The New United States’ Policy Towards Native Americans
The new United States pursued a policy of removal and assimilation towards Native Americans. The goal was to assimilate them into mainstream American society. This policy was pursued through a variety of means, including forced relocation, restrictions on cultural and religious practices, and the establishment of boarding schools.
The New United States’ Policy Towards Native Americans After the American Revolution
After the American Revolution, the new United States’ policy towards Native Americans was one of removal and relocation. The new government wanted to expand westward, and saw Native Americans as standing in the way of this expansion. As a result, the US government pursued a policy of forcibly removing Native Americans from their lands and relocating them to lands west of the Mississippi River. This policy culminated in the Indian Removal Act of 1830, which led to the forcible removal of thousands of Native Americans from their homes. This policy had devastating consequences for Native Americans, and led to the loss of life, culture, and land.
The New United States’ Policy Towards Native Americans During the Jacksonian Era
During the Jacksonian era, the newly formed United States government pursued a policy of Indian removal. This policy involved forcibly relocating Native American tribes from their ancestral homelands in the southeastern United States to lands west of the Mississippi River. The justification for this policy was that it would allow white settlers to move into the southeastern United States and displace Native Americans.
Indian removal was a controversial policy, and it led to a number of conflicts between the US government and Native American tribes. The most famous of these conflicts was the Cherokee Nation v. Georgia case, in which the US Supreme Court ruled that the Cherokee Nation was a “domestic dependent nation” and therefore subject to the authority of the US government. This ruling paved the way for the forcible relocation of the Cherokee people from their homeland in Georgia to Indian Territory (now Oklahoma).
The Jacksonian era also saw the rise of a new breed of Indian fighter, represented most famously by Andrew Jackson himself. Jackson (and other Indian fighters) believed that force was necessary to subdue Native Americans and remove them from their ancestral lands. This belief led to a number of bloody clashes between US forces and Native American tribes, such as the Creek War, the Seminole Wars, and (most famously) the Battle of Little Bighorn.
The Jacksonian era was thus a period of great conflict between the US government and Native American tribes. The policies pursued by the US government during this time had a profound and long-lasting impact on Native American communities across the country.