SHORT RESPONSE – HISTORY 200

Consider the following statement: “In preparing for the Cherokee removal, state and federal officials were motivated solely by desire to seize the natives’ land.”

  • First, we’d like you to do some reading to gain a fuller picture of the relationship between Natives and settlers:
  • And the Strife Never Ends: Indian-White Hostility As Seen By European Travelers in America, 1800 – 1860: A brief article about the way contemporary Europeans viewed the ongoing conflict between Natives and the American government. You can read it at this link.This reading is required. You will have to log into Shapiro Library with your SNHU credentials to access this article.
  • Owning Red: A Theory of Indian (Cultural) Appropriation: An article about the long history of “cultural appropriation” of Native land, artifacts, property, and other cultural resources by white society. Section II, “Indian Appropriation” (pages 869 – 891) details the legal history of conflicts between Natives and non-Natives over land and other property. You can read it at this link.Pages 869 – 891 of this reading are required. You will have to log into Shapiro Library with your SNHU credentials to access this article.

Based on these readings, and other academic knowledge of Native American history that you may have, please answer the following questions. The goal of this exercise is to demonstrate your understanding of the complexity of the Native American experience

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