Unformatted text preview: The change in lifestyle imposed on them destroyed the spirit of many Native Americans. “The man was a tragic figure. Frustrated, with his age old occupation suddenly gone, he was left in a daze, unable to overcome the strange and passively powerful inertia that stayed him from doing anything else. And so he sat by the hour, indifferent and inactive, watching…” –Hollitz A similar conundrum was the education system. While it could be argued that the education of people is imperative, the attitude of many Americans showed a different objective- “In a sense, I agree with the sentiment, but only this: that all the Indian there is in the race should be dead. Kill the Indian in him, and save the man…”...
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- Spring '08
- History, Native Americans in the United States, early 20th century, passively powerful inertia, age old occupation