Clash of Cultures: How Did the Dominant Culture Assimilate Native Americans?
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Clash of Cultures: How Did the Dominant Culture Assimilate Native Americans?
This is here to display the various ways that the American government tried to conform the Native American people.
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Manifest Destiny

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As America grew in independence, the idea of "manifest destiny" became a national focus-point. It was the earnest belief of many Americans that the country must preside over the entire continent, and stretch "sea to shining sea". The measures in which to do this, however, were done pretty forcibly.

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Indian Boarding School

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This was an "Indian" boarding school. Native American children were often forcibly taken from their homes so that the process of "ethnic cleansing" could begin.

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American-Indian Wars

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Some Native Americans had no intentions of submitting so easily. Quite a few American-Indian wars ensued to decide who is the true proprietor of the land. However, equipped with less effective weapons and the inability to fight off disease, the Native Americans often lost these battles.

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The Trail of Tears

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When various acts were passed allowing America to expand, the locals had to be forcibly removed. The Indian Removal Act of 1830 prompted the "Trail of Tears".

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Life in the Boarding School

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Once the children were admitted into the boarding schools, they were primed and pressed in order to achieve the status quo of "American behavior".

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