How did the situation of Native Americans change in the years 1803-1860?Key questions considered: What was Native American society like in 1803? What were the main developments which impacted Native American society in the years before the Civil War? How much had Native American society changed by 1860? Content covers: Outline of Native American society/diversity in 1803 – tribes, geographical spread, livelihoods, culture, relations with white Americans, political status. Key developments and their impact: Tecumseh’s Confederacy, First Seminole War & other ‘wars’, Jackson and Indian Removal, the Trail of Tears; Bureau of Indian Affairs. Analysis: Assessment of extent of change by 1860.
Professor Richard Carwardine