Native Americans The real founders of U.S.

Who​ ​are​ ​the​ ​original​ ​founders​ ​of​ ​the​ ​U.S.?​ ​This​ ​is​ ​a​ ​conflicted​ ​question​ ​that​ ​has​ ​been argued​ ​among​ ​the​ ​Native​ ​Americans​ ​and​ ​U.S.​ ​Government.​ ​My​ ​name​ ​is​ ​Maji,​ ​I’m​ ​a​ ​Native American​ ​and​ ​I​ ​believe​ ​that​ ​my​ ​people​ ​lived​ ​among​ ​this​ ​land​ ​far​ ​longer​ ​than​ ​any​ ​explorer​ ​has acknowledged​ ​it.​ ​The​ ​Government​ ​decided​ ​they​ ​wanted​ ​to​ ​expand​ ​into​ ​our​ ​lands​ ​and​ ​move​ ​our tribes​ ​onto​ ​reservations.​ ​They​ ​took​ ​the​ ​ownership​ ​of​ ​our​ ​land,​ ​longed​ ​over​ ​the​ ​possessions​ ​of​ ​our land​ ​and​ ​broke​ ​promises​ ​made​ ​to​ ​my​ ​tribe.​ ​I​ ​believe​ ​that​ ​all​ ​these​ ​problems​ ​created​ ​between​ ​the U.S.​ ​government​ ​and​ ​our​ ​tribes​ ​can​ ​be​ ​resolved​ ​for​ ​both​ ​sides​ ​to​ ​be​ ​content.

Our tribes have been living among this land longer than many people know. All though, the strive for Americans westward expansion is more important for the U.S. Government. In the article Native Americans and the Federal Government written by Andrew Boxer states why we are being removed from the land “During the course of the nineteenth century that had been deprived of much of their land by forced removal westwards.” Instead of removing every tribe from our land and taking our property, move the westward expansion around us. The little amount of land you wouldn’t have is a better case than causing conflict. Conflict is all the government wants to proceed while removing our tribes.All though in 1934 a white man, John Collier, created a new policy, the Indian Reorganisation Act which ended the policy of allotment, band further sale of Indian land and land not yet sold should be returned to tribal control. He also reestablished respect for our culture and traditions.

We’ve attempted to pick the best land over all these years, with valuable resources. The U.S. Government not only wants to force remove our land but could not resist the assets that we have “Indians have possessed some valuable reservation land and resources over which white Americans have cast envious eyes.” The government doesn’t care what happens with us as long as they get their hands on what they want. They promised us a new better life style but forget to mention they will treat us like uncivilized cavemen. I propose the government respects our native ancestry and allow us to process these resources. At least let us Natives take what is ours before we get kicked out of our home. The IRA created New Deal funds for the loss of Indian resources and Indian resources.

These men from the U.S Government seemed to be trustworthy when they promised us success and peace. For example, The Dawes Act is promised to give us Native Americans US citizenship and to split land equally among us all. Then they decided to change their so called promises “The Meriam Report, published in 1928, showed that most Indians lived in extreme poverty, suffering from a poor diet, inadequate housing and limited health care.” The government and the U.S. citizens only ever wanted to to deprive us of our culture, be who we don’t want to be and to break our pride. There is no other solution then to keep these promises or do not make them in the first place. Or how about give us Natives equal rights as the U.S, citizens. Therefore, in 1953 the Congress established termination of the reservations, House Concurrent Resolution 108. This policy gave Native Americans the same laws and entitled to the same privileges and responsibilities as a U.S. citizen.

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