Indian Reservation Essay

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As you can see in the title, I will be writing about Indian Reservations and their tribes. Where they were established, why they were established, when they were established, what a reservation is, and who lives in the reservation.
First off I’d like to talk about the reservations. A reservation is a land given to indigenous people usually from the government, but doesn’t have full power or the land. Native Americans lived on these reservations, but they weren’t fully in charge of that small reservation. The federal government had most of the power and took away their land. After the settlers came in and started taking over the land, Indians started to fight with the white people. Government soon came and made peace, which kicked the Indians out of their territory. They were established to make peace between settlers who took the land because they wanted to use the land for farming, while the Indians were fighting for their land. The Indians were established in the late 19th and early 20th century. The Indians were placed in the West of the United States.
Some of the problems and issues associated with the Indian reservations were the relations between settlers and natives grew increasingly worse because the settlers encroached on the territory and natural resources in the West. By the late 1860’s, President Ulysses S. Grant pursued a “Peace Policy” as a possible solution to the conflict. Reservations were generally established by the order of the president. White settlers objected to the size of the land parcel, which were subsequently reduced. In 1868 Congress found widespread (wrong doing and cheating) from the federal Native American agencies and generally poor conditions among the relocated tribes. Many tribes ignored the relocation orders at first and were forced onto their limited parcels. The pursuit of tribes in order to force them back onto reservations led...

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