AmInds1865-1900 - American Indians History 1865-1900 After...

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American Indians History 1865-1900 After 1865 After the Civil War, the US moves to finish its conquest of the American Indians The pressure on the land is due to the enormous rates of immigration into the US from Europe Indigenous Americans lose the rights of self-government and self- determination Immigration to US, in 1000s Immigration to US as a % of Base European Americans 1870-1900 High rates of immigration (see charts) Much ethnic conflict, riots in the streets: descendants of European migrants violently attack the new migrants as “foreigners” who are too “different” to fit in to democracy Northern Europeans view eastern and southern Europeans (and Jews, Gypsies etc.) as different “races” that are sub-types of “White” Capitalism consolidating, middle classes seizing political control from the immigrant working classes The Final “Indian” Wars 1870-1900 1871 Indian Appropriations Act. US decides it will no longer sign treaties, will just legislate. Land belongs to EurAms.
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