Did the American Government in the 17 and 1800s give a fair deal to the native americans (Indians)?
I agree with the first post, why is the question in the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgendered section? To answer this question, regardless of location, no! Well, actually, define American Government. The American government of the Five Nations, being Native Americans, actually did give a fair deal to the Native Americans. The American government of the United States of America, being land hungry pioneers, did not give a fair deal to the Native Americans. The Trail of Tears is one of the more famous examples of ethnic cleansing we know of today. The United States Army forced the evacuation of Cherokee from the gold-rich land in Georgia, North Carolina, and Tennesee to the dirt land of Okalahoma. The forced march was so named because the survivors were not given a choice in the move, were not given the chance to bury and mourn for their dead, and were forced to relocate and make a living next door to traditional enemies. Some of my ancestors survived these times by marrying white men