What connection canone make between these images and the Native Americans?
“As soon as I arrived in the Indies, on the first Island which I found, I took some of theThe New World natives by force in order that they might learn and might give me information of whatever there is in these parts.” Christopher Columbus, 1492
Penns Treaty with the Indians, Edward Hicks, 1830
Thanksgiving“These were not merely „friendly Indians.‟They had already experienced Europeanslave traders raiding their villages for ahundred years or so, and they were warybut it was their way to give freely to thosewho had nothing. Among many of ourpeoples, showing that you can give withoutholding back is the way to earn respect.” Jaqueline Keeler, Dakota Sioux
"I saw the helpless Cherokees arrested anddragged from their homes, and driven at thebayonet point into the stockades. And in the chillof a drizzling rain on an October morning I sawthem loaded like cattle or sheep into six hundredand forty-five wagons and started toward thewest....On the morning of November the 17th weencountered a terrific sleet and snow storm withfreezing temperatures and from that day until wereached the end of the fateful journey on Marchthe 26th 1839, the sufferings of the Cherokeeswere awful. The trail of the exiles was a trail ofdeath. They had to sleep in the wagons and on theground without fire. And I have known as manyas twenty-two of them to die in one night of Trail of Tearspneumonia due to ill treatment, cold andexposure..."
Take up the White mans burden -- Send forth the best ye breed -- Go bind your sons to exile To serve your captives need; To wait in heavy harness On fluttered folk and wild -- Your new-caught, sullen peoples, Half devil and half child. Take up the White Mans burden -- In patience to abide, To veil the threat of terror And check the show of pride; By open speech and simple,Manifest Destiny An hundred times mad plain. To seek anothers profit, And work anothers gain.
Little Big Horn, 1876 ”They saw we massacred [Custer] but he would have done the sameWar Against Natives thing to us had we not defended ourselves and fought to tha last…”
”Indinas must conform to white man‟s ways, peaceably if they will,Assimilation focibly if they must…”
Indian Citizenship Act 1924"BE IT ENACTED by the Senate and house of Representativesof the United States of America in Congress assembled, That all noncitizen Indians born within the territorial limits of the United Statesbe, and they are hereby, declared to be citizens of the United States:Provided That the granting of such citizenship shall not in anymanner impair or otherwise affect the right of any Indian to tribal orother property.