Settlers felt justified in taking Native Americans land because they felt they were making the land more ________________________
Treaties forced millions of Native Americans onto _______________________________
Reservation: a small piece of ____________________________ set aside for Native Americans.
Government Breaks Treaties
After tribes made treaties that relocated them to reservations, the ________ _____________________________ and settlers_____________________________ broke these treaties and took even more _________________________ from Native Americans
Impact on Native Americans #2: Killing the Buffalo
Deliberate _______________________ of __________________ herds to force them to move off their hunting grounds to _______________________________________
Impact on Native Americans #3: Lifestyle changes because of forced Assimilation
Assimilation: to blend into another ____________________, to accept that culture as ___________ __________________.
Efforts to get Native Americans to become __________________ ____________________ - settlers wanted the land to be used more “productively”
_____________ _____________ Reservation ________________ was divided into 160 acre plots and given to individual families to __________________ for a __________________.
Missionaries attempted to convert Native Americans to ______________________________.
Indian Boarding __________________________ - Children were sent to schools to focus on _________________ such as ________________________ and ______________________.
Native Americans were not considered _________________________ until ______________
How did Native Americans Respond to Westward Expansion?
American Indians previously occupied the west and viewed settlers as invaders.
Many heroic American Indians made courageous efforts to save their people.