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Native American Policy: Then & Now

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Abdulaziz Altamimi

on 13 December 2016

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Since Americans settled in the New World, they have had an unsteady relationship with the Native Indians. They thought the natives were barbaric beasts who shouldn't be treated like normal humans. Thus leading to a bad history between the two groups.
Current Times
Modern Times
- Oak Flat site sale in San Carlos Apache, Arizona

-Dakota Access Pipeline; petroleum industry v. Native American tribes (including Standing Rock Sioux Tribe)

Nichols, David A. "U.S. Indian Policy, 1783–1830." American History. Oxford Research
Encyclopedias, Oct. 2015. Web. 8 Dec. 2016.
This source provided me with concept and ideas for historical Native American issues from 1783-1830. It gave me a variety of issues; including the expansion during the Jeffersonian era, wars, etc. I included it because it was a big part of my research.

Harless, Richard. "Native American Policy." George Washington's Mount Vernon. Mount Vernon, n.d.
Web. 9 Dec. 2016.
This source was included plenty of information about early Native American Policy in the Washington era. It included the period from 1787 - 1795. This includes the Northwestern Ordinance which was a big issue and conflicted with Native American lands.

McBride, Alex. "Cherokee Indian Cases (1830s)." The Supreme Court. PBS, n.d. Web. 8 Dec. 2016.
For this source, it basically provided me with thorough information about court cases including the Native American tribes. This included the Cherokee Nation v. Georgia, and it also included Worcester v. Georgia. It included the start of the conflict, and how the supreme court came to the verdict.

"Today's Challenges." Indian Country Diaries. PBS, n.d. Web. 9 Dec. 2016.
This source was used to assist me in determining the modern issues. This website included health risks and education in the community. However, it included the economic factors and relations and status with the federal government. It was very helpful as it included a variety of issues.

"Native Americans." Civil Rights. The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, n.d. Web.
12 Dec. 2016.
For this source, it included the civil rights that Native Americans need. To be clearer, it provided current information such as population, and other information. It gave me an idea on modern issues and a brief description of the recent history (1990ish).

"Living Conditions." Native American Aid. Partnership with Naive Americans, 2015. Web. 9 Dec.
This source provided me with rigorous information about detailed information about common issues such as health, reservation conditions, and education. However, it provided me with issues on specific reservations like the ones in the Dakotas.



Late 1700s
- The Northwest Ordinance of 1787

- Trade and Intercourse Act of 1790

Antebellum Period
- Indian Removal Act of 1830 was passed by Andrew Jackson.

- Cherokee Nation vs. Georgia (1831)

- Second Seminole War
Native American Policy: Then & Now
Abdulaziz Altamimi, Pd. 1
They took Native American lands.
Made treaties to move them from their ancestral lands; promised reservations.
Regulate trade between Native Americans and U.S.
People were not allowed to interact with Native Idians without license.
U.S attempted to force the Seminole Indians off their traditional lands in Florida and into the Indian territory west of the Mississippi River.
Georgia passed a series of laws that violated local Cherokee Indians' rights; authorized indian removal.
After failed negotiations, they turned to the Supreme court who could not review the case.
These days, Native Americans have much more rights. It was all caused by surviving, and fighting through the struggles and the unfair verdicts/acts caused by the U.S government. Yet, they still have problems...
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