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|−|The [[ United States]] , throughout its history, has repeatedly destroyed numerous [[ Native American]] settlements and cultures. Some were directly assaulted by the [[ military]] , while others, such as the [[ Cherokee]] and the [[Nez Perce]], were relocated from their homes to [[reservation]]s. The state of [[Oklahoma]] was originally the territory of the Native Americans, but it too was later taken by the American government. Later in its history, the United States attempted to eliminate the culture of Native Americans by abducting their children and sending them to boarding schools where they were punished for speaking their native language or practicing a native ritual. |+|
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[[Congress]] has recognized
the debt owed to Indian tribes as a result of these horrors, and has sought to pass legislation to protect, or restore, Indian cultural sovereignty.<ref>See, e.g., "The Indian Child Welfare Act," preface, 25 U.S.C. s 1901.</ref> |+|
[[Congress]] has recognized debt owed to Indian tribes and legislation to protect, or restore, Indian cultural sovereignty.<ref>See, e.g., "The Indian Child Welfare Act," preface, 25 U.S.C. s 1901.</ref>
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Revision as of 02:22, December 7, 2007
This is a liberal and anti-American myth. There was no "genocide" of American Indians as the term "genocide" is understood.
What the term misleadingly refers to is fighting between the United States and Native American settlements and cultures, and relocation of the Cherokee and the Nez Perce from their homes to reservations.
Congress has recognized a debt owed to Indian tribes and passed legislation to protect, or restore, Indian cultural sovereignty.
Wounded Knee Massacre
- ↑ See, e.g., "The Indian Child Welfare Act," preface, 25 U.S.C. s 1901.