The white settlers arrive. Today. First we will look at some of the conflicts between the Native Americans and the White Settlers Then we will look at why some of the causes and effect of these incidents. One of the underlying problems was that each group believed in different things.
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But it was not until the Indian Removal Act of 1830 which forced all Native Americans in the eastern United States (eg Cherokee, Seminole) to go there (the Trail of Tears), as land became scarce in the East
Many thousands lost their livesThe first removal of Native Americans
The trail of tears
*not interested in the plains which they thought was not suitable to grow things on
The first treaty
At Fort Laramie, there was a council held where the settlers tried to negotiate a trail through Native American land
However before agreement had been reached, soldiers started to build a military road through, and this annoyed one of the chief Red Cloud, who walked out, promising resistance to any whites who sought to use the trail .The treaty modified 1866
Wood parties, mail carriers, emigrants and traders became the regular targets of Indian resistance.
Colonel Fetterman arrived and boasted that, given "80 men," he "would ride through the Sioux nation."The first of many disputes
When the trap was sprung, there was no avenue of escape and no survivors.The first of many disputes
Meanwhile, some Native Americans wanted war.
Early travellers on the Plains were robbed and murdered.
And when some Native Americans made peace with the US government, others would stay out on the warpath - white Americans could not understand that the chiefs had no power to make their warriors obey.However, bad behaviour on both sides added to the confrontation.
We have just heard a lot about how the white settlers thought the Native Americans were sub-human, lacking morals, bravery etc etc