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How Were Native American Indians Treated?

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yvette Jones Profile
yvette Jones answered
Unfortunately when the Europeans came the native american was very welcoming only to be slaughtered and for their land to be taken. Europeans brought those blankets that they knew had small pox and would wipe out many indians. They still live on reservations, but many facilities like a proper hospital are not available to them. The Spaniards came to America to steal riches from the land and forced the indians to mine for gold and forced them to carry them on their shoulders. They were treated like slaves. The same with the English. They would sign treaties and then break them by taking more land or allowing other english/european settlers to take the land. Even scalping came from the white man, not the indian. Thier usual livestock like buffalo bison were killed on purpose so that they would starve. They were forced to walk for days where many of them died called the trail of tears.
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Tannis Mitchell answered
In residental schools, they were treated like trash. If they were caught speaking they're native language, they would get punished in a wrongfuly way. The Europeans made sure that the children acted Eurpoean, and dress'd like one. They couldn't practice theyre culture, and beliefs.
The white people made the residental schools look like a happy place for children, but it wasn't. It was like, making them feel guilty for even being a Native American.
The children were sexually and abused in the residental schools. If the children ever told the teachers about how they were treated by other teachers, they wouldn't care.
The goverment thought it was a good way, to lure children into residental schools, because it was easier on children, then it was on adults. They were trapped in the residental schools for 12 months, and when they got out, they were strangers when they got back to they're homelands. The parents weren't sure how to communicate with the kids, because the children were forced to speak English, or French. The children couldn't even learn in the schools. They feared that if they did one thing wrong, they would get punished in a violante way.
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The Natives were treated very poorly. The government did not care about them and you used them for shooting practice, called them savages and stole their land all for free. Also they would force them onto reservation so the stupid government would just take their land. The land our ancestors broke their backs for, the land they earned for us, just gone, stolen by the government.
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Vikash Swaroop answered
Native American Indians, the original inhabitants of America, faced a hard time when the Europeans invaded the continent. The European invaders called Native Americans Pagan, and thought of them as people who were not culturally developed. To some extent the culture of Native Americans was also responsible for the Europeans labeling them as such; some of the tribes they found ate raw meat.

The Native Americans were not given their say while making the constitution of America and they were quite secluded from the rest of the world. The Indian Civil Rights Act was brought in the year 1968 to rectify this very malady and extending constitutional protection to the Native Americans.

Although the whole world wants to preserve the culture of the Native Americans, the popular perception of them being not "developed" is still in people's mind. One can only say that unless we start looking at them as our peers, we will not be able to do justice to them!
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Well if that is the case then what is the root of the problem? Who is responsible for putting the perception of native american indians being undeveloped , it was the americans who portrayed them as uncooperative and savage. The american indians were extremely cooperative and signed 300 treaties with the americans , they trusted the false promises of the american settlers but at the end of the day not a single treaty was fulfilled and even after this , they took everything away from them .
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Obviously they were treated badly, because they thought they had no right to be here when they had every right.
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The natives were humans so how can they be just like humans? I think you need to distinguish between human and non - human before commenting on a forum
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Anonymous answered
They were treated really badly
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Hey you guys who think the natives suck are retards I mean seriously if you were born in america your ancestors were probably native americans so seriously stop!

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