Both of these are seen as individual events and

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Both of these are seen as individual events and cannot be grouped together with those events that are recognized as genocide. Regardless if the event was declared genocidal or not, the Euro- Americans brutally killed and aggressively forced the Native Americans out of their land. However, for the entire war against the Native Americans to be recognized as genocidal, every specific conflict and event that took place with it, must meet the requirements defined, for the war to be considered genocide as a whole. Overall, the war against the Native Americans should be viewed as genocide. The Euro- Americans inflicted physical and mental harm on the Native Americans. They were fully aware of their actions and intended to cause them pain. When the Indians refused to convert to other religions or move off their homeland, they were instantly killed. Not only were tribes slaughtered, but, they were forced to leave their lands and heritage, unwillingly put into boarding schools, and had bounties placed upon them. These events taken place during the war against the Native Americans follow what is written by the United Nations in Article II. The article states an accurate and descriptive definition of genocide, which therefor proves that this event can be classified as genocide. When Columbus arrived in the United States, there were about 12-15 million Indians populating the land. By 1890, the number had decreased 98 percent, leaving only 250,000 Indians. The Euro-American troops most commonly forced the Native Americans out of their lands by murdering them. “America is not fully in-touch with its subconscious self, and is much
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more homicidal than it likes to think” (The Canary Effect). They believed that their actions were necessary and helped not only them, but the Native Americans as well. The U.S. troops justified all the laws and acts passed by the government throughout the years. However, their viewpoints did not match up with their actions. What they viewed as acceptable in their eyes; is seen very differently to others. The Euro-American actions against the Native Americans as a whole should be seen as genocide.
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Work Cited Brenden Rensink, “Genocide of Native Americans: Historical Facts and Historiographic Debates,” in Samuel Totten and Robert K. Hitchcock, editors, Genocide of Indigenous Peoples , vol. 8, London: Transaction Publishers, 2011. Robin Davey and Yellow Thunder Woman, The Canary Effect , Bastard Fairy Films, 2006. Link
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