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  • Native Americans From Extinction
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    Between 1875 and 1925 the friendly relations with Indians prevented the loss of many American lives. By 1890 Americans had migrated all the way to the Pacific Ocean. The frontier era had ended. Well before that date, however, it had become clear to many that a new policy had to be adopted toward Native Americans, whose dwindling numbers seemed to threaten extinction. Congress began moving in this direction in 1871, when it unilaterally decided to abandon the treaty process and legislate on the b...
  • Native Title On The Land
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    Australia Territory Continent Introduction [1.1] Australia has always been regarded as terra nullius under International Law. Terra nullius is a "territory belonging to no state, that is, territory not inhabited by a community with a social and political organisation. In International Law, effective occupation is the traditional mode of extending sovereignty over terra nullius"1. In 1788, on the advent of discovery, the British became legal occupiers of Australia. Coincidence with the British Cr...
  • Native Americans By The European Colonists
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    Genocide: The Extermination of Native Americans Native Americans, as a race, have suffered from the very beginning of contact with the European colonists. Statistics largely support the case of genocide against the Natives. In fact, Native Americans once constituted 100% of the population in North America, whereas today they represent two percent of the population. The term genocide refers to the systematic killing of a whole national or ethnic group, and the denial of the right of existence to ...
  • Its Brutal Treatment Of The Native Americans
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    DB Jacksonian Democracy Between the years of 1775 and 1825, the United States government was hypocritical with respect to their Native American policy. The government, at most times, claimed to be acting in the "best interest" of the Native Americans. They claimed that their actions were for the benefit of not only their own citizens, but for the Native Americans, too. These "beneficial" actions included relocation from their homeland, murder in great numbers, rape, and a complete disregard for ...
  • Natives And Europeans
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    I am alone In the speech "I am alone" by Cochise, a Native American leader address to the white people for peace. The story goes back when the Native Americans (Chiricahua tribe) owned the land in the western part of the United States known as Apache land. First the Mexicans came across their land and try to over-rule them in which resulted the Mexican War. The war lasted years and the Natives eventually overcame the Mexicans. After the Mexican War then came the Europeans who sailed across the P...
  • Native Americans From Their Traditional Lands
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    Native Americans Christopher Columbus discovered America. But how could he have discovered some place where people were already living? At any rate, Americans celebrate Columbus' arrival as a holiday, but they forget the indigenous people. These are people that helped our ancestors live here when the first settlers were having troubles adapting to an environment in which they did not know how to exploit the resources. But the repayment for such selfless aid is sub-par by anyone's standards. Nowa...
  • Their Native Lands With Violence
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    The demise of the Native Americans In my opinion, having only the education of experience, Chief Tecumseh was a very intelligent and insightful man. He realized, and refused to accept that the Native Americans were being stripped of their lives and lands through deception and violence. He then took it upon himself to bring an end to the injustices his people were being dealt. In his speech to the Osage Indian tribe, "We all belong to one family", Tecumseh acknowledged that the Native Americans h...
  • Native Title Over The Land 1
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    [1.0] ABORIGINAL LAND RIGHTS [1.1] Establishment of Native Title Three basic requirements were enunciated to establish Native Title in Mabo No 2 (1992) 175 CLR 1: 1. There must be an identifiable group, 2. There must be traditional rules and customs, 3. Traditional rules and customs must be in existence so that the group's connection to the land has been substantially retained If any of these requirements are not met, there can be no native title over the land [1.1. 1] Application On the facts t...
  • Europeans And Native Americans
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    Native Americans and European Compare / Contrast Essay Europeans lived a much more modern way of life than the primitive lifestyle of Native Americans. Europeans referred to themselves as "civilized" and regarded Native Americans as "savage,"heathen", or "barbarian". Their interaction provoked by multiple differences led to misunderstanding and sometimes conflict. These two cultures, having been isolated from one another, exhibited an extensive variation in their ideals. Europeans and Native Ame...
  • Rubber Tappers And Native Amazonians Land
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    Dear Brazilian Government, I recently attended a fascinating conference on resource use in the rainforest. I felt like I had to write this letter. I believe I have a way to solve the rainforest problems. We all just have to work together. Okay, first of all the government leaders already gave the rubber tappers and Native Amazonians land reserves. Which gave the government more land the long lost native amazonian's. But the Rubber Tappers and the Native Amazonians fell they have always been the ...
  • Contact Between The Native Americans And Europeans
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    Native Americans had inherited the land now called America and eventually their lives were destroyed due to European Colonization. When the Europeans arrived and settled, they changed the Native American way of life for the worst. These changes were caused by a number of factors including disease, loss of land, attempts to export religion, and laws, which violated Native American culture. Native Americans never came in contact with diseases that developed in the Old World because they were separ...
  • Whites The Natives
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    There have been many movies and television shows about the relationships and conflicts between whites and natives and the idea that the natives caused all the problems and the whites were innocent victims in history. Is this how it really or was it the other way around Unfortunately it was the white man that settled in America, where the natives where already living, and stole their land as they kept moving westward in the centuries following settlement in this country. How did this all come abo...
  • Colonists Dependent On The Knowledge The Natives
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    Many times throughout history, specific events occur that explain why the existence of Native Americans are necessary for the Spanish and English colonists to survive. The Native Americans were like parents to the Spanish and English colonists. As a newborn baby is introduced to the new world, alike, the Spanish and English were introduced to a New World in which the Natives were already a part of. Their inhabitancy of the land dates back to many thousands of years ago where they inhabited all r...
  • Natives Their Own Territory
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    The primary factors that caused friction between English colonists and Native Americans was the struggle over land and its resources. The English believed that their own civilization was greatly superior to that of the natives. The natives were mostly settled farmers whose villages were surrounded by fields in which they grew a variety of crops. These farmlands took up large amounts of land in supporting their population. As the English population increased so did their need for land and food. T...
  • Land Rights And Native Title
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    Doctrine of terra nullius Terra nullius literally means 'land belonging to no one', and referred not only to territory that was inhabited, but also yo territory inhabited by people who had no system of law or social or political organization that was recognised by the English. Instead of recognising the laws and customs that existed at time of colonisation, the British government declared the land of the colony of New South Wales to be terra nullius. Subsequent legal developments: The federal Pa...
  • 2 Million Acres Of Unsettled Land
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    "You are taking my land from me; you are killing off our game, so it is hard for us to live. Now you tell us to work for a living, we do not interfere with you, and again you say why do you not become civilized? We do not want your civilization, we will live as our fathers did, and their fathers before them (Crazy Horse - Oglada)". This quote was written my Crazy Horse who was a member of the Oglada tribe. Like many others, he was probably getting his land took from himself by the Americans. Thi...
  • Native Title Land
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    Native title decisions regarding Indigenous land claims in Australia have been and still are very contentious issues. Native title is the term used by Australia's high court to describe the common law interests in land of Indigenous Australian people. It wasn't until a decision in the high court in 1992 that the longstanding legal fiction that the continent was terra null ius - a land belonging to no one was reversed (Butt, 1996: 22). For the first time, the common law rights of Australia's indi...
  • Native Americans Land
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    After the civil war many Americans were eager to move west to claim cheap land and to start a new life. However westward expansion destroyed many Native Americans and their way of life. There are many reasons why the settlers moved west. Once gold was discovered many people rushed westward in hopes of becoming rich. Another reason people moved west was because it had very fertile land. An act of Congress, the Homestead Act gave settlers 640 acres of land. (Document 2) In 1866 15,000,000 acres of...
  • Human Rights Of Native Americans
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    The year was 1838; more than six hundred wagons loaded with Cherokee Indians were hauled into the west in the cold October rain. They were forced to leave their homes and everything they held dear and were accustomed to their entire lives. The removal of Native Americans from their lands by the Indian Removal Act of 1830 violated their political, legal, and human rights. Taking away freedom and land without consent from Native Americans was a violation of their political rights. Native Americans...
  • Lives Of Millions Of Native Americans
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    We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men, including Native Americans, are created equal. We are a people who love plants and animals as much as we love our sons. We believe in only keeping the largest fish. We came here when the rivers and oceans were filled. We treasure our children and our grandparents, and everything that was in our land before the white man came. We are not morons and savages like we have been called for many summers. The Native Americans are a country of philan...

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