September 9, 2012
Clash of Cultures
Immigrant treatment of Native Americans.
I would like to explore this unique clash of cultures between Indians and Immigrants. Native Americans lived in peace until a large number of immigrants quickly populated much of the land. The struggle for property and way of life is widespread across America as the Indians were forced to adapt to new homes, new lifestyles, and even new enemies.
Indians were America’s original people and through my sources I will analyze their relationship with the immigrating people. A few of the things I would like to focus on would be conflicts like King Phillips War, Manifest Destiny, various Tribes, and of course the overall affect that the immigrant people had on Native Americans.
Another point for exploration would be the topic of Genocide. A great source for that topic would be the upcoming lecture hosted at Hobart. A professor in another one of my classes has said that she believes that what happened to the Indians was not Genocide, but I have heard it both ways. I believe that the genocide lecture at school covers the immigrant conflict with the Indians so I am confident that will make a great source.
Eastman, Charles Alexander. Indian Boyhood. Reprint edition. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1991.
--Story of Dr. Charles Eastman. Grew up as a Sioux Indian, went to Dartmouth and became famous story. Great story of an Indian mans successful assimilation into white American culture.
Hazen-Hammond, Susan. Timelines of Native American History. Through the Centuries with Mother Earth and Father Sky. New York: Perigee Books, 1997.
--Has a history of over 30 Native American tribes. Also has many court cases, decisions, and account of famous Native Americans.
"99.03.03: Native Americans and the Clash of Cultures: Then and Now." 99.03.03: Native Americans and the Clash of Cultures: Then and Now. N.p., n.d. Web. 10 Sept. 2012....