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Native American Essay

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From as early as the time of the early European

settlers, Native Americans have suffered

tremendously. Native Americans during the time of

the early settlers where treated very badly. Europeans

did what they wanted with the Native Americans, and

when a group of Native Americans would stand up for

themselves, the European would quickly put them down.

The Native Americans bow and arrows where no match

for the Europeans guns and cannon balls. When the

Europeans guns didn't work for the Europeans, the disease

they bought killed the Native Americans even more

effectively. In a poem by Louise Enrich called Dear John

Wayne a line from a cowboy and Indian movie states the

position of many European settlers in the Americas

"Everything we see belongs to us".

Native Americans did not like the way they were being

treated. Every generation that passes, there would be fewer

and fewer Native Americans around the Americas. Native

Americans were dying like flies flying around bug spray

mist. If it were not a war (The French and Indian war) that

were killing them off it would be European disease (Cow

and Small pox). The Native Americans saw what the

Europeans were doing to their lives, they wanted their old

way of life, and they wanted the Europeans to go away. In

the movie Smoke Signals a line that was said by a

character called Arnold Joseph represents the feelings of

the Native Americans "Poof! The white people are gone".

The Europeans were relentless in their attempts to get rid of

the Native Americas "Come on boys we got them"(Dear

John Wayne), was the attitude the Europeans felt about the

Native Americans. All the Europeans wanted from the

Native Americans were their land, their gold or their labor.

Unfortunately for the Native Americans, the Europeans

succeeded in taking advantage of the Native Americans

and in the end the Europeans did get them.

Native Americans...