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Cultural differences between settlers and Native Americans often led to conflict between them. White settlers believed they could make better use of the land than Native Americans. The government took the side of the settlers and pushed the Native Americans into reservations to give settlers the land.
Beliefs on land use and government strongly differed between Native Americans and settlers. Many settlers felt justified in taking Native American land for they believed they would be more productive with it. Settlers also did not respect the sacred land some tribes had.
The Indian Wars were based nearly completely on land arguments and the ultimate outcome of the conflict was pushing the