History Racial Order

History Racial Order - Feb 4 History Ethnic and Racial...

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Feb. 4 History: Ethnic and Racial Order Cont. Effort to control Native Americans: Indian Wars (1860 – 1890) 250,000 native Americans that still lived in the continental US Federal policy towards native Americans was very contradictory o One underlying principle: treated NA populations as separate nations, so that the US dealt with tribes in the same as they would deal with foreign powers Intended to erode the autonomy of the NA populations Systematic effort made to shatter their traditions of landholding and their tribal identity in order to bring out an incorporation of NA into American society Policy differs because they could never be Americans as long as they were NA o A native American could be an American, if he or she was no longer a NAG Reason: Indians were “an obstacle to civilization” and should be “exterminated” General Sherman oversaw military policy that they should be removed to a safe place and two choices
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This note was uploaded on 10/13/2008 for the course HIST 128 taught by Professor Nelson during the Spring '08 term at UNC.

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