The Fate of the American Indians
A look at the fate of the American Indians from the time of the revolution to the mid-nineteenth century.
# 130845 | 1,250 words | 0 sources | MLA | 2006 |
Published on Dec 01, 2006 in Anthropology (Cultural) , History (U.S. Before 1865) , Political Science (General) , Native-American Studies (General)
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This essay traces the fate of the American Indians from the period of the American Revolution in 1776 to the mid-nineteenth century. The writer explores the causes of American expansion and looks at how this affected the native tribes. The writer describes how the Indians reacted to the onslaught of European civilization and analyzes the results of this westward expansion for both cultures.
From the Paper:"From the Indians point of view, the history of their people from the time of the American Revolution to the middle of the Nineteenth Century was nothing less than disastrous. Historians and pundits may argue whether the term "genocide" is applicable to the fate of the natives of the North American continent during this period. But if we examine the dictionary synonyms for that phrase, the words "wholesale destruction", "annihilation", "holocaust", "massive ravaging", and "extermination" certainly fit the story of the native tribes in this epoch. The losses of ..."
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