• Congress Voting Independence

    Independence

    National Historical Park Pennsylvania

Injustices against Native Americans

July 17, 2012 Posted by: Kevin

What stood out for me today was how "Thomas Jefferson" proclaimed himself as part of the American society and how he brought up injustices in African Americans, not that it's not important for America's history to bring that up, but he never told us about any Native American injustices.  For example, the Trail of Tears where 3/4's of the Cherokee people died while walking that icy, deadly path.  How "Americans" treated them as savages, which is rather ironic since the Native American people welcomed them here and have never instigated first.  People today who hail themselves as Americans are only citizens of America, not truly American.  The Native Americans today live in poverty and strife.


5 Comments Comments Icon

  1. Deborah Pacheco - Nashville, Georgia
    March 12, 2014 at 11:53

    As a person who's grandmother was full-blooded Native American, I've always been concerned about Native American issues. What about the forced sterilization and abortions of Native American women up to the 1970s? What about the forcing of children to go to boarding schools until the early 1970s? What about the military entering the Hopi Reservation less than 25 years ago, burning homes, destroying livestock, and taking over a mountain on Hopi land to steal coal for the US government? The attack against our People has never ended.

  2. wes - minneapolis, minnesota
    August 25, 2013 at 05:48

    I am ojibwe come from a proverty stricken reservation where yet unemployment is 75%to80% all one has to do is look at the statics taken u will see the truth yes America was built on the slavery of the black people but the native ameerican gave far more his blood

  3. barbara linden - staten island, n.y.
    January 21, 2013 at 10:05

    It seems that the president whats equality for everyone expect the native americans.They are not only the first americans,but the forgotten first americans.How dare you do this to these people who endure so much for so long. They deserve our help just as much as the blacks,but they are put on the back burner while the blacks get everything and still complain. President Obama stand up and help everyone including the first people. They are people just like everyone else!

  4. Yvette - Philadelphia, Pa
    July 20, 2012 at 02:35

    Yes, I agree that the Native American story should be told and their contribution to American history should be acknowledged in our country and history books.

  5. Ranger Renee
    July 19, 2012 at 02:34

    The story of Native Americans is rarely told.

 

Post A Comment

Submit Comment

Did You Know?

Photo of Franklin's Glass Armonica

Benjamin Franklin is credited with being the first American to invent a musical instrument? He invented the glass armonica in 1761 after seeing wine glasses being used to make musical sounds.