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Assignment 1

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Assignment 1

  1. 1. Assignment 1 Indian Societies Under Seige
  2. 2. •  To reduce violence, make way for “progress”, and help civilize the Indian's, the federal government confined Indian's to small reservations in remote areas •  Railroads headed the invasion of farmers, miners, and merchants are what pressured governments to dispossess Indians •  On American reservations and Canadian Reserves, Missionaries and Educators attempted to wean natives off tribal practices •  Governments also experiment with programs that offered land to Indian families in exchange for adopting citizenship and renouncing tribal rights.
  3. 3. Canada VS U.S. Differences •  US experienced more violent collision of people •  Americas rapid expansion to pacific was supported by national policies committed to moving Indian's to the side •  The Nations pursued also two ethnic policies •  Americans made no space for mixed peoples, treating them as who they lived with: Indians, Mexicans, and Whites. •  Canada, for example, saw a group like the French Indian Métis as their own distinct people and accorded them their own separate rights •  The Difference? Due to American's earlier constant struggle with Black & White Dichotomy, they were almost taught to discourage mix-race classifying
  4. 4. Similarities •  Both nations used education (boarding schools) to wean children and young people from their cultures •  Churches and Missionaries were highly involved, and churches in Canada operated many Indian schools •  Neither government would accept communal land use patterns, or protect enough land for tribal people to name possibility for success of livestock

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