By Vivienne Sanders
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Native American tribes were either decimated or militarily defeated and placed on reservations on land whites did not want. Many Native American children were taken away from their parents and ‘civilized’ in federal-funded boarding schools in the 1880s. Native Americans in the USA 1900–45 Successive US governments were either uninterested in or actively hostile to the defeated Native Americans. They were finally granted citizenship in 1924, but this had few practical advantages. Their death rate exceeded their birth rate and a 1928 federal government report detailed disease, discontent and great poverty, all exacerbated after 1929 by the Great Depression.
L Native Americans were fewer, less urbanized, and culturally disoriented. l Separate tribes and geographical segregation worked against effective national organizations and made Native Americans easier prey for an administration that preached the virtues of self-help and minimal federal intervention. The Cold War retarded Native American progress because it generated pressure for conformity and consensus, and a desire to promote assimilation to US culture. Viewing reservations as divisive and racist, some white liberals sought integration for Native Americans and encouraged Eisenhower’s ‘termination’ programme.
According to historians Alvin Finkel and Margaret Conrad (1993), they became ‘the forgotten people, invisible even in the census until 1981’, when they were recognized for the first time as an ethnic group. Canada’s indigenous population 1945–70 In 1945, the average lifespan of impoverished Natives was half that of other Canadians, infant mortality rates remained at over four times the national average, and many died from excessive alcohol drunk to numb the sense of social, cultural and economic despair.
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