The Native Americans how the colonists affected the Native americans

There was a great, big, bloody war. The Indian Wars were conflicts between European colonists and, later, American settlers or the United States government, and the Native peoples of North America. Most times, wars were fought for competition for resources and land as Europeans. Raiding also took place as a result of wars between European and the French. The raiding caused wars or little fights between groups and eventually turned into a war. In 1754 the beginning of the Indian War between France and Great Britain. Indian tribes were involved on both sides. The Colonists affected the lives of the Native Americans by trading, causing wars, and made them sign unfair treaties.

Native Americans

The Native Americans were in a weird position. They had a choice to join the British or join the French. They could either join the French or they could join the British. The Iroquois joined the French because of the bonds they had formed by helping each other. The Natives felt unsafe when they knew the British would eventually take their land and kill them. Some Native Americans joined the British but still didn’t trust them.

Native American Dances

The Native Americans had been living there for centuries and then they had the land taken away by complete strangers just like in 1680 but the Pueblo Indian take back their homeland for 12 years. Many Americans have misconceptions that poverty should not exist on reservations because Native people's basic needs are taken care of under treaties. The text states, “Suspicion and hostility, stemming from technological and cultural differences as well as mutual feelings of superiority, have permeated relations between Native American and non-Indians in North America.”(0)

A treaty signed by the Native Americans

Well-known American humorist Will Rogers, a Cherokee from Oklahoma, said, "The United States never broke a treaty with a foreign government and never kept one with the Indians. "Here is an example of a treaty Treaty With the Delawares. In early treaties negotiated between the federal government and the Indian tribes, the latter typically acknowledged themselves “to be under the protection of the United States of America, and of no other sovereign whosoever.” The text states in the website (0)“From 1778 to 1871, the U.S. federal government tried to resolve its relationship with the various Native tribes by negotiating treaties.”

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In conclusion I think that the Native Americans were treated unfairly and shouldn’t have ever had colonists bother them after hundreds of years of peace. In 1835 The Second Seminole War starts when the U.S. uses force to move the Seminole Indians from Florida to Oklahoma. In 1838 The Cherokee are forced to march from North Carolina to Oklahoma and thousands of them die along the way in what will be known as the Trail of Tears. The Native Americans had to sign extremely unfair treaties and get treated unfair like in 1539 Hernando de Soto landed at Tampa, Florida and killed 100 Native American warriors.

The Trail of Tears
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