the infrastructure of building what is now today the United States of America. Several played a big role in determining the nature of this expansion; Thomas Jefferson and Andrew Jackson were able…

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