Westward Expansion The Story of America Series. This research collection from the Library of Congress provides a variety of contemporary sources centering on issues surrounding the inclusion of Louisiana into the nation. Serves as both an introduction to Mountain Men and a research site. This area was home to the Cherokee, Creek, Choctaw, Chicasaw and Seminole nations. . If you do, I'll sick my rabid potato filled penguin on you! When George Catlin reached St. The Indian Removal Act forced the Native Americans to move on toreservations, while their children were taken and forced to abandontheir religion, culture, and language.
Also ask students if they can decipher any official Government policy toward Native Americans in the West. There are ongoing efforts to preserve Native American languages by linguists. Not surprisingly, nature and conservation feature prominently at this Sierra Club web site. Many people know that this war was between the American colonists and the British, but they were not the only ones. This activity can be used as a companion to an activity about the. Thousands of my fellow natives are being killed in battles.
Burgeoning western expansion a generation after the Louisiana Purchase found Americans w pushing beyond the territorial boundaries into lands claimed by Mexico and Great Britain. Largely through the magnetism of Henry Clay and Daniel Webster, the Whigs' most brilliant statesmen, the party solidified its membership. Additionally, surveys have found a higher rate of alcohol and drug abuse among Native American teenagers in comparison to non-Native American teenagers. The Cherokee, on the other hand, were tricked with an illegitimate treaty. Many of the pioneers who settled the west became cash croppers and grew marketable products. Choosing the British as an ally was difficult at best, but the future of native North American hung in the balance. The Chickasaws were forced to pay the Choctaws for the right to live on part of their western allotment.
They put their trust in the British, and the British lost the war. Removal would save Indian people from the depredations of whites, and would resettle them in an area where they could govern themselves in peace. Religion began to vary among the Indian population as Christianity was common with the Europeans. The Indian Confederation under Tecumseh The Shawnee war chief, Tecumseh, and his brother the Prophet, also known as Tenskatawa, played crucial roles in leading the Indians in the war. Native Americans got their names from their first vision. This view is also incorrect, for the Native Americans were civilized people that had very different cultures. Theirwhole way of life was taken away from them, along with the freedomsthey had always known.
Those wishing to remain in the east would become citizens of their home state. This home page is an on-line Research Center devoted to the history, traditions, tools, and mode of living, of the trappers, explorers, and traders known as the Mountain Men. But, If you need help. Special features include stories from native inhabitants, an online poll on routes to the West Coast, and an online role-playing game on striking it rich. Ask: How have the texts deepened your understanding of the images? Mighty rivers flowed through the land , magnified by the majestic Rockies. A very influential marketing piece, the story the painting tells connects progress with achievement, development, and expansion. Expansion for America is great, but no one appeared to have concern for the Native Americans.
See our for full terms and conditions. But though the War Department made some attempts to protect those who stayed, it was no match for the land-hungry whites who squatted on Choctaw territory or cheated them out of their holdings. Tecumseh is a good case in point, since it was his decision, as a leader, to try to build a strong system of many alliances with other native nations. What he is depicting is that the east is enlightened, a civilized place that has technology and is a very well educated. The young nation faced further conflict with native tribes during the War of 1812, when tensions between the United States and Great Britain erupted. Resultantly, Americans broke these promises by establishing railroads, mining for precious metals, and the wanting for land. Every inch of the land has been taken away by the white people.
However, the Europeans brought new types of diseases into the Native American lands, which wreaked havoc and caused many deaths. Presented by the Library of Congress for grades 6-12 In this four part MarcoPolo lesson plan, students will study the Great Plains. The Transcontinental Telegraph was instrumental in keeping the lines of communication open between the east and west during westward expansion. There was lots of violence, but Gast did not put it into his painting because it would counter his patriotic and positive view of the westward expansion. Europeans seemingly brought in a myriad of new experiences for the natives including diseases.
The focus of the set is for students to explore Westward expansion of the United States and the resulting interactions. The debate over whether the new states would be slave or free resulted in the successful Missouri Compromise of 1820 and the unsuccessful Compromise of 185 … 0, which led to war. This is a series of reading guides with discussion questions from the National Humanities Center. While Europeans were intrigued with the origins and histories of Native Americans, they also feared them. The civil rights of Native Americans were so trampled on that they still have not not recovered. What passages in the text support your answer? As the figure progresses across the land, the light of civilization dispels the darkness of ignorance and barbarity.
Manifest Destiny was a way to justify the settling of Native American land and the destruction of the natural habitat. In 1803 the Louisiana Purchase took place, doubling the size of the country. As this confrontation became certain, Tecumseh promised his warriors that there would be no retreat. Although we didn't occupy Central America, we exercised phenomenal political, economic and political control in that region. This research collection from the Library of Congress includes 8,000 images and pages of varied primary source materials.
Finally, the United States paid the remaining Seminoles to move west. Some tribes were able to preserve their culture as best they could, whereas others were later forgotten. On these reservations, Native American children were forced into boarding schools. The Whig candidate for president was William Henry Harrison of Ohio, vastly popular as a hero of Indian conflicts as well as the War of 1812. Itdepends on what battle you are looking at that gained some of theproperty in the West. What do they not tell us? They wanted to protect what remained of their land before it was too late.