Congressional Report on Indian Affairs

Between previous sources on Indian Affairs, the biggest difference on the treatments of Native Americans was the investment on their assimilation. While in previous sources, such as The Trail of Tears, it’s clearly shown a voilent approach in getting rid of Native Americans like forced reloacation, tthe Congressional Report on Indian Affairs the approach changed to a more “humane” way: assimilation. However, although the treatment of Indians differs in both sources, one common theme replays: getting rid of their culture. Relocation forced Native Americans to leave their territories which played big roles in their history and traditions. Assimilation stripped them of their identity that they have grown with and were forced to adapt a culture where they were most likely not comfortable with.


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