The complaints of Native Americans

            The complaints of Native Americans, western farmers, and African Americans in the.

             later 19th century are the result of too little government action. When problems began to.

             arise in the West, only then did the American Government hastily find even more.

             disputable solutions. The government did not attempt to aid the Indians, farmers, or.

             African Americans before there situations became worse enough to definitely need.

             fixing. Also when the government made their decisions, they were only beneficial for.

             one side and not the other. All that the Indians, farmers, and African Americans wanted.

             were their own shares of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, the natural rights.

             entitled to all people.

             When President Andrew Jackson applied the Indian Removal Act, he believed.

             that the lands west of the Mississippi would permanently remain "Indian country.” But.

             this was proven false as wagon trains rolled westward on the Oregon Trail. Also plans.

             for a transcontinental railroad were in progress. Because the national government took.

             "little” into consideration of the future of the Indian Removal Act, more problems arose. .

             The federal government began to assign the plains tribes large tracts of land, or.

             reservations. However, most already-settled Indians did not even consider migrating.

             again. Hundreds of tiny wars sprung up, especially with the Sioux, due to the.

             government's neglect to view all consequences of its actions.

             ".the troops were sent into our country, and the troops killed our people.

             and ill treated them, and thus war and trouble arose; but before the troops.

             were sent there we were quiet and peaceable, and there was no.

             disturbance.”Chief Red Cloud Speech.

             Jackson should have never sent the Indians west because he did not regard the future.

             whereabouts of the Native American peoples. In reaction to the interruption of peace,.

             Congress tried to break up tribal organizations among the Indians in the Dawes Act of.

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