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Concept: Nationalist impulse that wins the Civil War now drives national  expansion across the continent/ Violence put to good uses and bad Paths to Nation Building after the civil war The destruction of Native Americans Essentially destroyed by white Americans Gov’t dealt with Indians several ways War department had troops protecting white settlers Always negotiating treaties with the Native Americans Always murky with the language barrier Always would offer money for sections of the land Would offer then Santee’s made deal Felt exploded mistreated Went on a rampage and killed a bunch of white American’s in  Eventually after violent clashes Over 300 of them were condemned to death Minnesota  Did have a trial for the Indians Lincoln came in and stopped the most but 30 some Indians Later on noticed that some of them that were hung weren’t supposed to be  Hanging Public spectacle  Like a social event Largest official mass execution in American history
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Point: building the nation in the 19 th  century had a positive and negative aspect Promote equal government, all the things they wanted, right to vote, spreading  democratic ideas Bad: as the nation becomes what it is violent
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