americanization

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Thomas VanWert Nas100 Kevin J. White, Ph.D. The Americanization of the Native Americans Americanization is the absorbtion or to assimilation into American culture, and for hundreds of years, the white man has done just that to the Native American population. The Americanization of the Native Americans has been done through many different ways, for the entire existence that there has been contact between the whites and the Native people. This policy was many times forced, sometimes voluntary and even a natural occurrence. Since first contact with the Native Americans in 1492, with the many laws, acts and wars that followed, life for the indigenous people would never be close to the same. Christopher Columbus first reached America on October 12, 1492, a celebrated date which will forever go down in history. After months of sailing, his three vessels, the Santa Maria, the Pinta, and the Nina, landed in an unknown area. Although he thought he had reached India, hence the term “Indians,” which refers to the Natives of the island, he
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This note was uploaded on 04/09/2008 for the course NAS 100 taught by Professor White during the Spring '08 term at SUNY Oswego.

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