Racial Diversity of Native Americans

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Racial Diversity: Historical Worksheet
‘Native Americans’

Cultural Diversity/125

Native Americans were settled in the country before anyone else. But they ended up being the most “abused” out of any race that ever settled in the country. Native Americans had to fight for land that was originally theirs and sometimes fight just to stay alive. The fight was usually the same too. If it wasn’t against settlers, it was against the government. In some areas, it’s still happening today. Now it’s just with land developers. What has been forgotten is the rich culture that Native Americans possess. There are states that have many towns whose names are originated from Native American names. But they only serve as a small reminder of who used to reside on that land, centuries ago. These people are now residing on reservations that they were forced to move to and some still reside there today. There are small tribes scattered all over the United States, but the larger ones are as such. The Apache Nation still resides in the Southern Plains, Southwest and Southeast of the United States. Cherokee are located in East Tennessee and North Carolina. Cheyenne are in the Plains, along with the Sioux. Chinook reside along the Northwest Pacific Coast. The Iroquois are located in the Northeast of the United States, while Mohawk are primarily in New York. The Navajo Nation is located in New Mexico, Arizona and Utah. Except for a few Native Americans that made it into the history books like Pocahontas (1595-1617); Geronimo (1829-1909); Squanto (1581-1622) and Cochise (1815-1874), the history of the Native American is not one to be proud of. Some of the incidents that they had to endure are: Iroquois, the “Northeast” Native Americans welcomed some of the first European immigrants in the early 1600’s. They taught the immigrants how to survive in the new world. In return their land was taken or purchased for next to nothing and in the end they were pushed out. Currently, Native...
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