What were the reasons for the destruction of Native American society?Key questions considered: Why did white Americans destroy Native American society? How effective were Native American responses to white actions? Content covers: Economic reasons (land, resources, gold, settlers); Political reasons (territorial expansion, actions of presidents, broken treaties), Socio-Cultural Reasons (Manifest Destiny, religious attitudes, desire to ‘civilise’, individual actions of settlers ‘on the ground’). Ultimate ineffectiveness of Native American Responses. Analysis/conclusions.
Professor Richard Carwardine