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Native Americans vs. White Settlers: Views on Land
Transcript of Native Americans vs. White Settlers: Views on Land
The Transcontinental Railroad was a new addition to the American culture.
White americans had been moving out west in hopes to find gold and they were also in search of new places to live.
Native Americans welcomed the white settlers, because they believed that it was only right to share the land, not knowing that they would regret this decision. At first... The Native Americas viewed the land to be sacred and had the utmost respect for it.
Native Americans were proud of their work and viewed their abilities as a sign of strength.
They believed in using all of the land to the best of their abilities, that includes using all of the resources possible.
When the White Settlers first arrived, the Native Americans gave them a warm welcome, but they soon would be taken advantage of. Native American Views White American Views & Their Negative Effects Where?
The Western Plains When?
During the 18th Century The Indians had no choice but to fight back, although many times they did not win because they were greatly outnumbered and lacked the equipment needed to win.
Sometimes, a glimmer of hope would be given to the Indians when a treaty would be signed, but it was not long before the white people broke these agreements.
Because of the White people's continuous travels, the Indian population rapidly decreased. What It All Comes Down To: Americans felt as though they needed to clear the land, which meant forcing Indians from their homes.
Whites thought their way of life was the only true way to live.
The white people viewed the Indians as inferior because they couldn't build "proper" housing and did not speak english.
Whites felt as though they were only benefitting the Indians by converting them to Christianity and teaching them english.
White people carried diseases with them in which the Indians were not immune to, even a little cold could make Indians very sick.
The white people killed the buffalo, the main thing that was hunted by the Indians, leaving them hopeless.