Clash of Cultures - The Fray Between Indians and Settlers
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National Archives Experience - Distributing Land

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This is one page of the Final Rolls of Citizens and Freedmen of the Five Civilized Tribes in Indian Territory, published on March 4, 1907. This document was used by the Federal Government to register tribal land. After appointing land to the natives, the rest of the land was made available to the settlers.

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The Indian Removal Act of 1830

Full text of the Indian Removal Act of 1830. This text shows the law that was meant to push out the natives from the land so that settlers could take control of it.

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National Archives Experience - A few of the best of the West

National Archives Experience - A few of the best of the West | Clash of Cultures - The Fray Between Indians and Settlers | Scoop.it

The supposed protectors of the settlers are, in the contrary, protecting men who stole land from the native population of what we now know as the United States. By opening up the west for settlers, we began a war with the Native Americans.

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National Archives Experience - Charles Heacock

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A picture of Charles Heacock, one of the Bureau of Indian Affairs agents. This bureau was responsible for controlling the "indian" populations by keeping them on reservations, as well as dealing with tribal governments.

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National Archives Experience - Scout Tsoe

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This image shows a Native American that enlisted into the U.S. Army. Because of the great tracking and hunting skills of the Native Americans, they were a great resource as scouts. Of course, this reminds us of the other moments in history where the loser (native Americans) were used however they could be. However, in this case, it was of a civil yet tense manner. Tensions were high because the settlers basically came in and took the land without any say from the natives.

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