welcome back to News with nancy today we are here with a former native american, tell us your story
well my name is now max but my old name was arav they made me change my name too when they changed what I look like to get rid of our land claims. But some people also thought changing what I look like might help me get rich and share the american dream.
And they made us go to boarding school to act more like white kids when I was younger
And listeners if you didn't know assimilation is the process of one group taking on the traits of another which is what he is talking about here
They also made us move to reservations in the west. These lands were called reservations because the land was reserved for the sole use of the nation
Thank you for coming on the shownow you must go back to the 1840's I will get the teleport ready.
And they also gave us the unwanted land which had poor hunting and land. And they gave the good land to the white guys.
Always remember that before the civil war the government gave huge areas of land in the west but then we had to move to land called reservations