Perspectives of Native American Tribes (Response Paper)

Perspectives of Native American Tribes Table of Contents Table of Contents 2 INTRODUCTION 3 MOST DEFINING EVENTS IN THE HISTORY OF THE NATIVE AMERICAN 3FACTORS SHAPED EXPERIENCE OF THE NATIVE AMERICAN 4CONCLUSION 5REFERENCE 6INTRODUCTIONThe primary objective of this paper is to have a clear understanding about the experiences and perspectives of the Native American Tribes throughout the years including their development and challenges during the stages of the American Revolution. In this context, the discussion of the paper represents clear identification and brief description about the defining events or aspects regarding history for the Native American communities. In addition, the discussion provides the key factors or events that shaped the experience of the Native American.MOST DEFINING EVENTS IN THE HISTORY OF THE NATIVE AMERICANAccording to the analytical discussion of Dowd (1993), the experience and perspectives of the Native American Tribes had undergone various stages including development and challenges during the period of American Revolution from the year 1754 to 1781. During the early stage of the revolution, the Indians had experienced numerous obstacles to their continuous survival as a citizen on their own native lands at the early 18th century due to the controlling vied of the British and French. The British and French troops vied their prominent control over the American continent during the mid of eighteenth century whereas, the Native American communities continued seeking for expanding their colonial lands with various settlements. Aftermath the seven years’ of War with the British, the diplomatic situation and decisions of the Indian populations came under a more circumscribed position1.However, the outburst of the American Revolution in 1754 had imposed major consequences for the Indian colonies in North America, which can be stated as one of the most defining events of the Native Americans. During this stage, adequate understanding about the American Revolution was also advocated as a major contest for the Indian peoples along with their liberty within their own land. In this regard, many of the Indian colonies were sided with a hope of achieving victory with the British, which would stem continuous expansion of the Western countries. In this context, a Free Mason named Joseph Brant along with sister Mary Brant played a crucial role by moving communities away from neutrality policies and into an association with the diplomatic decisions of the British. In this regard, the role of few leaders such as Brant along with his sister and participation of few other front-runners from the Native American tribes can be also regarded as major defining aspects in the history of the Native American and the American Revolution2. FACTORS SHAPED EXPERIENCE OF THE NATIVE AMERICANAfter being achieved a successful revolution, the creation of newly developed republic had offered a new constitution for the Indian colonists. However, the Indians had faced severe pressure from the land settlers and speculators while the British handed over all of its previously acquired territory to the United States of America during 1783. In the new republic nation, the settlers and speculators were more interested to expand their territory by acquiring colonists’ land of the Indian peoples by force or by making treaties. In this regard, the land acquisition as well as treaties made by the settlers can be stated as few of the major factors shaping experience of the Native Americans3.CONCLUSIONThe study of Dowd (1993) revealed a major understanding about the scenarios prevailed during the early and mid-stages of American Revolution wherein the Native American Tribes had faced numerous challenges. Apart from the defining events such as role of the prominent leaders and significant of building a new republic prior and after the revolution, Dowd had articulated numerous other defining events and factors regarding the challenges faced by the Native American Tribes.REFERENCEDowd, Gregory Evans. A Spirited Resistance The North American Indian Struggle for Unity, 1745-1815. Maryland: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1993.

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