AIS 101 Journal 4 - Journal #4 Termination Policy and the...

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Journal #4 Termination Policy and the American Indian Movement Since the beginning of colonization and the formation of the American government, tribal lands have been stripped, stolen and claimed as property by the Federal government. According to the Doctrine of Discovery, white settlers had the right to take this land. All racism and white superior connotations aside, the land was successfully taken at the cost of many lives. The result: a country whose citizens have the inherit right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. One of the exceptions, of course, are those people whom this land was taken from, the Native Americans. Native Americans are a group oppressed due to many reasons, the most prominent being racist legislation. With the establishment of the reservations and the ideology of tribes as “domestic-dependent nations”, tribes were quickly placed under the legal control of the Federal government. It is this control that made tribes dependent on the United States and
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