Women's Studies Paper - Native American Struggles Many-if...

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Native American Struggles Many-if not all- school children have long since learned the plight and struggles of the Native Americans. Most have heard of the long, haunted walk on The Trail of Tears, and many also understand the substantial part the United States government played in the cruelty and deception of America’s first inhabitants. What most will never know, however, is the amount of suffering the Native Americans faced. The reading assignment provides accurate details of the different laws passed throughout the years concerning Native Americans, and the outcomes of such laws both for the Native Americans as well as the culture of America itself. While there were many important events and issues pointed out in the article, the first major law in Native American segregation and degradation was The Indian Removal Act of 1830. The Trail of Tears was a direct consequence of The Indian Removal Act, as Native Americans were uprooted and forced from their homes in the southeast and ordered to move west. The Trail of Tears is not only a painful reminder of what Native
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This note was uploaded on 04/28/2008 for the course WMST 1101 taught by Professor Miller during the Spring '08 term at University of Georgia Athens.

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