Impact of Reconstruction Treaties for Native Americans

Impact of Reconstruction Treaties for Native Americans
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  • It is good to be in our own homes, and we now have our own constitutions and government.
  • We should establish treaties with the tribes, they need to recover from the war with our assistance.
  • The Indians have caused war, but what should be done?
  • They sided against us in the Civil War, so something must be done.
  • The railroad has helped us to sell our goods, but many criminals have come too. We are losing control of our land.
  • After the Indian Removal Act took place, many Native Americans were forcefully removed. Once they settled, however, they experienced a time period known as the "Golden Years".
  • Checote is not our true leader! We shall deny authority to him!
  • After the Indians "made unprovoked war", many government officials believed something should be done. As a result, the Reconstruction Treaties of the Civil War were created.
  • We have been relocated, and tried to write our bill of rights, but once again we have been denied.
  • In 1866 reconstruction treaties were negotiated. They agreed to give rights to slaves, build railroads, and lose land.
  • We as a people have lost many of our rights, but we will work to protect what we have left.
  • After the Civil War struck, many Native Americans were forced to re establish their governments. While some of the new systems functioned well, they sparked tension throughout factions in the tribes.
  • In 1866, it was decided that Native Americans should be moved into the territory known as Oklahoma. They attempted to create a Bill of Rights for the nation, but government officials wouldn't allow it to pass.
  • These events ended the Golden Years for the Native Americans by taking away their rights. They lost their land and ability to maintain slavery, and the new railroad system brought many criminals.
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