Assignment Ethnic Groups and Discrimination

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Native Americans Native Americans and Discrimination Tabitha Neufind ETH/125 May 7, 2010 Amy L. Williams 1
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Native Americans Native Americans and Discrimination Before Europeans came to explore and eventually settle North America the first inhabitants were nomadic groups that followed their food supply hunting large animals such as bison. As these groups spread throughout North America adapting to their environments and developing many different cultures rich in diversity. When Christopher Columbus landed in North American he thought that he had actually landed in the Indies and called started calling these native groups Indians. The many different groups of Native Americans would eventually go on to become “subordinated by Europeans” (Schaefer, pg. 149). The Native Americans have faced segregation and discrimination yet have been able to overcome these obstacles, and improve the lives of Native Americans throughout the United States. The Native Americans were the first people that Europeans encountered as they explored and set up colonies in North America. The Native Americans assisted the colonists in surviving by showing them how to grow crops like corn. Even with the help that they provided the Native Americans were “misunderstood and ill treated by their conquerors” (Schaefer, pg.151). As more people immigrated from Europe they brought with them advanced weapons, and diseases that began to reduce the Native American population. Even though the Native American population was getting smaller “English and French racism towards the Native American tribes continued throughout the colonial period” (Jock, 2002-2010). As time progressed the Native Americans became caught up in wars between Great Britain and France all the while becoming reliant on goods such as guns, ammunition, beads, and alcohol that could only be gotten from the whites. Eventually the Native Americans would reside in lands that was under the 2
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Native Americans control of the United States. It was under the United States that the Native Americans were forced off their lands. These groups were forced from their native lands through treaties, as well as tricked into giving up their land because they could not pay debts for
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This note was uploaded on 11/27/2010 for the course ETH 125 125 taught by Professor Jordan during the Winter '10 term at University of Phoenix.

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