Double Victory Huikang HUang, Period 1

Native Americans - This is our land!

How were they treated? Life on the reservation was difficult. Nearly 1/4 of Native Americans had no formal education. Even graduates generally worked the land and farmed due to few employment.

How did they respond to such treatment? Some Native American continue to strive to maintain their tribal identities and languages, while others found themselves living in the cities rather than on reservations after the war.

Did they contribute anything to the cause of the war(WWII)? Native American men were generally regarded highly for their military service due to their innate skill as warriors. Native Languages such as the Navajos were used as military code to avoid enemy interception.

What is your analysis, opinion, or reaction to the action(s) taken by each community? - I think that Native Americans had shown that they're citizens of the U.S., that they're also Americans. Not only they could do things like the white people, but they could also do things the white people can't do.

Asian Americans - Let us be united!

How were they treated? Asian immigrants didn't have a variety of rights such as voting. Many were also relocated and prohibited from certain parts of U.S. cities.

How did they respond to such treatment? Americans of Asian descent came together to fight against oppression for recognition and advancement of their shared cause during the 1960s to the early 1980s.

Did they contribute anything to the cause of the war(WWII)? Many Asian Americans were served in the U.S. military during World War II, forming military units like the 442nd Regimental Combat Team. They fought both in Europe and in the Pacific.

What is your analysis, opinion, or reaction to the action(s) taken by each community? - I feel that it's weird for some Asian Americans to serve the U.S. military to fight against their home country. For example, Japanese Americans were served in the U.S. military, when Japan was the enemy of the U.S.

4 Similarities between Native Americans and Asian Americans

  • Both groups were discriminated by U.S. society. Both groups have been the targets of violence base on their race and appearance.
  • Both men and women served in the U.S. military and fought for the war.
  • Both groups have a diversity of languages, religions, and cultures.
  • Both groups have increased populations in U.S. cities.

3 Differences between Native Americans and Asian Americans

  • Asian Americans served in both segregated and non-segregated units, but Native Americans didn't serve in segregated units and served alongside with white Americans.
  • Many Native Americans were recognized as U.S. citizens during 1800s, but for the Asian Americans, it's not until after WW2, that their ability to become naturalized citizens gradually increased.
  • Asian Americans fought and served for the U.S. military and army only since the War of 1812. While Native Americans fought for the U.S. as early as the Revolutionary War of 1776.

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