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HIST 144 - Class Notes - 11.13.07

HIST 144 - Class Notes - 11.13.07 - HIST 144 Class Notes...

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HIST 144: Class Notes 11/13/07 Pre-Jacksonian Era 125,000 Native Americans living east of border o 60,000 part of 5 civilized tribes: Creeks Chickataws Cherokees Choctaws Seminoles Civilized tribes Converted to Christianity Adopted various elements of American society Still lived separately Some other tribes assimilated into society Massachusetts: thought Native Americans had disappeared, but they had just blended  well into society. Mashpee started as a reservation Did not know if Native Americans would be able to stop expansion. Many politicians (such as Jackson) thought Native Americans were living on lands that should be  used for farming, etc. Native Americans owned lands by treaties. Constitution named Native Americans as foreign nations. If U.S. broke treaty, Native Americans could ally with England or France and start war.
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