Week 2 Lecture : Exploiting The West
Week 2 Lecture : Exploiting The West History 1302
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Week1 lD s Reconstruction Radical Republicans Black Codes Ku Klux Klan Compromise of 1877 Week 2 Lecture Exploiting the West The American Continental Empire 0 The process in which the US expanded its borders in the 19th this can best be seen as imperialism It involved conquest displacement and the ruling over native people 0 Just as other colonized people native americans became a ward of the federal government 0 They continued to be stripped if their culture as it was assaulted by assimilation policies Cultural Assimilation of Native Americans 0 The Assimilation effort by the US to transform Native American cultures to a more Euro American culture 0 Many assimilated for acceptance The Whites had efforts to make a more white culture when it came to the Native American s dress religion education and culture as a whole 0 Americans essentially forced Native Americans to go away Reservation Systems 0 After the Civil war Americans favored reservations as a way to segregate lndians while opening land to white settlers These reservations closely resembled colonial societies where native populations ruled outside bureaucrats saw their land holdings reduced and their religion practices outlawed 0 Children were sent away to schools in the name of progress and civilizations important events A The year of 1851 thousands of indians came together to swap land to the passage of wagon trains to come with an agreement B November 1864 The Sand Creek Battle Manifest Destiny 39 is a term for the attitude prevalent during the 19th century period ofAmerican expansion that the United States 39 This attitude helped fuel western settlement Native American removal and war with Mexico 0 The manifest destiny was the whites idea that God told them to spread christianity to savages and to expand from coast to coast 0 anyone who was not white was considered a savage Dawes Act 0 Took place in 1887 congress passed the act which further divided up reservations and allowed smaller parcels of land to individual indians 0 Leaving the government the right to sell all surplus reservation land to white settlers ultimately the Dawes Act completed the dispossession of Indian Land and dealt another blow to the traditional tribal culture 0 Authorized The president to survey American Indian Tribal land and to divide it into allotments for individual indians 0 Those who accepted allotments and lived separately from the tribes would have been granted US citizenship 0 The objective was to lift Native Americans out of poverty and to stimulate assimilation of them into Mainstream American Society Ghost Dance 0 Combined elements of christianity and traditional indian religion to create a vision of hope for Native Americans 0 While the Ghost Dance was nonviolent it frightened whites who feared it signaled on uprising 0 Tensions resulting from the Ghost Dance ritual eventually led to a massacre of 200 Sioux Indians at wounded knee