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Chapter 6: Native Americans Week of September 27, 2010 ISS 215 section 003 Dr. Norman
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FOCUS Federal policy Issues/concerns today
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Our federal government has had more control over native Americans than over any other civilian group. From the Native American perspective, our federal government and whites are synonymous. Despite gains in the 20th century, Native Americans trail the rest of the country in economic development, employment levels, and access to quality health care. Native Americans are “out of site out of mind”. The “mascot” issue……
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Native Americans Original inhabitants of North America First group to be subordinated by Europeans General pattern used by Europeans was to remove Native Americans from their ancestral homes and take over their land Federal policy historically has weakened the tribal institutions Efforts to strengthen tribal autonomy focused on European (white) culture/approach Today’s issues are economic development, education, health care, religious/spiritual expression, environment.
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Treaties and Warfare 19th century (1800s) approach of the U.S. (officially) was to not to necessarily antagonize Native Americans; However- if tribal needs interfered with needs/whims of non-Indians, then whites had precedence; TREATY: agreement or arrangement made by negotiation; written contract between 2 or more political authorities; Treaties forced on Native Americans; tribal groups that refused to agree were treated harshly; Internal colonialism: (form of oppression) by Europeans- Native Americans now subordinate group on land they once occupied/controlled…..
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